Research Strengths

While research spans many disciplines at IUP, some of the most substantial or innovative research has been done in the following areas:

Line of windmills in Somerset County, Pa. Photo courtesy of Jeff Kubina at

Energy and environment research has involved wind energy, coal mine maps, water quality, wildlife conservation, and more.

Speech-language pathology grad student works with children.

Research in education has spanned school psychology, counseling, technology, program evaluation, speech, and disability.

Magnified image of tuberculosis-infected lung. Image courtesy of A.J. Cann,

Microbiology research topics have included plant-microbe interactions and the role of environmental bacteria in disease.

Nursing student and nuclear medicine professional discuss medical images.

Health care research has spanned topics from nursing practice and education to health promotion, sports, and nutrition.

Business faculty member and students talk in the Eberly College of Business financial trading room

Business research has included the training, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, small business, management, and contracting areas.

Safety Sciences professionals observing work practices in a factory.

Safety Sciences research has involved human performance in the workplace, workplace fatalities, ergonomics, and more.