Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences at Western Michigan University are internationally known in their fields and are advancing knowledge across the state and around the globe.
Our college's external research awards typically exceed an impressive $8.5 million each year. Our faculty-funded research is the product of partnerships with industry, government and non-profit organizations.
To help WMU achieve its goal to be learner centered and discovery driven, the College of Arts and Sciences involves students in the research and creative activities of the faculty and encourages students to participate in projects of their own.
- Dr. Tiffany Schriever, assistant professor of biological sciences, lectured at the University of Michigan on the importance of coastal wetlands in terms of generating unique biodiversity and conservation opportunities
- Dr. Ron Van Houten, professor of psychology, is garnering national attention with his pedestrian traffic safety research–and saving lives in the process
- Drs. Whitney and Elise DeCamp uncover racial bias in jury selection
- WMU joins national alliance aimed at developing more inclusive and diverse STEM faculty
- WMU launches new effort to advance climate commitment
- Dr. Kathleen Baker guides organizations decisions through spatial data and analysis
- The sky is the only limit; Dr. Mine Dogan brings low frequency electromagnetic sensor system to WMU
Find out more
- Select a department website for research related to a specific program, including undergraduate research courses.
- Learn about the latest accomplishments by our faculty, students and staff.
- See faculty publications at scholarworks.wmich.edu.
- Explore WMU's Global Expertise Database, a repository of faculty and professional staff knowledge and areas of expertise, as well as countries and territories, regions, and languages of expertise.
- Support for graduate students and faculty seeking grants.