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By utilizing the combination of outstanding students and faculty with focused strategic alliances, the Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS) builds collaborative relationships that enhance the scholarly pursuits of our campus community and expands connectivity with external audiences. JMU Research and Scholarship utilizes an interdisciplinary and applied approach, in order to facilitate the engagement of faculty, staff and students to develop solutions to real-world problems. An enterprise-wide research agenda guides the strategic objectives of academic initiatives and illustrates the value placed on collaboration and creative endeavors to address major issues facing society, while enhancing regional economic development. ORS is spearheading the creation of an innovation ecosystem that balances academic program excellence with cutting-edge research.


Our Mission is to develop and advance academic and scholarly endeavors by leveraging resources through instruction, research, public service and engagement to foster student learning, innovative discovery and advancement for the university, local, regional, state, national, and global communities.


Our Vision is to be an engaged leader in higher education scholarship, with an emphasis on student learning, scholarship and innovative discovery benefiting society.


Utilizing a student-centered, applied and interdisciplinary approach, we are an engaged, respectful and passionate community that Values:

  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Empowerment
  • Service
  • Impact
  • Stewardship