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									                            Ten Year Research Response

Architecture
New research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- The development of Landscape Urbanism as a research focus will similarly have led to
the creation of new multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary research in two related areas:
water issues relating to the design of the built environment in the Great Lakes Basin, and
the rehabilitation of brownfield industrial landscapes.
- The research demands made on the proposed Digital Fabrication laboratory will only
increase as the technology continues to evolve.
- Globalization and Culture: identity, migration and cultural change in global cities as
material culture.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- A demonstration assisted living facility simultaneously housing collaborative research
facilities is envisioned.
- Water in the urban environment, industrial site remediation technologies and design and
sustainable development in the great lakes watershed.
- It will work collaboratively with the Great Lakes Water Institute and the new School of
Freshwater Science, among others, to envision urban habitats, sustainable watersheds,
urban aquaculture, urban agriculture and infrastructural design, building adaptive reuse
and sustainable urban and regional development.

Urban Planning
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Sustainability, Economy and Environment.

Dance
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Over the last three years, production activity has increased in the department as the
result of the addition of an Inter-Arts Musical Theatre BFA track and interdisciplinary
performance projects with members of the DIVAS faculty.
- Increased research performance activities require a new theatre facility within the PSOA
to support Dance Theatre and Opera performances.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Develop multiple international partnerships.

Film
Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Expansion of Wisconsin’s media arts production industry, including movies, television
and video games, promises to increase expectations of our department.

Theatre
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Collaborative art and design modes of inquiry.
- Dramaturgy and Playwriting programs will expand.
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- Continuing expansion of applied technology particularly in the areas of automated
scenery, motion control, and other forms of applied technology necessitate the acquisition
of advanced technology in production programs and the classroom.
- The direct application of theatre production and performance skills to film, television,
and themed entertainment requires expanding faculty expertise to enable students the
opportunity to freely move between all of the current entertainment industry
opportunities.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Traditional modes of production will expand as technology blurs the lines between
theatre, film, television, and other forms in the entertainment industry.

Music
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Necessary growth in multi-cultural music studies and post-baccalaureate studies in the
musical arts and humanities.
- Establish a DMA in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy joint, collaborative effort with
the Medical College of Wisconsin and PSOA Department of Dance (motion capture
technology and Alexander Technique).
- Establish a DMA program that would combine the best of the voice and anatomical
sciences and the best of traditional conducting and choral methodology with the newest
in motion capture technology in movement analysis.

Visual Art
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Expand the Design Research Institute, creating a working institute in the Milwaukee
area.
- Increase interdisciplinary research among Art/Design/Engineering/Architecture and
Computer Science.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Make Kenilworth a creative think tank for the Southeast Wisconsin.

Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- The Lubar School anticipates a shift in research from a predominantly domestic focus to
one that is more global. This goes beyond looking at cross-culture comparison.
- The focus will shift more to an understanding of business competitiveness and
managerial issues from a global perspective.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- To continue to develop more partnerships with Milwaukee business organizations to
conduct research and contribute to economic development.
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Curriculum and Instruction
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Selection and preparation of teachers for urban schools, issues of the induction/retention
of those teachers and how the students in their classrooms learn.
- Achievement gaps among white students and students of color, as well as, gender gaps
will continue to be a focus.
- STEM research and funding.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Opportunities for research on and in charter and choice schools.
- Teacher leadership and how it relates to differentiated staff/compensation and student
learning.

Educational Psychology
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- We would like to collaborate with school, mental health, and medical agencies to
establish a psychological services consortium as an interdisciplinary training and research
partnership to meet the behavioral health needs of children, adults, and families in urban
settings.
- The consortium could serve as a research site where UWM faculty and doctoral students
will collaborate with community mental health, medical and school professionals to
systematically study intervention efficacy, training efficacy, and other issues e.g., impact
of poverty on the behavioral, social, and emotional adjustments of adults, children and
families in urban settings; effects of community and university..

Educational Policy and Community Studies
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Community organizing.
- Child care
- Focusing on issues of inclusion, inequality, and professionalization in collaboration.

