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    California State University Fullerton
   
 
  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University catalog

Research Centers and Institutes



Archaeological Research Facility

McCarthy Hall 2

The CSUF Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) houses archaeological material (much of it from Orange County) and sponsors and conducts a variety of activities for CSUF students and the community. Through field work, donations and permanent curation agreements, the center has accumulated an extensive collection of about 4,000 cubic feet. With its laboratory equipment, computer facilities, comparative collections and research library, the center serves as a source for other colleges and universities, as well as professional archaeologists in public agencies and private organizations. Students who are interested in archaeology can work with the archaeology faculty at the ARF by enrolling in an internship course (ANTH 491). CSUF anthropology graduate students may earn their master’s degrees by analyzing these materials.

Brand Values Research Center

communications.fullerton.edu/brandvalues

The Brand Values Research Center focuses on three goals: research, education and outreach.

  • Research: trains students to engage in real-world studies about corporate values that lead to trust, satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Education: assists in developing curricula that includes values-based instruction for students.
  • Outreach: partners with community organizations to enhance student learning through collaborative efforts.

The center helps students grow as communication professionals who bring added value to companies by deepening the students’ understanding of, and engagement in, brand values.

Catalyst Center for the Advancement of Research in Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science

McCarthy Hall 531
657-278-7027
catalyst.fullerton.edu

The Catalyst Center for the Advancement of Research in Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science brings together science and math education experts from the colleges of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Education to advance research in teaching and learning across the entire spectrum of math and science education, from preschool through graduate education and including informal education.

The Catalyst Center disseminates research that informs policy and practice in four key areas:

  • Research on Teaching and Learning in Math and Science focuses on improving understanding of the ways students learn math and science, and best practices for teaching STEM subjects with the ultimate goal of improving achievement in pre-K-graduate math and science students (including cyberlearning).
  • Research on Recruitment and Preparation of Math and Science Teachers focuses on the identification of innovative and effective strategies for recruiting and preparing high quality pre-K-14 math and science teachers.
  • Research on Enriching the Professional Development and Experience of Teachers focuses on identifying best practices in designing, implementing and evaluating meaningful professional development experiences for math and science pre-K-14 teachers.
  • Program Evaluation on Math and Science Education objectives are to establish the Catalyst Center as a leader in developing and implementing evaluation approaches that robustly assess success of math and science education projects and programs; and to improve dissemination of program evaluation findings for grants and projects to inform local, regional and national education communities.

Director: Dr. Michael E. Loverude

Center for Applied Biotechnology Studies

McCarthy Hall 282
657-278-3614
cabs.fullerton.edu

The Center for Applied Biotechnology Studies is an interdisciplinary organization that provides research, consulting opportunities and services to the local and state biotechnology/biomedical communities through its applied research activities and workforce-oriented educational program. The goals of the center are: (1) to contribute to educational programs that will support workforce development in biotechnology with emphasis on such areas as biocomputing, biodevices, bioengineering and biopharmaceutics; (2) to create an environment where applied research by faculty and students is a primary objective; and (3) to foster interactions with biotechnology/biomedical industry locally, regionally and statewide.

The activities of the Center for Applied Biotechnology Studies are expected to increase the number of Cal State Fullerton students entering the biotechnology/biomedical workforce in Orange County and elsewhere, increase the number of applied research projects, increase the frequency of technology transfers into the biotechnology sector, and to become a vehicle for increased biotechnology/biomedical information flow between the University and the private sector. For more information, contact Dr. Marcelo Tolmasky at 657-278-5263.

Center for Autism

autismcenter.fullerton.edu

The CSUF Center for Autism is dedicated to research, education and service in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Two cores constitute the Center for Autism. The Applied Developmental Core in the College of Health and Human Development focuses on understanding developmental processes in autism and promoting competence and well-being in children with ASD and their families. The Education Core in the College of Education equips teacher candidates in utilizing evidence-based supports for learners with ASD across the life span. Major emphases of the center include research, empirically-based practice, and the application of research findings to assessment, advocacy, intervention and professional training.

Applied Developmental Core
Education Classroom 560
657-278-7891
autismcenterkids@fullerton.edu
autismcenter.fullerton.edu/applieddevelopmentalcore

Education Core
College Park 570
657-278-8623
autismeducation@fullerton.edu
ed.fullerton.edu/autism

The Center for Boys and Men

657-278-5062
boysandmencenter.fullerton.edu

The Center for Boys and Men promotes research and community outreach in areas related to the psychological well-being of boys and men. The center facilitates scholarly work on male gender role norms and diverse forms of masculinity and how they intersect with mental health. The center also provides programs and trainings for local professionals in schools, mental health agencies, hospitals and independent practice to help them respond to the mental health needs of boys and men. Special emphasis is given to issues where male gender norms affect the diverse communities within Southern California.

Center for Cancer Disparities Research

Kinesiology and Health Science 227
657-278-3822
disparities.fullerton.edu

The Center for Cancer Disparities Research was established in 2006 to address the increasing burden of cancer health disparities. In the U.S. cancer is the second most common cause of death, with ethnically diverse and other medically underserved populations disproportionately affected due to factors such as lack of access to care, unavailability of quality care and treatment, lifestyle/prevention factors, language barriers and poverty. The mission of the center is to promote scholarship and creative activities to improve the cancer-related health of diverse and underserved populations, as well as augment student pedagogical experiences via research training in emerging preventive and data science fields. Please contact Dr. Archana McEligot, center director, at 657-278-3822.

