Research & Innovation

Anthony Iafrate


PhD in Sociology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Survey Methodology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
MA in Sociology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Research Expertise

  • Social Science
  • Quantitative Research

Bio & Academic Background

Since coming on board as a full-time professor in 2013, Anthony Iafrate has been instrumental in increasing Lambton College's social science research portfolio by promoting social research through his role as the social science research liaison. 

As a strong advocate for community-based research, Iafrate constantly strives to give back to his own community through both his teaching and research efforts.

He was the first successful social science recipient of Lambton College's Research Innovation Fund, which he utilized to provide substantial research efforts studying Lambton County's Circles initiative. He has also volunteered his time assisting in the development of a research project for Sarnia-Lambton Rebound, studying their Act II program.

More recently, Iafrate formed a dynamic research team to apply for funding for the first Social Science and Humanities Research Council grant for colleges in partnership with the YMCAs across Southwestern Ontario to study their Beyond the Bell program.

Iafrate's extensive experience in research and data analysis, combined with his background in a variety of social issues allows him to quickly identify effective ways to study social issues, analyze findings, identify gaps and provide suggestions for program improvements. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to work with different agencies and create the most appropriate methodologies to suit their specific research and funding needs.

Research Areas

Social Science & Community Services

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