Faculty Research

VIKE IMAGEWith support from Nicholas Trainer and his family, the Faculty Research Fund enables Widener faculty to conduct research on topics and themes that intersect with the mission and purposes of the Oskin Leadership Institute.

The Institute is proud that Professor James Vike, associate professor of political science, served as the institute’s inaugural Trainer Faculty Fellow during the spring (2014).

Professor Vike’s research focuses on the factors that enable citizens to reject hyper-partisanship yet remain civically engaged. On April 9, 2014, Dr. Vike presented his research at a President’s Invited Lecture. The institute will shortly be disseminating a publication based on the lecture, as part of our Oskin Thought Leader series.