Research at Andrews
The Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (ORCS) seeks to promote excellence in research and creativity and foster an attitude of scholarly inquiry within the community of faculty and students of Andrews University.
The office supports the full spectrum of scholarly activity including the Scholarship of Discovery, the Scholarship of Integration, the Scholarship of Engagement, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. This is done through conferences and symposia, grant awards, and much more.
Andrews University is classified as a Doctoral/Research University (DRU) according to the Carnegie Classification. Learn more
From developing models to predict seabird behavior to tracking eye movement in cognitive psychology labs; from discovering ancient walls of ancient towns to searching for gravitational waves, Andrews University faculty, staff, and students take seriously the motto "Seek Knowledge, Affirm Faith, and Change the World."
Undergraduate Research and more!
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The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance at Andrews University is committed to helping researchers —faculty, staff, and students comply with all applicable federal, state, and institutional requirements and policies.
Archaeology graduate students, Jared Wilson, Christine Chitwood, and Jeff Hudon, have been working with Dr. Øystein LaBianca to create a Wiki that highlights the research projects of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in the Middle East and North Africa. View the website
Celebration of Research on AU News
The most recent episode of AU News featured the Celebration of Research, which took place at the beginning of November. To watch the segment, visit YouTube
Music Professor Performs in Europe
New to the Andrews University faculty, Charles Reid, classical performer of opera and oratorio, has already demonstrated his immense talent by currently singing Don José in Georges Bizet’s opera “Carmen” at Theaterhagen in Hagen, Germany. Commuting between performances and the Andrews campus, Reid serves as associate professor and artist-in-residence as well as coordinator of vocal studies for the Department of Music. View Full Article
A sample of the performance can be viewed on YouTube.
Celebration of Research
The Fifth Annual Celebration of Research, a campus-wide event that showcases the culture of research and creative scholarship at Andrews, took place on November 1 at Buller Hall. Graduate students joined the Andrews University Faculty in presenting their research at the Celebration. The Plenary Presentations were given by the winners of the Siegfried H. Horn Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarship Award. View Program
Andrews Autumn Conference
The Eighth Annual Andrews Autumn Conference on Religion and Science was held on October 26 in the Julian Thompson Amphitheater. Speakers included Andrews professors Karl Bailey, of the Behavioral Sciences Department, Ante Jeroncic, of the Religion and Theology Department, as well as Steve Harnish, Professor of Mathematics at Bluffton University, and Paul Keim, Professor of Bible and Religion at Goshen College. The topic was "Faith and Reason: The Foundations of Religion and Science." View Program
Hansen Wins Grand Prize
Steve Hansen, Professor of Ceramics and Art History, recently won the Grand Prize at the Michiana Annual Arts Competition for his piece, "Problem Girls," which is on display through August 4 at the Box Factory for the Arts. Hansen's work is supported by an internal Faculty Research Grant. An article on his award can be found in the Herald-Palladium. View Article
In the same event, Marc Ullom, assistant professor of photography, won Best of Category for his piece "Evidence #43." His work is also supported by an internal Faculty Research Grant. View Winners
Photo: Hansen's "Obama Commission 2008." (Photo courtesy of Steve Hansen)
Journal Wins Distinguished Achievement Award
The Journal of Adventist Education won the Distinguished Achievement Award for Whole Publication Design for its theme issue "Principalship and Administration" (Oct/Nov 2012) from the Association of Educational Publishers Tuesday evening, June 4, 2013. Janet Ledesma, associate professor of leadership and Educational Leadership coordinator in the Leadership Department guest edited and coordinated the entire issue.
Article in Dialogue Magazine
Dr. Karl Bailey, associate professor of psychology, recently published an article entitled "You, your neurons, and free will: Concerns about reductionism and the popularization of cognitive science” in Dialogue Magazine. The article can be found in volume 25, issue 1. View Article
Article in Physiological Entomology
Dr. John Stout, Professor Emeritus of Bioloy, and Dr. Gordon Atkins, Adjunct Professor of Biology, are co-authors on a recent publication in Physiological Entomology. The article is entitled "Processing of model calling songs by the prothoracic AN2 neurone and phonotaxis are significantly correlated in individual female Gryllus bimaculatus." The publication describes the findings of the most recent cricket research that is beng done here at Andrews. View Article
Articles in the Journal of Biological Chemistry
Dr. Peter Lyons, of the Biology Department, was the senior author on a recent publication in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The article, entitled "Zebrafish cytosolic carboxypeptidases 1 and 5 are essential for embryonic development" was published September 10, 2013. View Article
Dr. Lyons was also the co-author of "Cytosolic carboxypeptidase 5 removes alpha- and gamma-linked glutamates from tubulin," which appeared in the same issue. View Article
Articles in Natural Resource Modeling and Northwestern Naturalist
The research of Dr. Jim Hayward, of the Biology Department, and Dr. Shandelle Henson, of the Mathematics Department, was published in two articles in the Northwestern Naturalist (94:67-75; 147-150). The first article, "Mating patterns and breeding success in gulls of the Larus glaucescens-occidentalis complex, Protection Island, Washington, USA," was co-authored by undergraduate student Andre Moncrieff and Andrews alumna Libby Megna. View Article
The second article, "Egg mass in Glaucous-winged Gulls (Larus glaucescens) as a function of length and width," was coauthored with undergraduate student Melissa McCormick. View Article
A third article, entitled "A method for predicting harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) haulout and monitoring long-term population trends without telemetry," is in press and will be published in Natural Resource Modeling with undergraduate Matthew Chacko as a co-author. View Article
Article in the Journal of Policy Practice
The Institute of Prevention of Addictions' latest publication, “Smurfing in Small Toxic Meth Labs: Impact of State Methamphetamine Precursor Policies,” appeared in the latest issue of the Journal of Policy Practice (12:231-255). The article is from a project supported by the National Institute of Justice. Contributing authors include Social Work professor and Associate Director of the Center for Drug Policy Research, Dr. Curtis VanderWaal, and Dr. Duane McBride, Behavioral Science professor, Executive Director of the Institute for prevention of Addictions, and Director of the Center for Drug Policy Research. View Article