Centers and Institutes

Centers and Institutes at Mount Saint Mary College share resources and experience. 

The Catholic and Dominican Institute (CDI) promotes the college’s Dominican heritage; advances the Dominican charism of study and service; provides a forum for discussion of contemporary ethical issues; and enhances Catholic and Jewish dialogue. Guided by the college’s vision and mission statement, the Institute welcomes persons of varied faiths and acknowledges different religious traditions as essential to the college’s intellectual and spiritual life. 

The Center on Aging and Policy, established in 2006 by Lawrence Force and Jeffrey Kahana, promotes an interdisciplinary perspective dedicated to excellence in research and scholarship in the field of gerontology.

The Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) is a clearinghouse for research initiatives that include the psychological, social, cultural, educational, and health-related issues endemic to contemporary adolescents and young adults. 

The Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning (CELL) is located in the Division of Education at Mount Saint Mary College. We offer services to parents and teachers of students PreK-12, as well as researchers in reading and writing processes and instruction. 

The Davidson DiPaola Educational Innovations Cooperative (DDEIC) is a faculty-driven initiative with a mission to share pedagogically sound instructional practices individuals can employ in the classroom and across the college community. 

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