Newly Elected Division Councilors Named for CUR’s 2022-2023 General Council

In addition to the 18 membered Executive Board, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) has a General Council that serves as the governing body for the organization. These individuals are highly engaged volunteers who have a passion for undergraduate research and advocate for furthering the mission and vision of CUR. Members of the CUR General Council include Division Councilors from the 13 divisions represented, including Arts and Humanities, At-Large, Biology, Chemistry, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, Math and Computer Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology, Social Sciences, and Undergraduate Research Programs.

CUR congratulates the 75 new and or re-elected division councilors to the General Council for a three-year term starting on July 1, 2022.

Arts Humanities Division

  • Maria Iacullo-Bird, Pace University
  • Ian MacInnes, Albion
  • Stephen Mainzer, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Arrington Stoll, Valdosta State University
  • Eugenia Oi Yan Yau, City University of New York- Borough of Manhattan Community College

At Large Division

  • Jannifer David, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Sibdas Ghosh, Carlow University
  • Michael Reiter, Bethune-Cookman University
  • Gregory Wilson, University of Central Oklahoma

Biology Division

  • Lance Barton, Austin College
  • Margaret Guiney, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
  • Janet Morrison, The College of New Jersey
  • Tara Phelps-Durr, Fort Hays State University
  • Kristin Picardo, St. John Fisher College
  • Irene Reed, University of Saint Joseph
  • Mindi Summers, University of Calgary
  • Michael Wolyniak, Hampden-Sydney College

Chemistry Division

  • Cheri Barta, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Sudeep Bhattacharyay, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
  • Jeffrey Cannon, Occidental College
  • Amy Deveau, University of New England
  • Joseph Reczek, Denison University
  • Nicole Snyder, Davidson College
  • S. Chantal Stieber, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Kari Stone, Lewis University

Education Division

  • Tina Zecher, Northern Arizona University

Engineering Division

  • Beena Ajmera, Iowa State University
  • David Bahr, Purdue University – West Lafayette
  • Heather Dillon, University of Washington
  • Sophie Pierszalowski, University of Washington

Geosciences Division

  • Michael Guidry, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Emma Hunt, Furman University
  • Jeffrey Marshall, California State Polytechnic University – Pomona
  • Claire McLeod, Miami University
  • Lisa Theo, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Yildirim Dilek, Miami University
  • Kevin Williams, State University of New York- Buffalo State

Health Sciences Division

  • June Levitt, Texas Woman’s University
  • Kelly Massey, Georgia College & State University
  • Heather McGrane Minton, St. John Fisher College
  • Zacharias Papadakis, Barry University
  • Cody Wilkerson, University of Central Oklahoma

Mathematics and Computer Sciences Division

  • Zhao Han, Colorado School of Mines
  • Anthony Kapolka, Wilkes University
  • Timothy Smith, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Brandy Wiegers, Central Washington University
  • Jonathan Weisbrod, Rowan College at Burlington County

Physics and Astronomy Division

  • Maria Bautista, Kapi’olani Community College
  • Mark Biermann, Blackburn College
  • Derek Buzasi, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Beth Cunningham, American Association of Physics Teachers
  • Jason Deibel, Wright State University – Main Campus
  • Sandra Liss, Radford University
  • Chitra Solomonson, Green River College
  • Richard Thompson, Cabrini University

Psychology Division

  • Joanne Altman, High Point University
  • Alisha Epps, Whitworth University
  • Eric Goedereis, Webster University
  • Karen Gunther, Wabash College
  • Erica Hernandez, Bowie State University
  • Sarah Johnson, Moravian University
  • Kimberly Rapoza, Mercy College

Social Sciences Division

  • Leslie Cecil, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Mario Gonzalez-Fuentes, Trinity University
  • Femi Odebiyi
  • Elizabeth Perry-Sizemore, Randolph College

Undergraduate Research Programs

  • David Artis, University of California-San Diego
  • Levent Atici, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Lisa Brown, Morgan State University
  • Dana Jackson-Hardwick, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Kara Loy, University of Calgary
  • Stephanie Ramos, Oregon State University
  • Karen Rodriguez’G, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Julianne Strauss-Soukup, Creighton University

Founded in 1978, the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) focuses on providing high-quality and collaborative undergraduate research, scholarly, and creative activity. Among the many activities and networking opportunities that CUR provides, the organization also offers support for the professional growth of faculty and administrators through expert-designed institutes, conferences, and a wide-range of volunteer positions. The CUR community, made up of nearly 700 institutions and 13,000 individuals, continues to provide a platform for discussion and other resources related to mentoring, connecting, and creating relationships centered around undergraduate research. CUR’s advocacy efforts are also a large portion of its work as they strive to strengthen support for undergraduate research. Its continued growth in connections with representatives, private foundations, government agencies, and campuses world-wide provides value to its members and gives voice to undergraduate research. CUR is committed to inclusivity and diversity in all of its activities and our community.

CUR focuses on giving a voice to undergraduate research with learning through doing. It provides connections to a multitude of campuses and government agencies, all while promoting networking and professional growth to its community.