What are examples of the work we have done?

AREC is committed to a wide range of support to community-centered research and educational activities.  Our clients include a cross-section of social service organizations throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Multi-year projects we have been involved with include:

  • Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant Epidemiological Reports for Floyd County and Franklin/Ripley Counties
  • Floyd County Community Alliance to Promote Education Early Childhood Literacy
  • Floyd County 21st Century After School Learning Centers
  • Indiana Governor’s Commission for Drug Free Communities
  • Evaluation for Evidence-based programs

Additional reports that AREC has provided include:

  • Needs assessment for low and very low income housing
  • Domestic violence study
  • Research on behalf of regional employers concerning their employee education and training needs
  • Long term planning for local parks and recreation
Contact Us

Contact Information


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Dr. Melissa Fry
Hausfeldt 139
(812) 941-2105

Debra Voyles
Records Information Specialist
Hausfeldt 135
(812) 941-2323

Angela Leonard
Associate Research Assistant
Hausfeldt 137
(812) 941-2322

Applied Research and Education Center
Hausfeldt 135
(812) 941-2323

Kimberly Brewer
Stefanie Chumbley
Aubrey Garman
Aimee Kelmel
Jennifer Jones
Amelia Reckelhoff
Anita Vivanco

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