Translating Research into Practice

Charles Bantz IUPUI Chancellor Charles R. Bantz

As Chancellor from 2003 to 2015, I observed that IUPUI faculty are conducting important research and making significant contributions to improving all aspects of people’s lives. Their research mission demonstrates the value of generating knowledge and taking that knowledge where it can be used to make lives better. Such scholars Translate Research Into Practice .

To celebrate these faculty researchers and the impact they have, I launched the IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP). I asked Professor Sandra Petronio to spearhead the initiative and Stephan Viehweg to serve as Interim Director. This center both identifies IUPUI’s translational scholars and recognizes their work in several programs. We are excited about the potential to bring local and national attention to the great work our faculty are doing on the campus of IUPUI.

You can participate by learning about some of our Featured Translational Scholars or Identify Yourself as an IUPUI TRIP Scholar .

Charles R. Bantz
Former Chancellor, IUPUI

Annual TRIP Keynote Address - Monday, April 25, 2016 - a success!
   - featuring Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation

Jamie Merisotis, President & CEO, Lumina Foundation

Jamie Merisotis, President and CEO of Lumina Foundation, presented “A Stronger Nation: Translating Data into Successful Postsecondary Learning.” Merisotis spoke on Lumina’s data-driven approach to achieving dramatic increases in the number of Americans with high quality postsecondary education degrees and other credentials.  Merisotis came to Lumina with a deep background in higher education research.  At Lumina, the nation’s largest private foundation focused solely on increasing access and success in postsecondary education, Merisotis translates his research background into practice.  In the annual TRIP keynote Merisotis discussed how data and research inform and drive Lumina’s work and overall efforts to increase talent nationally, and how Lumina is sponsoring and helping to create better analytic and informational tools for the American educational system.

Mark your calendar for the Center for TRIP Fall Showcase on Tuesday, October 1, 2016 in the IUPUI Campus Center at 5 PM featuring the 2016 Bantz - Petronio TRIP Faculty Award recipient Patricia Scott.

See EVENTS for more information about this and other TRIP events.

Founding Director Sandra Petronio receives prestigious national Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication

Sandra Petronio is the 2013 recipient of the Mark L. Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication. Dr. Petronio is the Founding Director of the IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice. The Knapp Award in Interpersonal Communication recognizes individuals who throughout their careers have made significant scholarly contributions to the study of interaction and/or relational processes. The award also recognizes recipients for active involvement in interpersonal communication, significant mentoring of students and/or public service focused on interpersonal communication.


Former Chancellor Bantz and Professor Sandra Petronio discuss the TRIP initiative with Gerry Dick