Academic Centers and Institutes are essential components of the academic, research, and service mission of the University of the District of Columbia. Centers and Institutes can traverse the boundaries of departments and colleges. They play an essential role in enabling multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs and are a necessary part of the University’s infrastructure.
Centers and Institutes have the potential for strengthening disciplinary programs by providing interdisciplinary course work, offering experiential and service-learning opportunities, facilitating certificate programs, supporting degree programs, enabling high levels of research productivity, and providing external visibility for the University. Because Centers and Institutes are meant to be flexible units, their scope, mission, and size vary considerably. Further, it must also be recognized that Center and Institute activities can be limited within the boundaries of a single department or a single College or School. They can reach across several Colleges and Schools at UDC.
UDC’s various academic centers and institutes offer cross-discipline learning, instructional support, research programs, forums, and community services.
College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability, and Environmental Sciences
The Center for Nutrition, Diet, and Health (CNDH) offers high-quality, research-based community outreach programs
CSDR provides relevant and innovative applied research and education to students, District residents
To expand academic and public knowledge of sustainable farming techniques that improve food and water security.
CURES focuses on the Washington, DC metropolitan area, but strive for innovative solutions that can be implemented in cities worldwide.
Mission is to preserve the independence of District of Columbia residents, and to support low-income and disabled people 60 years old
Acting: Kamran Zendehdel
Acting: Matthew Richardson
WRRI is to provide the District of Columbia with interdisciplinary research support that identifies water resource issues and contributes to solutions
College of Arts and Science
Mission towards strengthening community resilience and capacity building to address undermining destabilizing factors.
UDC School of Business and Public Administration
LIT Analytics Center’s mission is to provide STEM-Business focused Logistics and International Trade curriculum
Dr. Anshu Arora (Center Director and NSF Grant PI)
Dean Mo Sepehri (Center Advisor and NSF Grant Co-PI)
Dr. Amit Arora (Co-Director and NSF grant Co-PI)
Dr. Pradeep Behera (Co-Director and NSF grant Co-PI)
Dr. Lei Wang (Co-Director and NSF grant Co-PI)
School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS)
Research in the area of advanced manufacturing
Promote and conduct research in acoustic and seismic remote sensing of urban environments
For innovation in the rapidly growing area of renewable energy resources
Dr. Pawan Tyagi
Dr. Max Denis
Dr. Amir Shahirinia
Research, education and outreach involving students in the area of Space related technologies
Research on human mobility for unimpaired and impaired populations
High technology student training
Dr. Jiajun Xu
Dr. Lara Thompson
Dr. Kate Klein
Provide real life challenges to students, faculty staff by industry partnerships through projects, research, courses & symposia
Dr. Paul Cotae