Faculty and Student Scholarship@DigitalUD

APEX: Student Scholarship in the Classroom and Community
APEX: Student Scholarship in the Classroom and Community
A University of Dubuque education is designed to be a bridge to your future. It is an education grounded in a strong liberal arts core and developed through rigorous professional preparation. As a Christian university, we understand college to be about more than a piece of paper or a high paying job. The UD experience is about building a life of meaning: discovering and developing your God-given gifts, and discerning opportunities to make a difference in the world. - Mark Ward, Ph. D, Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University of Dubuque offers a variety of classes and majors, a list of which can be found by by clicking here.
Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Creativity
Faculty and Staff Scholarship and Creativity
Parker Palmer, in writing about the purpose of the educator, says that "to teach is to create a space where the community of truth is practiced." This lofty language is central to grounding our shared vocation as educators at the University of Dubuque. Teaching is at the heart of everything we do. Good teaching demands the pursuit of truth, expressed in a curiosity about and passion for the subject matter. It is a communal pursuit that connects our intellect to the world we seek to serve. The work of every scholar featured at the University of Dubuque stands as a model of truth seeking in action. Each work translates curiosity and passion into ideas that contribute to the conversation in the academy and serve to better the world. We celebrate the community of truth known as the University of Dubuque and, in particular, each colleague represented here. May our shared vocation as scholars continue to impact the world for good." - Mark D. Ward, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
More information on the faculty and staff can be found through this page.
Joe and Linda Chlapaty Summer Research Program
Joe and Linda Chlapaty Summer Research Program
The Chlapaty Fellowship Program is a competitive program designed to aid in the preparation of talented undergraduate students for graduate or professional school study. Fellows’ projects are to be completed during the summer following the students’ sophomore or junior years. Awardees commit to 40 hours each week for 10 weeks to the Fellowship. Each Chlapaty Fellow will receive a stipend of $4,500, and an additional $500 for supplies or travel costs associated with their scholarship project. More information about the Fellowship Program can be found by clicking here.
Master of Arts in Communication (MAC) Projects and Theses
Master of Arts in Communication (MAC) Projects and Theses
The Master of Communication Graduate program is divided into three separate focuses: concentration in Leadership and Management, a concentration in Strategic and Corporate Communication, and a concentration in Information Technologies. More information can be found by clicking here.
Theological Seminary Dissertations
Theological Seminary Dissertations
Where is God at work? How can we participate? These two questions inspire the mission of the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. In 1852, God was at work in Dubuque, Iowa, on the “Western frontier” of the United States, when a pastor began training ministers for congregations of German immigrants. In the 21st century, God continues to work—in Dubuque and throughout the world. At UDTS, we still train students
  • to expand their awareness of God’s desire for justice and mercy,
  • to develop the many skills needed by today’s Christian leaders, and,
  • to practice spiritual disciplines that will nurture in them a deeply satisfying relationship with the Triune God.
The students at UDTS learn how to pray and how to study, how to grow in mutual relationships and how to serve with righteousness and compassion. The graduates of our programs are equipped to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ in a variety of ministry contexts. - University of Dubuque Theological Seminary Dean Annette Bourland Huizenga
More information about the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary can be found by clicking here.
UD MSAPS Capstone
UD MSAPS Capstone
The University of Dubuque Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program is preparing clinicians who are educated in all aspects of health care with special emphasis placed on primary care in rural and under-served areas. PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient's principal healthcare provider. PAs play a vital role in increasing patient access to high-quality care and are able to do this because of their general medical training based on the medical model. More information can be found by clicking here.