Center for Children Who Stutter

College Park 150
657-278-4570
communications.fullerton.edu/centers_and_clinics/ccws

The Center for Children Who Stutter provides assessment and treatment for young children who stutter. These very young children require state-of-the-art prevention and treatment provided by professionals who are experts in stuttering.

Education and research to improve services for children who stutter are also goals of the center. The center was a logical extension of a four-year study (1992-1996) funded by the National Institutes of Health, which provided guidance in the selection of assessment and treatment approaches and access to the families of children who stutter in our service area.

The center provides workshops for practicing speech pathologists to update their knowledge of fluency disorders.

The Center for Children Who Stutter is supported by the Department of Human Communication Studies and the College of Communications. The center works closely with the National Stuttering Association, a self-help group for people who stutter, and the Stuttering Foundation of America.

Center for Collaborative Research and Prototype Development

Engineering 43
657-278-3449

The Center for Collaborative Research and Prototype Development’s mission is to provide a portal for directed engineering sciences research, and prototype design and manufacturing, to regional industry partners. The purpose is to create a mutually beneficial research platform between the College of Engineering and Computer Science and local industry, where students gain practical critical thinking skills explicitly relevant to a sponsoring partner’s domain (e.g., aerospace, automotive, manufacturing).

In exchange, the supporting sponsor will receive a customer-driven design and prototype (e.g., physical mechanism, computational tool), as well as recruitment access to students already familiar with their organization’s research goals. This deliverable will be achieved by leveraging the interdisciplinary knowledge base of the engineering and computer science students and faculty, in addition to accessing the college’s broad manufacturing capabilities such as CNC machining, composite construction and testing, and 3-D printing.

This independent academic center will focus on servicing discrete, “quick turnaround” (i.e., 12-24 month), directed research projects from industry partners.

The center will welcome all individuals interested in contributing to the curriculum development, research and outreach agenda of the center. These include external entities (which include but are not limited to representatives from industry, academia and government) interested in making a specific contribution to the center goals.

Center for Community Collaboration

Education Classroom 471
657-278-5681
hhd.fullerton.edu/ccc

The Center for Community Collaboration at California State University, Fullerton seeks to strengthen children, youth and families in collaboration with public agencies and community-based organizations through the support of the College of Health and Human Development.

The center focuses on the ever-evolving education and practice needs of the community by: (1) providing the highest quality learning opportunities through partnerships with other agencies or organizations to offer interdisciplinary training workshops and certificate programs for human services, community health and education professionals; (2) supporting applied scholarship, collaborative research and dissemination of knowledge that informs, supports and strengthens the community such as collecting research data, identifying community needs, resources, funding streams, services and results; and (3) assisting the capacity building of communities with training and technical assistance in areas such as promising practices, outcomes assessment and as an information resource on policy issues for organizations serving children, youth and families.

A highly regarded external advisory board, a multidisciplinary team of faculty from the College of Health and Human Development, and other units from the campus work to implement these goals.

For more information about the center, please contact Michelle Berelowitz at 657-278-5681.

Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics

657-278-8560
ccam.fullerton.edu

The Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics serves to encourage and facilitate research, education and outreach in computational mathematics and science through interdisciplinary collaborations of a diverse group of faculty, students and external partners.

The goals of the center are: 1) attract and bring together faculty, students and other researchers with related interests; 2) provide research training to the next generation of students in an interdisciplinary environment; 3) develop interdisciplinary research and educational products; 4) position members to generate external funding unique to the center’s mission; and 5) engage in outreach and community building.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sam Behseta, the director of the center, at 657-278-8560.

Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 4357
657-278-4414

The Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance was formed in the wake of high-profile corporate scandals and the subsequent passage of the landmark Sarbanes-Oxley Act, in order to address the issues facing businesses and auditors in today’s changing financial environment. The center’s advisory board consists of managing partners of the Orange County offices of the Big 4, Grant Thornton and regional accounting firms. The center hosts annual SEC conferences, publishes research on corporate governance and reporting, and provides training for senior management and boards.

The center also organizes seminars on issues relating to reporting, corporate governance and ethics.

Center for Cybersecurity

Computer Science 522
657-278-7304
fullerton.edu/cybersecurity

The Center for Cybersecurity focuses on education, research and community outreach in the area of cybersecurity. It was created in response to the increasing number and sophistication of cyberattacks affecting millions of individuals, organizations and government institutions.

In the recent decade, the cyber threat landscape has evolved from hacker enthusiasts breaching systems for enjoyment to highly organized networks distributing malicious software for profit, to large hacktivist groups working to undermine everyday operations of organizations, and to government-funded efforts to wage cyberattacks of remarkable levels of sophistication and destructive power. Our goal is to challenge the cyberattackers by training the next generation of top-notch cybersecurity practitioners, researching techniques and methodologies for countering state-of-the art cyber threats, and synergistically working with businesses and the community to improving the state of cybersecurity.

Center for Demographic Research

Titan Hall 238
657-278-3009
fullerton.edu/cdr

The Center for Demographic Research was established in 1996 to ensure Orange County continues its presence in the development and support of demographic information. The center is sponsored and governed by the County of Orange, Orange County Sanitation District, Orange County Transportation Authority, Transportation Corridor Agencies, Municipal Water District of Orange County, Orange County Water District, Orange County Council of Governments, Southern California Association of Governments, Orange County Local Agency Formation Commission and California State University, Fullerton.

The center operates in partnership with CSUF, and it makes its wealth of data readily available to faculty and student researchers, assists faculty in designing instructional activities in the field of demography, and draws upon faculty research and expertise in its project activities. Through such linkages, the center provides opportunities for CSUF and other institutions of higher education to benefit from participation in regional demographic concerns.

