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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Department of Integrated Applied Research & Society

The Department of Integrated Applied Research & Society at the Woods College of Advancing Studies is a nodal point wherein the diverse program offerings at the Woods College are engaged in the more singular work of marshalling the strengths of each academic program to engage in interdisciplinary research and program development that address and respond to a particular need in the world.

The activities of the department involve grant writing, providing a base for visiting scholars and fellows, creating interdisciplinary conferences and workshops, resourcing Program Directors to enhance research and thought leadership, and promote faculty and student collaboration.

We are happy to welcome our inaugural Fellow, Professor Manos Hatzimalonas, who joins us from Rhodes, Greece. Prof. Hatzimalonas is currently the Executive Director of the The Philotimo Foundation, a non-profit social innovation center dedicated to the exploration of the understudied human emotional and cognitive state of philotimo as a platform for positive social change.