Faculty in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences conduct research to improve the quality of life, health, and safety of diverse populations and to promote positive change in individuals, groups, communities, organizations and systems. The research goal of the college is to bridge the gap between science and practice with community-centered models. Thus, our research is often characterized by multidisciplinary approaches and active engagement with community partners.
In 2014, the faculty published 219 articles, 16 books, 79 chapters in books, and 71 research reports and applied for two new patents. In addition, the faculty made 391 presentations at international, national, and regional conferences.
CBCS faculty published 24 articles in fourteen journals that are in the 'top ten' of their respective subject categories. In addition, CBCS faculty published in the four of the top journals in the subject categories of Criminology & Penology, Rehabilitation, Women's Studies, and Special Education.
Associate Dean for Research
Office: MHC 1121
Dr. Howard Goldstein is the Associate Dean for Research and is the College liaison for all research processes, including sponsored research.
- The College is home to the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, a national leader in behavioral health research. The Institute conducts applied research to improve services and outcomes for individuals with mental, addictive, and developmental disorders.
- Three CBCS doctoral programs are ranked among the top 10 nationally for faculty scholarly productivity: Criminology, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Aging Studies.
- The College ranks among the highest of all colleges in Academic Affairs for the number of new grant awards each year.