The center’s primary function is to produce estimates and projections for housing, population and employment for a variety of geographic areas within Orange County. These efforts support both operational and long-range planning activities of government agencies, other public or quasi-public agencies and private organizations. The center’s staff engages in a variety of collaborative activities and research including: regional planning efforts; transportation modeling data preparation; and professional support of county, city, special district and local, nonprofit agency planning and evaluation efforts.

Center for Economic Education

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 3357
657-278-2249
business.fullerton.edu/center/economiceducation

The Center for Economic Education at CSUF provides outreach programs in economic education and financial literacy for the Department of Economics. It is part of the network of California centers affiliated with the California Council on Economic Education and with the National Council on Economic Education. The major objective of the center is to promote economic and financial literacy in K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning and in the larger community.

The center seeks to establish in Orange County and in California, a financially literate community that has basic knowledge of economic principles of decision-making, managing money and investing. The Center for Economic Education is part of the Centers of Excellence of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics.

Center for Entertainment and Hospitality Management

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 5357-A
657-278-8624
business.fullerton.edu/center/entertainmentandtourism

The Center for Entertainment and Hospitality Management provides resources for and guides a high-quality undergraduate academic business program, Entertainment and Tourism Management, in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics. The academic program addresses the business needs of the media and hospitality industries. In fulfillment of the center’s mission to prepare students for and connect them with opportunities to enter the media and hospitality industries, the center provides academic and practical support for student learning; encourages faculty and student involvement with the media and hospitality business communities; assists with student recruitment; and offers opportunities for philanthropic donations to support faculty and student development. For more information, email etm@fullerton.edu.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 3280
657-278-3464
business.fullerton.edu/center/entrepreneurship

The purpose of the center is to develop skilled and knowledgeable entrepreneurial leaders who will successfully compete in the ever-changing business environment. The center supports entrepreneurial education and research at California State University, Fullerton and creates linkages to the region’s emerging growth companies. It serves as the focus for faculty, students, alumni entrepreneurs and friends of the University to come together and create an exciting, high-energy entrepreneurial culture. The center also aims to have cross-disciplinary links to other CSUF colleges. For more information, email entrepreneurship@fullerton.edu.

Center for Ethnographic Cultural Analysis

McCarthy Hall 422

The Center for Ethnographic Cultural Analysis (CECA) brings together interdisciplinary faculty and students from across the California State University, Fullerton campus who have been trained, or maintain an interest in, ethnographic methods and research. The mission and goals of CECA are to support ethnographic research and the teaching of ethnographic methods; to sponsor working papers for discussion; and to engage faculty and students in the application of ethnographic method and theory through innovative educational projects, conferences, seminars and workshops. The center also serves as a resource for schools and businesses within the community that may wish to engage in research on the culturally constructed boundaries and cultural heritage within diasporic communities in California.

Center for Family Business

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 5284
657-278-7431
business.fullerton.edu/center/familybusiness

The Center for Family Business, established in 1995 within the CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, is a partnership between the business community and Cal State Fullerton. Its mission is to enhance the well-being and survivability of Southern California family businesses by providing opportunities for education, interaction and information tailored to the needs and concerns of family-owned businesses.

Center for Healthy Neighborhoods

healthyneighborhoods.fullerton.edu

The CSUF Center for Healthy Neighborhoods is a community center opened in partnership with the City of Fullerton. Together with our stakeholders, we aim to alleviate education and health disparities, revitalize neighborhoods, and reduce the cycle of poverty for low income children and families. We consider the broader social, economic and environmental factors that influence health and offer free, culturally-appropriate services - in English and Spanish - that help improve overall well-being for the entire family. Our services are provided by Cal State Fullerton students in advanced stages of their programs.

Center for Information Technology and Business Analytics

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 4170

The center’s mission is to be a source of innovation, communication and education in the field of business analytics and information technology. The center conducts workshops, seminars and other educational opportunities for its clients. The faculty and students associated with the center support businesses by providing consultation and other services. For more information, please contact the center’s director, Rahul Bhaskar, at 949-572-1911.

Center for Insurance Studies

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 4280
657-278-2045
business.fullerton.edu/center/insurancestudies

The Center for Insurance Studies (CIS) was established by the Department of Finance in the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics in 1998, when Dr. Weili Lu was appointed director. The goal of the center is to create an organization that attracts and educates talented individuals who are committed to professional careers in the industry, including property, life, benefits, risk management and health care components. The emphasis is on careers in actuarial science, claims, financial planning, insurance marketing, risk management, portfolio management, technology and underwriting. Operating strategies for CIS are constantly being developed and updated with the help of industry professionals. We also offer an actuary program and an insurance marketing entrepreneurship program, and a total of 10 program courses. CIS presents a large number of scholarships each year that are available to business students. The Risk Management and Insurance Program created by the Center for Insurance Studies is now a concentration in the Finance Department.

Center for International Business

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 3357
657-278-8264

The main objective of the center is to promote the internationalization of the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and its programs.

Specifically, the Center for International Business assists in creating and supporting study abroad programs for business students. The center also assists in creating and supporting faculty exchange programs with the college’s partner universities. It also supports the college’s faculty members in the creation and dissemination of research and teaching materials on international topics.

Through internships and outreach activities, the center supports the B.A. in International Business degree program. It also provides assistance for students’ recruitment, placement, program development and program assessment.

The center collaborates with other centers within the college and also with centers and international associations at universities nationwide. It creates and supports educational and training programs in areas of its interest.

Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education

College Park 570
657-278-3573

The Center for International Partnerships in Higher Education (C-IPED) promotes a global perspective and internationalization of curricula, programs and research in the College of Education. The center facilitates intercultural awareness and global competencies among faculty and students by:

  1. support of collaborative opportunities for international faculty and student research focusing on, but not limited to, the areas of teacher education, educational leadership and technology in education;
  2. recruitment of international students; and
  3. creation of international experiences in the field of education for CSUF students.

The center supports training teachers and educational leaders in a cross-cultural world to serve the regional diversity of Southern California. In response to an increasing number of requests for international partnerships in the areas of teacher education, higher education and educational technology, the College of Education has developed current international partnership opportunities at universities in Vietnam, Poland, South Africa, Korea and the Russian Federation. C-IPED will facilitate the development of these mutually beneficial working partnerships to support faculty and student participation in international professional activities. C-IPED will also support the dissemination of research in international journals that focuses on curriculum development, research-based best practices in education and an overall global awareness in the field of education.

Center for Leadership

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 5357-C
657-278-5170
business.fullerton.edu/center/leadership

The Center for Leadership seeks to be the leadership voice for CSUF’s Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and the Orange County community. We develop leadership capacity for Cal State Fullerton students and Orange County through premier education, training and outreach. Excellence is achieved through strong industry partnerships and innovative programs.

Our mission is to develop leaders by planning and delivering cutting-edge curriculum and leadership development experiences to undergraduate, graduate and executive-level students, alumni and organizations in Orange County. The Center for Leadership has several major initiatives: 

The Leadership Voice - shares insights and expertise of executives and faculty in theme-based episodes. Each show features two executive guests, a quote of the day, a leadership countdown, a leadership example, a countdown, leadership advice and a special faculty-led leadership lesson.

The Leadership Scholars Program - provides networking and leadership development opportunities to undergraduate students by connecting them with executives throughout Southern California. The program also includes coursework, training opportunities and executive mentorship.

Bringing Learning to Work - connects our world-renowned faculty with the Southern California business community through a series of workshops, training and consulting partnerships. In addition to these off-site programs, the center also hosts a leadership academy and symposiums for elected officials and executives.

Annual Leadership Awards - recognizes top executives and companies for their contributions across key leadership indicators of excellence. Each year we recognize excellence in executive leadership as well as leadership development.

Bringing Solutions to Work - studies leadership best practices across a variety of disciplines, contexts, industries and designs - in partnership with Southern California businesses. We also partner with our corporate sponsors to provide project-based consultations with either faculty-led or student-led analysis.

MBA Concentration in Organizational Leadership - provides graduate students with Southern California’s only leadership concentration within an AACSB Accredited MBA program.

To learn more, please visit our website or contact the center’s director, John E. Barbuto, Jr. (Jay), at leadership@fullerton.edu.

Center for Maximizing Teacher Impact

657-278-2745
ed.fullerton.edu/impact

The Center for Maximizing Teacher Impact works to put research into practice by uniting teacher education scholars across the College of Education in responding to the professional development and teacher assessment needs of local high-need schools and school districts. The center seeks to achieve this by utilizing the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards model as a framework for designing and implementing professional development programs, building professional coaching and mentoring capacity among local educators to support the continued growth of collegial examination of practice, and designing tools to evaluate effective practice.

Center for Nursing Workforce Excellence

The purpose of the Center for Nursing Workforce Excellence is to form University‐community partnerships to operationalize best practices in nursing and health care delivery through education, consultation, research and other collaborative activities. These connections will enhance resource utilization to foster faculty, student and partner innovation, research and enhanced practice.

Center for Oral and Public History

Pollak Library South 363
657-278-3580
coph.fullerton.edu

Originally established in 1968 by the Department of History, the Center for Oral and Public History (COPH) is the outgrowth of the department’s oral and public history programs. With close to 6,000 audio and video recorded interviews, related transcripts, photographs and other materials, COPH maintains the largest regionally-focused oral history archive in the state of California. COPH’s holdings encompass material relating to virtually every civic and ethnic community in Orange County and beyond, as well as interviews related to science and technology, private industry, the environment, education and war. This diverse collection is available for student or community use through the center’s office in Pollak Library South 363, Monday through Friday. 

COPH embraces a three-fold mission. First, COPH collects and preserves the stories of distinctive individuals and diverse communities whose historical experiences have shaped the collective memory of Southern California, defined national and transnational identities, and reflected life in an era of globalization. Second, COPH undertakes and provides support services for public history projects, particularly those designed to share oral histories with public audiences in Southern California and beyond. Third, COPH trains CSUF students in the research methods of collecting oral histories, interpreting these histories and presenting important regional, national and global stories to the public. Ultimately, COPH seeks to combine the strengths of oral history and public history in order to build better connections between Cal State Fullerton and the communities - local, national and global - to which it is tied.

In addition, COPH provides oral history workshops for the campus and the community and offers a number of oral and public history courses taught by history faculty. The center also provides transcribing and binding services. The Center for Oral and Public History is part of the Department of History and operates with funding support from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Center for Public Policy

University Hall 511
657-278-3521
cpp.fullerton.edu

The Center for Public Policy, located within the Division of Politics, Administration and Justice, is a nonpartisan research unit at California State University, Fullerton. The center’s mission is to provide informed and unbiased expertise in exploring problems and solutions for public policy issues in Orange County and the surrounding areas. Since its founding in October 1999, the center has conducted public opinion surveys and research about timely issues in Orange County. The center also sponsors public events that highlight the public policy challenges of the region, as well as possible solutions to the challenges. Our affiliated faculty members provide relevant, informed and unbiased expertise to assist agencies and stakeholders with policy research, analysis and implementation. They have topical expertise covering a wide range of issues including local, regional and national government and policy issues. The director of the center is Dr. Justin Tucker.

