CSU McNair Scholars

McNair Alumnae and Alumni

Muji Abang
Muji Abang

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mike Horvath (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sheldon Gelman (Law)
Summer Research Project (2009): “Applicant perceptions of Facebook and its relation to the job application process”
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2009), Cleveland State University

 
 
Saja AbidSaja Abid

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lammers (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Abedel Tayyara (World Languages, Literatures, and Culture)
Summer Research Project (2016): “The effects of superior laryngeal nerve lesion on swallowing kinematics and airway protection”
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Fall 2017), Cleveland State University

Christina AdkinsChristina Adkins

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ilya Yaroslavsky (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sucharita Adluri (Philosophy and Comparative Religion)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Effect of parental communication on adjustment of typically developing children with an atypically developing sibling"
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University

 
Andres AlbertoAndres Alberto

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paul Doerder (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prester Pickett, MFA (Black Studies)
Summer Research Project (2014): “The gender-specific mechanistic effect of S100a9 on systemic lupus erythematosus development”
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University

 

Sara Al-NimerSara Al-Nimer

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Oprea (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joshua Bagakas (Curriculum and Foundations)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Role of summer experience on transfer students' perceived value of success and retention”
B.S. in Mathematics (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
M.S. candidate in Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University

 

Fernando AriasFernando Arias

Electrical Service Information Development Engineer at the Warren Technical Center, General Motors, MI
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Antonio Medina-Rivera (World Languages, Literature, and Culture)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Application of sensor tag using AutoCAD”
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
M.S. candidate in Electrical Engineering, Wayne State University

 

Gayana ArzumanivaGayana Ahmedov née Arzumaniva

Registered Nurse, Cleveland Clinic
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lammers (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larry Foster (Social Work)
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Spring 2010), Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University

 

Katrina BenamonKatrina Benamon

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Goodman (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charleyse Pratt (Director, Learning Communities Programs and Partnerships)
B.S. in Pre-Occupational Therapy (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University  
Candidate for Master of Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University

 
Andrei BialevichAndrei Bialevich

Software Engineer at Milacron, Cincinnati
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Emily Mitchell, MFA (Creative Writing)
Summer Research Project (2011): “Artifact noise cancellation from ECG signals using normalized least-mean-squared (NLMS) algorithm in cascade”  
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University

 

Brian BoccieriBrian Boccieri

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ann Reinthal (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Woodside (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Balance Training Application of a Systematic Framework for Clinical Decision Making in Therapeutic Gaming for Older Adults”
B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University
Ph.D. student in Physical Therapy, Youngstown State University

 
Abdo BoumitriAbdo Boumitri

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Woodside (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Effect of hypoxic conditions on skeletal myoblasts"
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University

 

Arielle BowersArielle Bowers, M.S.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Lisa Doane (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jose Sola (History)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Racial/ethnic disparities in cervical cancer screening behavior”
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University
B.A. in Sociology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University
M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Cleveland State University

 

Leonard BradishLeonard Bradish

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Petru Fodor (Physics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ben Blake (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
 

 

 

Diane BrooksDominque Brooks

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Daniel Simon (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Joanne Goodell (Teacher Education)
Summer Research Project (2012): “Noise removal from electrocardiogram signals”
 

Brooke Burkhalter

Brooke Burkhalter

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tobili Sam-Yellowe (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charleyse Pratt (Director, Learning Communities Programs and Partnerships)
Summer Research Project (2015): "Investigating rhoptry gene conservation between the Plasmodium yoelii and Plasmodium falciparum using the Polymerase chain reaction for DNA amplification"

 

Leon BykovLeon Bykov

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Luiz Felipe Martins (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victor Matos (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Summer Research Project (2014): “The Chinese remainder theorem: History, theory, and applications”
B.S. in Mathematics (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
Ph.D. student in Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University

Carmen CaticchioCarmen Caticchio

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anthony Berdis (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anton Komar (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Evaluating the efficiency and selectivity of 3-Eth-5-NlDR as a therapeutic agent against leukemia"
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University

