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Applied and Community Research Center

Established in 2013, the Applied and Community Research Center (ACRC) was developed to:

  • Respond to requests from local and regional organizations, nonprofit agencies, and businesses to provide research expertise, analyze data, and report trends and patterns in the community, the greater Kokomo area and the surrounding county service areas of IU Kokomo.
  • Work together with IU Kokomo faculty members to promote and coordinate research partnerships and/or collaborations between IU Kokomo faculty, students, and local and regional organizations based on areas of faculty expertise and organizational needs or initiatives.
  • Provide applied research learning opportunities and instruction (e.g., internships or assistantships) for students interested in collaborating with faculty and local and regional organizations.
  • Deliver research outcomes for local organizations ranging from program evaluation, strategic planning, needs assessment, education, stakeholder and client surveys that assist in implementing program change and/or program development.
  • Facilitate resources for faculty research needs (i.e. student workers, data analysis, minimal funding awards) dependent on the availability of members of the ACRC.


Past Directors/Co-Directors
  • Dr. Angela Coppola, 2018 - Present
  • Dr. Angela Coppola and Dr. Stephanie Medley-Rath, 2017
  • Dr. Nancy Greenwood, 2013-2016

IU Kokomo has qualified faculty and students who can work with you to meet your agency's research needs. The ACRC can work with you or connect you to those who can facilitate research within your organization.

Interested in becoming a member of the ACRC? We welcome all community and campus partners.

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Last updated: 10/31/2018