Cleveland State University

McNair Scholars Program

Current McNair Scholars
McNair Alumni

  Scholar Major Discipline Faculty Mentor (DFM) Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor (NDFM)
  Al-nimer, Sara Mathematics & Psychology Prof. John Oprea Prof. Joshua Bagakas
  Arias, Fernando Electronic Engineering Technology Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar Prof. Antonio Medina-Rivera
  Brooks, Dominique Biology Prof. Kendra Pittman Prof. Joanne Goodell
  Bykov, Leon Mathematics Prof. Luiz Felipe Martins Prof. Victor Matos
  Call, Bethann Health Sciences Pre-Occ Thrpy Prof. Ann Reinthal Prof. Paul Doerder
  Caticchio, Carmen Biology Prof. Anthony Berdis Prof. Anton Komar
  Isom, Anita Psychology Prof. Linda Francis Prof. Sucharita Adluri
  Jones, Jillian Health Sciences Prof. Valentin Gogonea Prof. Robert Krebs
  Kulman, Daniel Biology Prof. Bin Su Prof. Ulrich Zurcher
  Nikova, Teodora Biology Prof. Barbara Modney Prof. Hebat-Allah AN El Attar
  Oluwasanmi, Mofetoluwa Biology Prof. Crystal Weyman Prof. David Ball
  Robinson, Samantha Speech and hearing Dr. Myrita Wilhite Prof. Victoria Winbush
  Seck, Sokhna Chemistry Prof. Valentin Gogonea Prof. Amee Shah
  Starks, Diandra Biology   Prof. Maggie Jackson
  Thomas, Celeste Speech and hearing Dr. Myrita Wilhite Prof. Victoria Winbush
  Walker, Shannon Environmental Science Prof. Robert Simons Prof. Michael Spicer
  Waltonen, April Psychology and Organizational Leadership Prof. Albert Smith Prof. Sally Shao
  Welch, Alexandra Psychology Prof. Amir Poreh Prof. Linda Francis
  Wiggins, Morgan Health Sciences Prof. Ann Reinthal Prof. Ulrich Zurcher
  Willis, Christian Criminology and Spanish Prof. Calvin Moore Prof. Antonio Medina-Rivera
         

 

McNair Alumni

 

  1. Jacobs, Jasmin
    DFM:- Prof. Glenn Goodman; NDFM:- Prof. Georgia Anetzberger
    BS in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2009), Cleveland State University, OH

  2. Pleasant, Chaucola, MS
    DFM:- Prof. Crystal Weyman; NDFM:- Prof. Marnie Rodriguez
    BS in Biology (Spring 2009), Cleveland State University, OH
    MS in Biology (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    Medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), OH

  3. Salinas, Susannah V
    DFM:- Prof. Amee Shah; NDFM:- Prof. Connie Wong
    BS in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology (Spring 2011), Andrews University, MI
    MA Candidate, Public Health & Human Services, Youngstown State University

  4. Zolotarev, Evgeny
    DFM:- Prof. Ben Blake; NDFM:- Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar
    Summer research title (2009):- Comparing the Development Process for Mobile Platforms by Implementing a Distributed Application
    BS in Computer Information Science (Spring 2009), Cleveland State University, OH

  5. Lamcaj, Manjola
    Registered Nurse at Grace Hospital LTAC (Long-Term Acute Care)
    DFM:- Prof. Cheryl Delgado; NDFM:- Prof. John Schupp
    Summer research title (2009):- The Reading Literacy Levels of Poor and Medically Underserved Adults
    BS in Nursing (Spring 2012), Ursuling College, OH

  6. Arzumanova, Gayana
    DFM:- Prof. Andrew Lammers; NDFM:- Prof. Larry Foster
    BS in Health Sciences (Spring 2010), Cleveland State University, OH
    BS in Nursing (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH

  7. Abang, Muji
    Special Assistant to the President/CEO at Care Alliance Health Center
    DFM:- Prof. Michael Horvath; NDFM:- Prof. Sheldon Gelman
    Summer research title (2009):- Applicant Perceptions of Facebook and its Relation to the Job Application Process
    BA in Psychology (Summer 2009), Cleveland State University, OH

  8. Wilczek, Magdalena
    DFM:- Prof. Andrew Lammers; NDFM:- Prof. Eileen BerlinRay
    Summer research title (2009):- Mechanics of Human Motion
    BS in Pre-Physical Therapy (Fall 2009), Cleveland State University, OH