 
Anecia ChatmonAnecia Chatmon

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Dean (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pamela Rutar (Nursing)
Summer Research Project (2011): “The effect of eye rotation in the prey-capture behavior of African clawed toads (Xenopus laevis)”
B.S. in Biology (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University
B.S. in Chemistry (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University

 
Michael ChukwuonyeMichael Chukwuonye, MBA

Technical Support Engineer, Remote Support Services, Rockwell Automation, Mayfield Village, OH
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Haodong Wang (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Design of 3 GW capacity electrical power plant that uses photovoltaic panels arrays and wind turbine”
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Summer 2013), Cleveland State University
Master of Business Administration (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University

 

Jermaine ClarkJermaine Clark

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chenchu Ramaiah Bathala (Finance)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew D. Henry (Law and Economics, Industrial Organization, Money)
Summer Research Project (2011): “Market correlation of 3 worlds”
B.B.A. in Business Economics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University

 

Victor CourtneyVictor Courtney, M.Ed.

Advisor/Site Coordinator, College Now, Cleveland, OH
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Slane (Diversity Management Program)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Chriss (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2009): “Coping styles and relationship satisfaction”
B.A. in Psychology (Fall 2010), Cleveland State University
B.A. in 
Sociology (Fall 2010), Cleveland State University
M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Development (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University

 

Sherry CucciSherry Cucci, MSA

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Su (Health Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2011): “An evaluation of the emergency medicine research division”
B.S. in Biology (Fall 2012), Cleveland State University
Master of Science in Anesthesia (Spring 2015) Case Western Reserve University

 
Gurpreet DhillonGurpreet Dhillon

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vicki Johnson (Nursing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eddie T. C. Lam (Health and Human Performance)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Gender differences in cardiovascular response to isometric handgrip protocol”  
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University

 

Na'Tasha EvansDr. Na’Tasha Evans, Ph.D.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vicki Johnson (Nursing)
Summer Research Project (2011): “Relationship between lampsilis radiate luteola on different sides of Ohio's northern divide”  
Publications: "Mite DNA in mantle clips" in Ellipsaria (2012); "Differences in population structure estimated within maternally- and paternally- inherited forms of mitochondria in Lampsilis siliquoidea (Bivalvia: Unionidae)" in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society  (2013); "Mitochondrial DNA structure of pyganodon grandis (Bivalvia: Unionidae) from the Lake Erie watershed and selected locations in its northern distribution" in the American Malacological Bulletin (2015)
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University

M.Ed. in Community Health Education (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University
Ph.D. in Community Health Education (Spring 2016), University of Toledo

Rana FarajRana Faraj

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roman Kondratov (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephen Cory (History)
Summer Research Project (2016): (Title Coming Soon)
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University

 

Tracey FebresDr. Tracey Febres, DPT

Physical Therapist, Mason Aine, Stow, OH
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Monica Gordon Pershey (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christopher Mallett (Social Work)
Summer Research Project (2009): “Attitudes of physical therapists toward Appalachian culture”
B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2010), Cleveland State University
Doctor of Physical Therapy (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University

 

Juan GamarraJuan Gamarra

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elad Granot (Marketing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jerry Mundell (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Relationship between personal attributes and changes in blood pressure”  

 

 

Keisha GonzalezKeisha Gonzalez, M.A.

Director of Economic Development at Stockyard, Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn Centre Neighborhood Development Office, Cleveland OH
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Phill Wanyerka (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stephanie Ryberg (Urban Studies)
Summer Research Project (2011): “Life, health and status in a 19th century early Cleveland Irish community”  
B.A. in Anthropology (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University
M.A. in Historic Preservation (Spring 2014), University of Delaware

 

Kristen GriffithKristen Griffith, MOT

Occupational Therapist, HCR Manor Care, Mayfield, OH
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maggie Maloney (Occupational Therapy)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Sparks (Health and Human Performance)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Development of occupational therapy students' Therapeutic communication skills during a mental health service-learning experience”
Publications: "Occupational therapy students' development of therapeutic communication skills during a service-learning experience" in Occupational Therapy in Mental Health (2013)
B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University
Master of 
Occupational Therapy (Fall 2014), Cleveland State University

