UNT has many outstanding faculty who are distinguished scholars, researchers and artists who are widely known as experts in their fields and dedicated mentors. Read about a few who are helping to make new discoveries and create solutions to address some of society’s biggest challenges and improve our world:

Research Spotlight

UNT's Cyber Forensics Lab at the UNT New College at Frisco has already made big strides since opening a year ago. Scott Belshaw, assistant professor of criminal justice and cyber lab director, started with a grand vision for a cyber research laboratory solely dedicated to analyzing cellphone data from devices used in criminal activities.

UNT's Strategic Plan for Research [Photo: Hurley Administration Building]
"UNT's Strategic Plan for Research: 2017-2022" was filed with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in response to the board's request that institutions update their strategic plans for research. Leading up to the revision, research was one of the primary topics covered in President Smatresk's 2015 Planning Implementation Workshop and Vice President Tom McCoy hosted a town hall to bring faculty together to look at UNT's path toward national research prominence.

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UNT Research is published for the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation by the Division of University Relations, Communications and Marketing, University of North Texas.

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UNT is a leading research university that is nationally and internationally recognized for its scholarship in all fields — from fine arts to technology, humanities to life sciences, and music to entrepreneurship. UNT is committed to the creation and advancement of innovative research, art and scholarship.

One of the primary responsibilities of the Office of Research and Innovation is to develop and implement strategies in collaboration with the Office of the Provost and other vice presidential areas to transform and expand UNT's research enterprise.

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Manish Vaidya, associate professor in  UNT's Department of Behavior Analysis, together with a research team including a UNT student has developed an alternative to anesthesia — teaching young patients to stay mostly motionless while awake for radiation therapy using motion monitoring.

Krystin Rodriguez, a senior international studies major and French major, is one of 30 students in the U.S. to receive a 2018 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship.

Dan J. Kim, professor of Information Technology and Decision Sciences

Grants totaling more than $1.4 million from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation are adding to the University of North Texas’ efforts to improve cybersecurity education — and ultimately fight cybercrime — in the U.S.

Tools for Researchers

The Office of Research supports new knowledge and its dissemination by assisting faculty in their research, scholarly, and creative activities.

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