Supporting Research

USC Rossier faculty and students conduct research that advances and shapes the future of education.

The rate of change in education is faster now than ever before. Leaders are asking for research-based solutions to best serve students and families. USC Rossier faculty answer that call.

Our faculty produce research that impacts policy, learning design, instruction and access to a quality education from kindergarten through higher education. Their work is critical not only in helping education institutions better serve all students, but also in ensuring that students have every opportunity to become citizens who fully participate in a democracy and thriving economy.

Translational research—focused on practice or policy—can have immediate impact on students and learning. Funding for the important work of USC Rossier faculty has a reverberating effect by helping to recruit and retain leading scholars while seeding innovative approaches to core issues in education.

To learn more about supporting our faculty’s transformative research, contact our advancement team.


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The Scholar's Early-Stage Investment Fund (SESIF)'s vision is to advance the USC Rossier School of Education's research agenda by creating a dedicated supplementary fund to support promising early-stage research, primarily for pre-tenured faculty. To learn more, please click here

Research at Rossier

Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice hosts USC Hybrid High students for visit and releases report on study of the school

The final report finds students’ sense of belonging to their high school and college declines after graduation and provides recommendations to improve student support.

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Landmark study shows that ‘transcendent’ thinking may grow teens’ brains over time

CANDLE scientists find that adolescents who grapple with the bigger meaning of social situations experience greater brain growth, which predicts stronger identity development and life satisfaction years later.

Conference focuses on peer collaboration and advancing equity through higher education research

At annual Research for Impact Conference, over 250 attendees heard from over 80 presenters on research projects across the USC Rossier community.

Transforming research and theory to practical applications in education

2024 USC Rossier Research conference showcases current research across centers and programs.

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The reality of COVID-19 learning loss

New study reveals a surprising parent-expert gap regarding the impact of COVID on the academic well-being of children.

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