Common Characteristics of McNair Faculty Mentors

Ph.D. in field related to Scholar’s major and research interestsDirecting undergraduate student research and independent studyMentoring undergraduates from under-served groups
Commitment to McNair MissionSupervising graduate studentsCurrent information/experience on applying to graduate programs
Active Research AgendaActive in university affairs and academic associationsFunding mechanisms for Graduate Students
Current appointment at WSU Pullman
McNair Graduate Scholar Giselle Jimenez with her McNair Faculty Mentor, Dr. Jennifer Duckworth, as well as Dr. Raymond Herrera and Dr. Manee Moua.
McNair Graduate Scholar Karen Veloz with her McNair Faculty Mentor, Dr. David Makin, as well as Dr. Raymond Herrera and Dr. Manee Moua.

Gaining Research Experience

McNair Scholars conduct a research project with the guidance of a McNair Faculty Mentor. Faculty mentors guide scholars as they develop academic and professional skills to meet the scholarly performance standards crucial to successfully completing graduate level work. Many McNair Scholars attend national conferences to present their research and are eligible for travel funds to do so. Scholars publish their research project in The McNair Journal with many going on to publish their work in scholarly journals and continuing that research in graduate school.

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McNair Faculty Mentors