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.
The American Academy of Health Behavior unanimously voted Samuel Towne, assistant professor of health management and informatics, as a new fellow due to his academic record of publications, grants and presentations.
Original research by Barbara Andraka-Christou, assistant professor of health management and informatics, was cited by the US Government Accountability Office in a January 2020 report to the US Congress.
Sejal Barden, associate professor of counselor education and executive director of UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute, as well as Dalena Taylor, associate professor of counselor education and senior implementation director of the institute, recently received their notice of award ($1,925,524) for Project Harmony (Year 5) from the Department of Health and Human Services/Office of Family Assistance. Project Harmony offers relationship education and skills related to success in the workplace. Participants in this program learn effective communication strategies, gain tools to cope with stressful situations, learn to listen and be heard, and improve conflict management skills to positively impact their careers and relationships.
Roger Azevedo, professor of learning sciences and educational research as well as the co-cluster lead for the UCF learning sciences cluster, was interviewed by WFTV ABC about his research on intelligent tutoring systems and artificial intelligence to improve student learning.