Welcome to the Department of Research and Advanced Studies. It is with great enthusiasm that I begin my tenure as department chair. Our department was formally the Department of Professional and Community Leadership.
The mission of the Department is to educate and train community and educational leaders using the most advanced theoretical, managerial, and technological knowledge, skills, and abilities available. Toward this goal, the Department is synergistic, providing training for a wide range and variety of professional careers. In support of this mission, department faculty and staff provide for the development of regional, community and educational partnerships that assist and benefit students. In order to accomplish these goals, we offer the Master's degree in College Student Affairs, the Specialist degree in Curriculum Studies and General Studies and the Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies, Diversity Studies, Administrative Studies and Science and Social Sciences.
I hope that your visit to our web page will be informative and that you enjoy getting to know our faculty and learning about our degree programs and course offerings.
Joyce C. Nichols
Chair, Department of Research and Advanced Studies