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 Disability Policy (CADP), 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. It offers services to parents and teachers of students PreK-12, and provides research in reading and writing processes and instruction. 

The Teaching and Learning Cooperative (TLC) at Mount Saint Mary College promotes the professional development of faculty who embody the College’s commitment to academic excellence and bridges the gap between the technical and the pedagogical.

The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) fosters and facilitates the efforts of all Mount Saint Mary College constituencies to further progress and strive for social justice in the surrounding community.


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