The School of Advanced Studies is deeply committed to continuing to grow our culture of scholarship. As a part of our commitment to a culture of scholarship, the School launched nine research centers in 2014. These centers are designed to foster discipline-specific advanced learning communities for our doctoral students and faculty. They are organized to help make a meaningful social contribution to their communities and influence change in their fields through refining research skills and building theoretical knowledge.
Center for Educational and Instructional Technology Research
This research center focuses on studying the improvement of the quality of teaching and learning, exploring issues and challenges related to online education, and investigating global trends and issues in higher education.
Research Interests: Learning Environments, Educational Technology, Online and Distance Education, Instructional Media, Instructional Design, Online Dissertation, Cross Cultural Education, Global Trends in Education, Diversity in Education
Center for Global Business and Information Technology Research
This research center creates and promotes opportunities for developing knowledge–both scholarly and practitioner–to foster publishable, presentable and practical research for Center fellows, faculty and doctoral students who are seeking to advance their professional life.
Research Interests: Digitization, OmniChannel Consumers, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Global Business, Online Retailing
Center for Leadership Studies and Educational Research
The mission of this research center is To be recognized, through scholarly leadership, as the most trusted provider of career-relevant research concerning the practitioner doctorate degree in higher education for advancing the professional life of working adults.
Research Interests: Leadership Studies, Scholarly Leadership, Transformative Learning, Experiential Learning, Educational Research
This research center’s mission is to achieve positive contributions to society and to the fields of organization studies and organizational leadership via applied, cross-functional, inter-industry, transdisciplinary research and scholarship.
Research Interests: Organization theory, Organization behavior, Organizational leadership
Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research
This research center brings together scholars across various disciplines to support existing research agendas and generate new and innovative ideas for future research initiatives in the topics of workplace diversity and inclusion.
Research Interests: Organizational Diversity Socialization, Leading through Inclusion, Conflict Management, Member Identity and Sense-making, Group Dynamics