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
A&H Areca Roe Art & Design 2020-23
AH&N Sheen Chiou Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitative Services 2020-23
COE Kerri Mahoney K-12 and Secondary Programs  2021-24
COB DeQuindre Spencer Management and Entrepreneurship  
CSET Rachel Cohen  Biological Sciences 


SBS Shawna Petersen-Brown Psychology  
Library Bobby Bothmann Library 2022-25
At-Large Jessica Albers Exercise Science 2020-23
At-Large Corey Selland Human Performance 2022-25
At-Large Jeff Dennis Sociology and Corrections  2020-23
At-Large Samantha Katner Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Geology 2020-23
At-Large Mohammad Yamin Mechanical and Civil Engineering  2020-23
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
Ex-officio Barb Bergman JUR Editor 2018-Present