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Centers & Institutes

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

Approved Centers

Center for Criminal Justice Research

Center for Criminal Justice Research

To provide expertise and research assistance to criminal justice agencies and organizations. 

Director: Gisela Bichler gbichler@csusb.edu 909-537-5510

Visit the Center for Criminal Justice Research Website

Annual Report

Center for Global Management

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: Vipin Gupta vgupta@csusb.edu 909-537-7380
Co-Director: Frank Lin flin@csusb.edu 909-537-5787
Visit the Center for Global Management Website

Annual Report

Center for Health Equity

Center for Health Equity

Promotes and accelerates faculty research in health disparities through mentorship and training from nationally recognized health disparities scientists.

Co-Director: P. Okpala pokpala@csusb.edu 909-537-5341
Co-Director: B. Becerra benjamin.becerra@csusb.edu 909-537-5792
Visit the Center for Health Equity Website

Annual Report 

 

Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies

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 jfenelon@csusb.edu 909-537-7291

Visit The Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies Website

Annual Report

Center for Nonprofit Leadership

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. 

Director:  Dr. Anthony Silard, Anthony.Silard@csusb.edu, 909-537-7351

 

Center for Teaching English Learners

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
Visit the Center for Teaching English Learners 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:  Dr. George Thomas, george.thomas@csusb.edu

Annual Report

Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education

Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education

The mission of the Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education is to identify, analyze and address the needs of mathematics teachers in the Inland Empire.
Director: K. Wasserman Kwasserman@csusb.edu; Co-Director:  M. Jetter MJetter@csusb.edu and J. Aikin Jaikin@csusb.edu

Tel.:  909-537-7580
Visit the Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education Website

Annual Report

Center for the Study of Correctional Education

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 cavallaro@csusb.edu 909-537-3831
Visit the Center for the Study of Correctional Education Website

Annual Report - October 30, 2020

Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism

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 blevin@csusb.edu 909-537-7711
Visit the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism Website

Annual Report

 

Center for the Study of Muslim & Arab Worlds

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: Ahlam Muhtaseb amuhtase@csusb.edu 909-537-3778
Visit the Center for the Study of Muslim & Arab Worlds Website

Annual Report

Center on Aging

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, eric.vogelsang@csusb.edu, 537-5575
Visit the Center on Aging Website

Annual Report 

CSUSB Community Counseling Center

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: M. Levin mlevin@csusb.edu 909-537-5569
Visit the CSUSB Community Counseling Center Website

Annual Report

Cybersecurity Center (formerly Information Assurance and Security Management Center)

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, tcoulson@csusb.edu, 909-537-7535

Visit the Cybersecurity website

Annual Report

Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship

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 mstull@csusb.edu 909-537-3708
Visit the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship Website

Annual report

Leonard Transportation Center

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: Dr. Kimberly Collins kimberly@csusb.edu 909-537-5094 ltc@csusb.edu 
Visit the Leonard Transportation Center Website

Annual Report

University Center for Developmental Disabilities (UCDD)

University Center for Developmental Disabilities (UCDD)

To provide evaluation, assessment, training, and support for autistic children, their parents, and siblings. 


Director: Dwight Sweeney dsweeney@csusb.edu 909-537-5495
Visit the University Center for Developmental Disabilities Website

Annual Report

Watson and Associates Literacy Center

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: Andrea Street, Andrea.street@csusb.edu 909-537-2665
Visit the Watson and Associates Literacy Center Website

Annual Report

Approved Institutes

Institute for Child Development and Family Relations

To promote the optimal development and well-being of the children and families in our geographic region.

Director: Mark Agars magars@csusb.edu 537-3844 icdfr@csusb.edu 909-537-3679

Visit the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations Website

Annual Report

Institute for Research, Assessment & Professional Development

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 cmcreyno@csusb.edu 909-537-5453 / 909-537-5681
Visit the Institute for Research, Assessment & Professional Development Website

Annual Report

Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis

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 bsirotni@csusb.edu 909-537-5729
Visit the Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis Website

Annual Report

Learning Research Institute

To promote an interdisciplinary scholarly focus on teaching and learning and how they may be improved.

Director: Jason Reimer jreimer@csusb.edu 909-537-5570
Co-Director: Hideya Koshino hkoshino@csusb.edu; sbrooks@csusb.edu 
Visit the Learning Research Institute Website

Annual Report 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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:  Dean J. Zhu, jzhu@csusb.edu, (909) 537-8101

Visit the Institute website 

Annual Report

 

Research Institute for Public Management and Governance (RIPMG)

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:  Alexandru Roman aroman@csusb.edu; Ann Johnson, ajohnson@csub.edu; Thomas McWeeney, tmcweeney@csusb.edu, 909-537-5762

Visit the Research Institute for Public Management and Governance

Annual Report

Water Resources Institute (WRI)

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: Boykin Witherspoon bwithers@csusb.edu 909-537-7668 and Suzie Earp earps@csusb.edu 537-7683
Visit the Water Resource Institute Website

Annual Report 

Similar Organizations

California Council on Economic Education

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.

Director: R. Mohamed Rafik.Mohamed@csusb.edu 909-537-7500

Visit the California Council on Economic Education Website