Inquiry. Discovery. Innovation. Application.

Faculty and students at Radford University have a rich history of applying their expertise and creativity to positively affecting the public good. Our research contributions are particularly impactful in advancing our disciplines by developing and honing pedagogical approaches, translating theory into practice, and advancing our communities.




Sponsored Programs and Grants Management


Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship


Centers, Institutes, and Labs


Research Compliance


Council on Undergraduate Research




Research and Creative Scholarship in the News

  1. Business students, major employers put supply and demand into practice at Firm Night »


    The annual job fair, held by the Davis College of Business and Economics, marked its 17th anniversary with the Sept. 14 event. More than 60 students met with about two dozen companies across a wide range of specialties. 

  2. Choose Radford – Assistant Professor of Accounting Robert Warren »


    For two decades, Robert Warren worked as a special agent for the Internal Revenue Service, investigating tax evasion, money laundering and other crimes. Since his retirement in 2016, he’s brought that expertise to the classroom, as an instructor of auditing and accounting, and to the journals that publish his many articles. 

  3. Former Radford English instructor to visit, discuss latest book »


    Author and former Radford University instructor of English Jim Minick, M.A. ’91, is returning to campus this month to talk about his latest book, “Without Warning: The Tornado of Udall, Kansas.”

  4. Forbes: Radford University among Virginia’s best online colleges »


    Radford University is one of the best online colleges in Virginia, according to

  5. Highlander Highlights: Week of September 4, 2023 »


    Every two weeks, Highlander Highlights shares with readers some of the extraordinary research and accomplishments happening on and off campus through the tireless work and curiosity of our students and faculty. 

  6. Unknown mammals may lurk nearby, biology professor tells ‘With Good Reason’ »


    Unknown mammals are hiding in plain sight, according to a study from a group of researchers that included Radford University Assistant Professor of Biology Tara Pelletier. Hear Pelletier and other Radford faculty share their expertise on a variety of topics on the With Good Reason public radio program.

  7. Manizade co-authors book on research on teaching mathematics »


    Professor of Mathematics Education Agida Manizade is the leading editor and co-author of the newly published open-access book “The Evolution of Research on Teaching Mathematics: International Perspectives in the Digital Era.”

  8. Highlanders in the News: Week of Aug. 28, 2023 »


    This week in Highlanders in the News: Blacksburg freshman Tori Barnard begins her first year at college with a scholarship; Associate Professor of Psychology Kathleen Arnold talks ChatGPT with Scientific American; and local artist and recently retired teacher Clay Walthall ’79, M.S. ’82, looks back on more than three decades of making art.

  9. Goals reviewed, faculty honored at annual convocation »


    A common thread wove through the fabric of the annual Faculty Convocation on Aug. 18, with many speakers at the event focusing on efforts to stabilize enrollment and further solidify Radford University’s position as one of the premier institutions of higher education in Virginia.