Chapman Achieves Milestone with ‘R2’ Carnegie Classification

Chapman University has achieved another milestone in its growth as a research institution with the announcement that it has been elevated to “R2” status in the update of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. This higher...

Another Way to Sobriety

When Paul Churchill ’05 sits down alone behind a microphone in Bozeman, Montana, a community starts to come alive. My name is Paul Churchill and I have a confession to make. I’m 32 years old, I live in southwest Montana. I share my condo with a...

Research on Pediatric Opioid Prescribing Gains Notice

A study by Chapman University School of Pharmacy researchers evaluating trends in opioid prescribing for pediatric patients is gaining attention after being published by JAMA Network Open, an online journal of the American Medical Association. Led...

Now’s the Time to Apply to Annual Fiction Workshop

Are you determined to finish that novel this year? Or do you need help finding your way through a short story you started? Apply to the 2019 Annual Fiction Writing Workshop led by Richard Bausch, an award-winning author.

Holiday Book from President Emeritus Jim Doti Wins Kirkus Reviews Honor

Jimmy’s beloved Nonna has just passed away and now the family grieves as Christmas draws near. Should they forgo holiday festivities? Chapman University President Emeritus and Professor of Economics James Doti retells just such a story from...

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Tom Piechota

The Power of Forward Momentum

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Chapman Forward magazine, devoted to the sharing of new discovery, scholarship and creative activity by our students and faculty. Chapman has a long reputation for attracting preeminent faculty whose expertise enhances student learning. I am excited to be part of the Chapman Family, not just to help grow the research enterprise as the vice president of research, but to continue my own academic endeavors related to water resources, climate and impact to human systems.

In the past decade, Chapman has seen a tremendous expansion in research and scholarship. Since 2006, publications from Chapman faculty have increased ten-fold, and research expenditures have risen by five times. New infrastructure includes state-of-the-art core lab facilities at the Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, as well as the Keck Center for Science and Engineering and Musco Center for the Arts on our Main Campus in Orange. This infrastructure allows Chapman faculty and students to conduct transformative research projects and perform in world-class facilities.

The stories presented in Chapman Forward highlight just a few of the exciting areas where Chapman faculty and students are making a difference in the world and in our community. Many of these efforts are funded by outside sponsors such as federal, state and local nonprofits and foundations. These include diverse research subjects such as changes in natural ecosystems; maternal and child health; documentaries about rural America; and studies of extremist groups and terrorism.   

Chapman is committed to continuing growth in research and has highlighted several areas in the University’s 2018–2023 Strategic Plan. Among them are establishing the new Fowler School of Engineering in 2020; supporting the research agenda through the Faculty Opportunity Fund, student support and research services; and further expansion of our research infrastructure.

This is an exciting time, and Chapman Forward provides a glimpse into the role that research and scholarship play in enhancing student experiences and growing Chapman’s reputation. At Chapman, we are proud to embrace an “Anything Imaginable” attitude, and we invite you along for this exciting journey.

Thomas Piechota, Ph.D. 
Vice President for Research

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Chapman Achieves Milestone with ‘R2’ Carnegie Classification

Chapman University has achieved another milestone in its growth as a research institution with the announcement that it has been elevated to “R2” status in the update of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of...

Paul Churchill '05 behind the microphone as he records his 'Recovery Elevator' podcast.

Another Way to Sobriety

When Paul Churchill ’05 sits down alone behind a microphone in Bozeman, Montana, a community starts to come alive. My name is Paul Churchill and I have a confession to make. I’m 32 years old, I live in southwest Montana...

Research on Pediatric Opioid Prescribing Gains Notice

A study by Chapman University School of Pharmacy researchers evaluating trends in opioid prescribing for pediatric patients is gaining attention after being published by JAMA Network Open, an online journal of the...

Now’s the Time to Apply to Annual Fiction Workshop

Are you determined to finish that novel this year? Or do you need help finding your way through a short story you started? Apply to the 2019 Annual Fiction Writing Workshop led by Richard Bausch, an award-winning author.