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Featured Research

​​​​The research culture at DePaul is typified by the pervasiveness of new ideas, the stimulation of dialogue, and a commitment to engaged scholarship. The below featured research provides a brief a vignette of select projects that typify faculty members contributions to our campus community and their disciplines.

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Huang Secures NSF CRII Award

March 2022

Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media

Dr. Zhen Huang, Assistant Professor in the Jarvis ​College of Computing and Digital Media has secured a National Science Foundation (NSF) CRII award for his project SaTC: Towards Detecting and Mitigating Vulnerabilities.  The project promotes a novel research agenda that seeks to improve software vulnerability detection and mitigation.  A diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students are participating in the project and developing their interests and expertise in software security.  The NSF CRII Award is a prestigious, highly-competitive grant that is awarded to young Assistant Professors at the beginning of their academic careers. An estimated 60 CRII proposals are funded by NSF annually.    Read More.


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Tchoua Named Sinai Fellow

March 2022

Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media

Dr. Roselyne Tchoua, Assistant Professor in the Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media has secured a fellowship from Sinai Urban Health Institute to pursue  health equity research.  The Fellowship award will allow Tchoua  the opportunity to apply machine learning techniques to health data, including quantifying the impact of social determinants of health in the prediction of patient readmission to the Emergency Department.  Read More.


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Takashi’s Book Explores Teaching Math through Problem solving

January 2022

College of Education

Renowned mathematics education scholar, Akihiko Takahashi, Associate Professor in the College of Education,  engaging book Teaching Mathematics Through Problem-Solving: A Pedagogical Approach from Japan offers an in-depth introduction to teaching mathematics through problem-solving, providing lessons and techniques that can be used in classrooms for both primary and lower secondary grades. Based on the innovative and successful Japanese approaches of Teaching Through Problem-Solving (TTP) and Collaborative Lesson Research (CLR), Takahashi demonstrates how these teaching methods can be successfully adapted in schools outside of Japan.

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LaMontagne and Team explore North American Tree Migration in National Academy of Sciences article

January 2022

College of Science and Health

Jalene LaMontagne, Associate Professor in the College of Science and Health, together with an international team of researchers has released an article, North American tree migration paced by climate in the West, lagging in the East, in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Read MoreAdditional Information.

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Davis’ Comic Book Women offers a feminist history of the golden age of comics

January 2022

College of Communication

Blair Davis, Associate Professor in the College of Communication’s book, Comic Book Women, coauthored with Peyton Brunet, offers a feminist history of the golden age of comics, revising our understanding of how numerous genres emerged and upending narratives of how male auteurs built their careers.  Read More


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Papadopoulos book on Hellenic Statecraft nominated for Distinguished Book Award 

January 2022

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Alex G Papadopoulos, Professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences’ book, Hellenic Statecraft and the Geopolitics of Difference, co-authored with Triantafyllos G. Petridis, has been nominated for the Julian Minghi Distinguished Book Award for the best book published in 2021 in the field of political geography. Read More

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Settimi Receives U.S. State Department funding for Data Science and AI Partnership

January 2022

Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
Partnering with Hanyang University (South  Korea) and Indiana University, Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media professor,  Raffaella Settimi has received U.S. State Department funding for the Data Science South Korea/US (DSKUS) Global Lab, a student exchange program focused on forging strategic data science & AI partnerships between the US and South Korea.  Read More


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Orban Releases Book on Béla Tarr

October 2021
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
In the recently published book In Slow Places in Béla Tarr’s Films: The Intersection of Geography, Ecology, and Slow Cinema, DePaul College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Professor Clara Orban investigates filmmaker Béla Tarr’s slow cinema techniques as an approach to creating geographies of indifference.   Read More


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DePaul Joins the Metropolitan Chicago Data Science Corps

October 2021
DePaul University
DePaul is one of five Illinois University’s participating in the Metropolitan Chicago Data-Science Corps. The Corps, which is supported by a three-year grant from National Science Foundation totaling nearly $1.5 million, engages students and expert faculty to meet the data science challenges of Chicago metropolitan community and nonprofit organizations. The project offers students, underserved in terms of data science education, the opportunity to garners data science expertise using real world applications.   Read More


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M. Stuhlmacher and Curran Study Equity in Greenspace

September 2021
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Assistant Professor Michelle Stuhlmacher and Professor Winnifred Curran have been awarded a grant by the College’s Urban Collaborative Community Research Initiative (UCCRI) for their project, "Designing for Just Green Enough: Greening without Gentrification." The project team will examine the environmental justice paradox: How can we improve equity in greenspace access without displacing the very residents the increased greenspace is intended to benefit, using Chicago’s Pilsen community as a case study.  Read More


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CDM’s Hastings secures GAANN Grant

September 2021
Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media Associate Professor Peter Hastings has a secured multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Graduate Students in Areas of National Need Program (GAANN). Year 1 funding totaled $151,698 of an expected $455,094.   The GAANN program provides fellowships to PhD students pursuing degrees in areas of national need such as Computer and Information Sciences.  Read More


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Sharevski Secures NSA support for Cybersecurity Education

August 2021
Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media
Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media Assistant Professor Filipo Sharevski has secured funding through the National Security Agency’s National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (NCAE-C) program to provide foundational education in cybersecurity, specifically social engineering and social media information operations, to high school teachers. The project team’s inaugural program is expected to credential an estimated 90 high school teachers to teach an advanced cybersecurity course. Initial funding for the program totals $699K of an expected $949K multi-year award.  Read More


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Ibata-A​rens Publishes Book on Pandemic Medicine

July 2021
DePaul College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Professor Kathryn Ibata-Arens published the book Pandemic Medicine: Why the Global Innovation System Is Broken, and How We Can Fix It. The book analyzes the current profit-and patent-driven system for new drug development and proposes alternate approaches for more expeditiously implementing new discoveries.  Read More


Leonard Jason  

A Prospective Study of Young Adults with Mono and COVID-19

July 2021
College of Science and Health

Professor Leonard A. Jason  is leading an NIH-funded study comparing those with long-haul COVID-19 to patients who have myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). According to Jason, comparing long-haul COVID-19 with another chronic illness could help researchers uncover root causes of long-term illness and inform their approach to care.  His team has a large prospective data set that will help answer questions about pre-illness dispositions including immune markers that could help identify those who are more susceptible to long-term illness.    Read more.

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Kathy Grant  

Grant and Carter Evaluate the Cities Mentor Project

July 2021
College of Science and Health

Drs. Kathryn Grant and Jocelyn Carter, Professors of Psychology, have received a five-year $3.79 million grant from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will allow the investigators and their research teams to evaluate the Cities Mentor Project and to create sustainable partnerships among Chicago Public Schools, local organizations serving low-resourced communities, and the four largest universities in Chicago (DePaul, Loyola, Northwestern, the University of Illinois at Chicago). The Cities Mentor Project uses mentor and community support to foster youth coping with stressors that impede learning and youth advocacy to change the larger systems affecting their communities and schools.  Read more.



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College of Communication faculty Matthew W. Ragas and Ron Culp have released a book titled: Business Acumen for Strategic Communicators: A Primer

July 2021
College of Communication

The book, which targets business acumen for communication students and professionals, covers topics related to strategic communication including organizational agility, stakeholder engagement, finance and accounting, and DE&I, with targeted essays, interviews and case studies.  Read more.  

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Additional Featured Research

For a greater view of our funded research, please consult the lists of projects from 2020 below. These lists are representative of the scope of the internally and externally funded research currently ongoing at DePaul.  Also detailed below is a link to initiatives previously featured on this page. 















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