 

Tracy GrimesTracy Grimes, M.A.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr.Wendy Regoeczi (Criminology, Anthropology and Sociology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fasong Yuan (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2011): “The investigation and prosecution of stalking cases in the city of Cleveland”
B.A. in Psychology (Fall 2012), Cleveland State University
B.A. in 
Sociology (Fall 2012), Cleveland State University
M.A. in 
Sociology, Cleveland State University

 

Tenia HarrisTenia Harris, MBA

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yan Xu (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Browne Lewis (Law)
Summer Research Project (2012): “Measuring human photosynthesis: Determination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 in human serum using liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)”
B.S. in Biology (Summer 2013), Cleveland State University
MBA in Healthcare Systems Management and Marketing (Summer 2015), University of Toledo

 

Astrid HernandezAstrid Hernandez, M.Ed.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mike Horvath (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Delgado (Nursing)
Summer Research Project (2012): “Characteristics indicative of the likelihood of open ended comments in company surveys”
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University
M.Ed. in 
Community Health Education (Summer 2014), Cleveland State University

 

Dawneisha HillDawneisha Hill

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Delgado (Nursing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mittie Davis Jones (Urban Studies)
Summer Research Project (2009): “The reading literacy levels of poor and medically underserved adults”
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University 
B.A. in Psychology (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University 

 

Rani HinnawiRani Hinnawi

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kiril Strelezky (Physics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Scott (Mathematics)

 

 

Anita IsomAnita Isom

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Linda Francis (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sucharita Adluri (Philosophy and Comparative Religion)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Space perception across the lifespan”
B.A. in Psychology (Fall 2016), Cleveland State University 
Masters student in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, Cleveland State University 

 

Jasmin JacobsJasmin Whitmore née  Jacobs

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Goodman (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Georgia Anetzberger  (Health Care Administration)
B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2009), Cleveland State University

 

 

Courtney JamesDr. Courtney James, MD

Medical Resident in Anesthesiology at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Adam Sonstegard (English)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Clifford Bennett (Teacher Education)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Selenium deficiency and its effect on elF4a3”
Summer Research Project (2011): “The Female Malady: Mental Illness in Literature”
B.A. in English (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University
MD (Spring 2016), Meharry Medical College

 

Jessica JonesJessica Jones

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Jeziorowski (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Judith Ausherman (Health and Human Performance)
Summer Research Project (2009): “Online calculators in decision-making for physical therapists”  
B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University

 

Jillian JonesJillian Jones

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Valentin Gogonea (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Scott (Mathematics)
Summer Research Project (2013): “The development of a tandem mass spectrometry method for the qualification of ceramides and dihydroceramides in human plasma”
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University

 

Alexander KariotakisAlexander Kariotakis

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larry Foster (Social Work)
Summer Research Project (2010): “The muscle regulatory transcription factor MYOD controls expression Of 4E-BP, a key mediator of CAP-dependent translation”
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University
B.S. in 
Chemistry (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University
Physician Assistant Program, Cuyahoga Community College in Partnership with Cleveland State University, OH

 

Michael KellerMichael Keller

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. James Moore (Teacher Education)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Characterizing the community of sphaeriid clams in western and central Lake Erie”
B.S. in Biology (Fall 2016), Cleveland State University

 
Daniel KulmanDaniel Kulman

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bin Su (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ulrich Zurcher (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Evaluation of the selectivity of sulfornamide tubulin inhibitors against human african trypanosomiasis”
Publications: “Bioassay guided identification of small chaperone proteins α-crystallin and Hsp27 inhibitors from Copaiba oil” in Phytochemistry Letters (2014); “Lead optimization of dual tubulin and Hsp27 inhibitors” in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry (2014); “Orally Active and Selective Tubulin Inhibitors as Anti-Trypanosome Agents” in Plos ONE (2016)

B.S. in Biology (Fall 2016), Cleveland State University
Medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

 
Daria KulykDaria Kulyk

Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jose Sola (History)

 

 

 

