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  • Writer's pictureSteven Lee

Heading to Cal Poly Pomona!

I have been offered a lecturer position at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona or CPP). I will be teaching in the Finance, Real Estate, and Law (FRL) Department within the College of Business Administration. The mantra of the university is "learning by doing." Its curriculum emphasizes the hands-on approach to learning, of which I have come to embrace during my time as an adjunct/instructor at other schools.

Founded in 1938, CPP currently enrolls about 30,000 students, of which about 10% live on campus (approximately 50% live on campus their first year). The school has a plethora of minority student organizations and competes as a Division II sports program in the California College Athletic Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Nearly half of the student body are transfers from other schools, and the overwhelming majority applied in-state as freshmen (98%).

CPP's College of Business Administration is AACSB-accredited with nearly 50,000 alumni worldwide. It is ranked among the best value colleges by both Forbes and Money. The College houses several departments, including FRL, accounting, computer information systems, management/human resources, and int'l business & marketing.

The FRL department is a Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) affiliate program that offers several areas of concentrations to both undergraduate and graduate students, including finance (general, real estate, and multinational), analysis (security and corporate), real estate brokerage & development, business law, and contract management. The department is home to the Dr. J Douglas Ramsey Financial Markets Room--a laboratory containing several Bloomberg Terminals, latest industry news, and live stock market data.

Cal Poly provides faculty with significant career mobility both within the lecturer rank, onto the tenure track, and into senior administrative positions. Over time, I look forward to growing with the university and contributing more as a member of the full-time faculty. This appointment was fortuitous given the completion of my Ph.D. and the fulfillment of my role as the Sievert-Sternberg Doctoral Research Fellow at The American College of Financial Services.

Many thanks to everyone who has supported me on my academic journey--I eagerly look forward to this next step!

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