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Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory

Since 1985, Anthropology and Archaeology Laboratory has provided student training and teaching opportunities through field and laboratory work. Archaeological researchers work in Texas and adjacent regions. The lab also educates the general public about anthropology and archaeology, provides cultural resource management services and furnishes long-term care for collections that are “held in trust” for the people of Texas and the United States.

Center for Applied Research and Rural Innovation

The Center for Applied Research and Rural Innovation brings faculty and students together with business, industry, education, and community partners in dynamic, interactive environments. Through these interactions, students will learn how to use their skills to work in teams with other students from multiple disciplines in order to solve complex real-world problems for rural and smaller communities.

Center for Economic Education

The mission of the Center for Economic Education is to provide K-12 teachers with quality professional development and curriculum materials for the purpose of promoting the seamless integration of economic education for K-12 students. This mission is accomplished through collaborations and partnerships with classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators, administrators, businesses, and the community at large.

Center for Regional Heritage Research

The Center for Regional Heritage Research (CRHR) is a community of scholars and researchers from SFA and across east Texas who investigate and document the natural and cultural heritage of the region. Together, they have expanded the capacity of SFA to conduct research in several vital fields, including historic preservation, archaeology, geography, heritage tourism, resource interpretation, and community development. Initial start-up support provided by the Research Development Fund

Center for Sustainable Community Development

The center engages students with experiential, field-based learning, assists communities and institutions with achieving their sustainable development goals (domestically and internationally) and publishes related research.

Early Childhood Laboratory

In addition to providing public childcare for infants, toddlers and preschoolers, our early childhood lab helps more 2,000 students each fall and spring prepare for careers working with young children and families. The lab’s curriculum is intended to develop intellectual and personal competence, rather than strictly training children to perform a specific set of academic skills.

Research focuses at the lab include the autonomy and assessment of young children, classroom management and environment, and learning centers and academic choice.

Gwen and Ed Cole Audiology Clinic

The Gwen and Ed Cole Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic hearing evaluations for patients of all ages. In addition, the clinic can also provide further audiological services include digital hearing aid and assistive listening device fitting.

Human Neuroscience Laboratory

The Human Neuroscience Laboratory (HNL) is a state-of-the-art research, teaching and service facility dedicated to studying the ways that the human brain supports human behavior. The goal is to create and apply brain-behavior knowledge that will illuminate individual differences in sensation and perception, learning skills, copying strategies as well as physical and mental capabilities of individuals using the principles of neuroscience.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility

Dedicated to interdisciplinary research, the university's Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility has recently acquired a Joel ECS 400MHz NMR Spectrometer. Initial start-up support provided by the Research Development Fund.

Poultry Research Center

The Poultry Research Center allows the SFA poultry program to conduct poultry industry driven research investigating feed additives, poultry health products, nutrition and environmental stewardship.

Rehabilitation Services Career Planning Laboratory

Founded in 2002, the Rehabilitation Services Career Planning Laboratory is recognized by the State of Texas as a Community Rehabilitation Program. In support of the mission of both the Perkins College of Education and the Department of Human Services, the objective of this laboratory is to prepare competent, successful, caring, and enthusiastic professionals by active involvement in training, research, and service.

Rural Social Work Research and Development Center

Rural Social Work Research and Development Center supports activities that foster the development of community-based social services and enhance the leadership capabilities of rural service providers.

School Psychology Assessment Center

The School Psychology Assessment Center (SPAC) is a clinical and research center whose mission is to provide affordable, quality mental health assessment/care to the campus, community, and area residents. SPAC provides psychological assessment services for the measurement of disorders that affect psychological, emotional, academic, and occupational functioning.

SFA Counseling Clinic

The SFA Counseling Clinic is a university-based training program which provides counseling services and professional training opportunities for graduate counseling students and quality service provision for the client. The Human Services Counseling Clinic provides graduate counseling students the opportunity to gain practical experience as a counselor in a supervised clinical setting.

The SFA Gardens

The SFA Gardens is a 62-acre horticultural resource for the SFASU community and East Texas region, which includes the SFA Mast Arboretum, the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, and the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. The mission of SFA Gardens is to promote the conservation, selection and use of the native plants of Texas, promote plant diversity in the landscape, serve as a living laboratory for SFA students and faculty and the nursery and landscape industry, and provide an aesthetic and educational environment for students, visitors and local citizens.

STEM Research and Learning Center

SFA has made a significant commitment to expanding research opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our $46.4 million STEM Research Center supports collaborative research within the STEM disciplines — and among researchers in STEM and non-STEM fields. The four-story STEM Research and Learning Center building bolsters SFA’s efforts to support STEM education at the K-12, undergraduate and graduate levels. The center conducts cutting edge research on activities designed to recruit students interested in STEM and prepare them for STEM careers.

Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders

The Stanley Center for Speech and Language Disorders is dedicated to providing the highest quality of clinical care in the areas of speech and language therapy for residents in the East Texas area while engaging students in 'hands-on' training in the clinical setting under direct faculty supervision.

Vocational Rehabilitation Laboratory

The department will use the facility as a testing laboratory for students enrolled in COU 507 and RHB 407 to practice and complete vocational assessments.


Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Fax: 936.468.7369

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Physical Address:
404 Aikman Drive
Dugas Liberal Arts North
Nacogdoches, Texas

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13024, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962