IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis

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Jason M. Kelly Department of History Chair and Professor

Administrative Manager, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

Polly Willhite


Established in 2011, the IAHI supports campus-wide attainment of excellence in research and creative activity in arts and humanities. Its mission is to:

Support individual faculty, groups, and interdisciplinary teams in their pursuit of research and creative activity in arts and humanities;

Be a campus-wide leader in facilitating and coordinating research and creative activity, including interdisciplinary initiatives;

Serve as a locus for the promotion and integration of innovative inquiry-based arts and humanities educational experiences into academic curricula across campus.

Serve as a liaison between IUPUI and the community in the development and advancement of arts and humanities endeavors.