Exceptional Education
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Discussions have focused on the development of an Institute on Advocacy and
Communication in Special Education and ASL.
- The institute, as conceptualized, would include three distinct strands of work:
    1. Parents and Families
    2. Language and Literacy
    3. Cultural Responsiveness

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Demonstration project to examine specific structural supports and services for
parents/families of children with disabilities in urban schools.
- Collaboration with urban schools to develop and implement models that support
students in inclusive educational settings, including in charter schools.
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- Innovations in teacher preparation that address increasing need for teachers who can
deliver culturally responsive, behavioral, language and literacy.
- Content learning supports for children with disabilities in urban schools.
- Technology as a vehicle for teaching and learning.
- Models for preparing ASL teachers, deaf educators, and educational interpreters for
deaf/hard of hearing individuals who reflect multi-cultural backgrounds (e.g., Deaf and
African-Americans).

Civil Engineering & Mechanics
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Water resources and environmental engineering.
- Structural engineering.
- Biomedical engineering.

Computer Science
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Building on the success of our research plan in the first five years.
- Develop more interdisciplinary research programs linking CS with arts, engineering,
sciences, medicine, and health sciences.

Electrical Engineering
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- The long term goals of the department coincide with five of the grand challenges posted
by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE):
- Make solar energy economical.
- Restore and improve urban infrastructure.
- Engineer better medicines.
- Advance health informatics
- Engineer the tools of scientific discovery.
- MRI and its applications.
- Functional neuroimaging and MR spectroscopy of the brain.
- Molecular imaging of metabolic processes and drug-receptor interactions.
- Positron-emissions tomography application in oncology, cardiology and psychiatry.
- Because of the shortage of radiologists, we expect information technology tools, based
on pattern recognition technology to be imperative. Furthermore, most medical images
will be digital and how to manage and mine such them will be of great interest.
Moreover, interdisciplinary research involving engineering and other disciplines
(biology, biochemistry, physics and others) is expected to remain a priority.
- Renewable energy (e.g., solar and wind).
- Power applications in medical instrumentation and energy harvesting.
- Research power harvesting for remote sensors and how other low power applications in
which traditional power sources are unavailable is growing.



Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
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New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Research on assistive devices and design of equipment and devices to make individuals
with certain disabilities more independent.
- Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management will work to establish a Center for
Freight and Supply Chain Security which will address issues critical to national security
and terrorism.

Mechanical Engineering
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Develop a niche in Biomedical Engineering
- Actively involved in development and launch of an undergraduate Biomedical
Engineering major
- Establish a graduate program in Nanoengineering.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- The Department envisions to develop and grow research activities in the following five
programs with the following priority order:
       (i)    biomedical engineering
       (ii)   nanotechnology
       (iii) green manufacturing
       (iv)   renewable energy
       (v)    polymer science and engineering

Communication Sciences & Disorders
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Health related screening and diagnostic testing.
- A valid and reliable evaluation protocol for children with swallowing disorders.
- A normed screening procedure to evaluate the risk for older adults to develop
swallowing disorders that provides direction for intervention and management.
- Screening tests for children with a variety of communication disorders to assess the role
of auditory processing as a component of their disorder.
- A valid and reliable evaluation protocol to assess the probability of recovery in young
children who stutter vs. the development of chronic stuttering.
- Assessment and/or screening procedures for young urban children with and without
disabilities to assess risk for difficulties with reading, including bilingual children
- Assessment instrument for individuals with severe communication disorders who use
AAC in terms of their level of participation in age-appropriate activities.

Health Sciences
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Anticipate that global health problems (e.g. caused by water resources, environmental
degradation, infectious disease) and health disparities will gain in importance, with
greater federal funding.
- Encourage faculty research efforts in international cooperation, working collaboratively
with other countries for the purpose of solving global health problems.
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Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- A general realignment of research interest towards international problems.

Occupational Therapy
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Increases in adult disability and the graying of America, will drive services on
associates problems.
- Innovative research on disability and chronic conditions are positioned to grow.
- Funding for children with disabilities and chronic care will continue to increase related
to applied research in pediatric habilitation.
- R2D2 Center is poised to expand into a premier national and international center for
information on the quality and outcomes of AT devices.
- Chronic diseases and disabilities account for the majority of health-related expenditures
and restricted activity days in the US.
- Interdisciplinary collaboration including OT, HMS, PT, SLP and nursing can strengthen
efforts to develop a school of public health at UWM with an emphasis on disability and
chronic disease.
- Research on health promotion, wellness programming, safety and injury prevention, and
prevention will continue and even grow in research priorities.
- Ergonomics research addresses health care technology, aging, and disability.
- Research and funding support are expected to grow in these areas.
- Drinking is a significant threat to the well being of youths and communities across the
nation. The OT Department is a current leader in this area and will pursue additional
future funding from NIAAA.
- Veterans experience PTSD, TBI, and drug abuse. Funding to address these problems
will be pursued.

