Marten L. denBoer
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Marten L. denBoer joined the Cal Poly Pomona family in August 2008 as the university’s new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. DenBoer, who has served as associate provost at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) since 2001, has been successful in raising academic standards, creating and developing new scholarly programs and expanding technological resources and infrastructure.
He has an extensive background in science, having served as the chair of the physics department at Hunter College of CUNY and as a faculty member at Hunter and at Polytechnic Institute of New York.
DenBoer holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., in addition to master’s and Ph.D. degrees in condensed matter physics from the University of Maryland, College Park.