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Next is Now


Investments in the Future

We don't wait for the future to arrive. Investments in our faculty help to shape that future. They are the backbone of all we do for the future of our students, America's future, your future. We have forward-looking academic programs to ensure our students are prepared for the evolving job market.

Texas State faculty are exploring what's NEXT.

Carolyn Boyd

Carolyn Boyd

Boyd, the Shumla Endowed Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology was awarded a grant for an archaeology rock art project in the Lower Pecos from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Research and Service

Invest In Inspiring Faculty

As researchers, we push the boundaries of knowledge, and we're equally dedicated to using what we find to improve the lives of our students and all humankind.
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Big Things Are Happening

Big Ideas represent partnership opportunities focusing investment on cutting-edge research and supporting the best and brightest minds at Texas State.
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Big Data

Texas is at the forefront of data science and computational medicine. Texas State University is leading the charge. 

Alessandro De Nadai, Assistant Professor of Psychology at Texas State University, is part of a talented cohort of Texas State professors leading the emerging field of computational medicine. With a slew of data-driven projects, professors of health administration, computer science, psychology, and engineering are working together to make the world a healthier place.

Applied Health Research

Texas State University has received $5.1 million over the biennium from the 87th Texas Legislature to establish the Community Health and Economic Resiliency Research (CHERR) Center for Excellence. 

Expanding the university’s ongoing program of applied health research, the new center of excellence will be led by Melinda Villagran, director of the Translational Health Research Center at Texas State.

Melinda Villagran
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Translational Health

With the state’s growing senior population at top of mind, Mira Ahn's Ph.D. research and teaching dovetail with Texas State’s groundbreaking Master of Science in Dementia and Aging Studies Program.

Human Expression

Acclaimed poet Cyrus Cassells, a professor in the Department of English at Texas State and an instructor in the university's MFA in creative writing program, sits down with the Big Ideas TXST podcast for a wide-ranging interview examining his career, family, and creative process. Cassells has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts for Poetry.

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Innovation at Texas State

We believe an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset fosters an intellectual confidence that empowers and inspires creative solutions.

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to Texas State in FY2020

500 independently sponsored research

projects in FY2020


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Endowed Professorship

Creating and supporting endowed faculty positions ensures we have the resources to attract and keep faculty who are experts in their fields.
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Endowed Professorship

The Denise M. Trauth Endowed Presidential Research Professorship marks the first time the university has had such a prestigious award for faculty.
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Endowed Chair

Miriam McCoy of San Marcos has donated $1 million to Texas State University to establish an endowed chair in the McCoy College of Business.
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2021 Teaching Award

The Texas State Alumni Association selected Jeffrey Helgeson, associate professor in the Department of History, as the 2021 Teaching Award of Honor recipient.

Corporate Partnerships

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Academics and Research

Texas State University is focused on fostering philanthropic partnerships with corporations and foundations to support academic excellence and research.

Dell High-Speed Partnership

Texas State and Dell Technologies partnership has Dell providing the high-speed Data Science Workstations for research, while Texas State benchmarks the data on the performance of the machines.  


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Project CIEDAR

Joining the 58-acre research park is the Connected Infrastructure for Education, Demonstration and Applied Research (CIEDAR) Consortium, which is built upon partnerships with industry and Texas State’s faculty and students. 


At TXST, we drive what's next - and NEXT IS NOW.

To learn more, please contact Dr. Dan Perry in the Office of Development at or call 512.245.4055.