Meet the McNair Scholars Program alumni.

Our graduates have gone on to do great things. Make a connection with someone who's further along the path you want to follow.

McNair Cohort : Earlier

  • photo of Vanessa Assibey MensahMasterVanessa Assibey-Mensah
    vanessaassibeymensah@gmail.com
    Currently: Completing the Epidemiology PhD program at the University of Rochester
    Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
    Degree: Master of Public Health
    Major: Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    Class of : Summer, 2009
  • Christopher BassPh.D.MasterChristopher Bass
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Le Moyne College
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Physics
    Class of : 2008
  • photo of Tiffany BellPh.D.MasterTiffany Bell
    Currently: Adjunct Professor, the Chicago School of Professional Accountancy and Visiting Assistant Professor, The State University of New York
    Institution: Howard University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Communication
    Class of : 2013
  • Ph.D.Nicholas Berry
    Currently: Oncology Medical Science Liaison II at Exelixis
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Physiology
    Class of : 2008
  • Ph.D.MasterJeana Bracey
    Currently: Senior Associate at the Connecticut Center for Effective Practice of Child Health and Development Institute
    Institution: University of Illinois
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Clinical/ Community Psychology
    Class of : Spring, 2010
  • Ph.D.MasterNoorjehan Brantmeier
    Currently: Assistant Professor, James Madison University; Founding Partner, Seven Sisters Community Development Group
    Institution: Colorado State University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Education and Human Resource Development- Research Methods
    Class of : 2012
  • Ph.D.MasterJessica Cantlon
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester
    Institution: Duke University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Psychology
    Class of : Spring, 2007
  • photo of Breinne ComptonMasterBreinne Compton
    Institution: Indiana University / Purdue University Indianapolis
    Degree: Master of Arts
    Major: Sociology
    Class of : Fall, 2011
  • Ph.D.Mari Dagaz
    Institution: Indiana University
    Major: Sociology
    Class of : 2010
  • Ph.D.Carrie Ferrario
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, University of Michigan Medical School
    Institution: University of Michigan
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Neuroscience
    Class of : Spring, 2006
  • Ph.D.MasterTanisha Ford
    Currently: Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: History: United States History
    Class of : Spring, 2011
  • photo of Matthew GichohiMasterMatthew Gichohi
    Currently: Completing the PhD program in Political Science at University of California Berkeley
    Institution: University of California Berkeley
    Degree: Master of Arts
    Major: Political Science
    Class of : Spring, 2009
  • Ph.D.MasterJeffrey Gruenewald
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Purdue University Indianapolis
    Institution: Michigan State University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Criminal Justice
    Class of : Spring, 2009
  • Ph.D.Dorienna Harris-Alfred
    Currently: Visiting Assistant Professor, Auburn University
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Counseling Psychology
    Class of : Summer, 2004
  • Ph.D.MasterNicholas Hillman
    nwhillman@wisc.edu
    Currently: Assistant Professor, University Wisconsin-Madison
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
    Class of : Spring, 2010
  • Ph.D.Tera R. Jordan
    Currently: Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Iowa State University
    Institution: Pennsylvania State University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Human Development and Family Studies; Demography
    Class of : Spring, 2005
  • Ph.D.MasterAaron Kaestner
    Currently: Assistant Professor of Mathematics at North Park University
    Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Mathematics
    Class of : Spring, 2011
  • Ph.D.Roshanak Kheshti
    Currently: Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
    Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Cultural Anthropology and Women's Studies
    Class of : Spring, 2005
  • Ph.D.Mark Kline
    Currently: Assistant Professor at Methodist University
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Clinical Psychology
    Class of : 2011
  • Ph.D.Robert Koffie MD, PhD
    Currently: Neurosurgery Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital
    Institution: Harvard Medical School
    Degree: Doctor of Medicine
    Major: Medicine
    Class of : Spring, 2013
  • photo of Melissa MillerPh.D.MasterMelissa Miller
    Currently: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Chicago
    Institution: University of Kentucky
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Clinical Psychology
    Class of : 2014
  • Ph.D.Whitney Mills
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Investigator, Behavioral Health and Implementation Program, Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Institution: University of South Florida
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Aging Studies
    Class of : 2010
  • Ph.D.Patrick Nolan
    Currently: Psychologist at Edward Hines, Jr. Veterans Affairs Hospital
    Institution: University at Buffalo State University of New York
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Clinical Psychology
    Class of : 2010
  • Ph.D.MasterPaula Pea-Fite
    Currently: Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas
    Institution: State University of New York at Buffalo
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Clinical Psychology
    Class of : 2007
  • Ph.D.Jeffrey Pearson
    Currently: Assistant Professor at Arkansas Tech University
    Institution: University of New Mexico
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: History
    Class of : 2010
  • photo of Mohamed Yunus RafiqMasterMohamed Yunus Rafiq
    Currently: Completing the Medical Anthropology PhD program at Brown University
    Institution: Yale University
    Degree: Master of Arts
    Major: African Studies and Public Health
    Class of : Spring, 2010
  • Ph.D.MasterChristopher Robertson
    Currently: Assistant Professor, Director of Kinesology, Jacksonville University
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Neuroscience and Human Performance--Motor Control
    Class of : Spring, 2007
  • photo of David Samson, PhDPh.D.MasterDavid Samson
    Currently: Senior Research Scientist, Duke University
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Biological Anthropology
    Class of : Summer, 2013
  • Ph.D.MasterShannon Senefeld
    Currently: Director of Health and HIV, Catholic Relief Services
    Institution: Argosy University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Clinical Psychology
    Class of : Spring, 2011
  • Ph.D.Jennifer Sprague MD, PhD
    Currently: Assistant Fellowship Director, Pediatric Endoncrinology, Washington University School of Medicine
    Institution: Washington University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy, Medical Doctor
    Major: Pediatric Medicine
    Class of : 2007
  • Ph.D.Robert Tayon
    Currently: Vice President, Securitized Products Research, Barclays Capital
    Institution: University of Pennsylvania
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Economics
    Class of : Spring, 2011
  • Ph.D.MasterNela Thomas Richardson
    Currently: Chief Economist at Redfin
    Institution: University of Maryland
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Economics
    Class of : 2005
  • Ph.D.Ebony Utley
    Currently: Associate Professor, California State University, Long Beach
    Institution: Northwestern University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Speech Communication and Rhetoric
    Class of : Spring, 2006
  • Ph.D.Edward Vargas
    Currently: Posdoctoral Trainee, Center for Women's Health and Health Disparities Research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Institution: Indiana University
    Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
    Major: Public and Environmental Affairs
    Class of : 2010
  • MasterJonathan Zwi
    Currently: Completing the Doctorate of Musical Arts in the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University
    Institution: The Johns Hopkins University
    Degree: Master of Music
    Major: Classical Guitar Performance
    Class of : Spring, 2010