It’s hard to believe we’re already looking at 2016 in the rear-view mirror. This year has been a busy one for the Division of Innovation and Applied Research. And, much like Towson University, it has been one of transitions. In January, Towson University named Dr.
What a week! Just yesterday, my team and I returned to campus after spending four days in Washington DC, where we hosted the 2016 Annual Conference of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU). This is the largest nationwide meeting of leaders from metropolitan
Fall is in the air! For the Division of Innovation and Applied Research, that means gearing up for a busy line-up of events. Providing a platform for critical discussions and dialogues for the TU community and the professional community is an important initiative for both
Last year, when I was new to my job, I wrote about getting to know the Division of Innovation and Applied Research at Towson University. A main focus of my job is to manage and edit this blog. Another focus is overseeing the management of
Earlier this week the Division of Innovation and Applied Research held its 8th Annual Awards Breakfast. This is always a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues and to recognize the accomplishments of the Division and of our peers. Interim vice president Dr. Daraius Irani
A lot of the work my colleagues and I do at the Division of Innovation and Applied Research revolve around workforce development. Whether that’s analyzing the economic impacts of arts and entertainment districts; highlighting university-community partnerships that improve our region; providing continuing education that address
In the third installment of my on-going series of blog posts (1, 2) about Towson University’s university-community partnerships, I’m going to explore professional development and training. Professional development and training takes many forms at Towson University. It ranges from working with a government agency to
For the past nine years, Towson University’s Division of Innovation and Applied Research has partnered with Academic Affairs to host the Towson University Showcase. This event brings together faculty and staff with the greater community to discuss ways in which we can partner to solve
For the past two years, the Division of Innovation and Applied Research published an annual report that outlined the impacts we were having across the state. This year, we took a broader view and included the big things that are happening across the entirety of
A couple months back, I wrote a blog post about my experience getting to know the Division of Innovation and Applied Research. I was new to my job and trying to learn as much as I could about who we were and what we did.