Faculty Research

With 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 to announce that Dr. Kathryn Healey will serve as the institute’s Trainer Faculty Fellow during the 2015 fall semester.

Picture of Professor Kathryn HealeyDr. Kathryn Healey's research focuses on the nature of moral injury and its relationship to ethical leadership. She is also an active licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania and provides assessment and treatment in an integrative psychotherapy model that incorporates biofeedback and especially neurofeedback.



Photo of Dr. James VikeDr. James Vike, associate professor of political science, served as the institute’s inaugural Trainer Faculty Fellowduring the spring semester of 2014. Vike’s research focuses on the factors that enable citizens to reject hyper-partisanship yet remain civically engaged. On April 9, 2014, 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.