Welcome Message


Welcome to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). At our University, research is one of the cornerstones of the mission and it impacts the quality of our instruction, outreach and service endeavors. Today, research at PVAMU provides a portal to discovering new knowledge, advancing scholarship, and propelling economic development. The breadth of research activities across PVAMU influences and enriches the lives of the citizens of the state of Texas, the Nation and the World.

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Dean, Graduate Studies (OVPR & DGS) fosters and promotes the research enterprise and scholarly activity at PVAMU by ensuring that faculty, staff and students receive the assistance and support necessary to engage in a wide range of research activities. The OVPR & DGS offers essential and strategic expertise to support all aspects of sponsored activities, including research compliance, proposal development and pre-award services, interdisciplinary and new program development, and guidance on conceptualizing and protection of intellectual property through our innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship competiveness. The Office of the OVPR & DGS welcomes the opportunity to discuss collaborative research and scholarship pursuits that can advance the academic mission of PVAMU.

PVAMU’s land-grant heritage and our historical research history position us well for today’s great research challenges – Cyber Security, radiation studies, signal/image/video and communication systems, wavelet-based applications, nanotechnology and biotechnology, health & educational disparities, evolutionary biology, computational science … energy and the environment … and many more. The research work extends beyond our traditional disciplines of engineering and agriculture, into areas including biomedical research, leadership development, and the social and behavioral sciences.

We are proud of the quality of the education and research of our University; and inspired by the capabilities, achievements and innovativeness of our students, graduates, faculty, and staff. As we continue on our trajectory of excellence, we invite you to visit us to learn more about how you can be part of our future.

Prof. Cajetan M. Akujuobi, M.B.A., Ph.D.E.E.
Vice President for Research & Dean, Graduate Studies

Wilhelmina Delco Building, Suite 120
Prairie View A&M University
P. O. Box 519, Mail Stop 2800
Prairie View, TX 77446

936-261-1587 (Office)