  9. Dr. Febres, Tracey
    Physical Therapist, Mason Aine, Stow, OH
    DFM:- Prof. Monica Gordon Pershey; NDFM:- Prof. Christopher Mallett
    Summer research title (2009):- Attitudes of Physical Therapist toward Appalachian Culture
    BS in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2010), Cleveland State University, OH
    Doctorate in Physical Therapy (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University, OH

  10. Reeves, Felita
    DFM:- Prof. Ronald Reminick; NDFM:- Prof. Sharen Bakke
    Summer research title (2009):- A Reflexive Ethnography of a Nursing Home Worker
    BA in Anthropology (Spring 2010), Cleveland State University, OH
    Masters in Social Work (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH

  11. Bradish, Leonard
    DFM:- Prof. Petru Fodor; NDFM:- Prof. Ben Blake

  12. Courtney, Victor, M.Ed.
    Student Affairs Coordinator, MS and PhD Programs, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case School of Medicine, CWRU, Cleveland OH
    DFM:- Prof. Stephen Slane; NDFM:- Prof. James Chriss
    Summer research title (2009):- Coping Styles and Relationship Satisfaction
    BA in Psychology & Sociology (Fall 2010), Cleveland State University, OH
    M.Ed. in Adult Learning and Behaviors (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH

  13. Villaire, Matthew
    DFM:- Prof. Robert Krebs; NDFM:- Prof. Sanda Kaufman
    Summer research title (2009):- Wind Energy Development
    BS in Environmental Sciences (Fall 2010), Cleveland State University, OH
    Amadeus Consulting Group

  14. Schrader, Paul, MA
    DFM:- Prof. Jonathan Scott; NDFM:- Prof. Charles Alexander
    Summer research title (2010):- Algebraic Models of Free Loop Spaces
    BA in Mathematics (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    MA in Mathematics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Doctoral Program in Mathematics, Bowling Green State University, OH

  15. Sundberg, Albert, MA
    Adjunct Faculty - Strayer University
    DFM:- Prof. Partha Srinivasan; NDFM:- Prof. Debbie Jackson
    Summer research title (2010):- Nitric Oxide Diffusion in the Aorta
    BA in Mathematics (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    MA in Mathematics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH


  16. Griffith, Kristen
    DFM:- Prof. Maggie Maloney; NDFM:- Prof. Kenneth Sparks
    Summer research title (2010):- Development of Occupational Therapy Students' Therapeutic Communication Skills During a Mental Health Service-Learning Experience
    BS in Physical Therapy (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters program in Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University, OH

  17. Thai, Luyen, MS
    Research Analyst, Strategic Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Grants Development, MassBay Community College
    DFM:- Prof. Ernest Park; NDFM:- Prof. Anne Galletta
    Summer research title (2010):- Exploring the Relationship between Mindfulness and Prosocial Behavior
    BA in Psychology (Spring 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    MS in Social Psychology (Spring 2014), University of Texas A&M, TX

  18. Okwudi, Leigh
    DFM:- Prof. Stella Iwuagwu; NDFM:- Prof. Allyson Robichaud
    Summer research title (2011):- Content Analysis of Social Media Discussions about Nigerian Nurses Killed by their Husbands
    BS in Health Sciences (Summer 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    BS in Nursing (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH

  19. James, Courtney
    DFM:- Prof. Adam Sonstegard; NDFM:- Prof. Clifford Bennett
    Summer research title (2010):- Selenium Deficiency and its Effert on elF4a3
    Summer research title (2011):- The Female Malady: Mental Illness in Literature
    BA in English (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    Medical student at Meharry Medical College, TN

  20. Lawong, Aloysus
    DFM:- Prof. David Ball; NDFM:- Prof. Dena Davis
    Summer research title (2010):- Study of High Energy Materials
    BS in Chemistry (Fall 2011, Cleveland State University, OH
    MD-PhD Student at the University of Texas Southwestern, TX

  21. Lawong, Diane
    DFM:- Prof. Valentin Boerner; NDFM:- Prof. Christine Rush
    Summer research title (2011):- Endothelial Cell Isolation and Culture From Human Peripheral Blood Using Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting
    BS in Biology and Health Sciences (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters in Labor Relations and Human Resources Management, Cleveland State University, OH

  22. Smith, Regina
    DFM:- Prof. Kenneth Sparks; NDFM:- Prof. Michael Williams
    Summer research title (2011):- Cardiovascular Response to an Acute Bout of "Hot Yoga"
    BS Exercise/Fitness Specialist (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters in Community Health Education, Cleveland State University, OH

  23. Smith, Lorenzo, MA
    DFM:- Prof. Glenn Goodman; NDFM:- Prof. Ronnie Dunn
    Summer research title (2010):- Using Assistive Technology in a College Transition Program for High School Students with Disabilities
    BA in Psychology (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University, OH
    MS in Organizational Management and Public Administration (Spring 2014)- Ashford University, IL

