Faculty Research Fund

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 Professor James Vike, associate professor of political science, will serve as the Institute’s inaugural Trainer Faculty Fellow.

Starting in the spring 2014, Professor Vike will continue his research on The Courage of the Citizen, which is an effort to understand what factors enable a citizen to reject hyper-partisanship yet remain civically engaged. As part of his Trainer Fellowship, Professor Vike will give a President’s Invited Lecture in Spring, 2014. In addition, the Oskin Institute will publish an edited version of the talk, as part of our Oskin Thought Leader Series.