• Research


    Supporting the pathway to discovery and the creation of new knowledge through University research


  • A Message from the Vice President for Research


    Welcome! Under the guidance of our institutional leadership and affiliations with community partners, we are on an exciting course to strengthen our research enterprise and education of KCU students.

    Our research growth and viability is based in collaboration among institutions, both locally and nationally. We are strongly committed to expanding our collaborative ventures, supporting translational research, moving knowledge forward and educating our students about the value of research in their careers.

    As the interdisciplinary research on our campus and those of our partners becomes further connected, federal and state government, biomedical industry, foundations, institutions of higher learning, and forward-thinking and committed individuals will become ever more engaged in empowering excellence and outcomes. The return on research investment can be measured in many ways, from local health benefits to world-changing advancements.

    Jeffrey Joyce, PhD, Vice President for Research | See faculty bio information and CV



    KCU’s Division of Research promotes and nurtures the research initiatives of our faculty and students by: Identifying research opportunities and providing research support services for faculty and students:

    • Developing inter-institutional research partnerships and collaborative ventures
    • Serving as the University's spokesperson on research news
    • Ensuring proper guidance for research compliance and integrity 

    Division Contact Information

    Jeffrey Joyce, PhD, Vice President for Research, Professor, Pharmacology/Microbiology

    Jan Talley, PhD, Research Analyst

    Dana Buchanan, Administrative Assistant III