Dr. Gordon C. Baylis
Vice President of Research
Office of Research
Our research mission is oriented to our students, and to our region. Students work alongside talented faculty in cutting-edge research, learning where new knowledge and creativity comes from, and most importantly, how to assess its validity. Our students are often solving problems for our community, underscoring our commitment to being a driver of the economy and quality of life of our community, and become equipped with skills and relationships for success in their careers.
We challenge our students to be active agents in their education. The FUSE program challenges students to write their own grant proposals and Innoplexx challenges students to start their own business. Our students have stepped up impressively. FUSE can boast a wide array of award-winning research and creative activity. Innoplexx students now work full-time for their own company.
At the WKU Office of Research we are committed to facilitating the research and creative activities of our faculty, staff and students. Contact me at any time firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Research and Development on the corner of Nashville Road and Campbell Lane is the nexus of our engagement with business.
Research Centers foster interdisciplinary research that does not easily fall within a single department.
Innovative and creative works holding exclusive rights for commercialization.
Providing guidance in the protection of the rights, welfare, and security of the campus community involved in activities ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
WKU connects teaching with research bringing in over $22 million in external funding for 2010.
Provides customized services for contracting with business and industry to assist WKU in attracting and retaining quality researchers.
Dr. Jill Maples, WKU assistant professor of exercise science selected as co-winner in the first Science Idol competition at the National IDeA Symposium of Biomedical Research Excellence in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Moon-Soo Kim, assistant professor in chemistry at WKU, has received a $249,978 National Science Foundation grant for students to work with WKU and South Korean collaborators to develop a point-of-care diagnostic for pathogen detection.