The Samford University Office of Research is committed to the highest standards of integrity in fulfilling its mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research. This is accomplished by providing a range of services in support of all research activities undertaken by faculty, staff, and students at Samford University. Our activities include:

  • Providing central research administration from proposal submission, through contract development and negotiation, to project closeout with the services of the Office of Sponsored Programs.
  • Supporting a culture of ethical research and compliance by providing guidance and oversight in such areas as the protection of human and animal subjects, research integrity, and conflict of interest management.
  • Overseeing research policy, including research compliance, guidelines for faculty and student researchers, and other areas.
  • Advocating for student research programs and supporting efforts across all colleges and schools.
  • Creating opportunities through internal funding that aims to strategically stimulate new endeavors in research programs and scholarly activities.

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Recent News

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Trepanier, Wallace Contribute to New Book on Solzhenitsyn
Samford professors Lee Trepanier and Jason Wallace contributed to a new book that addresses Russia’s complex influence on American culture, viewed through the experience and writing of its most famous exile and modern literary voice. 
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Miller Preparing Two Books, Virtual Seminar and Course on Race in Popular Culture and Media
Communication studies professor Niya Pickett Miller is developing multiple high-profile projects related to her scholarship on visual rhetorical criticism of marginal identities. 
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Carey Publishes New Article on Local News in Appalachia
His white paper for the Center for Journalism and Liberty offers insights on how rural local news organizations can help contribute to the development of stronger, more resilient communities. 
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Remote Summer Research Helps Refine Career Interests
Computer science student Logan Casperson completed a National Science Foundation-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at the University of North Texas (UNT) this summer. COVID-19 complicated things, but Casperson was able to participate in the career-building experience remotely. 
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Bakkegard, Johnson Describe New Location for Endangered Lizard
Cuba might seem like an unusual location for Samford researchers, but there’s an important connection–In addition to being a veteran field biologist, Bakkegard is a retired U.S. Navy surface warfare captain whose 30 years of active and reserve service included deployment to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay.