Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change
The Institute pursues a broad programmatic agenda of research and outreach that builds
upon Dr. Hooks’ lifetime of work to achieve a more just society. The Hooks Institute
is committed to advancing the goals of the American Civil Rights Movement, and making
Memphis a national center for the study of the Civil Rights Movement and its legacy.
Bureau of Business and Economic Research
The Bureau of Business and Economic Research is the organized research and public
service unit of the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. The programs of the
Bureau include public service to government agencies (state and local) and the business
community, continuing education, and applied general research.
Center for Applied Psychological Research
The Center for Applied Psychological Research supports research on problems concerning
health, mental health, education, schools, crime, the environment, and children and
their families. The Center also supports basic scientific research in cognitive psychology,
biopsychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, and research design and
Center for Earthquake Research and Information
Center for Health Services Research
The Center for Health Services Research is housed in the Division of Health Administration.
The Center emphasizes collaborative, multi-disciplinary research focusing on issues
in health care management, leadership, financing, economics, and administration. The
Center’s goal is to serve as a strong partner and resource for health care organizations,
both public and private, in the Mid-South region.
Center for Manpower Studies
The Center for Manpower Studies, located in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics,
conducts research on employment and training-related topics and provides technical
assistance to federal, state, and local agencies. It also offers a variety of training
programs for human resource development agencies throughout the southeast.
Center for Research in Educational Policy
Center for Research on Women
Center for the Study of Higher Education
The Center for the Study of Higher Education, located in the College of Education,
Health and Human Sciences, conducts research and sponsors workshops and conferences
in higher and adult education. The Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire
is located in the Center, as is the Leadership Institute in Judicial Education.
Center for Urban Research and Extension
The Center for Urban Research and Extension provides technical assistance, research
and other services for neighborhood improvement in three Memphis Enterprise Neighborhoods.
The Center supports the City of Memphis’ Enterprise Community program, and collaborates
with neighborhood residents as they embark upon various efforts in revitalizing their
Chucalissa Indian Village and Museum (C.H. Nash Museum)
This partly reconstructed prehistoric Indian village on its original site and the
museum are operated by the Department of Anthropology as an educational and research
facility. The indoor and outdoor exhibits are designed to reconstruct prehistoric
Indian life in the Mid-South. Students are trained in the techniques of excavation,
restoration and museum operations. The courses taught are listed in the Department
of Anthropology offerings. Chucalissa is located 17 miles southwest of the main campus
along the Mississippi River.
The DNA Laboratory is a university facility providing access to resources required
for modern molecular biology research. Custom nucleic acid synthesis and automated
DNA sequencing are available on a fee basis to researchers both inside and outside
the University. The Laboratory also houses a high-performance gel documentation system
and a workstation with the GCG Wisconsin Package for nucleic acid and protein analysis.
Ecological Research Center
Edward J. Meeman Biological Station
Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Institute for Intelligent Systems
Integrated Microscopy Center
Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities
Regional Economic Development Center
Speech and Hearing Center
Other Research Units
Recognized Centers and Chairs of Excellence