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Undergraduate Research Faculty Advisory Committee (URFAC)

URFAC is a faculty led initiative to promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity at Cal Poly Pomona. The goal of the council is to develop and support an active undergraduate research community across all academic disciplines on campus.

URFAC includes two faculty representatives from each of the eight colleges at Cal Poly Pomona, as well as the Director of OUR-CPP and the Associate Vice President for Research. This council directs OUR-CPP and undergraduate research events on campus such as the annual Student Research Conference held the first Friday in March.

College of Agriculture

  • Dr. Olive Yao Li (Co-chair)
  • Dr. Jon Phillips

College of Business Administration

  • Dr. Hayri Ozkaya
  • Dr. Mary Im

College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS)

  • Dr. Ruth Ahn

College of Engineering

  • Dr. Monica Palomo
  • Dr. Maryam Shafahi

College of Environmental Design

  • Dr. Courtney Knapp
  • Dr. Susan Mulley

Collins College of Hospitality Management

  • Dr. Patrick Lee

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences (CLASS)

  • Dr. Anthony Ocampo
  • Dr. Georgia Mickey

College of Science

  • Dr. Joan Leong (Chair)
  • Dr. Stephen Osborn

University Library

  • Ms. Julie Shen
  • Ms. Suzanna Conrad

Faculty Center for Professional Development

  • Dr. Victoria Bhavsar

Undergraduate Research Program Directors (Ex-Officio Members)

  • Dr. Jill Adler-Moore (CIRM Program)
  • Dr. Steve Alas (LSAMP and SEES Programs)
  • Dr. Jeff Marshall (Kellogg FuTURE Program)
  • Dr. Michael Page (SEES Ramp Program)
  • Dr. Jascha Polet (PCC-CPP eSTEM Program)
  • Dr. Alexander Rudolph (CAMPARE and CalBridge Programs)
  • Dr. Winny Dong (OUR-CPP)
  • Dr. Frank Ewers (AVP of Research)
  • Ms. Elisa Mitchell (OUR-CPP)