Knowledge creation is a strategic priority for Tippie

We have a proud legacy of thought leadership in academic research and research that transforms practice.

From Erik Lie, named a Time 100: Most Influential People in the World for his ground-breaking research on options backdating, to Ann Campbell, an international expert in vehicle routing—Tippie faculty are pushing the boundaries of knowledge creation across its six academic departments.


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Newton in front of an antenna

Research keeps astronauts safe on long-duration space missions

When NASA wanted to learn how to better keep astronauts safe from potentially-catastrophic errors they can introduce when switching tasks, they turned to Daniel Newton, Assistant Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Tippie College of Business. With a $900,000 grant to study work engagement of astronauts and cosmonauts, Newton's research will have practical and cosmic applications.

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Kevin Markle Teaching

Contributing to the generation of knowledge

Assistant Professor Kevin Markle says Iowa’s nationally acclaimed PhD accounting program is like a research apprenticeship where students contribute to the generation of knowledge. Markle and an Iowa PhD student are examinging the repatriation choices that multinational corporations make when they bring money back to the U.S.

“There’s a lot that we think we know but don’t know empirically about what companies do. We’re answering these questions in rigorous and meaningful ways.”

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