High-Impact Research

At the College of Community Innovation and Education, we believe in performing research with a purpose — to advance groundbreaking ideas that result in social impact. Through our innovative, interdisciplinary research teams, partnerships with private and public organizations and community engagement, we work together to develop solutions to complex social issues that affect our local, national and global communities.

The College of Community Innovation and Education Office of Research provides a safe, diverse and inclusive space for UCF faculty members to brainstorm disruptive ideas capable of challenging the status quo of the academic enterprise, advancing scholarship within our diverse disciplines and directly impacting our community.

Refereed Journal Articles
Pegasus Professor
Endowed Professorships

Funded Research

The College of Community Innovation and Education received over $16.7 million in external funding during the 2021-2022 fiscal period. Federal, state and community agencies funded over 50 research projects, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Florida Supreme Court, among others.


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Funded Research and Projects

Distinguished Lecture Series

The Distinguished Lecture Series aims to keep the research community and public informed about the most pressing research topics. The series will focus on topics that impact education, community and policy-relevant knowledge. This initiative brings in nationally and internationally prominent researchers and scholars to present on topics of interest to a broad range of disciplines and departments within the college. The program aligns with the college's strategic goal to conduct transformative, high-impact research to address society's significant challenges. Lectures are open to both the UCF and Central Florida communities.

In the News

Elsie Olan, Debra Knox, Nancy McIntyre and Mary Little (clockwise from top left)

UCF Graduate Scholars to Teach Students with High-intensity Needs in Language, Literacy

A specially developed graduate certificate program is preparing health and education students at UCF for roles as intervention specialists in local schools...
The REACH team stands in front of a "tiny green home" the mobile hubs were inspired by

UCF Research Team Moves to Build Mobile Resilience Hubs for Local Neighborhoods

The team, led by Kelly Stevens, will take its designs and data from Phase 1 of the project and implement them into fully built and tested trailers that will serve...
Student smiling and using electronic tablet

UCF Researchers Study Effects of Personalized Adaptive Learning on Student Success

The team’s project focuses on finding whether personalized learning tools and resources have a positive impact on student outcomes in undergraduate mathematics courses...


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