  24. Hill, Dawneisha
    DFM:- Prof. Cheryl Delgado; NDFM:- Prof. Mittie Davis Jones
    Summer research title (2009):-The Reading Literacy Levels of Poor and Medically Underserved Adults
    BS in Health Sciences and BA in Psychology (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University, OH

  25. Gamarra, Juan
    DFM:- Prof. Elad Granot; NDFM:- Dr. Jerry Mundell
    Summer research title (2010):- Relationship Between Personal Attributes and Changes in Blood Pressure

  26. Gonzalez, Keisha, MA
    Community Network Weaver at Stockyard, Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn Centre Neighborhood Development Office, Cleveland
    DFM:- Prof. Phill Wanyerka; NDFM:- Prof. Stephanie Ryberg
    Summer research title (2011):-Life, health and status in a 19th century early Cleveland Irish community
    BA in Anthropology (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University, OH
    M.A. Historic Preservation (Spring 2014), University of Delaware, DE

  27. Evans, Na'Tasha, M.Ed.
    DFM:- Prof. Robert Krebs; NDFM:- Prof. Vicki Johnson
    Summer research title (2010):-Relationship between Lampsilis radiate luteola on different sides of Ohio's Northern divide
    BS in Biology and BA in Psychology (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University, OH
    MA in Community Health Education (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Doctoral candidate in Community Health Education, University of Toledo, OH

  28. Jones, Jessica
    DFM:- Prof. John Jeziorowski; NDFM:- Prof. Judith Ausherman
    Summer research title (2009):-Online Calculators in Decision-making for Physical Therapist
    BS in Pre-Physical Therapy (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University, OH

  29. Dhillon, Gurpreet
    DFM:- Prof. Vicki Johnson; NDFM:- Prof. Eddie T. C. Lam
    Summer research title (2010):-Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Response to Isometric Handgrip Protocol
    BS in Nursing (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University, OH

  30. Bialevich, Andrei
    Software Engineer at Milacron, Cincinnati
    DFM:- Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar; NDFM:- Prof. Emily Mitchell
    Summer research title (2011):-Artifact noise cancellation from ECG signals using normalized least-mean-squared (NLMS) algorithm in cascade
    Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University, OH

  31. Robinson, Symone
    DFM:- Prof. Barbara Prakup; NDFM:- Prof. Tachelle Banks
    Summer research title (2010):-Speech Language Pathologists' Knowledge and Understanding of Adults with Cerebral Palsy and use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices in Therapy
    BA in Speech and Hearing (Summer 2012), Cleveland State University, OH

  32. Tabb-Lyons, Vikki
    DFM:- Prof. Chris France; NDFM:- Prof. Mary McDonald
    Summer research title (2012):-Sexual Dysfunctions Experienced by Women with Anorexia Nervosa
    BA in Psychology and English (Summer 2012), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Master's in Adult Learning and Development, Cleveland State University, OH

  33. Benamon, Katrina
    DFM:- Prof. Glenn Goodman; NDFM:- Dr. Charleyse Pratt
    BS in Pre-Occupational Therapy (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters program in Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University, OH

  34. Eady, William
    DFM:-Prof. Tobili Sam-Yellowe; NDFM:- Prof. Karen Sotiropoulos
    Summer research title (2011):-In Vitro Protein Expression
    BA in History (Fall 2012), Cleveland State University, OH

  35. Perry, Mia
    BS in Health Sciences and BA in Psychology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH

  36. Grimes, Tracy
    DFM:- Prof. Wendy Regoeczi; NDFM:- Prof. Fasong Yuan
    Summer research title (2011):- The Investigation and Prosecution of Stalking Cases In the City of Cleveland
    BA in Sociology and Criminology (Fall 2012), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for MS in sociology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH

  37. Cucci, Sherry
    DFM:- Prof. Robert Krebs; NDFM:- Prof. Anne Su
    Summer research title (2012):- An Evaluation of the Emergency Medicine Research Division
    BS in Biology (Fall 2012), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for MS anesthesia program at Case Western Reserve University, OH

  38. Clark, Jermaine
    DFM:- Prof. Bathala Chenchuramaiah; NDFM:- Prof. Mathew D. Henry
    Summer research title (2011):- Market Correlation Of 3 Worlds
    BBA in Business Economics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH

  39. Hernandez, Astrid
    DFM:- Prof. Mike Horvath; NDFM:- Prof. Cheryl Delgado
    Summer research title (2012):- Characteristics Indicative of the Likelihood of Open Ended Comments in Company Surveys
    BA in Psychology (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters in Community Health Education, Cleveland State University, OH

