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Faculty Research Activities

Renowned Faculty

Faculty members serve as members of numerous private and government panels, governing boards for state and national organizations, and editorial boards for major journals—one of many criteria for national rankings

Our faculty have earned 19 Fulbrights in the past 7 years.

Our faculty have editorial responsibilities for more than 30 major journals in education, including the following:

  • American Journal of Education
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • The Career Development Quarterly
  • Journal of Research in Rural Education
  • Journal of Teacher Education


Points of Pride

The College is involved in a number of initiatives and programs that advance both education research and practice. Included here is a sample of these endeavors.


  • Center for the Study of Higher Education
    The Center engages researchers, practitioners, and policy leaders in examining significant issues of practice and policy confronting higher education at the campus, state, national, and international levels.
  • Krause Innovation Studio
    This new initiative focuses on research and development around innovative technology-supported pedagogy in higher education. The largest gift ever given to the College—$6.5 million from Gay and Bill Krause—allows faculty to draw upon emerging technologies to transform their teaching and scholarship.
  • Adult and Family Literacy
    The Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy provide national leadership to improve literacy education through research and its application to practice and professional development.
  • American Journal of Education
    AJE's home is the Department of Education Policy Studies. This journal is one of the most important sources of research papers on education. A recent survey placed AJE among 11 core academic journals with "demonstrated impact."
  • Institute for Research in Training & Development
    The Institute works with Penn State Outreach to provide research and outreach programs to support workforce training and development in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, nationally, and internationally.