Research Centers and Institutes
- Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence
The Center, housed in the College of Education, works in partnership with school systems, parents, students, and community organizations to increase efforts toward the improvement of life-long learning and development for members of urban areas. The Center develops and generates research-based materials for use in teacher training and for teaching pupils at various grade levels.
- Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Management.
The Center for Research on School Safety, School Climate and Classroom Management consists of faculty and staff members representing a broad span of academic orientations including education, psychology, nursing, social work, law, and criminal justice. The mission of the Center is to coordinate and support scholarly efforts to gain a fuller understanding of the variables affecting school safety, school climate and classroom management. This is accomplished by stimulating interdisciplinary basic and applied research in these areas, and by facilitating educational and outreach efforts that focus on our growing understanding of variables and interventions that affect school safety, school climate and classroom management.
- Coalition for the Study of Adult Literacy
The mission of the Coalition is to engage in basic and applied research and to support an exchange of information among the adult literacy professional community. Dr. Daphne Greenberg (EPSE) is Director.
- The Center for Research on Atypical Development and Learning (CRADL)
(CRADL) is an interdisciplinary center founded in 1998 that stimulates basic and applied research and facilitates educational and outreach efforts related to atypical development and learning. CRADL consists of more than 25 faculty members who represent a broad span of academic orientations including developmental, clinical and educational psychology, neuropsychology, special education, and speech-language pathology. Approximately half of the faculty are from the College of Education. CRADL and its faculty coordinate and support scholarly efforts that focus on gaining a fuller understanding of atypical development and learning processes from birth through adolescence. Each semester CRADL hosts informal talks during the lunch hour in which faculty, students, and the general public can listen to presentations on a range of research projects and community resources. CRADL is jointly funded by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Education.