CSUSB maintains a number of officially recognized Institutes and Centers with each of them focusing on leveraging faculty, staff, and student expertise for the benefit of the region we serve.
Below is a brief description of all officially approved CSUSB centers and institutes with contact information and website links.
Formation and Creation of Institutes and Centers
Center for Criminal Justice Research
To provide expertise and research assistance to criminal justice agencies and organizations.
Director: Nerea Marteache Solans firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5292
Visit the Center for Criminal Justice Research Website
Center for Global Management
To facilitate developing programs in international business and public administration and supports regional internationalization efforts for the benefit of the faculty, the students, and the local communities.
Co-Director: Frank Lin email@example.com 909-537-5787
Co-Director: Vipin Gupta firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-7380
Visit the Center for Global Management Website
Center for Health Equity
Promotes and accelerates faculty research in health disparities through mentorship and training from nationally recognized health disparities scientists.
Executive Director: Monideepa Becerra email@example.com 909-537- 5969
Director: Peterchris Okpala firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5341
Director: Benjamin Becerra email@example.com 909-537-5792
Director: Salome Mshigeni firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-4337
Director: Dorothy Chen email@example.com 909-537-5340
Visit the Center for Health Equity Website
Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies
The Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies (CIPS) is the primary site for innovative programs for the study of American Indians and local, national, and international Indigenous Peoples. The CIPS programs involve CSUSB faculty, students, and administrators, partnerships with Native Nations (Tribes) in the region and nationally, and strong connections with Indigenous Peoples throughout the Americas and the world, many currently in contact with Center personnel and the university.
Director: James V. Fenelon firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-7291
Visit the Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies Website
Center for the Advancement of Second Language Acquisition
The CSUSB Center for the Advancement of Second Language Acquisition provides workshops for Inland Empire teachers to enhance their skills. The center presents programs honoring K-12 student achievements and provides enrichment activities. It also provides scholarships for students and teachers to attend summer seminars at UC Santa Barbara.
Director: George Thomas email@example.com 909-537-5849
Visit the World Languages and Literatures Website
Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education (Inland Counties Math Project)
The mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education is to address the continuum of mathematics education from kindergarten through college by developing and enhancing strong content of knowledge and pedagogical skills among preservice and inservice teachers of mathematics.to identify, analyze and address the needs of mathematics teachers in the Inland Empire.
Director: Kelli Wasserman firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-7580
Co-Director: Madeleine Jetter email@example.com 909-537-5390
Co-Director: Jeremy Aikin Jaikin@csusb.edu 909-537-5375
Visit the Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education Website
Center for the Study of Correctional Education
To provide program development, research, evaluation, and training for teachers working in prisons and juvenile institutions.
Director: Alexandra Cavallaro firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-3831
Visit the Center for the Study of Correctional Education Website
Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism
To conduct research, formulate policies and engage in community partnerships to 1) eliminate violent activities that undermine the stability of pluralistic democracy; and 2) resolve and eliminate conflict and violence on account of race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, gender or sexual orientation and immigration status.
Director: Brian Levin email@example.com 909-537-7711
Visit the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism Website
Center for the Study of Muslim & Arab Worlds
To support the development of cross-disciplinary language programs in Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi and research on issues related to the Middle East in world affairs.
Director: Dany Doueiri firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5814
Visit the Center for the Study of Muslim & Arab Worlds Website
Center on Aging
To train and educate professionals on best practices for serving older adults, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their families.
Director: Eric Vogelsang email@example.com 909-537-5575
Visit the Center on Aging Website
Community Counseling Center
To provide low-cost or free counseling service to individuals from the community and training site for graduate student therapists-in-training.
Director: Stacy Forcino firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5583
Visit the CSUSB Community Counseling Center Website
To provide an exceptional education for the next generation of cybersecurity leaders for our region and our country.
Focused on solving the national cybersecurity workforce shortage, the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center is a leader in developing applied and innovative education solutions for industry, academia, and government.
