Research & Discovery
TWU is a doctoral research university with faculty members pursuing leading research in fields such as nursing, health sciences, social work and education.
As a student at TWU, you are encouraged to broaden your academic experience by working on faculty-led projects and studies — whether it’s developing programs to reduce violence against women, working with veterans and their families, expanding access for children with autism or identifying more effective ways to treat cancer cells.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs assists faculty with the entire research funding process. The ORSP also organizes the annual Student Creative Arts & Research Symposium, a unique event that highlights student-led/faculty-mentored scholarly projects and research.
Lab & Field Notes
University receives $4.3 million in federal grants to support educators of students learning English
Two Texas Woman’s University faculty have received more than $4.3 million in U.S. Department of Education grants for projects aimed at meeting the state’s demand for bilingual teachers.
Texas Woman’s School of Management professor Mahesh S. Raisinghani, Ph.D., has earned a Fulbright specialist grant to lead a Digital Trust Index project in Malaysia in December 2016.
Dallas/Fort Worth television station CBS Ch.11 reports on Texas Woman's campaign to increase awareness of and implement policies to prevent sexual violence on college campuses.
Texas Woman's to lead consortium in statewide campaign against sexual violence on college campuses (press release)
Texas Woman’s University will lead a consortium of universities and higher education organizations in a move to create a consistent, effective response to sexual assault on college campuses across the state.
- Holly Hansen-Thomas and Mandy Stewart (teacher education) have been awarded more than $4.3 million in U.S. Department of Education grants for two projects aimed at preparing teachers to educate students who are learning English. A $2.2 million grant will fund a project to improve instruction for Spanish-speaking English language learners in North Texas dual language elementary schools. A second project, which focuses on the professional development of educators teaching English language learners in two Denton high schools, received $2.1 million in funding.
- Richard Sheardy and Cynthia Maguire (chemistry & biochemistry) have been awarded funding from a subcontract with SUNY-Stony Brook (State University of New York) on a National Science Foundation grant to expand the Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities project at Texas Woman's and throughout the state.
- Monica Mendez-Grant, Stephanie Krauth and Becky Rodriguez (student life) and Joshua Adams (undergraduate studies and academic partnerships) have been awarded $144,000 in continuation funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for their project, "TWU GO Center Program." The TWU Go Center/ G-Force Program is a comprehensive effort to improve high school students' ability to access information and strengthen their commitment to pursue higher education.
- Barbara Lerner (Undergraduate Studies & Academic Partnerships) and Lynda Murphy (Teaching and Learning with Technology) received continuation funding from the American Council on Education for their project to encourage greater acceptance of students' alternative credit and to provide a more flexible pathway toward post-secondary education for students who may have attained some college education but no degree.
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