Information Studies
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Issues of diversity, equity, and social justice already present in SOIS research are likely
to take on greater prominence.
- The focus will also be on the relationship between information and development in
particular as it relates to the developing world.
- Another possible area is the relationship between global warming and role of libraries.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- The three priority research areas organization of information information policy
information retrieval evolve as technology evolves and as social and cultural contexts
respond to globalization and other issues. SOIS’s international connections are likely to
make our research sensitive to these changes.

Nursing
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Genetics/genomics, physiology.
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Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Focus on self-management, technology, genetics, health promotion and prevention,
outcomes research and heath care economics.

Art History
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Increase programming and coursework with Hebrew Studies and Islamic Studies.
- The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Prairie School buildings photography.
- History of decorative arts.

Communication
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Plan to increase our interdisciplinary research and grant writing in Women’s Studies,
English, Public Health, Great Lakes and Information Sciences.

English
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Expand research and teachings in Digital Humanities. English departments nationwide
are beginning to broaden their traditional focus on reading, writing, literacy, and
textuality through a focus on digital technologies. New Technologies not only enable us
to expand these traditional areas of concern, but also allow for new ways to produce,
perform, experiment, read, comprehend, and experience textual and narrative forms in the
English language.

Spanish and Portuguese
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Strengthening in the areas of contemporary Spain, Medieval and Colonial literature, and
by furthering inter-institutional collaborations.

Biological Sciences
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Promote linkage among sub-disciplines as biological research converges towards
understanding of complex processes from levels of gene to cell to organism and to
interacting organisms on the ecological stage.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Increasing our research collaborations with the private sector.

Projected sources of new research funding in next 10 years:
- Increasing emphasis on multidisciplinary and multi-university funding proposals.
- Anticipate more interactions with pharmaceutical and commercial biotechnology firms.

Mathematical Sciences
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Research cluster(s) in Mathematical Biology and Medicine.
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- Cluster in Quantitative Risk Management
- Collaborations between Atmospheric Scientists, Mathematical Modelers and Data
Analysts, and School of Freshwater Sciences.

Chemistry & Biochemistry
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Environmental research pertaining to all aspects of energy will be an ongoing priority
for chemistry research.
- Materials chemistry and engineering will continue to be highly funded as will catalyst
development and drug discovery and development.
- Continue increasing the number of faculty in the Department at a rate of 1-2 each year,
seeking expertise in biophysics, theoretical modeling, nanomaterials, synthesis,
environmental energy production/conservation, chemometrics, and chemical biology.

Physics
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Single molecule crystallography with new light sources, such as the x-ray free election
laser (XFEL), attosecond science, neutrino astrophysics, second generation LIGO and
LISA gravitational detection, effects of reduced dimensionality and correlations, non-
ionizing diagnostic imaging, coherent control of chemical reactions.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Studies in complexity, emergent properties, sustainable and renewable energy
production, single-molecule reactions, laser interferometric space antenna (LISA),
imaging of single cells and bio-organisms.

Africology
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Research on urban youth, families and education.
- Continuation of a broad, longitudinal study for research on families in Milwaukee.
- Aged baby boomers in context of family research.
- Comparative research of African diaspora subjects in the Caribbean, Africa and Europe.

Anthropology
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Interested in establishing programs internationally with sister universities abroad.
- Enhanced Museum Studies Program to make bridges with museums and other cultural
institutions beyond the Milwaukee Public Museum Public Archaeology Program.
- Academic complement for Historic Resource Management Services.
- Linguistic Laboratory for language revitalization Bioarchaeology including forensics
and prehistoric research studies of nationalism program--an interdisciplinary program
involving the UWM departments of Anthropology, Political Science, Spanish and
Portuguese, and History.
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Political Science
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Will have a Center for the Study of Democracy

Economics
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Expand our international trade and finance specialty, labor economic specialty, and new
areas in public sector economics, including environmental economics.

Psychology
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Basic neuroscience
- Cognitive neuroscience
- Health psychology
- Behavior Analysis/Autism
- Clinical Treatment Development

Geography
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Envision greater collaboration with university units engaged in urban health, water
quality, health informatics, urban governance and environmental quality.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Intend to strengthen our research priorities in the areas of GIS and remote sensing, and
the urban environment.

