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The McNair Scholars

Developing Leaders Through Graduate Education

Below are previous McNair Scholars Program students. For more information about each participant, please click on their name.

Raquel Albarracin
Saint Johns University

McNair Scholar:2008- 2009

Mentor:Rosanne Flores, Ph.D.

Research Topic:The Effects of Parents' Past Talk on Their Children



Yvette Almaguer
University of Pennsylvania

McNair Scholar:2007- 2008

Mentor:Niobe Way, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Perceived Teacher Support and Academic Achievement: Does Ethnicity and Gender Matter?



Melinda Cornwell

McNair Scholar:2008-2010

Mentor:Michael Siller, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Maternal Perceptions of Her Child with Autism are Associated with Her Behavior During the Dyad's Play



Diego Cortes
University of California at San Diego

McNair Scholar:2007- 2008

Mentor:Claus Mueller, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Effects of the Privatization of the Colombian Television



Anahi Douglas
The Graduate School & University Center of The City University of New York

McNair Scholar:2008- 2009

Mentor:Jeff Allred, Ph.D.

Research Topic:"The Man of Law's Tale": The Crusades Personified



Sarah Hassan
Saint Johns University

McNair Scholar:2008- 2009

Mentor:Jason Young, Ph.D.

Research Topic:"The Influences of Mood and Gender on Decision-Making Processes Involiving High Risk-Taking Behavior



Kristina Huang
The Graduate School & University Center of The City University of New York

McNair Scholar:2007- 2009

Mentors:Shirley Clay-Scott, Ph.D. & Joseph Wittreich, Ph.D.

Research Topic:The Miltonic Influence on Melville's Vision of Epic Warfare



Jennifer Hyman
Binghamton University, State University of New York

McNair Scholar:2007- 2009

Mentors: Christa Acampora, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Network Structures and Non- State Actors



Charita Johnson

McNair Scholar:2008- 2010

Mentors:Megha Ramaswamy, Ph.D.

Research Topic:African-American Women in the Media: Will they Ever Get a Break Even if Their Health is Concerned?



Ashley Jones
Saint Johns University

McNair Scholar:2006- 2009

Mentor:Rosanne Flores, Ph.D.

Research Topic:An Examination of the Relationship of Mothers and Their Kindergarten Children



Chantalle LaFontant
Indiana University

McNair Scholar:2008- 2009

Mentor:Erica Chito-Childs, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Capital Account Liberalization and Reform in Developing Nations



Renelio Marin
New York University

McNair Scholar:2008- 2009

Mentor:Katy Siegel, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Walker Evans and the Photographic Document/ Object of Aesthetic Contemplation



Fei Yan Mock

McNair Scholar:2008- 2011

Mentors:Jonathan Lai & Matthew Levy, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Research Topic:Exploring RNA Aptmers As Therapeutic Agent For HIV-1



George Mtonga

McNair Scholar:2007- 2009

Mentor:Temisan D. Agbeyegbe, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Foreign Dierct Investment: The Role of Foreign Capital in Zambia and Botswana



Abobaker Mused

McNair Scholar:2007- 2009

Mentor:Purvi Sevak, Ph.D.

Research Topic:The Effects of Race and Generational Immigrant Status on College Choice



Estefania Ponti
The Graduate School & University Center of The City University of New York

McNair Scholar:2006- 2008

Mentor:Jacqueline Nassy Brown, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Case Study: Gender and Sexuality in the African American Church



Desiree Rivera

McNair Scholar:2008- 2010

Mentor:Sarah Chinn, Ph.D.

Research Topic: Colonial American Grammarians: How sociolinguistic shifts in American Indian communities were the result of aggressive religious missions fundamental to colonization.



Blanchi Roblero
New York University

McNair Scholar:2007- 2009

Mentor:Erica Chito-Childs, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Helping Limited English Proficient Students Achieve: English Immersion versus Bilingual Education



Elio Santos
Rutgers University

McNair Scholar:2006- 2008

Mentor:James Gordon, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Using Visual Evoked Potentials for Glaucoma Detection



Chantale Soekhoe

McNair Scholar:2007- 2009

Mentor:Karen Riedl, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Land of the Free? Collateral Consequences of Mass Incarceration on the Black Community



Natalie Soto
Cornell University

McNair Scholar:2008- 2009

Mentor:Michael Dowdy, Ph.D.

Research Topic:A Comparative Study of Latina/o Literatures: Memory and the Longing for Home



Maria Tineo
Purdue University

McNair Scholar:2006- 2008

Mentor:Rosanne Flores, Ph.D.

Research Topic:Trends in Research on Children: a Look at Race and Ethnicity in Children Labeled At-Risk



Evan Velez
Ithaca College

McNair Scholar:2008- 2009

Mentor:Jon Van Wettering, Ph.D.

Research Topic:How Injuries Affect the Self-Esteem of Athletes



Daise Zannoni
The Graduate School & University Center of The City University of New York

McNair Scholar:2007- 2009

Mentor:Juan Battle, Ph.D., THe Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Previous Research Topic: Capoeira Practice in the United States: What Attracts Americans to Practice Capoeira?