Research

Kent State University’s fourth annual Neuroscience Symposium will cover the latest research findings on “The Neuroscience of The Social Brain” on April 7-8 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center located in downtown Kent, Ohio. In a keynote address on April 7 at 7:15 p.m., Jacqueline N. Crawley, Ph.D., a world-renowned...

Senior Research Fellow Quan Li, Ph.D., and his research group at Kent State University’s Liquid Crystal Institute®, in the College of Arts and Sciences, have published a research article in the March 17 issue of Nature that could lead to a variety of breakthrough device applications and other industrial opportunities.  The publication is the...

Xiaoling Pu, associate professor of finance in Kent State’s College of Business Administration, works with a student in the Business Administration Building. Scholar of the Month Xiaoling Pu Associate Professor of Finance College of Business Administration 2008-present Xiaoling Pu is an associate professor in the Department of Finance at the College of Business Administration. She holds the Olga A. Mural Risk Management Fund Associate Professorship. Pu’s current research interests include credit...

Xiaoling Pu, associate professor of finance in Kent State’s College of Business Administration, works with a student in the Business Administration Building. Science teacher Richard Dudley of Coventry Local Schools’ Coventry High School is the $20,000 Ohio winner of the 2015-16 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Dudley and his STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) elective students designed an innovative STEM project that they are bringing to life through a video and website. Contest...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall. 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...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall. Wang received a $10,000 grant for her project Ya-Fen Wang, Ph.D., RN, MSN, assistant professor in Kent State University’s College of Nursing, is working on a one-year project to study if children’s prolonged exposure to stressful situations such as school, family or environment encourages poor eating behaviors, which can lead to childhood...

Willie Oglesby, associate professor of health policy and management in Kent State’s College of Public Health, discusses research with students in a classroom in Moulton Hall. Anne Jefferson, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, was one of 15 climate change researchers to be named a 2016-17 Public Engagement Fellow of the Leshner Leadership Institute at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Jefferson's research focuses on urban...

Cassandra Storlie, an assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services, gives advice to Ph.D. students on finding their first jobs. Scholar of the Month Cassandra Storlie Assistant Professor   College of Education, Health and Human Services 2013-present Cassandra Storlie is an assistant professor in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences at the College of Education, Health and Human Services. She has built a research program that addresses important...

Cassandra Storlie, an assistant professor in Kent State’s School of Lifespan Development and Educational Services, gives advice to Ph.D. students on finding their first jobs. Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs), essentially rubbers with liquid crystal properties, can do a number of fascinating things, especially in the fields of optics, photonics, telecommunications and medicine. They can curl up, bend, twist, wrinkle and stretch when exposed to light, heat, gases and other stimuli. Because they are so responsive, they are...

 Danielle Sarver Coombs, associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication, lectures in a Franklin Hall classroom during an afternoon journalism class. Scholar of the Month Danielle Sarver Coombs Associate Professor   College of Communication and Information 2007-present Danielle Sarver Coombs is an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the College of Communication and Information. Her research focuses on sports, politics and the politics of sport. Coombs’...