Center for Remote Sensing and Environmental Analysis

Humanities and Social Sciences 419
657-278-8162

The Center for Remote Sensing and Environmental Analysis, housed in the Department of Geography and the Environment, was established in 2008 with funds from NASA and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences dean’s office. The center includes a 16-station remote sensing student learning center and a three-station, state-of-the art, advanced faculty-graduate student research and image processing facility. The goals of the center are to train undergraduate and graduate students for careers in the field of geospatial analysis and to provide technologically-advanced remote sensing tools for collaborative student-faculty research on environmental problems. Ongoing research projects involve urban forestry and watershed management in Orange County, tropical forest cover change in Malaysia and Brazil, and deglaciation impacts in the Himalayas. For further information, contact Dr. Jindong Wu, jindongwu@fullerton.edu, Dr. Robert Voeks, rvoeks@fullerton.edu, or Dr. Jonathan Taylor, jstaylor@fullerton.edu.

Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership

College Park 620
657-278-8510
ed.fullerton.edu/c-real

Housed in the College of Education, the Center for Research on Educational Access and Leadership (C-REAL) is a data-driven and solution-focused research center with a mission to identify short- and long-term solutions to educational problems specific to educational leadership, practice, policy and change. P-12 schools and higher education institutions in Orange and Los Angeles counties partner with C-REAL to identify and respond to local problems and issues in schools. Faculty, students and community partners collaborate in research, evaluations and efforts to eliminate the achievement and opportunity gap.

Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research

Kinesiology and Health Science 121
cssor.fullerton.edu

The Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research (CSSOR) mission is to promote education and research concerning sport and the Olympic Games in their broadest cultural, social and political dimensions. The center’s goals include cross-disciplinary research on issues related to sport.

CSSOR has been recognized as an International Olympic Studies Centre by both the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Studies Centre and the United States Olympic Committee for its quality and commitment to research and academic activities.

CSSOR is committed to diverse, cross-disciplinary research that respects sport’s significance in society. Though often disregarded as trivial pastimes, sport captures the public imagination. Sport’s history reveals a durable and perennial social institution that reveals “a story we tell ourselves about ourselves.”

Center for Sport Performance

Kinesiology and Health Science 192
657-278-3316
hhd.fullerton.edu/knes/csp

The Center for Sport Performance conducts work to further knowledge of sport and also fosters a close collaboration between faculty, students and the community. This work enhances scholarly and creative activity while providing both undergraduate and graduate students with experiences outside the traditional classroom environment. The center maintains the preeminence of learning so integral to CSUF while providing a high-quality program to meet the evolving needs of our diverse student body. In addition, the center expands connections and partnerships with our region by engaging the community in a symbiotic relationship, allowing us to teach students who will ultimately serve the community at large.

Center for Successful Aging

Kinesiology and Health Science 011
657-278-7012
hdcs.fullerton.edu/csa

The Center for Successful Aging, through its educational, research and service activities, has as its mission the promotion of health and vitality across the life span. The specific goals of the center are to: (1) conduct interdisciplinary research on issues related to physical activity promotion in youth with and without disability, the development of healthy behaviors, and the reduction of falls in the later years; (2) provide professional training of students and health care practitioners working with children and adults of all ages in a variety of settings; (3) offer a variety of health, cognitive, psychological and functional assessments; (4) implement a range of community-accessible programs based on the principles of whole person wellness, and family-centered and inter-generational interventions; (5) collaborate and partner with community agencies and organizations to provide innovative programming and services aimed at promoting physical activity and reducing sedentary behavior; and (6) serve as an advocate for affecting public policy relative to developing physical literacy and healthy behaviors across the life span. Our whole person wellness programming is committed to helping individuals of all ages and abilities maintain a lifestyle that is of the highest quality attainable. Multidisciplinary teams of University faculty and students work with community partners to implement these goals.

Center for Sustainability

Langsdorf Hall 321A
657-278-4373
sustainability.fullerton.edu

The Center for Sustainability is the University’s prime mover for green initiatives around a sustainable approach to economic and social development, and environmental protection. The center works with student groups to coordinate efforts to raise awareness about sustainability and to increase the level of sustainability in campus operations and activities. The center promotes inclusion of sustainability-centered topics in the curriculum, assists with external grant-seeking by faculty and other members of the University community, conducts public education programs, and facilitates faculty collaboration across academic disciplines. For more information, contact the director, Dr. John Bock, at sustainability@fullerton.edu or 657-278-4373.

Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention

Kinesiology and Health Science 106A
657-278-4388

The Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, housed in the College of Health and Human Development, promotes interdisciplinary research and community outreach in areas related to children’s health and weight management. The center facilitates interaction among multiple entities concerned with the rise in childhood obesity, including University faculty, schools, community agencies and policy-makers. Specifically, the center’s three-fold mission is: 1) to work with schools and other community agencies to develop and test model health promotion programs and interventions; 2) to assess and evaluate existing programs and policies, and 3) to identify theoretical models and environments that can explain and influence behavior patterns across different high-risk groups. As such, the mission and goals of the center reflect the needs of the community by providing education and outreach to children and their families regarding healthy lifestyles and prevention of obesity.