Center for Alternative Fuels
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Research programs in the production of ethanol increasing.
- Renewable energies connecting to the electricity grid.

Decision Systems and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Medical informatics.
- Digital entertainment/gaming.

Institute for Urban Health Partnerships
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Use of technology in community based interventions, including telehealth.
- Population health interventions for family support and reduction of chronic illness.
- Psychosocial interventions for vulnerable populations.

Rehabilitation Research Design and Disability Center
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- This field of technology and disability will grow as technology does.
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Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Aging, disability and technology are growing markets in virtually every aspect of
financing.

Center for Urban Population Health
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Continue building expertise in its special initiatives of maternal and infant health
- Youth violence and violent crime prevention and healthy aging.

Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research
Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- New research directions are likely to continue for the next 10 years.
- Sustainability, finding ways to address the built environment needs of ours and the
international communities burgeoning population, technology dominated, culturally
diverse needs.
- Research will become more global in scope issues.
- More research.

Cultures and Communities
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Research best practices in curriculum development and implementation in this area.
- Link global diaspora formations to Milwaukee’s diverse communities.
- Globalization has not meant homogeneity or the loss of specific cultural traditions;
rather it has meant accelerated dispersions of cultural groups around the globe, where
they have established communities that sustain and continue traditional practices while
adjusting to new homelands.
- Diasporic communities also are adept at using the new technologies of global
commerce, communication, and transportation.
- How these diasporic communities function and how they affect multicultural nation
states will be a chief topic of research and programming.

Center for Celtic Studies
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- The center has developed or supported development of overseas programs in Ireland,
Galicia, and Brittany in the past five years.
- One of the program’s goals is to establish new partnerships with universities in
Scotland, Wales, and Cornwall as well; these would enable faculty exchanges and
additional overseas opportunities for undergraduate and well as graduate study.
- In cooperation with archaeologists in the Department of Anthropology, the Center is
interested in establishing and supporting an archaeological research program in Ireland.

Center for Women’s Studies
Projected sources of new research funding in next 10 years:
- Focus on women and gender in local and global contexts.
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Institute on Survey and Policy Research
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Collaboration with faculty on Public Policy related issues from Social Sciences, School
of Social Work and Health Sciences.
- Work with Schools of Freshwater and Public Health.

Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- CABHR will pursue collaborations with new SPH faculty and recruit students from
SPH to participate in ongoing CABHR studies.

Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- We will increasingly focus on community intervention research that has implications for
public health policy.

Center for Forensic Science
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Set up a teaching laboratory in which forensic science students could be trained in the
most up-to-date methods in forensic DNA analysis (DNA fingerprinting).
- Equipment and space could be made available for students desiring to pursue a research
aspect of forensic DNA analysis.

Center for Workforce Development
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Research on how the workforce training system works with regard to a range of
occupations and a range of individuals in terms of what resources they bring to the
employment market.
- There is increasing interest in creating new models of training as well as new models of
work, new models of skill needs.
- A great deal of interest in learning more about how the region can better take advantage
of the returning ex-convicts and the many individuals who have not earned educations
that give them employment options.

WATER Institute/SFS
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Climate change impacts on a global scale.
- Comparative genomics, environmental genomics.
- Water treatment technologies.
- Environmental remediation and restoration technologies.
- Sustainable water use technologies.
- Marine engineering.

Laboratory for Surface Studies
Changes in research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Further shift away from traditional surface science to more nanoscience research that
builds on these strengths, with strong new efforts in the interface with biology.
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Center for Urban Initiatives and Research
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Federally funded extramural research focused on urban related issues and problems in
such areas as public health, education, and community development.

Center for 21st Century Studies
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Organize major interdisciplinary research seminar series in partnership with outside
funders and with participation from scholars both at UWM and beyond.

Religious Studies
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Building in the areas of religious cultures and histories.
- Religion and the arts and potentially religion and the performing arts.
- Develop research expertise in the area of religion and education, with linkages to the
Education School.
- Develop expertise in training K-12 teachers in teaching global religion.

Foreign Language and Linguistics
New Research priorities/programs in next 10 years:
- Impact of globalization and technology on language instruction does not seem likely to
change.
- Continued emphasis on pedagogical innovations involving technology and international
collaboration.

								
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