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Division of Innovation & Applied Research

For Faculty

The Division of Innovation and Applied Research is a resource for TU faculty and staff. We have expertise in technology transfer, identifying community partners, survey and evaluation research, technology integration, and that’s just the beginning. Additionally, in collaboration with faculty, we provide rich and relevant research opportunities for students.

Securing Joint Grants

We have a strong record of combining faculty research interests with our expertise in applying for and securing federal and state grants and contracts that provide valuable research and scholarship opportunities.


Leveraging internal and external resources, we help faculty members take their technologies and innovations to market. We can aid in everything from filing the patent to identifying partners.

Supporting Research

With over 70 professional staff members we have a diverse portfolio of skills that can support and enhance your research projects and grants, including:

  • Project Management
  • Database and Application Development
  • Website Design and Hosting
  • GIS Mapping
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Evaluation Support
  • Event and Conference Planning and Promotion Services
  • Training and Outreach

Partnerships Across Campus

This blog series features faculty and acdaemic administrators currently partnering with the Division of Innovation and Applied Research.

Michael McGuireMichael McGuire headshot
Professor, Department of Computer & Information Sciences

"The Division of Innovation and Applied Research is positioned at the intersection of IT education and industry. This positioning offers unique experiential learning opportunities for Towson University IT students and is an important partner in the IT curriculum at Towson University. " more>

Jonathan LazarJonathan Lazar headshot
Professor, Department of Computer & Information Sciences

"DECO has much more involvement with industry than a typical academic department, and they have experience building industrial applications. Many universities have an “Office of Technology Transfer” which works to take research ideas and prototypes from university researchers" more>

Dr. Lori Kiyatkin Dr. Lori Kiyatkin headshot
Assistant Professor, Corporate Strategy & Entrepreneurship, Department of Management

"I joined the advisory board of the TowsonGlobal Business Incubator during the summer of 2010. As a board member, I have had opportunities to collaborate in many fruitful ways with TowsonGlobal’s staff" more>

Dr. Ray Lorion Dr. Ray Lorion headshot
Dean, College of Education

"RESI’s contribution to CAIRE is now deep and broad. Their expertise in the management of large projects has been an essential component of CAIRE’s becoming organized and able to recruit, train, and monitor what are now nearly 40 individual applied scientists" more>

Division of Innovation & Applied Research

Phone: 410-704-3764
Fax: 410-704-2152

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Interested in learning more about how we can work together? Contact our faculty liaison Dr. Daraius Irani.



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