For more information, contact Dr. Jie Weiss at 657-278-4388 or Dr. Maria Koleilat at 657-278-5423.

Decision Research Center

Humanities 532
657-278-2102

The Decision Research Center in the Department of Psychology, established in 1986, supports research and instructional activities of faculty and students in the study of behavioral decision-making. Research conducted in the center includes experimental and theoretical studies of: (1) basic psychological laws of judgment and decision-making under conditions of risk, uncertainty and ambiguity; (2) effects of sudden changes in wealth on a person’s attitude toward risk (such as the effects of winning the lottery on financial decisions); (3) effects of the judge’s point of view on judgments and decisions; (4) combination of information from sources of varied expertise and bias to form judgments and decisions; and (5) other economic behavior.

Desert Studies Center

McCarthy Hall 104 N, M
657-278-2428
nsm.fullerton.edu/dsc

The Desert Studies Center, which is located in the Mojave National Preserve at Zzyzx, California, 11 miles southwest of Baker, California on I-15, is a moderately equipped field station of the California State University system. The center provides opportunities for individuals and groups to conduct research, receive instruction and experience the desert environment. The center manages 1,280 acres under a cooperative management agreement with the Department of Interior.

As the gateway to the entire Mojave National Preserve and Death Valley National Park, there is easy access to a broad range of geological features and desert ecosystems, as well as fossil sites, remains of Native American villages, historical wagon trails, old army forts, mining sites, and the salt flats of Silurian and Soda Dry Lakes. Research and educational offerings include the Kelso Sand Dunes; Devil’s Playground; Cima Volcanic Field; Cima Dome; Providence, Granite and New York mountain ranges; and Landfair and Ivanpah valleys.

The Desert Studies Center can accommodate 70 individuals in dormitory-style rooms and has longer-term housing for researchers. There are also kitchen facilities, a bathhouse, a laboratory, two classrooms and a modest library. The center has internet access and campuswide Wi-Fi access.

For more information, contact the Desert Studies Center, at 657-278-2428 or email dsandquist@fullerton.edu.

Dr. John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Curation Center

Santa Ana, California
714-647-2100

The John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Curation Center is a curation, education and research facility operated in partnership with the County of Orange. Located in Santa Ana in its own facilities, the center maintains well-equipped laboratories for fossil and artifact preparation, curation, databasing and storage. The University provides management of the activities and collections while the county owns the center, fossils and artifacts. The chief objectives are to understand the history of life in Orange County and to engage residents in the county’s prehistoric heritage.

The center’s diverse archaeological holdings range in age from at least 10,000 years ago until 50 years ago. The extensive collection includes materials from all areas and environmental zones throughout the county and reveals how prehistoric and historic peoples lived and worked.

The paleontological collection of vertebrates, invertebrates, microfossils and plants spans every major time period since the Jurassic period, which is 180 million years of Orange County life. Significant collections of Miocene marine mammals contain many species new to science and terrestrial animals and plants, most of which are now extinct.

Faculty and students from CSUF and other colleges and universities may study these materials for research purposes. The center encourages the use of its materials for community and school outreach, and holds several major events and exhibits in OC Parks and at CSUF throughout the year.

The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center

Kinesiology and Health Science 106F
657-278-7031

The Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to an integrative approach to help people with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions manage their symptoms, improve their functionality, and increase their quality of life. The center is located in the Kinesiology and Health Science complex on the Cal State Fullerton campus.

Fullerton International Resources for Students and Teachers

Humanities and Social Science 725 K, L
657-278-7664/714-345-4877
first.fullerton.edu

Fullerton International Resources for Students and Teachers (FIRST) is one of six sites of the California International Studies Project and one of nine California Subject Matter Projects (CSMP). Funded by the State of California, CSMP seeks to improve student achievement and learning by providing comprehensive, content-focused professional development for teachers, by building teacher leadership, and by creating and maintaining collaborative networks of K-12 teachers and University faculty.

FIRST provides a variety of professional development opportunities to inspire and empower K-12 students and teachers with cultural, regional and international/global content knowledge and understanding needed to live, work and participate as active, engaged citizens and leaders in the global interconnected world of the 21st century. These interdisciplinary summer institutes and school year programs, which explore global themes and issues, explicitly address the Common Core Standards and the California History/Social Science Content Standards while promoting the integration of English Language Arts and English Language Development teaching strategies.

Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 5271
657-278-7565
business.fullerton.edu/center/gianneschinonprofitresearch

The mission of the Gianneschi Center for Nonprofit Research is to support and encourage the work of Orange County’s charitable organizations. Our vision is to be the leading resource connecting nonprofit organizations, philanthropic foundations, businesses, the University and the larger community by facilitating meaningful discussion - through education and research - of issues affecting the nonprofit sector. 

For more information, contact Susan Cadwallader, Ph.D., by phone 657-278-7565 or email scadwallader@fullerton.edu.

Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center

McCarthy Hall 601
657-278-3366
physics.fullerton.edu/gwpac

The Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center conducts research, education and outreach in gravitational-wave science. Gravitational waves are a phenomenon predicted by Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Cal State Fullerton physicists and their students are part of the international collaboration of researchers - including the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) - who contributed to the first direct detection of gravitational waves 100 years after Einstein’s prediction.

This provides a fundamentally different way to observe the universe, bringing us new information about nature’s most violent astrophysical events, such as supernovae and collisions between black holes and neutron stars.

