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Research Hub Mission, Vision, and Values


To be a leading university-based research institution providing value-driven, real-world solutions which will enable University of Phoenix and the College of Doctoral Studies to develop economically sound research programs in order to enhance student persistence, progression, completion and growth with robust opportunity for exploration and inquiry in research that impacts communities around the world.


The mission of the Research Center Enterprise under the College of Doctoral Studies is to lead, integrate, and deliver multidisciplinary research and development solutions in the core areas of leadership, workplace diversity, and educational technology research impacting communities and the personal and career aspirations of our faculty, students and alumni.


The Research Hub is a community of researchers exemplifying the University’s commitment to the highest standards of academic excellence and research innovation. As part of a learning culture, intergenerational project teams enrich learning, scholarship, and discovery through special interest groups.

We value learning to its highest degree where learning is not passive but actionable, practitioner based, leading all to utilize and engage research outcomes for transformational change in themselves and in their respective communities.

We value scholarship as a form of “evidence of practice and inquiry” as well as growth in the aspirational pursuits of solution seeking.

We value culture in research where students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to work not only in their substantial roles as professionals but alongside each other in engaging and fostering research.

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Fifth Domain Research Institute LLC - Potential Funding Opportunities for UOPX Community - January 12, 2021 - 7 p.m. Eastern

Fifth Domain Research Institute LLC - Potential Funding Opportunities for UOPX Community - January 12, 2021 - 7 p.m. Eastern

UOPX doctoral alumnus and Senator Mike MacDonald founded Fifth Domain Research Institute LLC to promote research partnerships.  Join this CDS Alumni SIG webinar to learn about Senator MacDonald's Fifth Domain Research Institute LLC, which works with faculty, alumni, doctoral researchers, and academics to find funding for research projects in the private and public sectors. By forming profitable relationships, Fifth Domain finds monetary value for scholarly vision.
Audience: All interested participants including faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

Grant Writing 101: Demystifying Grants

Grant Writing 101: Demystifying Grants

Grant writing within research may feel mystical when looking at the overwhelming aspects of a site like Grants.gov on first blush, but the potentials of understanding the process can help create clarity and empower researchers to begin thinking of the avenues available for securing funding for research and truly enriching the process of grant writing for the university.

Dr. Louise Underdahl and Dr. Rodney Luster created a multipart instructional primer laying out the basics for grant writing.  Segment One focused on four essential prerequisites:

2020 Annual Research Summit

2020 Annual Research Summit

The Annual Research Summit is upon us. We invite you to join our annual research event known as the Knowledge Without Boundaries Summit. This is your opportunity to hear from our community of researchers and become part of the research community at this innovative event.


The SUMMIT 2020 main page is located here for all Summit related items, event details, when it is details, and more!