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Message from the Provost

Message from the Provost

I am delighted to present this 2018 Faculty Scholarship Report. This compendium of scholarly work by RIT faculty and students represents the best of who we are as scholars and creative artists. I hope you will take pride in your own and others’ awards, articles, books, juried exhibitions, editorships and other scholarly work highlighted here.

The scholarly and artistic efforts within this report are examples of significant individual and group achievement. This work ranges from identifying antibacterial agents that promote burn wound healing, to building better barriers to cyberterrorism, to exploring representations of disability stigma in the media. It puts RIT and its research at the very heart of some of the world’s most critical technical, scientific, and social challenges.

The impact of these accomplishments is also making a difference to RIT’s national reputation. For example, as the result of many recent research successes, we are now classified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as Carnegie Research 2. This new standing elevates our national status and expands the opportunities available to faculty and students alike.

RIT’s vision for the future, embodied in the university’s strategic plan Greatness Through Difference, sets ambitious research and scholarship goals for the year 2025 including: $100M in sponsored program awards, $70M in sponsored program expenditures, 1,000 scholarly works produced annually, and at least 50 doctoral degrees conferred each year. The collective work displayed in this report makes me confident that these goals, though ambitious, are well within the talents of RIT’s faculty.

It is with great pride that I present this report highlighting our faculty’s scholarly achievements during 2018.

Ellen Granberg, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rochester Institute of Technology