Research initiatives

Faculty and students in the College of Community and Public Affairs are actively engaged in research that leads to more efficient and better methods to administer programs, serve our communities and help revitalize the region. Through these research activities, we provide local agencies with services they could not otherwise obtain.

Additionally, as faculty contribute to the knowledge base of their field through research and service, our students, in turn, gain the most advanced knowledge and skill base through classroom discussions, participation in research, and educational and service opportunities.

Research areas and interests among our faculty are varied. Additional information is available within departments and individual faculty pages.

Organized research

Institute for Intergenerational Studies (IFIS)

Composed of two organized research centers — the Southern Tier Center on Aging and the Center for Family, School and Community Partnerships — the Institute focuses on program development, education and training, research and technical support that help a broad range of professionals acquire the knowledge and skills to integrate intergenerational components into their work. It also supports University-community collaboration and public policy initiatives that result in effective intergenerational partnerships that make a positive impact on children, youths, older persons, and their families.

Center for Applied Community Research and Development (CACRD)

Founded, staffed and hosted by Binghamton University, the CACRD connects the University and individuals and organizations seeking community-based research partnerships. Our goal is to create symbiotic relationships where community organizations benefit from the University's resources while providing fertile ground for publishable research. The knowledge embodied in each group benefits the other for the greater good of all.

Last Updated: 2/24/14