kellogg portrait and early graduation ceremonies

About The Kellogg Lectures

Funded by the Kellogg Legacy Project Endowment, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) is proud to present the Kellogg Distinguished Public Lecture Series, henceforth referred to as the Kellogg Lectures.

The aim of the Kellogg Lectures is to bring distinguished speakers to the Cal Poly Pomona campus in order to:

  1. Invigorate the intellectual and cultural life of the University community,
  2. Stimulate the scholarly, creative, intellectual, applied, and professional aspirations of faculty and staff,
  3. Expose our students to influential figures of our time,
  4. Inspire our students to reach for higher levels of academic and creative achievement,
  5. Provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the local community to meet and interact with distinguished guests,
  6. Draw local, national, and international public attention to the quality of our academic and student programs at Cal Poly Pomona.

Speakers are invited from the likes of Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, influential educators, best-selling authors, Abel Prize winners, Lasker awardees, award-winning artists, as well as influential politicians, diplomats, chief executive officers, entrepreneurs, activists, and public figures.

The goal for each speaking event is to educate the campus community about an important scientific, technological, cultural, political, ethical/philosophical, and/or social problem that humanity faces and, most importantly, to inspire the campus community to think and reach beyond the confines of ordinary academic experiences. Special attention is given to a balanced representation of different disciplines, as they relate to the core values of Cal Poly Pomona.

Kellogg Lectures Steering Committee

  • Dr. Winny Dong, Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, College of Engineering; Director, McNair Scholars Program

  • Dr. Sepehr Eskandari, Professor and Chair, Biological Sciences Department, College of Science

  • Dr. Abolhassan Halati, Professor and Chair, Technology and Operations Management Department, College of Business Administration

  • Dr. Mahmood A. Ibrahim, Professor, History Department, College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences

  • Dr. Susan Mulley, Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture Department, College of Environmental Design

  • Dr. John Self, Professor, Collins College of Hospitality Management

  • Dr. David W. Still, Professor, Plant Sciences Department, College of Agriculture

  • Dr. Ray Wang, Dean, University Library

  • Ms. Cynthia M. Anderson, Research Scientist, Biological Sciences Department, College of Science

  • Ms. Marissa M. Martinez, Executive Assistant to the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Division of Academic Affairs

  • Ms. Deanna L. Stewart, Graphic Designer, College of Agriculture

  • Ms. Andrea M. Struve, Administrative Support Coordinator, Agricultural Research Institute, College of Agriculture