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Research Centers

Lewis College of Human Sciences is home to several research centers in addition to many faculty-led research labs. Below are the research centers housed within our college. For information on faculty-led research labs, please visit the respective research pages of the humanities, psychology, and social sciences departments.

Center for Leadership Studies

The mission of the Center for Leadership Studies is to develop resources and implement programs needed to create a culture supportive of identifying and developing emerging leaders throughout Illinois Tech’s academic and alumni community, and to raise the public’s awareness of the leaders being developed at the university. For more information contact Industry Professor of Psychology George Langlois.

Center for Research and Service

The Center for Research and Service is one of the country’s premier, university-based research and consulting services firms. The center provides meaningful solutions, strategies, and metrics to assist clients in assessing, developing, and leveraging the potential of their employees while supporting and educating advanced graduate students to deliver high-quality professional services. For more information contact Industry Professor of Psychology George Langlois.

Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions

The Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions promotes research and teaching on practical moral problems in the professions. The first interdisciplinary center for ethics to focus on the professions, CSEP continues to be one of the nation’s leading centers for practical and professional ethics. For more information contact professor of philosophy Elisabeth Hildt.

Chicago Health Disparities Center

The Chicago Health Disparities Center is a research group funded through the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute. Located at the Illinois Institute of Technology and directed by Patrick Corrigan and Lindsay Sheehan, CHDC is committed to reducing physical health disparities for racial and ethnic minorities with mental illness. CHDC is partnered with Chicago-area universities, service provider organizations, and public agencies. For more information contact Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan.

National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment

One of the greatest barriers to people in recovery is the stigma of mental illness. Personal empowerment is one of the best ways to overcome the stigma. The National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment is a research group meant to promote recovery by understanding stigma and promoting empowerment. The consortium is located at Illinois Tech with a collection of researchers at Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, Rutgers University, Temple University, the University of Wisconsin, Illinois State University, and the University of Chicago. For more information contact Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan.

“My research recognizes community members who have mental illness as the experts in developing, implementing, and evaluating technologies that can improve their health. By using a process called community-based participatory research, I partner with teams of community members to transfer health technologies from resource-rich universities to the underserved communities of Chicago.”

—Lindsay Sheehan, Senior Research Associate, National Consortium on Stigma and Empowerment

Lindsay Sheehan

“Illinois Tech, with its programs in science, technology, and engineering, is an ideal home for the Ethics Center. It's an ideal surrounding to reflect with students and faculty on the ethical and social implications of their fields, and to collaborate in interdisciplinary projects. People are interested as they see that science and technology are not being taught and developed in a vacuum.”

—Elisabeth Hildt, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions

Elisabeth Hildt

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