The times demand a new way of looking at the world.
Globalization. Energy policy. The right to privacy. Understanding complex, real-world issues like these and many others today requires more than the expertise from a single discipline. Solutions to pressing problems and innovations that spur progress can only come from a perspective that is uniquely interdisciplinary.
The Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) is a response to this need for a new way of looking at the world, one that embraces the insights gleaned from the humanities, the sciences, the social sciences, business and the professions. The Institute brings together experts and activists from diverse fields to share and create knowledge.
The Institute sponsors Faculty Academic Programs, Undergraduate Research Programs, and Community Lectures. We invite you to join us for an upcoming event
The DCII reaches out through its programs to the rest of the University and to the local community, creating a culture of interdisciplinary inquiry and bridging the physical sciences and the humanities, the liberal arts and the professional schools, and academia and the broader community.
Please click on each program for more details and information.
Caroline B. Brettell
Ruth Collins Altshuler Professor
Heroy Hall 451
Elizabeth G. Fielding
Hyer Hall 307A
Faculty Advisory Board
| Rhonda Blair
|| Meadows School of the Arts
| Katherine Canales
|| Lyle School of Engineering
| Denise DuPont
|| Department of World Languages
| Katherine Engel
|| Department of Religious Studies
| Matthew Hornbach
|| Huffington Department of Earth Sciences
| James Kang Hoon Lee
|| Perkins School of Theology
| Santanu Roy
|| Department of Economics
| Ulrike Schultze
|| Cox School of Business
| Stephen Sekula
|| Department of Physics
| Matthew Wilson
|| Department of Political Science