Lee Phillips, PhD
Director of the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creativity Office
Lee Phillips joined UNCG in August 2013 as Director of the Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office. He has a strong commitment to student learning through faculty engagement, especially as it involves undergraduates in research and/or creative inquiry. Lee earned the B.S. and M.S. in Geology from UNC Wilmington. After a brief teaching interlude at Western State Colorado University, he attended the University of Iowa to earn the Ph.D. in Geoscience. Lee helped develop the undergraduate research program at UNC Pembroke, where he was also an Associate Professor of Geology prior to joining UNCG.
Lee served on the Executive Board of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) for six years, is a past-Chair of CUR’s Geosciences Division, is a past-Chair the UNC Undergraduate Research Directors Consortium (URDC), and is a past-President of the Carolina Geological Society. He currently serves as a Councilor for CUR, a member of the UNC URDC, and is Chair of the University of Iowa’s Earth and Environmental Sciences Alumni Board. He holds memberships in the American Association of Colleges and Universities, Carolina Geological Society, Council on Undergraduate Research, and Geological Society of America.
Areas of focus: Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity
Expertise: Research Skills and Competencies
Academic Enhancement Coordinator