Science student in lab

RESEARCH at Saint Joseph's University

Our academic excellence is led by hands-on teacher-scholars pushing students beyond what is expected, guiding them to discovery of passion and purpose in their research. Students and faculty collaborate to confront a broad range of societal and health issues, from eliminating antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” to studying the role of hair salons in combating domestic violence in immigrant communities to conducting groundbreaking research that impacts the science and practice of 21st century healthcare.

Let’s Get Started

Students, faculty, visiting scholars and external partners will have opportunities to share their expertise and research methods in critical fields by collaborating to make an impact on the world for the greater good.

Our Research Impact


In research and support grants earned during the 2020–2021 academic year


Centers and Institutes


Fulbright or Goldwater scholarship recipients in the past five years



Our faculty and students develop new technologies, author books, publish their research findings in high-impact journals, and regularly present the results of their scholarly pursuits at local and national conferences.”

Jean-Francois Jasmin, Ph.D.
Jean-Francois Jasmin, PhD

Associate Provost for Research & Graduate Administration and Policy

Our Research Community


Research lies in being able to accept the unknown of it all. Relinquishing control to the cells and the science is really hard, but really exciting. Accepting that I might fail has been the hardest thing I’ll ever do, but it’s also where I’ve made the most progress.”

Jenna Hunt ’23

neuroscience major

Suniti Sharma, Ph.D.

My students are so open to the research experience and going beyond their struggle to connect with students in the school-to-prison pipeline. The fact that they continue to integrate the knowledge generated from their research into their teaching is very inspiring to me."

Suniti Sharma, Ph.D.
Suniti Sharma, PhD

Professor, Teacher Education

Joseph McCleery

As a field, we need to continue to do a better job involving autistic individuals in research.The answers and solutions we obtain from this study will be way more meaningful and helpful for the autism community.”

Joseph McCleery
Joseph McCleery, PhD

Executive Director of Academic Programs, Kinney Center

Full Bright Top Producer

Saint Joseph's University Named Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students

This is the third time in University history that Saint Joseph’s has been awarded this designation. SJU is also the only Philadelphia university to have been recognized in the master's institutions category.

Saint Joseph's University's Barbelin Hall reflecting of Drexel Library's window

Our Expansive Collections

Our libraries, archives, collections and museums are dedicated to providing hands-on student-learning opportunities and meaningful discovery.

Our collections, libraries and museums include: