Message from the Vice President for Research

Dr. John MaherIt is an exciting time indeed to be a part of the research community here at Marshall University, and those of us at the Marshall University Research Corporation are proud to be associated with the exemplary programs we serve.

Why is research important? Because in addition to resulting in life-changing discoveries and innovations, research also serves as a catalyst for economic development, improving the quality of life for all of us.

I am pleased to report that Marshall has experienced great growth in research activity over the past several years, reflecting both the university’s growing emphasis on research and the breadth of expertise represented on our campus. In fact, between 2005-10, the total amount of funding for research at Marshall increased an impressive 41 percent—from $36.8 million to more than $52 million. Research funding at Marshall resulted in an estimated economic impact of more than $119 million in 2009-10 alone.

Clearly, Marshall research has a vital role to play in the future of our state and region, and the Marshall University Research Corporation is dedicated to providing the highest level of professional services and support for this growing enterprise. Please make use of the information and links available here on our website, and contact any of us with questions or suggestions.

We look forward to working with you!


John Maher, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research, Marshall University
Executive Director, Marshall University Research Corporation
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