Manjola LamcajManjola Lamcaj, RN

Registered Nurse at Grace Hospital LTAC (Long-Term Acute Care)
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cheryl Delgado (Nursing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Schupp (Program Director, SERV)
Summer Research Project (2009): “The reading literacy levels of poor and medically underserved adults”
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Spring 2012), Ursuline College

 

Aloysus LawongAloysus Lawong

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Ball (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dena Davis (Law)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Study of high energy materials”
B.S. in Chemistry (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University
MD/Ph.D. student at the University of Texas Southwestern

 

Diane LawongDiane Lawong, MLRHR

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Valentin Boerner (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Christine Rush (Urban Studies)
Summer Research Project (2011): “Endothelial cell isolation and culture from human peripheral blood using magnetic activated cell sorting”
B.S. in Biology (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University 
Bachelor of Science in 
Health Sciences (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University
Master of Labor Relations and Human Resources (Spring 2015) , Cleveland State University
Doctoral candidate at Florida State University

 

Monique MartinezMonique Martinez née Russell, MSHS

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Brian Mikelbank (Urban Studies)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heidi Robinson (Law)
Summer Research Project (2012): “Defining and analyzing a food desert”
B.S. in Environmental Science (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University
M.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University

 

Jayleen MelendezJayleen Melendez

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Naohide Yamamoto (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Hammonds (Health Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2012): “The effects of path crossover on spatial orientation”
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University
B.A. in 
Sociology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University

 

Angela MesenburgAngela Mesenburg

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dana Hubbard (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roberta Steinbacher (Urban Studies)
Summer Research Project (2012): “Rural women's pathways to crime: A grounded theory study of rural women and their experience in jails and prisons”
B.A. in Nonprofit Administration (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Social Work (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University

Enas MuhammadEnas Muhammad

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roman Kondratov (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Richard Fan (Mathematics)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Effect of calorie restriction on the circadian rhythms of glycolytic enzymes in mice”
B.S. in Biology (Fall 2017), Cleveland State University
 

 

Khadeja NajjarKhadeja Najjar

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ilya Yaroslavsky (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lisa Gaynier (Diversity Management Program)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Cultural differences in coping and depression between individuals of arabic/middle eastern and anglo- american backgrounds”
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University 
M.S. student in Clinical Psychology, Cleveland State University

Christian Negron-RolonChristian Negron-Rolon

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yuping Wu (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne O'Connor (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Statistical analysis of DASI questionaire and modeling the prediction of heart failure risk in patients"
B.S. in Biology (Fall 2017), Cleveland State University

M.A. Student in Medical Sociology at

Teodora NikovaTeodora Nikova

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barbara Modney (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr Hebat-Allah AN El Attar (World Languages, Literature and Culture)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Creation of in-vitro study observing the effects of DHT on myeloid cell differentiation from lupus-prone mice”
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University 
Medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

 
Nkemdilim NdumNkemdilim Ndum

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yan Xu (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. James Chriss (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)

 

 

Jennifer Niles-WatsonJennifer Niles

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Pamela Rutar (Nursing)
Summer Research Project (2013): “A program evaluation of the MEDTAPP mentor project”
B.A. in Nonprofit Administration (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University

 

 

Leigh OkwundiLeigh Okwudi, RN

Registered Nurse, South Pointe Hospital
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Stella Iwuagwu (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor:  Dr. Allyson Robichaud (Philosophy and Comparative Religion)
Summer Research Project (2011): “Content analysis of social media discussions about Nigerian nurses killed by their husbands”
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Summer 2011), Cleveland State University
Bachelor of Science in 
Nursing (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University

Yuridia Olivera-OrtizYuridia Olivera-Ortiz

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bin Su (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Debbie Jackson (Teacher Education)
Summer Research Project (2016): (Title Coming Soon)
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University

 

Mofetoluwa OluwasanmiMofetoluwa Oluwasanmi

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Ball (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Activation of DNA damage checkpoint kinases during skeletal myoblast differentiation and apoptosis”
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University
Masters student in Global Health (starting Fall 2017), Saint Louis University

Lana OsorioLana Osorio

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Goodman (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heidi Robertson (Law)
Summer Research Project (2016): “The use of iPads Pros as an assistive devices in occupational therapy"
B.S. in Pre-Occupational Therapy (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University 
 

