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The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Scholars Program

2017 – 2018 Cohort



Blessing Adaramola Blessing Adaramola

Major: Accounting

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Olusola Adesope

Research Project: The Impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility on Financial Performance: A Proposed Systematic Scoping Review



Maria BarreraMaria Barrera

Majors: Psychology, Kinesiology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Masha Gartstein

Research Project: Study Infant Temperament: Effect of Maternal Pregnancy-Related Anxiety

Misganaw DemissieMisganaw Demissie

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lei Li

Research Project: Clinical Validation of a Smartphone Immunodiagnostic Platform for Infectious Diseases Serology Tested

Crystal DuenasCrystal Dueñas

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brenda Barrio

Research Project: Evaluating Preservice Teacher Perceptions of Student Classroom Behavior & Intelligence

Veronica GarciaVeronica Garcia

Major: Sport Science

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Cox

Research Project: Examining Mindfulness and Body Image in the Context of Yoga

Alexis JacksonAlexis Jackson

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Leonard

Research Project: Incomprehensible Black Survivors: Rape, Culture, and the Struggle for Visibility

Terlona KnifeJude Terlona Knife

Major: Psychology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pamela Bettis

Research Project: Asexual Blame Femme Hypersexizulized Bodies and the Journey to Self Identification

Morelia MaravillaMorelia Maravilla

Major: Criminal Justice

Faculty Member: Dr. David Makin

Research Project: Financial Security of Webcam Studies

Nam NguyenNam Nguyen

Major: International Business

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chad Gotch

Research Project: A Survey to Investigate Study Abroad Destination Choice

Teresa ZaragozaTeresa Zaragoza

Major: Sport Management

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Simon Licen

Research Project: Media Dialogue and Representation of Latinx Athletes in the Olympics