Publicly Engaged Scholarship and Community Partnerships

The interdisciplinary Public Affairs Ph.D. program focuses on publicly-engaged scholarship in partnership with communities. Doctoral students investigate social problems through quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods such as health disparities, complex aging and long-term care issues, poverty, human trafficking, mass incarceration, gun violence, and violence against women. We provide a high-quality interdisciplinary doctoral-level education that enables students to assess, plan, implement and evaluate public affairs issues, policies and programs using traditional and nontraditional approaches to resolve social problems.

Community Partnerships in the News

James D.B., & Guin K. (Jan. 16th, 2018)
UCF News Today - UCF study shows benefits, challenges of lunch programs for elderly
(posted by zkotala re UCF Today about Seniors First Neighborhood Lunch Program research led by Professor Su-I Hou)

James D.B., & Guin K. (2018 News)
UCF study shows benefits, challenges of lunch programs for elderly
(Seniors First Neighborhood Lunch Program research led by Professor Su-I Hou)