Voices of Scholarship



Chris Bachmann


Associate Professor of Graduate Psychology
Associate Assessment Specialist with the Center for Assessment and Research Studies

Associate Professor of Integrated Science and Technology

Director of the Alternative Fuels Lab


Dr. Chris Bachmann discusses his work on clean and renewable alternative energy sources.  Specifically, Bachmann researches algae-based fuel sources and the technological advances necessary to meet society's current consumption requirements.  He states that despite its standing as a teaching-focused university, JMU is a leading force behind this research.

The Voices of Scholarship is a collaboration between JMU’s Office of Research and Scholarship and the Center for Faculty Innovation. More Voices



Celebration of ICE at JMU

April 15, 2014

Mary Lou Bourne, Director of JMU Technology Innovation and Executive Director of James Madison Innovations (JMI) welcomed over 60 guests and honorees to ICE: part of the second floor in the Ice House embodying the cooperative alliance between the College of Business’ Center for Entrepreneurship, JMU Technology Innovation and 4-VA.

JMU Students Re-establish Undergraduate Research Journal

March 20, 2014

The journal's mission is to promote, publish, and share the excellent scholarly research by undergraduate students across James Madison University. JMURJ seeks to connect James Madison University's undergraduate students in all fields of study with their peers, their school, and their community.

Solar Power Engineering Project Wins Award

March 5, 2014

JMU professor Dr. Jacquelyn Nagel and engineering student Benjamin Condro began conducting research exploring the possibility of making solar energy systems more sustainable during the summer of 2012 with funding from the Valley 25 x ‘25/IEER initiative.

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