North Central College - Naperville, IL

Faculty Research

The North Central College campus is home to a unique group of scholars who welcome connecting classroom teaching with their professional activity. Faculty are committed to providing students with cutting-edge expertise in their subject areas and to demonstrating what it means to be engaged scholars and citizens.

The forms these efforts take are varied and include such contributions as:

• Publications
• Exhibitions and performances
• Conference presentations
• Problem-solving for corporations, non-profit organizations, community projects or higher education initiatives
• Affiliation and leadership in professional associations
• Hosting of national and international conferences
• Consulting
• Collaborative faculty-student research
• Campus and public forums

The Faculty Speakers Series matches faculty expertise with community interest.

An ambitious Summer Grants program supports faculty scholarly activity alongside external funding sources.

2012 Dissinger Prize for Faculty Scholarship

Bruce Janacek, associate professor of history, received the $1,000 Dissinger Prize for Faculty Scholarship for his professional development in the past year.  A faculty member since 1999, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis.