All across campus and around the world—or even beyond, given our observatory atop Blodgett Hall—the inquisitive minds at Adelphi are pursuing passions, finding solutions and contributing ideas and original knowledge to their fields and to society at large. This research and scholarship enrich the Adelphi educational experience for our students and contributes to their success.

By asking important questions, taking the time to do thorough and exacting research, and sharing the results through peer-reviewed journals, academic conferences and the popular press, we expand our collective knowledge and are making the world a better place.

Steve Everett, DMA Provost | Adelphi University

Collaborative. Cutting-Edge. Creative.

Adelphi University values, supports and promotes faculty scholarly and creative works. This drive to find new knowledge helps fuel our world-class academics and increases our national recognition. A well-resourced institution near New York City, Adelphi attracts and retains world-class faculty members drawn to opportunities for intellectual and scholarly growth. 

Adelphi faculty members often collaborate with peers at other universities or embark on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research projects with other departments at Adelphi and partner schools. Our researchers often enlist Adelphi graduate and undergraduate students in high-level research projects, creating a truly transformative learning experience. 

Alexander Heyl, PhD, associate professor at Adelphi, collaborated internationally with colleagues at a German university to research the evolution and function of algae to help answer the questions of how plants came to land. 

Faculty members’ research sometimes results in cutting-edge discoveries and solutions that lead to advancements in their respective fields: new cures and treatments and novel teaching methods.

A. Hasan Sapci, MD, assistant professor in Adelphi’s College of Nursing and Public Health, is a leading telemedicine researcher; his Smart Home for Home Healthcare Lab helps nursing students monitor patients remotely.

Our multi-talented faculty members contribute creative works to a variety of disciplines in the arts and media: music, drama, fine arts, literature, journalism, oral history and other forms of creative expression. 

Paul Moravec, DMA, composer and Adelphi professor, received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Tempest Fantasy, a work inspired by the Shakespeare play.

Read Adelphi’s Statement of Scholarship

Research Recognition: Grants, Fellowships, Awards and More

Adelphi faculty members have been honored with prestigious scholarly awards and honors, and they have also received national and international grants and funding to further their research. These honors come from organizations such as: 

  • Fulbright Program
  • Guggenheim Fellowships
  • Pulitzer Prizes
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institutes of Health
  • U.S. Department of Education 

Keeping Up With Faculty Scholarship and Creativity

We love sharing stories about faculty scholarship and creative works, and you will find stories and mentions sprinkled throughout our website and various publications. Here are a few spots you might find some recent research news:

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