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Research and Graduate Studies

A Message from Senior Associate Dean Ann Paulins

PaulinsWelcome to the Research and Graduate Studies website for The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. The Patton College has a strong history of graduate education and research that has built its foundation as a community of scholars. Our graduate students and faculty members are important elements of this continuing legacy. Helpful information is provided here; for the most timely news and resources, please follow me on Twitter @AnnPaulins.

Whether you are a faculty member, graduate student, undergraduate honors student, or collaborator with someone from the aforementioned group, there are opportunities to engage with others in efforts to enhance your research foundation. Please make an effort to attend as many of our research forums (sponsored by the Research Committee from noon-1 on selected Fridays) … food is always served; the events are open to the public:

  • 9/25: Dr. Nikol Bowen, “Biracial Identity Development: Growing Trends and Clinical Implications”
  • 10/2: Dr. Dwan Robinson, "Educational and Professional Trajectories Black Brazilian and African American Professionals in the Judiciary: Issues of Race, Access and Acceptance."
  • 11/6: Dr. Yuchun Zhou, "Understanding the Value of Integrated Care for Children Using Qualitative Approaches"
  • 12/4: Madison Samblanet, "Summer Camps as a Vehicle for Enhancing Self Image and Self Esteem among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Youth" 

One of the things that I am pleased to share with graduate students in The Patton College is the opportunity to apply for funds to support your research activities.  There are funds (up to $1,000 per year) that can support thesis and dissertation research. Additionally, you can also apply for funds to support research before you have begun the thesis or dissertation. Instructions for applying are found by clicking on the heading Graduate Student & Faculty Research Fund, to the right. Mark your calendar for the three review cycle deadlines: October 1, February 1, and April 1.

All students who travel to present research are eligible for $200 to $500 to support their conference and travel expenses, depending on the scope of the research and the extent to which other funds are sought. Complete details are provided in the Student Travel Application form, available in the Graduate Student Information page (to the right).

Finally, please mark your calendar for Thursday April 14, 2016 – the date of Ohio University’s Research and Creative Activities Expo, held in the Convocation Center. All students who complete research – and especially those who have received funding and/or traveled to present their work – should participate. The registration link is available at the Office for Research and Sponsored Programs website.

Ann Paulins, Ph.D.