Research & Scholarship

Research

Civic Engagement

Dr. Gail Gehrig
Dr. Gail Gehrig
Combatting Bullying Through a Youth Mentoring Program
Lewis University has a long tradition of providing students with opportunities to learn through real world involvement. In Dr. Gail Gehrig's Applied Sociology class, upper level students take their classroom knowledge out of the classroom and into the community, gaining new perspectives and sometimes even changing lives in the process. [More]
Dr. Mark Schultz
Dr. Mark Schultz
African American Middle Class Roots Began with Owning Farms
The rush of hope of the bounties of freedom after the Civil War and emancipation were dashed for many black Americans by the harsh reality of bigotry. But those who managed to achieve ownership of their own farmland thrived, even under the most difficult circumstances, eventually laying the foundation bar for the black middle class. [More]
Dr. Tracey Nicholls
Dr. Tracey Nicholls
Dr. Lynn Tovar
Dr. Lynn Tovar
Every Move You Make: A Study on Texting and Domestic Abuse
With all the advantages and conveniences of cell phones, texting has become one of the technology's most popular uses. However, two Lewis University professors have discovered a darker side to cell phones. Domestic abusers are using texting as a means to track and assert control over their partners. This information has spurred the researchers to plan for domestic abuse awareness inclusion in the University's freshman orientation sessions - a potential pilot project for Colleges across the nation. [More]