Towson University faculty and students are performing bold, inclusive and impactful research with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and new discoveries.
Towson University fosters interdisciplinary research and scholarship that breaks new ground, complements current knowledge and leads to solutions for the public good. From election security to uncovering local history, our research programs involve undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, the community, government and the private sector.
[Pictured above: Anthropology professor Katherine Sterner is researching artifacts in the Susquehanna River region.]
Student-focused research at TU
Our graduate and undergraduate students pursue research across all disciplines at TU. Faculty-mentored research allows them to explore a topic in depth and refine their academic and intellectual interests. Students participating in research develop essential skills in problem-solving, innovation and collaboration that employers find extremely valuable.
Research expenditures in 2021-22 (projected)
External funding in 2021-22
Students enrolled in doctoral programs in fall 2022
“Research allows our faculty and students to remain cutting-edge in our disciplines, and pursue solutions for the public good ... Our goal is the R2 or High Research Activity [Carnegie Classification] designation that emphasizes that TU faculty perform research at world-class levels while furthering the university’s mission.”
— Sidd Kaza, Associate Provost for Research and Dean of Graduate Studies
Resources for Faculty
Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry
This office fosters and strengthens the culture of undergraduate scholarly inquiry at Towson University.About Undergraduate Research
Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at Towson
FACET provides tools and opportunities to expand faculty grant-funded research, scholarship and creative activity.FACET Resources for Faculty
Office of Sponsored Programs and Research
This office manages TU's sponsored programs portfolio and works with TU faculty to identify funding opportunities, and develop and submit proposals.About Sponsored Research
Multifaceted Research at TU
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., University Union
TU faculty share their work and connect at this FACET conference.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., West Village Commons Ballrooms
This summit is designed to deepen individual and organizational racial literacy.
Faculty Writing Space
Twice a month
9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cook Library, room 405
This writing space supports faculty research, scholarship and creative activities.