Program to Promote Scholarly Initiatives
Mission of the Stahl Center
- Equip students to excel in the diverse career paths that make up the dynamic real estate industry, while adhering to Lewis’s LaSallian tradition of knowledge, fidelity, wisdom, justice, and association.
- Recognize the importance of real estate in the U.S., world, and local economies.
- Work in partnership with the wider community to impact the growth and development of real estate
- Promote scholarship in the fields of commercial and residential real estate and to create opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships with business and the community.
Goals of the Stahl Center’s Program to Promote Scholarly Initiatives
- Advance the formalization of scholarly initiatives at Lewis University.
- Encourage and support the scholarship of faculty and students.
- Expand the Stahl Center to create a place where scholars come together to pursue research, education and community outreach initiatives that advance knowledge in the fields of commercial and residential real estate.
- Strengthen Lewis University’s relationships with practitioners in these fields.
Definition of Real Estate
A broad definition of real estate has been adopted to encourage scholarship by Lewis University faculty and students from many disciplines:
“Real estate is the interaction between humans and land. Real estate encompasses all factors affecting the use of land. Land is used for a wide variety of purposes, including retail businesses, offices, education, health, well-being, manufacturing, housing, agriculture, recreation, worship and entertainment. The social and financial value of real estate depends on many interrelated factors, including societal needs and preferences, economic conditions, demographics, available transportation infrastructure, and government regulations.”
Scholarship Funded by the Stahl Center
The scholarly activities supported by the Stahl Center will be initiated through proposals from Lewis University faculty and students. The proposals may fall into three broad areas of scholarship:
- Faculty release time to conduct research
- Support for faculty-student research projects
- Research equipment and materials
- Support for publishing of findings
- Guest lecturers/speakers
- Symposia at Lewis or Lewis participation in off-campus symposia/conferences
- Integration of Center-funded work into curriculum
- Internship opportunities
- Scholar-in-residence programs
- Roundtable events to obtain industry participation and feedback
- Joint research projects with corporate partners
- Summer programs for educational, corporate and/or military partners such as ROTC
Proposals submitted for funding may be for research, education and community outreach initiatives that are consistent with the Mission of Lewis University, the Mission and Goals of the Stahl Center, and relate to real estate, as broadly defined. The sponsor of the proposed scholarly initiative must be a current faculty member or a student with a Lewis University faculty sponsor.
If you have questions regarding the types of scholarly work funded by the Stahl Center, the proposal submission process, or any other aspect of the Program to Promote Scholarly Initiatives, please contact::
Dr. Frank Rose
College of Business
Telephone: (815) 836-5802