Centers & InstitutesCSUSB 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.
California State University, San Bernardino
Approved Institutes, Centers, & Similar Organizations
- Child Development
- Commerce and Security
- Counseling (Community)
- Correctional Education
- Criminal Justice Research
- Developmental Disabilities
- Economic Education
- Environmental Sustainability
- Global Management
- Hate and Extremism
- Information Assurance & Security Management
- Indigenous Peoples Studies
- International Education
- Labor Studies
- Language Acquisition
- Learning Research
- Mathematics Education
- Media Arts
- Middle East Studies
- Partnerships (Community)
- Policy Research and Analysis
- Promotion of Health Equity
- Prose Studies
- Teaching English Learners
- Water Resources
Areas of Expertise:
for Child Development and Family Relations
The Institute for Child Development and Family Relations has four active units: 1) A model laboratory school, which serves both typically and atypically developed infants through kindergarten-age children; 2) A child assessment and development center, which provides assessment and diagnostic services for families; 3) A parenting and family relations resources center, which provides education, training and child and family counseling to the community; and 4) The existing University Center for Developmental Disabilities, which serves children with autism and other pervasive developmental disabilities and their families. The Institute also houses a number of clinical and research programs, including Community University Initiative for the Development of Attention and Readiness (CUIDAR) and the SART Pediatric Assessment Referral and Treatment Center with the County First 5 Commission.
Director: Sybil Carrere email@example.com 909-537-3844
Visit the Institute for Child Development and Family Relations Website
Commerce and Security Institute
The mission of the ICSI is to promote the study, analysis and policies associated with the region's commerce and allied security activities. Further, the ICSI will become a center of excellence serving the commerce and security needs and aspirations of our students, faculty and community.
Director: C.E. Tapie Rohm, Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5786
Director: Pat McInturff email@example.com 909-537-5741
Visit the Inland Commerce and Security Institute Website
CSUSB Community Counseling Center
The Community Counseling Center is a service and training clinic housed in the Department of Psychology. The CCC has two purposes: 1) To provide low-cost or free counseling service to individuals from the community; 2) To provide a training site for graduate student therapists-in-training.
Director: Ed Teyber firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5569
Visit the CSUSB Community Counseling Center Website
Center for the Study of Correctional Education
The center provides program development, research, evaluation, and training for teachers working in prisons and juvenile institutions. It publishes the Journal of Correctional Education, and conducts major assessment studies, program evaluation, and program development activities under contract with clients such as the California Department of Education, The California Department of Corrections and Youth Authority, as well as with institutions overseas.
Director: Carolyn Eggleston email@example.com 909-537-5654
Director: Thomas Gehring firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5653
Visit the Center for the Study of Correctional Education Website
Center for Criminal Justice Research
The Criminal Justice Research Center provides expertise and research assistance to criminal justice agencies and organizations. The center develops funded research projects involving faculty and students that focus on criminal justice policy issues concerning local and regional agencies and the conduct of program evaluations and community impact studies. It houses the Crime Prevention Analysis Lab, which supports and conducts research focusing on public space, using a variety of tools and methods not commonly used in the criminal justice field. Research involves both community-wide crime mapping and place-intensive methods to assist agencies and community groups in developing crime prevention solutions.
Director: Gisela Bichler email@example.com 909-537-5510
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Center for Developmental Disabilities
The UCDD provides evaluation, assessment, training, and support for autistic children, their parents and siblings. This is a clinical training program in the College of Education which focuses on Special Education credential programs in cooperation with the departments of Nursing, Social Work, and Psychology. The clinical program is under contract with the County Regional Center for client services.
Director: Dwight Sweeney firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5495
Visit the University Center for Developmental Disabilities Website
California Council on Economic Education
The California Council of Economic Education office houses the statewide headquarters of the California Council on Economics Education. The office supports and encourages programs that provide K-12 teacher training in the economics method-enhancing K-12 economics curricular offerings to include information on the U.S. economy, the world economic system, and the economics content of various social and political issues.
Director: R. J. Charkins email@example.com 909-537-5553
Visit the California Council on Economic Education Website
Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship
The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship is the result of several years of planning, curriculum development, and partnership building by members of the faculty and administration in the College of Business and Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino. IECE has focused its programs and services in three areas: 1) Entrepreneurship education; 2) Experiential learning and student internships; and 3) Small business and entrepreneurial assistance. IECE offers business consulting services, student internship resources, and entrepreneurial training programs that help small businesses and entreprenuers in the community achieve greater levels of success in their business ventures. The IECE is currently under contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Commerce-SBA, and Department of Transportation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and private sector funders to deliver services to special small business constituencies. Its subordinate units include the Women’s Business Center, the Family Business Center, and the International Motorsports Alliance.
