Shepherd Entrepreneurship Research Corporation (SERC) oversees a number of campus initiatives. For more information, please follow the hyperlinks listed below.
- Popodicon – Business Residence of the President 109 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Shepherd University is fortunate to have a beautiful home and spacious grounds as part of its campus. After receiving requests from several individuals about holding weddings and other formal events on campus, the President has decided to share this lovely space with the Shepherd campus and community.
- Agricultural Innovation Center at Tabler Farm Throughout the 1950s, Shepherd University offered various agricultural classes such as horticulture, agronomy, agricultural economics, poultry production, and dairy husbandry. Since the fall of 2018, agriculture is back in Shepherd’s curriculum with degrees offered in a sustainable agriculture program developed around the renovation and use of Shepherd’s Tabler Farm.
July 2021 – New virtual tour of Tabler Farm
Dr. Jeff Groff shows off his drone-flying skills in this narrated video of Tabler Farm. If you haven’t seen the farm lately, learn what’s new and hear what’s planned for the future.
- Center for Regional Innovation The Shepherd University Center for Regional Innovation embraces the integration of the liberal arts with professions and provides an environment at the intersection of education, research, technology innovation, commercialization, and business. The Center for Regional Innovation serves as a catalyst uniting and energizing the citizens of our region while empowering them to think imaginatively and develop ideas to create opportunity and sustain growth for current and future residents of our region. Director, Dr. Ben Martz, 304-876-5367
- Fine Art, Science, Technology, Engineering, Educational Resource (Fastener) Lab The lab is a multifaceted interdisciplinary fabrication space, geared towards the exploration of arts, science, engineering and technology. Run within the department of Contemporary Art and Theater at Shepherd University, this space offers the ability for students and faculty to work with a variety of materials in a variety of processes. Housed in room 125 and 126 of The CCA II Art building, the lab is open to all students, faculty and staff who have have completed a safety and operational workshop. The lab provides limited materials and consumables to students who are enrolled in art and theater classes. The shop is open daily with hours rotating on a semester to semester basis. A weekly schedule and events calendar can be found on the calendar page. The facility is overseen by instructors who are available to advise users on method, material and technique for individual projects. However, it is necessary to complete a training workshop before using the equipment. Student monitors work in the lab to allow people who have been trained on equipment to use the space after hours. To see examples of student work, click here. For more information about the facilities please email the FASTEnER Lab Manager.
- The Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield Institute for Civil Political Communications serves as an active center for the study and promotion of civil political discourse. Founded in 2019 through a generous gift by Drs. Bonnie and Bill Stubblefield, the Institute embodies the belief that when different viewpoints are respected and considered in ways that avoid labeling, alienation, and silencing, this process can strengthen our nation’s ability to solve problems. The Stubblefield Institute is housed in the beautiful Frank Center, Suites 117 and 120. Director, Ashley Horst. For more information, call (304) 876-5005 or email email@example.com.