The Gravitational-Wave Physics and Astronomy Center brings together faculty, students and staff at CSUF with an interest in gravitational-wave science. Our research involves modeling sources of gravitational waves, understanding the gravitational-wave signals they produce, measuring signals in the LIGO detectors and improving the sensitivity of the detectors. Our members include students and scientists from a variety of backgrounds. We are helping to train the next generation of gravitational-wave scientists and promoting a diverse scientific community. We also work together to communicate new scientific developments to the public.

Hazel Miller Croy Reading Center

Education Classroom 24
657-278-3497

The Hazel Miller Croy Reading Center, which is housed in Education Classroom Building 24, serves the community by providing low-cost, research-based intervention and assessment for school-age children experiencing challenges with literacy development. The center also provides a venue that facilitates practicum experiences for graduate students in the Department of Literacy and Reading Education and supports ongoing literacy research conducted by faculty members and graduate students.

Health Promotion Research Institute

Kinesiology and Health Science 115
657-278-4592

The Health Promotion Research Institute, housed in the College of Health and Human Development, has the mission of creating collaborative, multilevel solutions that empower individuals and communities to achieve optimal health for all. The institute coordinates and advances interdisciplinary health research efforts at CSUF; facilitates increased proposal writing and external support for health-related research; provides enriched opportunities for student involvement in health research; and collaborates with community leaders in addressing critical public health issues in Southern California.

Latino Communications Initiative

657-278-2826
communications.fullerton.edu/lci

The Latino Communications Initiative (LCI) is a workforce preparedness program that supports the development of U.S. Latino cultural competency through relevant courses, research and a broad spectrum of educational opportunities. The Spanish for Hispanic Media professional certificate, a collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, provides a pathway for bilingual students to improve their Spanish-language skills. LCI continues to build a pipeline of talented Latino millennials who are career-ready. Many LCI students are first-generation college students who find life-changing training, internship connections and mentorships during their course of study.

Maxwell Center for International Communications

College Park 460-11
657-278-3271

communications.fullerton.edu/centers_and_clinics/maxwell_center/maxwellcenter

The goal of the Maxwell Center for International Communications is to create global awareness, global citizens and global leaders. Based in the College of Communications, it promotes student as well as faculty interest, research and collaboration in international communication and media studies. Internally, the Maxwell Center is focused on building and managing international programs for students and faculty. Externally, the center is focused on designing programs that increase international and intercultural awareness, participation in media and political processes, and international media development. For more information, please visit the Maxwell Center’s website or contact Dean Kazoleas, director, at 657-278-3271 or dkazoleas@fullerton.edu.

National Resource Center for Asian Languages

College Park 610
657-278-4335
ed.fullerton.edu/nrcal

The National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) was established to improve the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Asian languages, including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. CSUF has made a strong commitment to supporting less commonly taught languages, serving diverse student populations, expanding research on second language acquisition, and enhancing teaching and learning. NRCAL’s main focus is to improve the teaching, learning and research of Asian languages in the United States by drawing on the expertise of Asian language scholars, educators and community stakeholders. Training students to be bilingual not only enhances their cognition, employment opportunities and cultural competency, but also improves national business development, innovation and security. The center’s goals are achievable through collaboration with K-12 school districts and community-based organizations.

Ocean Studies Institute/Southern California Marine Institute

McCarthy Hall 282
657-278-3614

The Ocean Studies Institute, a consortium of nine California State University campuses (Dominguez Hills, Fullerton, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Northridge, Pomona, San Bernardino, San Marcos and Channel Islands), participates in training scientists and educating the general public by coordinating and facilitating marine educational and research activities. The OSI is a partner with the University of Southern California, Occidental College and the University of California, Los Angeles in the Southern California Marine Institute (SCMI), which is located at 820 South Seaside Avenue, Terminal Island, CA 90731; 310-519-3172; scmi.net.

Through its affiliation with the SCMI, the OSI provides facilities for introducing students to the marine environment, supporting faculty and student research, and for intensive participation by students pursuing professional programs. The OSI owns and operates the R/V Yellowfin (76-foot vessel), which is used by classes and research programs in biology, geology and ocean engineering. In addition to research vessels located at Terminal Island, the facility includes a 5,000-square-foot building with laboratories, classrooms and a running sea water system.

Each fall, the OSI offers the CSU Marine Biology Semester at the University of Southern California Wrigley Marine Science Center on Santa Catalina Island.  Undergraduate and graduate students live on the island and complete three intensive, field-based courses and an independent research project. For additional information, contact the Department of Biological Science or scmi.net/csu-marine-biology-catalina-semester.

Real Estate and Land Use Institute

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 5163
657-278-4125
business.fullerton.edu/center/realestateandlanduse

The Real Estate and Land Use Institute is a branch of the California State University system’s applied research and professional and public education center for real estate and urban land use. The mission of the institute is to promote and advance real estate education at CSUF, including research, curriculum, program reputation, student placement and outreach to the local business community. For more information, email relui@fullerton.edu.

Sales Leadership Center

657-278-3235
business.fullerton.edu/center/salesleadership

The Sales Leadership Center provides students with the opportunity to explore careers in professional sales through sales training, with the goal of earning the Certificate of Professional Sales. Students have the opportunity to choose sales-focused electives offered through the Marketing Department, participate in workshops, sales competitions and events designed to develop sales skills. The center’s corporate partners, who recruit sales-trained students, are active in the center and attend many of the center’s events allowing for networking opportunities.

