Utilize our Researchers

Our talented faculty and staff possess expertise in a variety of disciplines and we want to connect their knowledge and skills in partnership with your organization to address the critical needs of the region.  

If you have a research, assessment or evaluation need, let us help connect you to the appropriate person or center on campus to explore a potential partnership. Some things to keep in mind:

  • Review a list of BGSU centers, institutes, and research centers for some ideas of existing infrastructure for partnerships.
  • Let us know if you don’t see what you are looking for and we can help you find campus partners that may align with your needs.
  • If faculty goals, university goals or community partner goals do not align, we will help you find other regional resources for the solutions you seek.

University centers, institutes, and research centers

Center for Business Analytics - provides business analytics consulting services to companies and assists BGSU faculty, staff, and graduate students in addressing quantitative/statistical problems arising from their research activities.  It annually sponsors a regional symposium in Business Analytics and a case competition.

Center for Regional Development – provides innovative and pragmatic solutions to challenges related to industry, community, and the economy. In its role as an Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center, CRD partners with businesses and economic development officials in Northwest Ohio to support business attraction and retention projects that leverage private investment and create jobs in our region. CRD also uses innovative sources of data and cutting-edge visualization tools to provide products such as economic impact analyses, demographic analyses, workforce gap analyses, and applied research to a wide range of partners from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Institute for Psychological Research & Application – assists clients in such areas as personnel selection and evaluation, survey validation, recruitment/retention/turnover of staff, staff training and development.   

Insurance & Risk Management Institute – builds collaborative relationships with insurance corporations, professionals, and trade associations.  Membership fees are used to fund student scholarships and activities.

Supply Chain Management Institute - builds collaborative relationships with companies to promote supply chain management education and practice.

Center for Family and Demographic Research – conducts research, training, and service to understand the health and well-being of children, youth, and families. 

National Center for Family and Marriage Research - improves understanding of how family structure is linked to the health and well-being of children, adults, families, and communities and to inform policy development.

Optimal Aging Institute – strategically mobilize university and community services to support existing programs for older adults while creating new and expanded programs. It also supports research in this area through an internal grants program.

Northwest Ohio Center of Excellence for Science and Mathematics Education: Opportunities for Success - advances research in STEM education to benefit the citizens of Northwest Ohio through programming and professional development for teachers.

Center of Assessment and Evaluation Services - is a university-based center serving the assessment and evaluation needs of large and small grants, programs, organizations, and K-12 schools, districts, and agencies.

Center for Photochemical Sciences – conducts research in the fields of photochemistry, photophysics, and photobiology.

Center for Great Lakes and Watershed Studies - Teams of BGSU faculty and students are immersed in the complex problems facing Lake Erie and in so doing have created a living laboratory for scientific inquiry and investigation. In the process, they not only are making discoveries with potential global implications but also are infusing classroom and laboratory lessons with the kind of energy that only exists when passion, resources, and knowledge intersect.

Institute for the Study of Culture & Society – supports interdisciplinary collaborations for innovative research in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Center for Popular Culture – promotes the interdisciplinary study of Popular Culture through excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and engagement.

Mid-American Center for Contemporary Music – is devoted to the study, performance, creative work, and promotion of new music within the College of Musical Arts.