Director: Michael Stull firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5708
Visit the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship Website
Springs Institute for Environmental Sustainability
The mission of the Palm Springs Institute for Environmental Sustainability is to improve the quality of life in the Coachella Valley through research, education and advocacy on issues pertaining to environmental sustainability. The institute strives to be the premier community partnership for providing research data, consumer information, and practical recommendations regarding environmental sustainability in the Coachella Valley.
Director: Ted Coleman email@example.com 909-537-5537
Director: Fred Jandt firstname.lastname@example.org 760-341-2883
The Center for Global Management is created in order 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 international communities.
Co-Director: Vipin Gupta email@example.com 909-537-5796
Co-Director: Frank Lin firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5700
Visit the Center for Global Management Website: Coming soon!
for the Study of Hate and Extremism
The Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino is a non-partisan organization that conducts research, formulates policies and engages 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
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Information Assurance and Security Management Center
The mission of the IASM Center is to promote and study the application of information security management, computer forensics and other related information assurance topics. This center brings together faculty from related disciplines with government and industry for the purposes of research, curriculum development, training and awareness.
Director: Tony Coulson firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5768
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The Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies
The university offers a certificate program in Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples Studies, overseen by the Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. The course work provides students with a broad introduction to Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples, creating a foundation for students to pursue advanced study or possible in employment in related fields. The curriculum is multidisciplinary, bringing together a diverse faculty of specialists. Core courses focus Indigenous cultures, history, cultural resource management and preservation, sovereignty, world systems analysis and the arts. Students then select courses in consultation with the certificate coordinator in order to meet both the certificate requirements and their own individual interests.
Director: James V. Fenelon email@example.com 909-537-7291
Associate Director: Thomas Long firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-3791
Visit The Center for Indigenous Peoples Studies Website
Center for International Studies and Programs
The International Institute develops programs to enhance intercultural communications and understanding. It provides coordination, facilitation, and support of campus-wide faculty and student international program development and supports regional internationalization efforts, international business and exchange programs.
Director: Rosalie Giacchino-Baker email@example.com 909-537-5633
Director: Paul Amaya firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5193
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Center for Labor Studies
The Center for Labor Studies is the site of an innovative partnership among the economic social advancement in the Inland Empire. The Center develops knowledge about the labor market in the Inland Empire, disseminates this knowledge in a way that contributes to social and economics advancement, and focuses the skills and energies of the members of the CSUSB community on issues relevant to labor in the Inland Empire. Importantly, the Center gives CSUSB students opportunities for research and extracurricular activities that enhances their intellectual and personal development and will permit them to undertake leadership roles in the Inland Empire and beyond.
Director: Eric Nilsson email@example.com 909-537-5564
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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: Terri Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5849
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Learning Research Institute
The institute promotes an interdisciplinary scholarly focus on teaching and learning and how they may be improved. It seeks to formulate scholarly projects, generate financial and other support, allocate research funds, and otherwise serve as an advocate for scholarly attention on learning. Activities include bringing in local and national speakers, offering advice on relevant measures and assessments, promoting a research report series on learning at CSUSB, and conducting both immediate and long-term research projects.
Director: James C. Kaufman email@example.com 909-537-3841
Visit the Learning Research Institute Website
Watson and Associates
The Literacy Center offers 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. Trained staff members pinpoint specific and general needs of children, adolescents and adults then design and implement remedial programs based on each individual’s needs. This assessment and instructional emphasis is complemented by a research component.
Director: Mary Jo Skillings firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5639
Director: Diane Brantley email@example.com 909-537-5605
Director: Steve Comadena firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-7731
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Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education
The Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education identifies, analyzes and addresses the needs of mathematics teachers in the Inland Empire. The Center has taken the lead in developing collaborative grant proposals for mathematics, science and technology education with the San Bernardino Superintendent of Schools and K-12 school districts within the Inland Empire Region and currently manages the regional California Mathematics Project and a National Science Foundation Noyce Scholars program.
Director: Davida Fischman email@example.com 909-537-5394
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The College of Arts & Letters Media Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, production, and analysis of the media arts. It serves the region, the CSU, and the nation by providing a focus for interdisciplinary activities. The center's interests encompass film studies, video, photography, design, performance, music, press releases/articles, scripts/screenwriting, and all other print and electronic arts that are used to communicate messages. The CAL-MAC supports the development of cross-disciplinary curricula, scholarship, artistic projects, activities, and outreach.
