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