Travis Research Institute
Where important new ideas are explored.
Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research at Fuller Seminary takes place within the context of the Travis Research Institute (TRI). Under the leadership of Director Joey Fung, TRI has established and maintains an infrastructure that encourages large-scale collaborative research and facilitates obtaining funding for a variety of projects.
Furthering Excellence in Interdisciplinary Research
To enable the achievement of excellence by the research community, Travis Research Institute:
- creates and provides transparent research administration and processes
- broadens awareness of the value of research among students and faculty
- provides infrastructure for interdisciplinary research between SOPMFT and SMT
- contributes to the professional formation of students and faculty
- facilitates collaboration across labs and centers within Fuller Theological Seminary
- enhances faculty’s ability to obtain and manage grants
TRI Research Labs
At the intersection of science, psychology, and theology is the work of research: testing and exploring new hypotheses to expand human knowledge. Most doctoral faculty in the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy have “laboratories,” consisting of a team of faculty, collaborators, research assistants, and students conducting research focused on a particular topic.
Alexis Abernethy, PhD
Tina Armstrong, PhD
Jenny Pak, PhD
This team is about creating a space that honors the experiences of Black women and that engages in such research from an embodied culturally congruent approach for both the researchers and the participants.
Terry Hargrave, PhD
Dr. Hargrave's research focuses on the evaluation and effectiveness of Restoration Therapy.
Michael Hardin, PhD
Dr. Hardin's current research has the following objectives: 1) To understand how individuals experience leaving or dis-identifying with their Christian faith and 2) To understand how those experiences impacted their relationships.
Fuller Professor Joey Fung Part of Team Awarded $3.5 million NIH R01 Grant
Immigration Beyond Politics: Researchers at Fuller Seminary Examine How Detention and Deportation Inflict Psychological Trauma on Citizen Children
FULLER, CALTECH COMPLETE $1.3 MILLION STUDY OF COMPASSION AND CARE IN L’ARCHE COMMUNITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED