Undergraduate Research Center Council

Utilizing a nomination and selection process that occurs through shared governance, the URC Council includes staff, administration, and faculty representatives from every college. Council members actively serve on a variety of URC initiatives and committees that support student success. Council members also act as the voice of our faculty. The duties of the council members, aside from attending regular council meetings, include acting as judges and moderators during the Undergraduate Research Symposium, acting as reviewers for the grant cycle, and providing ideas and feedback on events and planning within the URC.

College Member Department Term
AH&N Kristi Oeding Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Services 2023-26
COB DeQuindre Spencer Management and Entrepreneurship 2022-25
COE Kerri Mahoney K-12 and Secondary Programs  2021-24
CSET Rachel Cohen  Biological Sciences 


HSS Shawna Petersen-Brown Psychology 2022-25
HSS Kelly Moreland English 2023-26
At-Large Aaron Hoy Sociology 2022-25
At-Large Corey Selland Human Performance 2022-25
At-Large Başak Bektaş Mechanical and Civil Engineering 2023-26
At-Large Keenan Hartert Biological Sciences 2023-26
At-Large Samantha Katner Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Geology 2023-26
At-Large Matt Connolly Film & Media Studies  2023-26
Ex-officio Chris Corley Dean of Library and Learning  2021-Present
Ex-officio Leah White Honors 2018-Present
Ex-officio Erik Youngs Fellowships 2022-Present
Ex-officio Kristel Seth Research and Sponsored Programs 2018-Present