  40. Pearcy, Brittany
    DFM:- Prof. Amee Shah; NDFM:- Prof. Katherine Judge
    Summer research title (2011):- Accentuating Change with Foreign Accent Perception and Sensitivity Trainin (FAPST)
    BA in Linguistics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters in C&I-Literacy Development-TESOL

  41. Rodriguez, Audrianna
    DFM:- Prof. Roberta Steinbacher; NDFM:- Prof. Frederick Hampton
    Summer research title (2012):- Sex Selection and Technology in the United States: Is it Playing God?
    BA in Psychology (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters program in Clinical Community Psychology, University of New Haven, CT

  42. Sarsama, Pedro
    DFM:- Prof. Subhra Baran Saha; NDFM:- Prof. David Elkins
    Summer research title (2012):- Spillover Effects of Metro Academic R&D on Non-metro Labor Market Conditions
    BS in Economics (Spring 2013), Cleveland State University, OH

  43. Harris, Tenia
    DFM:- Prof. Yan Xu; NDFM:- Prof. Browne Lewis
    Summer research title (2012):- Measuring Human Photosynthesis:Determination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and D3 in Human Serum using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
    BS in Biology (Summer 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for MBA program, University of Toledo, OH

  44. Chukwuonye, Michael
    Electrical Engineer, J.R. Johnson Engineering, Middleburg Heights, OH
    DFM:- Prof. Nigamanth Sridhar; NDFM:- Prof. Haodong Wang
    Summer research title (2013):- Design of 3 gw capacity electrical power plant that uses photovoltaic panels arrays and wind turbine
    Bachelors in Electrical Engineering (Summer 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Non-degree seeking candidate for MBA (Supply Chain Management), Cleveland State University, OH

  45. Mesenburg, Angela
    DFM:- Prof. Dana Hubbard; NDFM:- Prof. Roberta Steinbacher
    Summer research title (2012):- Rural women's pathways to crime: A grounded theory study of rural women and their experience in jails and prisons.
    Bachelor of Arts majoring in Non Profit Administration and Bachelor of Social Work majoring in Social Work (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University, OH

  46. Rose, Dominique
    DFM:- Prof. Michael Horvath; NDFM:- Prof. Regennia Williams
    Summer research title (2013):-The effects of race and perceived company knowledge on applicant reactions to selection procedures
    Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters in Community Health Education, Cleveland State University, OH

  47. Chatmon, Anecia
    DFM:- Prof. Jeff Dean; NDFM:- Prof. Pamela Rutar
    Summer research title (2011):-The effect of eye rotation in the prey-capture behavior of African clawed toads (Xenopus laevis)
    Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology & Chemistry (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University, OH

  48. Jennifer, Niles-Watson
    DFM:- Prof. Pamela Rutar
    Summer research title (2013):-A program evaluation of the MEDTAPP mentor project

  49. Wilson, Ayana
    DFM:- Prof. Crystal Weyman
    Summer research title (2013):-Novel role for MYOD as sensor of DNA damage
    Bachelor of Science in Biology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters in Science, Medical Physiology, CASE, OH

  50. Russell, Monique
    DFM:- Prof. Brian Mikelbank; NDFM:- Prof. Heidi Robertson
    Summer research title (2012):-Defining and Analysing a Food Desert
    Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters in Science in Health Sciences, Cleveland State University, OH

  51. Melendez, Jayleen
    DFM:- Prof. Naohide Yamamoto; NDFM:- Prof. Michael Hammonds
    Summer research title (2012):-The Effects of Path Crossover on Spatial Orientation
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH

  52. Kariotakis, Alexander
    DFM:- Prof. Crystal Weyman; NDFM:- Prof. Larry Foster
    Summer research title (2010):-The Muscle Regulatory Transcription Factor MYOD controls expression Of 4E-BP, A Key Mediator of CAP-Dependent Translation
    Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH

  53. Bowers, Arielle
    DFM:- Prof. Lisa Doane; NDFM:- Prof. Jose Sola
    Summer research title (2013):-Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Cervical Cancer Screening Behavior
    Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University, OH
    Candidate for Masters in Science in Clinical Psychology, Cleveland State University, OH

  54. Alberto, Andres
    DFM:- Prof. Paul Doerder; NDFM:- Mr. Prester Pickett
    Summer research title (2014):-The gender-specific mechanistic effect of S100a9 on systemic lupus erythematosus development”

  55. Ndum, Nkemdilim
    DFM:- Prof. Yan Xu; NDFM:- Prof. James Chriss




DFM - Discipline Faculty Mentor; NDFM - Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor