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Research and Creative Activities

The faculty of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) includes renowned scholars who are nationally and internationally recognized for their expertise, research and creative works. Their activities range from creative and professional writing, to theatrical and musical performance, to archival, field and laboratory research. 

Professors also often involve students in their research programs and creative activities, giving students uncommon opportunities to contribute to groundbreaking discoveries and award-winning creative works. 

Featured Research

The Decisions Behind Outbreaks

Philosophy professor Bert Baumgaertner designs computer models to understand behavior affect epidemics.

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Deep Discoveries

Anthropologist Mark Warner co-leads archaeological team uncovering the ‘other side’ of Boise history.

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Civil Writings

Historian and CLASS Dean Andrew Kersten’s publications recognize civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph.

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Experiments on the Go

Human Factors students research how the Idaho National Laboratory can improve bus efficiency and safety.

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Martin Scholars

English assistant professor Erin James works with undergraduates on year long research project.

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Filling a Need

Psych Professor and Associate Dean Traci Craig fills educational need with her new textbook.

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