Catholic University faculty and students are immersed in a culture of research. In this series of reports we offer a sampling of the many big questions they are working on: Why does history matter? What are the dynamics of organizational culture, and how can we fix toxic ones? What can we do to prevent suicide?
The questions reflect the depth and breadth of our research, and they show that creative research is not limited to STEM areas, though it is certainly found there. Researchers at Catholic University are addressing big problems like human trafficking, immigration, mental health, and poverty. Work like this says something about the relationship between research and service, and how we are specially charged to connect the two in our academic endeavors.
Professor Robin Darling Young has a deep appreciation for the culture and traditions of Eastern Christianity, specifically Greek, Armenian, and Syriac communities dating back to late antiquity.Learn More
"The relationship between the United States and China is one of the defining challenges of the 21st century,” says Andrew Yeo, associate professor of politics and director of the Asian Studies program.Learn More
All organizations — workplaces, schools, etc. — have their own specific cultures. Sociologist Brandon Vaidyanathan explores what happens when these cultures are unhealthy.Learn More
Melissa Grady says that in order to prevent sexual violence, as a society we need to design and implement programs that address primary intervention programs, secondary interventions targeting those who are at risk, and tertiary interventions targeting those who have already committed crimes.Learn More
In the Middle Ages, angels were seen as interesting cases for discussions about free will. Philosopher Tobias Hoffmann explores this topic in his recent research.Learn More
Julia Young's research on the history of immigration is more timely than ever now that immigration has become such a contentious topic in the United States.Learn More
Catholic University biology professor Venigalla Rao is leading research to learn about the basic mechanisms of a virus and apply this knowledge to redesign the virus for beneficial purposes.Learn More
Business professor Anthony Cannizzaro researches the complex economic relationships among firms, governments, and civil societies that shape the international business landscape.Learn More
Ian Pegg's work centers on nuclear waste management through a process called vitrification, in which radioactive waste is transformed into a very durable glass using a 2,000-degree Fahrenheit melter.Learn More
Elizabeth Hawkins-Walsh directs a Catholic University partnership with local government and medical organizations to deliver needed primary health care services through school-based clinics.Learn More
Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw's research into perfectionism in the performing arts has led her to advocate for curriculum that addresses wellness of mind and body.Learn More
Former federal prosecutor Mary Graw Leary's research influences policy, national discourse, and scholarship on social issues such as human trafficking and the exploitation and abuse of women and children.Learn More
University Provost Aaron Dominguez is a particle physicist who was drawn to Catholic University as a place where faith and academic freedom coexist without conflict.Learn More