Areas of Impact
Texas State researchers are active in all fields. We especially excel in applied research that impacts state and national needs.
Healthcare is multidisciplinary. Our researchers work together across traditional boundaries, engaging in applied research to improve health outcomes for people near the university and far.
Leveraging genetic research in fish to understand human cancer treatment and prevention
— Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center
Evaluating and addressing patient violence toward healthcare providers
— Son Chae Kim, St. David’s School of Nursing
Serving our communities has long been a Texas State value. Through research into cognitive and emotional wellbeing, public safety and related topics, we are improving the quality of life for people in Texas and beyond.
Providing evidence-based best practices for schools and school law enforcement
— Texas School Safety Center
Teaching and Lifelong Learning
Texas State began as a normal school devoted to preparing new teachers, and we continue that legacy not only through providing degrees in education, but also with research into the myriad factors that influence teaching and learning at every stage of life.
Qualitative research on student, teacher and administrator experiences of education equity or inequities
— Melissa A. Martinez, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology
Encouraging science, technology, engineering and math study among traditionally underserved youth
— Araceli Martinez Ortiz
With the San Marcos River flowing through our original campus, we’ve always been well positioned for environmental research. From right on our doorstep or around the globe, our researchers are investigating the natural world and how we interact with it.
Using geographic tools and human behavior analysis to inform land management practices
— Jason Julian, Department of Geography
Researchers at Texas State use imagination and determination to bring new ideas, processes and products to life. Our location within the Texas Innovation Corridor fosters a multitude of connections among industries and individuals in technical, entrepreneurial and creative fields.