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.


View the full list of 2013 journal publications or 2014 journal publications.

Howard GoldsteinAssociate Dean for Research
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Dr. Howard Goldstein is the Associate Dean for Research and is the College liaison for all research processes, including sponsored research.

Hongdao Meng is the CBCS representative on the USF Research Council.