All across campus and around the world—or even beyond, given our observatory atop Blodgett Hall—the inquisitive minds at Adelphi are pursuing passions, finding solutions and contributing ideas and original knowledge to their fields and to society at large.

A Deeper Understanding of Identity

School of Social Work Professor Wahiba Abu-Ras, PhD, hopes her students “dig deep into the issue of social identities” through her research on belonging. Individuals, she said, have multiple social identities—with race, gender, class, sexual orientation and disability overlapping and interacting in complex ways. Her hope is for a more inclusive campus and society.

Rethinking Adult Social Relationships

Associate Dean Katherine Fiori, PhD, Gordon F. Derner School of Psychology, talks about her research, aimed at understanding how adults can best “lead a happy, healthy life.” They need not just close family ties, she said, but also so-called “weak ties” that present stimulation and “novel opportunities” for social interaction.

Research on Home Healthcare for Older Americans

College of Nursing and Public Health Assistant Professor Zainab Toteh Osakwe ’06,  PhD, discusses the importance of home health aides for the elderly during the COVID-19 pandemic in New York—and the role of the Clinical Education and Simulation Lab (CESiL) home-care setting in nurses’ training.


Transforming STEM in Higher Education

Adelphi University’s Professor Lawrence Hobbie, PhD, and Associate Professor Eugenia Villa-Cuesta, PhD, discuss their multidisciplinary effort to inspire diverse students to enter the STEM workforce through the STEM2 Network. This project is funded by a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation grant and involves collaboration with biology, chemistry and math faculty at four other local institutions.

This research and scholarship enrich the Adelphi educational experience for our students and contribute to their success.

At Adelphi, our scholars are constantly asking new questions, examining current understandings, and offering new insights to our communities. Our creative artists undertake new works and interpretations of existing works to open our minds and hearts to new ways of being. Taken together, Adelphi’s faculty are leading the way in informing the world towards a better future.

Christopher Storm, PhD Provost and Executive Vice President

Collaborative. Cutting-Edge. Creative.

Adelphi University values, supports and promotes faculty scholarly and creative works. This drive to find new knowledge helps fuel our world-class academics and increases our national recognition. A well-resourced institution near New York City, Adelphi attracts and retains world-class faculty members drawn to opportunities for intellectual and scholarly growth.

Adelphi faculty members often collaborate with peers at other universities or embark on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects with other departments at Adelphi and partner schools. Our researchers often enlist Adelphi graduate and undergraduate students in high-level research projects, creating a truly transformative learning experience.

Faculty members’ research sometimes results in cutting-edge discoveries and solutions that lead to advancements in their respective fields: new cures and treatments and novel teaching methods.

Our multi-talented faculty members contribute creative works to a variety of disciplines in the arts and media: music, drama, fine arts, literature, journalism, oral history and other forms of creative expression.

A. Hasan Sapci, MD

A. Hasan Sapci, MD, assistant professor in Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health, is a leading telemedicine researcher; his Smart Home for Home Healthcare Lab helps nursing students monitor patients remotely.

Paul Moravec, DMA

Paul Moravec, DMA, composer and Adelphi professor, received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Tempest Fantasy, a work inspired by the Shakespeare play.

Research Recognition: Grants, Fellowships and Awards

Adelphi faculty members have been honored with prestigious scholarly awards and honors, and they have also received national and international grants and funding to further their research. These honors come from organizations such as: 

  • Fulbright Program
  • Guggenheim Fellowships
  • Pulitzer Prizes
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Department of Education 

Keeping Up With Faculty Scholarship and Creativity

We love sharing stories about faculty scholarship and creative works, and you will find stories and mentions sprinkled throughout our website and various publications. Here are a few spots you might find some recent research news:

Inspiring Scholarship: A Cornerstone of the Adelphi Experience

Our faculty are making significant contributions to their respective fields, and we want to acknowledge their scholarly accomplishments! Check out our Statement of Scholarship page to learn more about their research and scholarly pursuits.
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