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Council Membership

The Undergraduate Research Council is made up of appointed members of the campus from all three academic schools.

Council Members

School of Arts and Sciences

Andrea Davalos, Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences Department

Andrea Harbin, Professor and Department Chair; English Department 

Christopher McRoberts, SUNY Distinguished Professor; Geology Department

Kent Johnson, Associate Professor; Sociology/Anthropology Department

School of Education

Maria Timberlake, URC Director, Associate Professor; Foundations and Social Advocacy Department

Muteb Alqahtani, Associate Professor, Childhood/Early Childhood Education

School of Professional Studies

Philip Buckenmeyer, Professor; Kinesiology Department

Jill Murphy, Associate Professor and Department Chair; Health Department


Richard Powell,  Associate Librarian; Memorial Library 


Elizabeth Speziale, Interim Director; Research and Sponsored Programs Office 

Mark Prus, Provost; Academic Affairs

Administrative Support

Mariah Riccardi
Van Hoesen Hall, Room B219
Phone: 607-753-2511

Important Deadlines

Travel Grant Applications

Fall: Nov. 1, 2021
Spring: March 28, 2022

Student Progress in Undergraduate Research Grant Application

Nov 8, 2021
Feb. 21, 2022
May 2, 2022

Summer Research Fellowship Applications

April 4, 2022

Undergraduate Research Assistant Program

April, 2022 (for 2022-23 Academic Year)

2021-22 Outstanding Achievement in Mentoring Undergraduate Research Award

October 25, 2021 (Announcement and call for nominations) 


URC Highlights