Research

At Georgetown College, research unites faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students in the search for new knowledge through academic methods of inquiry. As senior scholars, faculty express and pursue the most ambitious questions in their fields while inviting inviting students to participate in a process of inquiry, exploration, and discovery. Students join in this research in classrooms, laboratories, archives, and the field, all the while gaining valuable training and mentorship from their faculty advisors. At the College, both the new knowledge generated by research and the process of inquiry itself are central to the education and formation of students.


Research News

Photo of Child Reaching for computer screen where grandparents are calling in from videochat

Study by Professor Finds Video Chat Helps Grandparents Maintain Relationships with Grandchildren, Diminishes Feelings of Isolation

June 10th, 2021

A recent study found that video chat helped grandparents overcome social isolation during the pandemic as well as maintain a vital connection with their young grandchildren. Department of Psychology professor Rachel Barr, Ph.D., collaborated with other researchers on the latest AARP report Boomers and Zoomers: Grandparents Using Video Chat to Connect with Young Grandchildren.