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Chapman Forward Magazine

Chapman University’s robust growth in research and scholarly and creative activity opens doors to enhancements that will improve student experience and opportunities. Chapman Forward is a research publication that highlight just a few of the exciting areas where Chapman faculty and students are making a difference in the world and in our community.

By the Numbers

$26 million Amount of Research Expenditures in FY2020

Research Expenditures are reported as part of the NSF HERD Survey.

Funding
4x Increase in the number of publications over the past 10 years by Chapman faculty.

Publications are the result of peer reviewed journals, books and other scholarly works.

Publications
345 Doctorate degrees (DPT, JD, Phd, PharmD) conferred in 2019-2020

Undergraduate and graduate students working in research is fundamental in advancing knowledge creation and part of their degree program.

Graduates
70% Students work with a faculty member on a research project

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is a resource for students to find out about research and creative activity.

Undergraduates
Researchers Turn Big Data Into Huge Impact for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Researchers Turn Big Data Into Huge Impact for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder

Erik Linstead, inspired by his 3-year-old daughter Hannah, founded Chapman University's Machine Learning and Assistive Technology Lab. With collaboration, the lab team was featured in a Clinical Report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Read about Erik Linstead and his Huge Impact for Children with Autism
Chapman-Led Research Project Pivots to Protecting Amazonian Villagers from COVID-19

Chapman-Led Research Project Pivots to Protecting Amazonian Villagers from COVID-19

Professor Hillard Kaplan works to help the health of 16,000 indigenous villagers living near the Amazon rainforest of Bolivia. With COVID-19 creating more demand, Hillard Kaplan creates plans to adapt to the new serverity of health concerns.

Read about Hillard Kaplan and his Plans to Help Indigenous Villagers During COVID-19 Pandemic
How Does American Musical Theatre Translate When Produced Abroad?

How Does American Musical Theatre Translate When Produced Abroad?

Professor Wilson Mendieta dives into the concept of representation in musical theatre, creating a new conversation on the choices of presentation. Wilson Mendieta interest stems from his long successful career on Broadway alongside his academic teaching career.

Read about Wilson Mendieta and the Discussion on American Musical Theatre Representation and Presentation
Spotlight

Research in Action

From Environmental and food sciences to big data and economic, research and creative activity at Chapman University is embed into every subject in every school. Chapman has world renowned faculty and established national and international prominence with several Institutes and Centers that promote interdisciplinary research.

For example, the Economic Science Institute with Nobel Prize winner Professor Vernon Smith, the Institute for Quantum Studies with National Medal of Science winner, Professor Yakir Aharonov, and the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education with bestseller author and scholar Professor Marilyn Harran. All of this creates amazing opportunities for students at Chapman and enhances institutional reputation.