Founded in 1979, the Institute for Social and Behavioral Science (ISBS) promotes community-oriented research throughout the social and behavioral science disciplines. The ISBS specializes in research relevant to public policy issues in the Orlando region. Located in UCF’s Department of Sociology, the Institute houses:

  • Survey Research Laboratory, with the capacity to do telephone, online, and face to face surveys.
  • Center for Qualitative Methodologies, which specializes in focus groups & face to face interviews.
  • Center for Outreach and Public Service, which embodies the Institute’s commitment to social and human service agencies that serve our community.
  • Center for Social Geography, the ISBS GIS analysis and mapping center.

Community Partners

UCF Institute for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Community Partners and Research Clients

  • ACCESS-LYNX Paratransit Service
  • Applied Ecology
  • Apopka Family Learning Center
  • Christian Service Center
  • City of Cape Canaveral
  • City of Casselberry
  • City of Deltona
  • City of Eustis
  • City of Maitland
  • City of New Smyrna Beach
  • City of Orlando Housing Department
  • City of Orlando Transportation Department
  • City of Winter Park
  • City of Winter Springs
  • Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
  • Community Foundation of Central Florida
  • Florida Blood Centers
  • Florida Department of Transportation
  • Global 5 Communications
  • Harbor House
  • Heart of Florida United Way
  • Homeless Services Network
  • Marion County
  • Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission
  • Metroplan Orlando
  • Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust
  • com
  • National Association for the Mentally Ill
  • Orange County Government
  • Orange County Clerk of Courts Office
  • Orange County Housing Department
  • Orange County Office for a Drug-Free Community
  • Orange County Public Library System
  • Orlando Area Trust for the Homeless
  • Orlando Area YMCA/YWCA
  • Orlando Housing Authority
  • Orlando Police Department
  • Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Safehouse of Seminole County
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • SunRail
  • Town of Ponce Inlet
  • UCF Storm Water Management Academy
  • UCF Institute for Government
  • UCF Metro Center for Regional Studies
  • UCF Departments of Communications, Sociology, School of Business Administration
  • UCF Office of Academic Affairs
  • UCF Office of Marketing, Communications and Admissions
  • UCF Office of the Provost
  • UCF Office of Victim Services
  • UCF School of Social Work
  • Workforce Central Florida

Contact Information

UCF Department of Sociology

4297 Andromeda Loop N.
Howard Philips Hall, 403
Orlando, FL 32816-1360

P: 407.823.5083
F: 407.823.3026


Amy Donley

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