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Center for Creativity and Critical Thinking

657-278-4313
ed.fullerton.edu/cccts

Cal State Fullerton’s SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union Center for Creativity and Critical Thinking fosters 21st century competence for today’s preschool through grade 12 students. We build partnerships with local schools and community organizations, working with teachers to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that students need in order to thrive in this exciting, digital and global century. Our partnerships focus on developing creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and decision-making across the curriculum. We work collaboratively with partners to infuse the arts, science and technology as central components of the educational experience. For more information, contact Kim Case, director, at 657-278-4313.

Small Business Development Center

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 5313
657-278-2719

The Orange County/Inland Empire Regional Small Business Development Center Network provides small businesses with one-on-one technical assistance, training and access to capital in Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. To learn more about our small business services and locations, please visit leadsbdc.org. For further information, contact Mike Daniel, regional director, Orange County/Inland Empire Regional SBDC Network, CSUF Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, 800 North State College Blvd., SGMH 5313, Fullerton, CA 92831; or email sbdcend@fullerton.edu.

Small Business Institute

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 3280
657-278-3464

The Small Business Institute has many programs designed to guide and assist smaller, fast-growing businesses. One of the most important is its program in which faculty and students offer business consulting to over 100 firms a year. The students are graduating seniors or MBA candidates who work under the close direction of faculty advisers. They prepare a major report that includes recommendations for improved performance. More than 1,800 Orange County firms have received this service. The institute selects outstanding reports to submit to the national case competitions. In 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 teams of students were named national winners. Many other teams won top 10 in the nation. For more information, email entrepreneurship@fullerton.edu.

Social Science Research Center

McCarthy Hall 38
657-278-7691

The Social Science Research Center (SSRC), under the auspices of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, provides research services to community organizations and research support to CSUF faculty members. The center’s primary goal is to assist nonprofit and tax-supported agencies and organizations to answer research questions that will lead to improved service delivery and public policy. The SSRC conducts surveys, evaluation research and other applied research activities to meet its clients’ information needs. The center conducts multilingual telephone surveys from its 24-station computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) lab, as well as web-based, mailed and face-to-face surveys.

The SSRC advocates the use of qualitative methods in applied research and conducts focused group discussions and semi-structured interviews in addition to employing quantitative techniques. SSRC staff can assist with proposal preparation and in all phases of social research, including the development of survey and evaluation instrumentation, research design, data collection, statistical and qualitative analysis, and technical report writing. In this context, the center provides applied research training opportunities to CSUF students and faculty.

South Central Coastal Information Center

McCarthy Hall 477
anthro.fullerton.edu/sccic

Hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and linked with the Department of Anthropology, the South Central Coastal Information Center (SCCIC) is one of nine regional information centers in California that comprise the California Historical Resources Information System (CHRIS). CHRIS works under the direction of the California Office of Historic Preservation and the State Historic Resources Commission. These information centers provide historical resources information to local governments and individuals with responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and California Environmental Quality Act.

Since its inception in the early 1970s, the SCCIC (formerly housed at UCLA) has been a fundamental source of archaeological and historical resource information for the counties of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura. The San Bernardino County archive was added to the SCCIC inventory in 2015 and is undergoing digitization. The SCCIC now maintains the most extensive historical resources information base available for South Central Coastal California, including records of prehistory and historic archaeological sites, reports of historical resource studies, and historic resources inventory records.

Information about historical resources is maintained in various forms such as 7.5’ USGS Quadrangle Maps, historical resource records and reports, and computerized data. SCCIC clients are generally archaeologists, historians, architectural-historians, developers and planning agencies.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

College Park 150
657-278-3997
communications.fullerton.edu/spchhrgclin

The CSUF Speech and Hearing Clinic has two primary missions: to educate and train future speech-language and hearing professionals by providing them with the knowledge, skills and clinical experience to become certified and licensed speech language pathologists and audiologists prepared for the complex and changing demands of the 21st century; and to provide high-quality clinical services to individuals with communication disorders and needs within our surrounding community. 

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

McCarthy Hall 161A
714-649-2760/657-278-3896
tuckerwildlife.org

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary is a 12-acre outdoor education center and nature preserve located in the heart of Modjeska Canyon, adjacent to the Cleveland National Forest. It is owned and operated by California State University, Fullerton, and its College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary has a dual mission - to support science and environmental education and to act as a sanctuary for the preservation of local native habitat and wildlife. Tucker serves as a unique field research center for college and University students and as a field trip destination for K-12 schools. Tucker is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for visitors to enjoy and learn about the local wildlife and natural habitat of Southern California. Naturalist-led group tours are available for $6/person. Admission to the sanctuary is free. Tucker’s facilities include a small natural history museum/interpretive center, a bird observation porch with feeders, hiking trails, relaxing picnic areas, a creek, a small amphitheater and a gift shop. For tour reservations, call 714-649-2760.

Twin Studies Center

Humanities 521J
657-278-2568

The Twin Studies Center of the Psychology Department is designed to serve two purposes: (1) conduct research projects on twins that will contribute to knowledge concerning the rearing and educating of twins and enhance our understanding of human development; and (2) provide information to the public concerning psychological and biological aspects of twinship. Dr. Nancy L. Segal is the director of the Twin Studies Center.

Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting

Steven G. Mihaylo Hall 3357
657-278-2592
business.fullerton.edu/center/economicanalysisandforecasting

The Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting issues regular economic forecasts, provides analysis-based, policy-oriented research and studies regional economic impacts. The center undertakes independent studies, as well as contract research, into the areas of its focus, working with private and public entities. It seeks funding for research and training; sponsors conferences and workshops; presents studies and reports of interest to business, government, academic and general communities. Whenever possible, the institute’s activities are structured to allow the participation of graduate and undergraduate students at Cal State Fullerton.