Maitri PatelMaitri Patel

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Girish Shukla (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marnie Rodriguez (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Assaying the splicing activity of novel human disease variants of U4atac snRNA”
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University
M.S. student in Biology, Cleveland State University

Britanny PearcyBrittany Pearcy

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amee Shah (Director, Research Laboratory in Speech Acoustics and Perception)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Judge (Director, Adult Development and Aging Doctoral Program)
Summer Research Project (2011): “Accentuating change with foreign accent perception and sensitivity training (FAPST)”
B.A. in Linguistics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University

 

David PendletonDavid Pendleton

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Dan Simon (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julian Earls
Summer Research Project (2015):Development of a wind measurement tool using a hovering drone
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University
M.S. student in Electrical Engineering, Cleveland State University

 

Mia PerryMia Perry

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University

Master of Occupational Therapy student, Cleveland State University

 

 

Chaucola PleasantChaucola Pleasant, M.S.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Marnie Rodriguez  (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2009), Cleveland State University
M.S. in Biology (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University
Medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

 

Bethann PopaBethann Popa née Call

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ann Reinthal (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Phill Wanyerka (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Protocol for validation of stroke rehabilitation adapted version of the menorah park engagement scale”
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
Master of Occupational Therapy student, Cleveland State University

 

Felita ReevesFelita Reeves, MSW

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronald Reminick (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sharen Bakke (Computer and Information Science)
Summer Research Project (2009): “A reflexive ethnography of a nursing home worker”
B.A. in Anthropology (Spring 2010), Cleveland State University
Master of Social Work (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University

 

Samantha RobinsonSamantha Robinson

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Myrita Wilhite (Speech and Hearing)
Summer Research Project (2014): “The effect of sexually transmitted infections on the auditory system: A meta-analysis”
B.S. in Speech and Hearing (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University

 

Symone RobinsonSymone Robinson

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Barbara Prakup (Speech and Hearing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tachelle Banks (Teacher Education)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Speech language pathologists' knowledge and understanding of adults with cerebral palsy and use of augmentative and alternative communication devices in therapy”  
B.A. in Speech and Hearing (Summer 2012), Cleveland State University
M.S. candidate in C&I - Mild / Moderate, Cleveland State University

 

Audrianna RoderiguezAudrianna Roderiguez, M.A.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Roberta Steinbacher (Urban Studies)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frederick Hampton (Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning)
Summer Research Project (2012): “Sex selection and technology in the United States: Is it playing God?”
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University
M.A. in Clinical Community Psychology, University of New Haven

 

Dominque RoseDominique Rose, M.Ed.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mike Horvath (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Regennia Williams (History)
Summer Research Project (2013): “The effects of race and perceived company knowledge on applicant reactions to selection procedures”
B.A. in Psychology (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University
M.Ed. in 
Community Health Education (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
Doctoral candidate at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Susannah SalinasSusannah V. Salinas

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amee Shah (Director, Research Laboratory in Speech Acoustics and Perception)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Connie Wong (Education)
B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (Spring 2011), Andrews University
M.A. candidate in Public Health and Human Services, Youngstown State University

 

Pedro SarsamaPedro Sarsama

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Subhra Baran Saha (Economics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. David Elkins (Political Science)
Summer Research Project (2012): “Spillover effects of metro academic R&D on non-metro labor market conditions”
B.S. in Economics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University

 

Paul SchraderPaul Schrader, M.A.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jonathan Scott (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Alexander (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Algebraic models of free loop spaces”
B.A. in Mathematics (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University
M.A. in 
Mathematics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University
Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics, Bowling Green State University

Sokhna SeckSokhna Seck

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Valentin Gogonea (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Heidi Robinson (Law)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Dysfunctional carbamylated high density lipoprotein is atherogenic and proimflammatory”
B.S. in Chemistry (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University
M.S. student in Medical Physiology, Case Western Reserve University

