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Faculty Research & Outreach

Engaged Teachers, Active Scholars

Drake’s faculty stand out not only as dedicated teachers, but also as accomplished researchers—experts in their fields doing important work on current issues. As you can see from highlights of recent research, faculty interests are widely varied. Drake is home to specialists in fields ranging from theoretical atomic physics to international finance and banking, to the culture of popular music.

Influential Research and Outreach Centers

A sampling of Drake Centers and Institutes reveals an equally broad range of endeavors:

A Tangible Impact on Iowa and the Nation

Just like learning at Drake, research here has a strong practical focus, whether scholars are helping to promote adult literacy or resolving current issues in agricultural law. In fact, it’s difficult to discern where research ends and service to students and the community begins, because so many projects are about both exploration and application—about generating knowledge and putting it to work. For example:

And that’s just a sampling. Across the University, faculty and students are helping apply the latest and best ideas to important and widespread problems.

Admission Calendar

Apply Now - Application for Fall 2017

Visit Now - Individual campus visits offered Monday-Friday

Available Now - FAFSA for Fall 2017

April 22 - Senior Saturday Campus Visit

May 1 - Enrollment deadline for entering First Year Students (direct from high school) starting in Fall 2017

July 31-August 4 - Iowa Private College Week