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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 business, 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.

Important Admission Dates

Now - Apply for Admission for Spring 2021, or Fall 2021

Now- Virtual Individual Admission Appointments

Now - Student-Guided Virtual Campus Tours

October 3 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

October 6 - Admission 101 livestream: Finding the Right College Fit

October 13 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

October 17 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

October 21 - Admission 101 livestream: The College Application Process

October 27 - Admission 101 livestream: Essay Writing

November 3 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 7 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 10 - Virtual Sneak Peek at Drake

November 18 - Admission 101 livestream: Paying for College & Financial Aid