Lorenzo SmithLorenzo Smith, MPA

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Goodman (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronnie Dunn (Urban Studies)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Using assistive technology in a college transition program for high school students with disabilities”
B.A. in Psychology (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University 
Master in Public Administration (Spring 2014), Ashford University

Regina SmithRegina Smith, M.Ed.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kenneth Sparks (Health and Human Performance)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Williams (Black Studies)
Summer Research Project (2011): “Cardiovascular response to an acute bout of ‘hot yoga’”
B.S. as a Health/Fitness Specialist (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University 
M.Ed. in 
Community Health Education (Fall 2015), Cleveland State University

 

Diandra StarksDiandra Starks

B.S. in Biology (Spring 2015)

 

 

 

Albert SundbergAlbert Sundberg, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty - Cleveland State University
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Partha Srinivasan (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Debbie Jackson (Teacher Education)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Nitric oxide diffusion in the aorta”
B.A. in Mathematics (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University
M.A. in 
Mathematics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University

 

Shalonda SwansonShalonda Swanson

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. William Morgan (Vice Provost, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paula Mickens-English (Counseling Center)
Summer Research Project (2016): (Title Coming Soon)
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University

 

 

Vikki Tabb-LyonsVikki Tabbs-Lyon, M.Ed.

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Chris France (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Mary McDonald (Director, Writing Center)
Summer Research Project (2012): “Sexual dysfunctions experienced by women with anorexia nervosa”  
B.A. in English (Summer 2012), Cleveland State University  
B.A. in Psychology (Summer 2012), Cleveland State University
M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Development (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University

 

Luyen ThaiLuyen Thai, M.S.

Research Analyst, Strategic Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Grants Development, MassBay Community College
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ernest Park (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Galletta (Curriculum and Foundations)
Summer Research Project (2010): “Exploring the relationship between mindfulness and prosocial behavior”
B.A. in Psychology  (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University
M.S. in Social Psychology (Spring 2014), University of Texas A&M

Matthew VillaireMatthew Villaire

Senior Producer at Mondo Robot, Boulder, CO
Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sandra Kaufman
Summer Research Project (2009): “Wind energy development”
B.S. in Environmental Science (Fall 2010), Cleveland State University

Jamira Virk

Jamira Virk

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor:  Prof. George Mauersberger (Art)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Bioinformatics analysis of the sodium hydrogen exchanger protein in plasmodium spp.
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University

Shannon WalkerShannon Walker

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Simons (Urban Studies)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Spicer (Urban Studies)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Student impact on the CSU master plan”
B.A. in Environmental Studies (Fall 2014), Cleveland State University
M.Ed. candidate in Community Health Promotion, Cleveland State University

 

April WaltonenApril Waltonen

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Albert Smith (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sally Shao (Mathematics)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Mixed-case format and lexical decision performance: Initial uppercase is special”
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Development (Fall 2016), Cleveland State University

 

Alexandra WelshAlexandra Welch

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amir Poreh (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Linda Francis (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2014): “Psychopathy and sexuality”
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
M.Ed. candidate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Cleveland State University

 

Morgan WigginsMorgan Wiggins

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ann Reinthal (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ulrich Zurcher (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Validating use of the jerk index to quantify movement quality post stroke: Phase I”
Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (Fall 2014), Cleveland State University
M.Ed. candidate in 
Community Health Promotion, Cleveland State University

 

Magdalena WilczekMagdalena Wilczek

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lammers (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eileen Berlin Ray (Communication)
Summer Research Project (2009): “Mechanics of human motion”
B.S. in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2009), Cleveland State University

 

Christian WillisChristian Willis

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Valentin Boerner (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Antonio Medina-Rivera (World Languages, Literature, and Culture)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Gene strand construction in yeast cells”
B.A. in Spanish (Fall 2014)

 

Ayana WilsonAyana Wilson

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Novel role for MYOD as sensor of DNA damage”
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University

 

Evgeny Zolotarev
Evgeny Zolotarev

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ben Blake (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Nigamanth Sridhar (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Summer Research Project (2009): “Comparing the developmental process for mobile platforms by implementing a distributed application”
B.S. in Computer Informational Science (Spring 2009), Cleveland State University