Faculty at the University of West Florida are active scholars and researchers. UWF values research because it enriches the learning environment of our students, provides solutions to problems in our region, and contributes to the wellbeing of our community. Whether its finding solutions to local environmental contamination, uncovering archaeological artifacts long hidden, developing better ways to offer quality online instruction, exploring new strategies to help young children learn, determining the economic benefit of a new industry, or finding out how to protect the habitat of endangered birds in the everglades, UWF researchers are committed to finding better ways to solve real problems. In fact, that is what is unique about UWF research – its applied focus and regional impact. Read More
Biology professor Wade Jeffrey has conducted research on how microbes respond to ultraviolet radiation, ozone depletion, and climate change. A collection of his images is now on display in Gallery 88. The exhibit titled "Extremophiles: Photography from the Arctic, Antarctic, and the driest place on earth" will run from January 21 - February 21, 2014. A closing reception is scheduled for Thursday, February 20, 2014, at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the WUWF Studios, building 88 on the UWF campus. Learn more >
12/03/2013 Dr. Karen L. Rasmussen, Director of Programs of Applied Science, Technology and Administration, received $260,000 from the US Department of Education for the new project Florida Inclusion Network 2013-2014.
12/05/2013 Dr. Steven J. Kass, Professor of Center for Applied Psychology (CAP) in the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, received $251,455 from the US Department of Education for the new project Race to the Top FLDOE developed Student Growth Models for Hard-to-Measure Course Content Areas (Physical Education, Art, Music).
12/10/2013 Dr. Brice Harris, Associate Director of the Office of Economic Development and Engagement (OEDE), received $23,000 from the Town of Century, FL for the new project Consulting Services for the Development of an Economic Development Strategic Plan for the Town of Century, Florida.
12/10/2013 Dr. Robert A. Markowitz, Research Associate in the School of Education, received $86,838 from the US Department of Education for the new project Technical Assistance and Training (TATS) Coordinator 2013-2014.
12/13/2013 Mr. Michael Myhre, Interim Director of Florida SBDC State Director's Office Network, received $5,575,188 from the US Small Business Administration for the new project Florida Small Business Development Center Network 2014.
12/13/2013 Mr. Daniel Cavanaugh, Manager of Small Business Development Center - UWF, received $237,081 from the US Small Business Administration for the new project Florida Small Business Development Center Network 2014 (UWF).
12/18/2013 Mr. Joseph Herzog, Interim Chairperson of Social Work, received $70,050 from the US Department of Health and Human Services to renew the project DCF Social Work Field Unit 2010-2015.
12/21/2013 Dr. Patrick K. Moore, Associate Professor of History, received $58,744 from Historical Research Associates, Inc. for the new project HRA-UWF Next Exit History Development Collaboration.