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Center for Social Research

The Iona College Center for Social Research is an interprofessional institute established by the College in 1998. The Center is located in the Social Work Department on campus and currently serves as evaluator for programs in Westchester and The Bronx.


The Center for Social Research was established to actualize the College's mission through service to Iona and the local community.

Our purpose is threefold:
1) To represent Iona College as a center of academic learning and research.
2) To bring Iona College and the community together in an effort to better understand the nature of local issues.
3) To provide students and faculty with research opportunities as they apply to issues of community concern.


The Center provides a range of services and research modalities. While most of the Center's current projects focus on program evaluation, the following services are also available: telephone surveys, mail surveys, needs assessment, participatory action research, focus groups, qualitative studies, outcomes assessment, data collection and analysis.


The Center for Social Research is a non-profit organization. Any fees charged for projects represent actual costs for services rendered including administrative costs incurred by the faculty associates.

Faculty Associates:

Dr. Jeanne Matich-Maroney, Department of Social Work, currently serves as the Center’s Director.  Faculty members from a number of departments are available for projects, depending upon the expertise required by each study.

Faculty associates include:

  • Dr. Marcus Aldredge, Department of Sociology
  • Professor Jennifer Gerometta, Department of Speech Communication Studies
  • Dr. Joshua Klein, Department of Criminal Justice 
  • Dr. Penelope Moore, Department of Social Work
  • Dr. Meryl Nadel, Department of Social Work
  • Additional faculty to be included as warranted by specific projects.

Please contact us for further information at:
Center for Social Research
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle. N.Y. 10801
Telephone #: (914) 633-2471
Fax #: (914) 637-7743