Recruiting and retaining the best and brightest is critical to making our campuses and classrooms come alive. Through our research, we’re able to open eyes and minds while sharing the thrill of discovery with GMU students. What’s more, studies show that professors who personally mentor students in long-term projects are essential for a successful college experience. You can help ensure that our research leads to a lifetime of personal and professional growth.

Research Efforts


We will establish new endowed faculty chairs and fellowships: recruiting, rewarding, and promoting innovation and excellence in scholarship and teaching.


We will create spaces and networks for faculty innovation, collaboration, and business acceleration.


We will build on an already powerful culture of faculty–student research, expanding opportunities for experiential learning through work in the lab, studio, and field.