About Fox School Research

The Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives operates to enhance the reputation and impact of the Fox School of Business as a global leader in research, doctoral education, industry outreach, and community engagement. Our goal is to better serve our stakeholders, including students, faculty, academia, industry, state and federal government, the people of Pennsylvania, and society in general.

By providing direction, leadership, and support to the agenda of the Fox School and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, the Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives promotes the research interests of faculty members, encourages PhD student research across multiple disciplines, and encourages application for sponsored projects and research.

The Fox School achieves recognition as a global leader in research.



The Fox PhD program combines top research faculty with small class sizes and a cutting-edge curriculum to help students succeed in today’s academic world. Students have the opportunity to build their research portfolio, present at international conferences, and meet with top researchers from around the world. Visit the PhD site and learn more.

Executive Doctorate

Expand your decision-making abilities and gain new perspectives on everyday business challenges with the Fox Executive Doctorate in Business Administration program. The EDBA program is a part-time, three-year degree designed to equip senior managers and executives with the power to transform today’s business environment. Visit the Executive Doctorate in Business Administration site and learn more.

Leaders & Faculty

Fox Research Services

The Office of Research, Doctoral Programs, and Strategic Initiatives supports faculty, staff, and Doctoral Students in copy editing and the grant writing and submission process, including:
  • Funding opportunities
  • Proposal and budget preparation
  • Proposal entry and submissions
  • Budget management and grant reporting
  • Copy editing services
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Research Institutes and Centers

There are 21 centers and institutes at the Fox School. Each with their own vision and mission, each organization promotes relevant research throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and around the world. Most strive to improve business and government management through research, education, and community.

These include:

  • Advanta Center for Research in Financial Institutions
  • Data Science Institute
  • Biostatistics Research Center
  • Center for Competitive Government
  • Center for Statistical Analysis
  • Consumer Sensory Innovation Lab
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