Division of Research and Sponsored Programs

Scholar of the Month Willie H. Oglesby III Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management College of Public Health 2009-present Willie Oglesby is a member of the founding faculty at the College of Public Health. He is an associate professor of health policy and management and also serves as the assistant director of the Office of Public...

The third annual Water Research Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 14-15 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Science with additional support from the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public....

A physics professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University recently received a $307,000, two-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to support the development of a novel approach to studying non-equilibrium dynamics in the quark gluon plasma (QGP).  Using a local supercomputer that he built at Kent State, Michael...

Cleveland Clinic veteran to lead university’s research division Following a national search, Kent State University has selected Paul E. DiCorleto, Ph.D., as its new vice president for research and sponsored programs. DiCorleto comes to Kent State from Cleveland Clinic, where he has served as Sherwin-Page Chair of the Lerner Research Institute...

Three top researchers in literary studies, liquid crystals and post-traumatic stress received Kent State University’s 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception held April 14 on the Kent Campus. The awards are sponsored by the University Research Council and Division of Research and Sponsored Programs. Mark...

Gemma Casadesus Smith describes herself as a scientist who likes to investigate ideas that run counter to prevailing thought. Her research on Alzheimer’s disease has looked at the effects on the brain of oxidative stress, hormone treatments and the regulation of metabolism.  When a new avenue for a therapy appears possible, her approach is,...

How well does Twitter represent public perceptions and behavior in a public health crisis?  Researchers at Kent State University have received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study what social media activity on Twitter reveals about perceptions of last October’s Ebola scare and how perceptions influenced behavior. What the...

A catastrophic landslide, one of the largest known on the surface of the Earth, took place within minutes in southwestern Utah more than 21 million years ago, reports a Kent State University geologist in a paper published in the November issue of the journal Geology.

 The Markagunt gravity slide, the size of three Ohio counties, is one of the...

Grant McGimpsey, Ph.D., has chosen to return to a faculty position, after having served successfully as vice president of research and sponsored programs at Kent State University for the past three years. He has agreed to remain in the position until a successor is in place. “We are fortunate to have Grant at Kent State,” said Todd Diacon,...

Scholar of the Month Margarita Benitez Assistant Professor College of the Arts 2010-present Margarita Benitez is an assistant professor of fashion design in the Fashion School of the College of the Arts. Her interdisciplinary focus on interactivity in textiles and fashion blends art and technology, interface design, tangible computing, 3D,...