Kyle D. Brown, Director
|Juan Araya, Lyle Center
Ed Bobich, Biological Sciences
Kristen Conway-Gomez, Geography and Anthropology
Pablo La Roche, Architecture
Denise Lawrence, Architecture
Yam Lee, Chemical Engineering
Jeff Marshall, Geological Sciences
|Jerry Mitchell, Urban and Regional Planning
Lisa Nelson, Political Science
Dorothy Wills, Anthropology
Richard Willson, Urban and Regional Planning
Hofu Wu, Architecture
Lin Wu, Geography and Anthropology
Terry Young, Geography and Anthropology
The mission of the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies is to advance the principles of environmentally sustainable living through education, research, demonstration and community outreach. The Lyle Center uses the term "regenerative" to emphasize the development of systems that restore and revitalize themselves, ensuring a sustainable future. Students in regenerative studies courses are challenged to assess the impact of society on the environment, and consider how communities can be supported by healthy, functioning natural systems that are improved, rather than degraded by our presence.
Situated on 16 acres within the Cal Poly Pomona campus, the Lyle Center is designed to serve as a living laboratory and center for teaching and research related to environmentally sustainable living. The Center showcases a wide array of regenerative principles, including passive-solar building design, solar energy technology, organic agriculture, and native plant community restoration. Students have the opportunity to reside and/or work at the Center. The Lyle Center has earned an international reputation for its innovative educational programs that focus on hands-on activities, and has hosted visiting scholars and students from around the world.
The Lyle Center offers unique interdisciplinary education through its undergraduate minor program, which prepares students to integrate regenerative theories and practices into a wide variety of professional fields. A series of 300-level courses provides a basic introduction to regenerative principles and can be used by all undergraduate students in the University to fulfill a number of general education requirements. More advanced 400 level courses can be used as directed electives. Please check with faculty regarding prerequisites: these can be waived based on previous experience or knowledge of the individual student.