Center for Research Excellence

The Center for Research Excellence works to continuously improve the quality of research conducted by LeBow College faculty and to share research findings with scholars and business leaders. Under the direction of Associate Dean V.K. Narayanan, Ph.D., we:

  • Provide seminars and mentoring for faculty to enhance research effectiveness
  • Develop linkages with business that lead to workshops based on research conducted by LeBow faculty
  • Facilitate involvement of undergraduate students in the research process
  • Provide faculty research seminars at the departmental level, faculty mentoring and support systems to enhance research effectiveness
  • Provide College-wide faculty workshops to facilitate externally funded projects Enhance the visibility of faculty research and publication to the professional community
  • Enhance the accessibility of LeBow Research outputs to academic community
  • Encourage applied research focusing on problems relevant to commerce and industry
  • Provide a vehicle to formally recognize, encourage and reward outstanding research by LeBow College faculty
  • Develop linkages with Executive programs that lead to workshops and teaching modules based on the cutting edge research conducted by LeBow faculty
  • Facilitate the knowledge and involvement of undergraduate students in the research process.
  • Provide a linkage to LeBow alumni that focuses on “great moments in research by LeBow faculty” and consolidate into a publication for potential students
  • Coordinate and promote other Drexel initiatives in research excellence.

Center for Research Excellence News

Freshman Emma Zdgiebloski’s presents surprising research results on student online and data protection at the STAR Scholars Summer Showcase.
LeBow’s newly minted PhD grads are heading off to start their new careers at great institutions including Cornell University, Philadelphia University and CSU San Marcos.
LeBow’s Associate Dean for Research, VK Narayanan, PhD, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to fund a research sabbatical in India, where he will broaden his research on innovation to include emerging economies.
“My students think I’m crazy,” says new faculty member Matt Freedman. “I’m always looking for examples to bring into the classroom.”