The Center for Community Research and Development (CCRD) was established at Baylor in 1979 as a multidisciplinary entity with a mission of engaging Baylor faculty and students in applied social research aimed at improving the local quality of life. Over time, the CCRD has broadened its focus, sometimes engaging in statewide or national research, and the CCRD has become closely linked with Baylor's graduate program, specifically the Ph.D. in Applied Sociology. Still, our research remains multidisciplinary and many of the CCRD's projects retain a local quality of life focus.

For any questions about the CCRD or its services, please contact the Research Director Larry_Lyon, Ph.D., at 254-710-6475 or Michelle Heber, Projects Coordinator, at 254-710-3811.

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