Research

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching classifies Western Michigan University among the nation's fewer than 200 research universities.  Through research and scholarly activities, the faculty and staff of the College of Education and Human Development are committed to advancing knowledge in the areas of education and human development and supporting the WMU gold standard of being a “discovery-driven” institution.

Fast facts

  • In 2013-14, the College received approximately $3.1 million in external funding.
  • In 2012-13, faculty and staff of the College:
    • Published 44 refereed journal articles.
    • Published 8 non-refereed journal articles.
    • Authored, co-authored, or edited 5 books.
    • Authored or co-authored 28 book chapters.
    • Presented at local, state, regional, national and international conference.

Tate Grant and Innovation Center

The College is home to the Tate Grant and Innovation Center.  The mission of the center is to promote research, innovation, and grant and contract acquisition in the College of Education and Human Development through research support services, research seminar series, and an internal grant program.

For more information about the Tate Center and research within the College of Education and Human Development, please visit the Tate Grant and Innovation Center website.

Recent research accomplishments