Research

Kent State Biology Professor Studies How Selfish Genes Cause Male Sterility in Flowering Plants Why are plants often sterile when their parents are from different species? How do species remain separate entities in nature? Andrea L. Case, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts...

Policy statement. In furtherance of the mission of the university to provide a foundation and support for research and collaboration, the division of research and sponsored programs shall serve as the coordinating office for sponsored programs administration, research compliance, and technology commercialization The vice president for research...

A Kent State University epidemiologist has refuted some age-old assumptions about depression in heart attack patients. Studies have shown that people who suffer from depression are more likely to have heart disease or heart attacks in their lifetime. Worse still, similar research shows that heart patients who have depression face lower survival...

Jon Yoder, Ph.D., associate professor of architecture at Kent State, teaches a seminar in the new Center for Architecture and Environmental Design. Scholar of the Month Jon Yoder Associate Professor of Architecture College of Architecture and Environmental Design 2013-present Paul DiCorleto, Kent State University’s vice president for research and sponsored programs, likes to say that “innovation occurs where fields collide,” and October’s Scholar of the Month is certainly a testament...

The theme for this year The fourth annual Water and Land Symposium at Kent State University will be held Oct. 5-6 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in downtown Kent, Ohio. This year, the symposium is co-sponsored by Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Cleveland Water Alliance. The event is free and open to the public, but...

The team in Alaska is (left to right) Jonathan Mills, undergraduate geology major; Kiersten Duroe, geology M.S. candidate; Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D., assistant professor of geology; and Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology. Thanks to a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, two Kent State University professors are researching climate change in Alaska. Elizabeth Herndon, Ph.D., and Lauren Kinsman-Costello, Ph.D., assistant professors from Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences, spent a week in Fairbanks, Alaska, in June studying how climate change...

Dr. Brian Castellani Scholar of the Month Brian Castellani Professor of Sociology Kent State University at Ashtabula 2002-present The Kent Campus is big, but still not big enough to fit all the great scholars who are part of the Kent State University family. So much of Kent State’s great research is happening at its Regional Campuses, and Sociology Professor Brian...

In this digital age, with phones at our finger tips, you would think that access to constant communication would make us feel closer to one another. But a new study by researchers at Kent State University shows that may not be the case. In fact, cell phone use might actually lead to feeling less socially connected, depending on your gender or cell...

James Tyner, Ph.D., professor in Kent State’s Department of Geography, discusses his research in his office. Scholar of the Month James Tyner Professor College of Arts and Sciences 1997-present Selecting a single renowned scholar from Kent State University’s largest college is not an easy undertaking, but the work of Geography Professor James Tyner, Ph.D., over the past year made the decision a little bit easier for the College of Arts and Sciences...

Michael Fisch (center), assistant professor in Kent State’s College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology, works with students in an X-ray lab in the Science Research Building. Scholar of the Month Michael Fisch Assistant Professor College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology 1999-present With faculty like Michael Fisch, Ph.D., on hand, it is no wonder that Kent State University identified materials science as an area of research focus. Nor is it hard to see why Fisch, an assistant professor in the...