College of Liberal Arts Research

Temple University is a community of diverse, curious thinkers who are eager to discover more and create real impact. As a public research institution, Temple equips its students with the tools and opportunities they need to identify their passions, pursue their ideas and create real, sustainable change in the world.

Students in the College of Liberal Arts work collaboratively with each other, faculty and industry experts to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues and answer some of its biggest questions. 

Research Facilities

Students in the College of Liberal Arts have access to the following state-of-the-art research centers and institutes.

  • The Center for the Humanities at Temple is an interdisciplinary forum for scholarship and intellectual inquiry in the humanities, intended to bridge the disciplinary divide between departments and colleges. 
  • The University Community Collaborative prepares and supports youth and young adults to become confident, effective leaders, and it creates cultures that value and integrate the contributions of youth with the goal of building stronger communities. 

Learn more about College of Liberal Arts research centers and institutes.

Department Research 

The Criminal Justice Department is committed to deepening our understanding of crime, governance and social justice. Research areas in the department include 

  • community crime;
  • geography of crime and justice;
  • policing, security and crime prevention;
  • youth crime, delinquency prevention and juvenile justice; and more. 

The Center for Security and Crime Science

The Center for Security and Crime Science is the first center in the United States devoted to crime science. The Center seeks to address multiple levels of security concerns and engages in projects, often in partnership with law enforcement agencies, to examine those crimes which occur most frequently and use that information to develop policy options which close them off. This approach can work to reduce both the inclination and the opportunity to commit crime.

Research Funding

In 2016, the National Science Foundation placed Temple University among the top 100 in terms of research expenditures, which amounted to $242 million. Learn more about the university’s research support efforts.


Julia Erlanger is the research administrator in the College of Liberal Arts. 
Phone: 215-204-5895

Kimberly Fahey is the director of research administration in the College of Liberal Arts. 
Phone: 215-204-7743

Sandra L. Suárez is the senior associate dean for research and faculty affairs in the College of Liberal Arts.
Phone: 215-204-1468