University Centers

University Center of Developmental Disabilities (UCDD) description

Director: Dwight Sweeney
Phone: 909-537-5495

The University Center of Developmental Disabilities (UCDD) provides behavioral treatment for children with autism and other development disabilities and their families. It provides training opportunities for students in the College of Education's Special Education's Credential Program in evaluation, assessment, and support for children with developmental disabilities, their parents and siblings. This program collaborates with departments of Nursing, Social Work, and Psychology. The clinical program is under contract with the County's Inland Regional Center for client services.

Dr. Dwight Sweeney (Educational Psychology and Counseling) and Dr. Charles Hoffman (Psychology) have worked together on an active, ongoing research program at the UCDD for many years now. Many students have been, and currently are, actively involved in research at the center. They have completed both undergraduate research (e.g. Honors Project in Psychology) as well as Master's theses as members of the UCDD Research Team. A substantial number of these students have been authors on papers they have presented at conferences and/or published. Many have gone on to doctoral study in the field.

Information Assurance and Security Management Center

Director: Tony Coulson
Phone: 909-537-5768

Visit the Information Assurance and Security Management Center Website

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.

Center for the Advancement of Second Language Acquisition

Director: Terri Nelson
Phone: 909-537-5849

Visit the Center for the Advancement of Second Language Acquisition Website

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.

Watson and Associates Literacy Center

Director: To be advised.
Any further information, please contact Dean Fiene ( or Nate Wildes (

Visit the Watson and Associates Literacy Center Website

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.

Center for the Enhancement of Mathematics Education

Director: Davida Fischman,
Project Manager: Sarah Winter,
Phone: 909-537-5455

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.

The main program that involves undergraduates is the National Science Foundation Noyce Scholars program and that which involves graduate students is the Noyce Fellowship program.

Center for the Promotion of Health Disparities Research and Training

Director: Dale Lund
Phone: 909-537-3748
Co-Director: Caroline Vickers

The Center for the Promotion of Health Disparities Research & Training no longer has the federal grant funds to support student research. However, the Center faculty have initiated an undergraduate certificate in Health Equity that will allow students to earn this academic credential for specialization in health disparities/health equity. Within the certificate requirements, students can obtain research experience through class offering and also by conducting research as independent study working under the direct supervision of several faculty associates.

Center for the Study of Correctional Education

Director: Carolyn Eggleston
Phone: 909-537-5654
Director: Thomas Gehring
Phone: 909-537-5653

The Center for the Study of Correctional Education does research on correctional and alternative education issues, along with prison reform. In addition, the center is administering a Day Reporting Center in San Bernardino, a multi service facility that assists parolees by providing education, job training, parenting, as other classes. The DRC also serves as a research and internship opportunity for CSU students.

Students interested in research on correctional education could visit the Center for the Study of Correctional Education Website

Cyber Security Center

Director: Tony Coulson
Phone: 909-537-5768

As part of the Cybercorps grant program that our center runs, we encourage students to engage in research projects. This year we had some students that worked at Los Alamos National Labs on specific technology related projects. Over the last 2 years, several grad students have published articles and done poster presentations.

Center for Global Management

Co-Director: Vipin Gupta
Phone: 909-537-5796
Co-Director: Frank Lin
Phone: 909-537-5700

The Center for Global Management serves as the intellectual hub to facilitate developing programs in international business and public administration as well as to support regional internationalization. It prepares future global leaders for rapidly changing markets and organizations by fostering learning, thought leadership and connections. The center supports (1) international business majors, (2) international students, and (3) study abroad students. All study abroad students are expected to complete a research activity. Similarly, in many International Business courses, students work on research projects. The center formalizes the research students are doing around global issues, and revert back on that. Furthermore, international students bring diversity to the research and creative process on campus.