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Purpose-Driven 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.

#5
Research Funding at the University of Central Florida
$14 M
in Research Funding Awarded
488
Faculty Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
3
Pegasus Professors
4
Endowed Professorships

Announcements

Dr. Sejal Barden and Dr. Dalena Taylor, Department of Counselor Education and School Psychology, 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.

Dr. Roger Azevedo, Department of Learning Sciences and Educational Research, was interviewed by WFTV ABC about his research on intelligent tutoring systems and Artificial Intelligence to improve student learning.

Dr. Megan Nickels, School of Teacher Education, was highlighted in Orlando Sentinel as one of the 10 people who make Orlando a better place to live.

Dr. Kelly Stevens and Dr. Thomas Bryer, School of Public Administration, were recently granted as Co-PIs, an NSF-SES grant entitled “CPS: Medium: A Secure, Trustworthy, and Reliable Air Quality Monitoring System for Smart and Connected Communities” (PI: Dr. Xinwen Fu, CECS; Total amount: $1,198,111; Time: three years). Drs. Stevens and Bryer will lead the social science components of the project, through survey research and focus groups, as well as through action research methodology.

 

In the News

Stigma of Opioid Addiction Medications Prevents Treatment

Stigma of Opioid Addiction Medications Prevents Treatment

HMI assistant professor’s research explores barriers to opioid addiction treatment from multiple fields of study and perspectives. ...

Potter to Lead UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Potter to Lead UCF’s Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

The sociology professor also has a background working with Florida’s justice system and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

UCF Receives $3.4 Million Grant to Develop Easily Accessible Program to Help Homeowners Evaluate Property Risks

The idea isn’t to limit where people should live based on potential risk, rather to give renters and buyers a ...

Events

The College of Community Innovation and Education invites students enrolled in the current academic year to participate in the CCIE Student Research Showcase. Projects from all College of Community Innovation and Education fields and disciplines are eligible for presentation. Projects…