Office of Academic Resaerch

The Office of Academic Research supports research activities at Ferris and provides assistance to faculty, staff, and community partners with the development of externally funded projects.


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For more information, contact:

Dr. Jon Sprague

Director of Academic Research


Office: PHR-210B
Phone: 231-591-2244

Maureen Wawsczyk 
Academic Research Specialist


Office: CSS 310H
Phone: 231-591-2553
Office address:

 Office email:

Office of Academic Research
Ferris State University
1201 S. State St., CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Dr. Karen Barkel  (Strasser)
Coordinator of internal research programs

Office: ASC 2116
Phone: 231-591-2544




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