Societies Communities

Central Michigan University researchers are involved in the following projects in Societies and Communities:


Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies

Dr. Mary Senter - Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work

The Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies (CARRS) utilizes the resources and academic expertise of Central Michigan University to assist social agencies, governmental units and non-profit organizations who require guidance in order to address social, economic, environmental and community development concerns. The Center undertakes studies of local problems while also attempting to provide decision-makers with a broader picture of larger forces that affect the development of or the improvement in the quality of life of the citizens of rural Michigan.


Center for Research on Poverty

Dr. Brigitte Bechtold - Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work


Resource Impact Monitoring Project

Dr. Robert Dvorak -  Recreation, Parks & Leisure Services Administration

Project taking place through Isabella County Parks and Recreation.