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Advancing knowledge across industries

Our internationally recognized faculty conduct high-level scholarship, present at national and international conferences, and publish with prominent journals and academic presses, bridging the gap between scholarly research and current practice to prepare confident graduates with the ability to change the world.


Why It’s Hard to House the Homeless

In his new book, Associate Professor Curt Smith highlights how current housing policies hinder, rather than help, people experiencing homelessness. He also celebrates the efforts of “red-tape warriors” — the committed and compassionate social service workers who help their clients navigate bureaucratic obstacles.


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The Power of Perceptions

An internationally recognized scientist, scholar and innovator in the field of haptic technology, Associate Professor Mounia Ziat is currently working on two innovative research projects, funded by grants from the U.S. Air Force and the National Science Foundation. 


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How Sexism Sustains the Gender Pay Gap

New research from Stanton Professor of Finance Kristi Minnick indicates there are significant — and systemic — reasons why the gender pay gap exists: “Gender wage differentials are directly attributable to a population’s cultural beliefs and attitudes toward women.” 

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Scholars @ Bentley

A digital archive provided by the Bentley Library. 

Faculty Profiles

Learn more about our teacher-scholars.

Research Resources

Information about external funding sources, and support for faculty research, including information about the Institutional Review Board (IRB).


Honors Program

Student research is a key part of the Honors Program. Many students pursue lab or field work, work independently with a faculty member, and travel to present their research at conferences. 

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The Jeanne & Dan Valente Center for the Arts & Sciences

The Center offers research opportunities for undergraduate students including independent research projects, helping faculty with their pedagogical research, and self-led seminars.

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Center for Health and Business

The Center brings together students, faculty, alumni and corporate partners to develop innovative and sustainable solutions for this evolving industry.

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Center for Integration of Science and Industry

In addition to research assistantships and post-doctoral fellowships, students work with the Center to complete Honors Capstone or Liberal Studies Major Culminating Experience projects.

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Opportunities for Students in our PhD Programs

You have the opportunity to listen to what other people at the Center are researching and working on, present findings of your own research, and meet prominent figures in the biotech industry. Being surrounded by these people and taking in all of the information they offer was a valuable opportunity.
Roger Du '18
Undergraduate Research Assistant, Center for Integration of Science and Industry


The Research Council provides intellectual leadership on research at Bentley through three activities that support the university’s vision, mission and strategy:

  • Develop and articulate a perspective on why research is essential to continuing and enhancing the achievement of Bentley’s mission.
  • Present a clear vision of what constitutes quality research at Bentley and position this vision within the broader context of faculty scholarship.
  • Support Bentley faculty as they pursue and enhance the quality of their research endeavors and advise academic leadership about actions and platforms needed to further Bentley’s research agenda.