How can you be involved as a mentor?
Faculty participation is at the core of the success of the McNair Program. We invite faculty to apply to become faculty mentors. Mentoring is a great opportunity to guide and support an undergraduate student who has aspirations to pursue a doctoral degree.
As a mentor, you will be paired with one student in your field of study. You will help your mentee develop and complete a research project and prepare the findings for submission to scholarly journals. In addition, you will introduce your students to such scholarly activities as conferences and faculty seminars and symposia ad provide him or her with information about the graduate school experience and application process. Stipends are available during the research phase of program participation.
The advisory committee members assist in the matching of students with faculty–mentors and serve as program evaluators. Below is a listing of current members.
|Patrick Byrne||Chair||Professor, Philosophy|
|John Cawthorne||Associate Dean, Lynch School of Education|
|Rossanna Contreras-Godfrey||Co-Chair||Assistant Director, McNair Program|
|Gaelle Gourgues||Counselor, McNair Program|
|Donald Hafner||Vice-Provost, Undergraduate Academic Affairs|
|Candace Hetzner||Co-Chair||Associate Dean, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences|
|Sheilah Horton||Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs|
|Willie Padilla||Professor, Physics|
|Kwasie Sarkodie-Mensah||Manager, Instructional Services|