Center for Social Research

The Iona College Center for Social Research is an inter-professional institute established by the College in 1998 to actualize the College's mission through service to Iona and the local community.

The Center's purpose:

  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 is located in the Social Work Department on campus and currently serves as evaluator for programs in Westchester and the Bronx.

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.

Dr. Jeanne Matich-Maroney, Social Work Department, 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, Criminal Justice & Sociology Department
  • Professor Jennifer Gerometta, Speech Communication Studies Department
  • Dr. Joshua Klein, Criminal Justice & Sociology Department
  • Additional faculty to be included as warranted by specific projects.

Contact

Center for Social Research
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Phone: (914) 633-2471
Email: jmatich-maroney@iona.edu