Director: Tony Coulson email@example.com 909-537-7535
Visit the Cybersecurity Center Website
Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE)
IECE supports the efforts of students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and small business owners in the Inland Empire Empire by delivering a wide range of programs and services to help facilitate the startup and growth of entrepreneurial ventures.
Director: Michael Stull firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-3708
Visit the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship Website
Leonard Transportation Center
The vision of Bill and Barbara Leonard was to create a center that focuses on the transportation opportunities and challenges the Inland Empire faces. To answer this vision, the LTC has developed a program that works on community education and workforce development; research; and is working to build a research and student engagement program. Our focal points include transportation management and governance issues, the development of new technologies, and transnational studies.
Director: Kimberly Collins email@example.com 909-537-5094 firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Leonard Transportation Center Website
University Center for Developmental Disabilities (UCDD)
To provide evaluation, assessment, training, and support for autistic children, their parents, and siblings.
Director: Sang Seok Nam email@example.com 909-537-5629
Visit the University Center for Developmental Disabilities Website
Watson and Associates Literacy Center
To offer tutoring in reading, writing, and oral language for students across the K-12 grade levels as well as adults seeking empowerment and better life opportunities through literacy.
Director: Gregory Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5680
Visit the Watson and Associates Literacy Center Website
To promote the optimal development and well-being of the children and families in our geographic region.
Director: Mark Agars email@example.com 909-537-5433 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-3679
Visit the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations Website
To meet the information needs of policy and decision-makers in the Inland Empire (including survey research, marketing studies, general research and evaluation for state/local government and private sectors).
Director: Barbara Sirotnik email@example.com 909-537-5729 or 909-537-5925
Visit the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis Website
To promote an interdisciplinary scholarly focus on teaching and learning and how they may be improved.
Director: Jason Reimer firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5578
Co-Director: Hideya Koshino email@example.com 909-537-5435
Visit the Learning Research Institute Website
OLLI program provides intellectually stimulating programming for the large and growing 50+ population in the Coachella Valley, both full-time residents and seasonal visitors.
Director: Angela Allen firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-8248
Visit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Website
Bridges public administration theory and practice. RIPMG will provide the setting within which students and scholars can explore their ideas on improving governance and democratic habits. The institute will also connect academic research and experiences to the needs of the community and public service.
Director: Thomas McWeeney email@example.com 909-537-5761
Visit the Research Institute for Public Management and Governance Website
The Water Resources Institute (WRI) is an academic partnership with the Southern California communities driven by the vision that sustaining water resources rests on sound research, analysis and public policy collaboration. WRI houses a premier collection of historical water resource materials from Joseph Andrew Rowe and archival materials donated by an array of public agencies, private firms and individuals, including elected officials, engineers, attorneys, and business leaders. The collection contains technical journals, engineering and planning reports, well records, maps, aerial photos, pamphlets, government documents, and books.
Director: Jennifer Alford firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5562
Visit the Water Resource Institute Website
Inactive Centers & Institutes
The California Council on Economic Education (CCEE) works with California teachers to create financially literate students who thrive in the global economy. CCEE was founded as part of the California State University Foundation to provide training and standards-based curriculum in economics to California teachers and became a 501(c)3 charitable organization in 1999.
Center is currently inactive
The purpose of CNL is to build a stronger and more engaged civic society by facilitating nonprofit leadership development and capacity-building programs that enable current and future CSUSB students and committed Inland Empire nonprofit leaders to more effectively direct their organizations.
Center for Teaching English Learners (CTEL)
To provide a resource and referral service for partnership school districts who seek training for teachers, and as a focus for initiation of grant proposals in the area of providing high-quality education for English learners.
Coordinator: Lasisi Ajayi Iajayi@csusb.edu, phone: 909-537-7630
Center has been dissolved
To provide opportunities in research, assessment, and/or professional development to enhance collaborations between program areas, faculty, graduate students, and partnering activities with community agencies.
Director: Connie McReynolds email@example.com 909-537-5453