Research and creative inquiry are essential components of WCU’s mission to offer engaged and experiential learning opportunities to improve lives, engage the region, increase knowledge, and enhance the economy and community of western North Carolina and beyond.
The Research Council was established in 2018 to promote and assess the university’s support and engagement of academic research and creative scholarship activities.
This includes stimulating, organizing, and supporting academic research, scholarship, and creative works for faculty and students across disciplines.
|Brandon Schwab, Associate Provost||Academic Affairs|
|Brian Kloeppel, Dean||Graduate School and Research|
|Indi Bose, Associate Professor||Biology|
|Marco Lam, Associate Professor||Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Business Law|
|Roya Scales, Professor||School of Teaching and Learning|
|Mark Budden, Professor||Mathematics and Computer Science|
|Heidi Grappendorf, Associate Professor||Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality and Tourism Management|
|John Hildreth, Professor||Construction Management|
|Seth McCormick, Associate Professor||School of Art and Design|
|Kim Hall, Assistant Professor||Health Sciences|
|Mark Lord, Professor||Geosciences and Natural Resources|
|Jill Granger, Dean||Brinson Honors College|
|Shamella Cromartie, Associate Dean||Hunter Library|
|Alison Krauss, Director||Office of Research Administration|
|Kloo Hansen, Undergraduate Research Coordinator||Academic Affairs|
|Kong Chen, Faculty Research Support Specialist||Coulter Faculty Commons|
|Amy Strickland, Director||Office of Assessment|
As teacher-scholars, Western Carolina University's faculty and staff are active in research, scholarship, and creative inquiry to generate new knowledge and creative works, craft learning opportunities for students, and further the institution's mission to improve lives, engages the region, and enhance the economy and community of western North Carolina and beyond.
Our Research Vision is to enhance the lives of our students and the region as the hub of new knowledge generation, creative work production, and innovation in western North Carolina.
Research Council resources include Research Council meeting minutes and subcommittee documents. (requires WCU login)