Director: Todd Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5866
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Center of Islamic and Middle East Studies
Established in September 2005, it is a teaching and research center to serve the region, and the California State University system by supporting 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: Ralph Salmi email@example.com 909-537-3414
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Center for the Promotion of Health Equity
The Center for the Promotion of Health Disparities Research and Training will promote and accelerate faculty research at CSUSB in health disparities through mentorship and training from nationally recognized health disparities scientists. It will also provide a link between health disparities-related community organizations and university members; advance the number of CSUSB students seeking graduate careers in health disparities; and disseminate CSUSB faculty research and scholarship in the area of health disparities.
Director: Sybil Carrere firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-3844
Co-Director: Dale Lund email@example.com 909-537-3748
Asst-Director: Christina Granillo firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-3635
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Community-University Partnerships Institute
The Community-University Partnerships office advances community-based programs at CSUSB. CUP supports faculty in developing community-based teaching that integrates academic theory with community service and research to address local problems. By incorporating these projects into the curriculum, CUP teaches students to be active citizens and that the theories taught in the classroom do apply to real-world issues. Central to the mission of CUP are three goals: 1) to integrate service learning and community-based research into the curriculum; 2) to support and promote high quality, reciprocal community-university partnerships that are firmly rooted in the curriculum; and 3) to foster the development of a civic perspective in education.
Director: Diane Podolske email@example.com 909-537-7483
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Institute of Applied Research and Policy Analysis
The institutes was established in 1985 to meet the information needs of policy and decision-makers in the Inland Empire. It conducts applied business, social and public policy research, and has contracted survey research, marketing studies, general research and evaluation for state and local government, and private sectors. The institute holds partnership in the Inland Empire Research Consortium with UCR Center for Social Research. Its monthly Inland Empire purchasing manager reports are funded by local media and businesses.
Director: Shel Bockman firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5733
Director: Barbara Sirotnik email@example.com 909-537-5729
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Center for Prose Studies
The Center for Prose Studies was established to remedy the lack of a rigorous collective effort devoted to the product of expository writing instruction and of the prose itself.
Director: Jacqueline Rhodes firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5026
Director: Ellen Gil-Gomez email@example.com 909-537-5816
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Center for Teaching English Learners
The Center for Teaching English Learners serves as a resource center for prospective and practicing teachers whose classroom teaching is impacted by the presence of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) learners and who seek innovative strategies for teaching English; as a materials development laboratory for educational master’s projects in the area of teaching English to speakers of other languages, as a resource and referral service for partnership school districts who seek training for teachers, and as locus for initiation of grant proposals in the area of providing high-quality education for English learners.
Director: Lynne Diaz-Rico firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5658
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Leonard Transportation Center
Founded in 2006, the center was created through a multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and matched with funding from the California Department of Transportation. The center primarily attends to the Inland Empire's transportation needs, while serving as a focal point within the region to maximize the impact of local transportation initiatives. One focus is on the policies and practices that impact effective movements of people and goods within and through the Inland Empire. The center's national and regional objectives are threefold: 1) Basic and applied research, the products of which are judged by peers or other experts in the field of transportation to advance the body of knowledge in transportation; 2) An education program relating relating to transportation that includes multidisciplinary course work and participation in research; and 3) An ongoing technology transfer program that makes transportation research results available to potential users in a form that can be implemented. The theme of the center is Decision-Making and Management of Transportation Systems.
Director: Haw-Jan “John” Wu email@example.com 909-537-5036
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The Water Resources Institute supports, coordinates and conducts regional
and state wide policy analysis and research in all water-related
areas. It has an extensive
collection of current Geographic Information System-based data and historical records related to
water, including aspects such as water rights, quantity, quality, treatment,
and management. The institute also provides instruction in the form of federally-funded
education programs, workshops, courses, certificates, and degree programs
in water resources.
WRI Director of Community Partnerships: Susan Lien Longville
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Center on Aging
The Center on Aging is committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts in research, educational programs and service to the community. The center’s mission is to facilitate basic and applied research to enhance the quality of life of older adults and their families in Southern California; to train and educate professionals on best practices for serving older adults, and to advocate on behalf of older adults and their families.
Director: Julian Montoro-Rodriguez firstname.lastname@example.org 909-537-5580
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