Goals of the Center for Knowledge Diffusion

The fundamental basis of a free and democratic society rests with access to knowledge and educational opportunity across the population. The Center for Knowledge Diffusion has been organized to promote educational access by reducing barriers to opportunity across five substantive areas which are listed below. What unites these research domains is a theoretical agenda concerning access to educational opportunity. Whether these focal areas involve relational, financial, political, systemic or sociological interactions, the Center for Knowledge Diffusion exists to create and analyze avenues for the realization of potential.

Major areas of research include:

Impact Analysis of Research Collaborations

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Patenting and Licensing Activities

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Higher Education Finance

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Mentoring & Talent Development

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School Policy Research

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Our Vision

Our vision is to serve the public by creating multiple avenues for heightened opportunity and innovation by actively promoting the diffusion of knowledge.

Our Mission

By integrating meaningful mentoring opportunities for students, researchers, and faculty, we actively promote the diffusion of knowledge across multiple disciplines. We do this by conducting exceptional research, by developing talent, and by serving as a conduit for possibilities. In so doing, we use multiple methods to realize individual and organizational potential in the interest of the public, the government and community agencies.

Acknolwedgement: This Center was created, in part, with help from the National Science Foundation grant (award number SES-0925915*). This NSF program is under the auspices of the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the Executive Office of the President of the United States. *Note: Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.