Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creativity Office – Our People

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Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creativity

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. He serves as an Executive Board member and Chair of the Geosciences Division for the Council on Undergraduate Research, an international faculty development organization. He also chairs the UNC System Undergraduate Research Program Directors Consortium.

Areas of focus: Undergraduate ResearchScholarship and Creativity

Expertise: Research Skills and Competencies

Support Staff

Adrienne Middlebrooks

Research Programs Administrator
Email: awmiddle@uncg.edu
Phone: 336.334.4776


Maizie Plumey

Graduate Assistant
Email: msplumle@uncg.edu

Ali Garibay

Graduate Assistant
Email: amramir3@uncg.edu