McNair Scholars

McNair Alumni

Muji Abang Muji Abang 

Founder at The Okaja Foundation                                                                                                                                                              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                                          B.A. in Journalism and Promotional Communications (2011) Cleveland State University                                                                          


Mishgan Abdullah     Abdullah_Mishgan                         

Pursuing an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at Cleveland State University                                                                               

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Maureen Whitford (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Aaron Severson (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Effect of accelerometer-based feedback on paretic upper extremity amount of use and quantity of movement: A case study”                                                                                                                       B.H.S in Health Sciences (Summer 2018), Cleveland State University                      


Cyna Abid  Abid     

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lammers (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Dawn Aliberti (Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2017): "Decreasing Stress Levels through Animal Interaction"                                              B.H.S in Health Sciences (Fall 2018), Cleveland State University                                                                     

                            


SajSaja Abida Abid

Health Scholars program coordinator at University Hospitals

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


 ola Ola Abuhamdeh

Patient Care Nursing Assistant at Cleveland Clinic                  Physician's Assistant Student at Mercyhurst University                                             

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne O'Connor (Chemistry)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Su (Health Science)
Summer Research Project (2020):  ​Determination of Lithium Ions in E-Cigarettes Using Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES) Technique​                                                                                                          B.H.S in Health Sciences (Spring 2021), 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 Alberto

Andres 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-Nimer Sara Al-Nimer 

Engineering Manager at Cleveland Clinic                             

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. in Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University
                                                        


 FernanFernando Ariasdo 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”
B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
M.S. in Engineering Technology (
2019), Wayne State University                                    

                  


Armstead 
Kylie Armstead

AUD Student at Nova SE University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. April Yorke (Speech and Hearing Program)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Myrita Wilhite (Speech and Hearing Program)
Summer Research Project (2021): Literacy Intervention for Individuals with Complex Communication Needs (CCN)                                                                                      B.A. in Speech and Hearing (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                        Minor in Linguistics (Spring 2022 ), Cleveland State University   

 


 Andrea Arnoldandrea

Psychology MA Student at University of Houston Clear Lake

Discipline Faculty MentorDr. Shereen Naser (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Goncy (Psychology) 
Summer Research Project (2020): Understanding Sexual Health Information Access for Gender Minority Adolescents with Qualitative Focus Groups                                                            B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2021), Cleveland State University                             

                                              



Gayana ArzumanivaGayana Ahmedov née Arzumaniva

Registered Nurse, Cleveland Clinic                                            

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lammers (Health Sciences)    Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Larry Foster (Social Work)                 B.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2010), Cleveland State University                 
 B.S. in Nursing (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University                                          M.S. Nursing (2020), Chamberlain University                                                                    


 ashleyAshley Banks

BS in Nursing at Kent State University                            

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Conor McLennan (Health Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matias Martinez Abeijon (World Languages. Literatures, Cultures)
Summer Research Project (2019): The Electrophysiology of Repetition Priming for Pseudowords                                              Associate of Art, Tri-C (2020)                                                                                      B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University                                        B.A. in Spanish (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University                                                                                                          


Kayla Barillas      kayla                                                           

Health Professions & Co-op Coordinator 

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Goncy (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charlotte Morgan (Liberal Arts & Social Science)
Summer Research Project (2019): The Effects of Personality on Dyadic Discussions of Dating Abuse Vignettes                                                               B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University                                          B.A. in Sociology (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University                                            M.A. in Mental Health Counseling/Counselor, Xavier University                                             


NauNautica Belltica Bell        

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Occupational Therapy at Cleveland State University   

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Karen Keptner (Health Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michele Heath (Management)
Summer Research Project (2019): First Generation College Students and the Influence of Support Resources                    B.H.S in Health Sciences + Pre-Occupational Therapy (Fall 2019), Cleveland State University                        

                                            

Katrina BenaKatrina Benamonmon   

Candidate for Master of Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University   

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                                    
                                                                                    


Onetha BeOnetha Belgravelgrave

Notary at the Max the Tax & Notary LLC                                              

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr.Christopher Allen Mallett, Ph.D. (Social Work)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Jessica Gupta, LSW (Social Work)
Summer Research Project (2021):  ​Direct File of Youthful Offenders: A Case Study From Florida                                                                          B.S.W. in Social Work (Fall 2021), Cleveland State University                                               

 


Andrei Bialevich              Andrei 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”  
B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University                


Brian BoccieriBrian Boccieri

Orthopedic Resident at Lois Stokes VA, Cleveland, OH   

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
DPT student in Physical Therapy, Youngstown State University                     


Saiida Bowie Little

Saiida Bowie-Little

Algebra I Teacher at Saint Martin de Porres High School

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Carol Phillips-Bey (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tachelle Banks (College of Education)
Summer Research Project (2019): The Contributing Factors of the Retention of Math Corps Cleveland participants                                                         B.S. in Mathematics (Fall 2019), Cleveland State University                                             Licensure Curriculum Completed (2019), Cleveland State University                           

 


Abdo BoumitriAbdo Boumitri

Patient Care at University Hospitals

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
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.A. in Clinical Psychology (Spring2016), Cleveland State University


Leonard Bradish
Leonard 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"

Biology and Pre-Med Major, Spanish Minor at Cleveland State University


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

Student at Missouri State University 

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


 Thyra ChaneyChaney

 TA at the University of Texas, Pursuing a MA/MSIS in English & Information Studies                                                                                                                   

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Evan Lieberman, MFA, Ph.D. (Film & Media Arts)
Summer Research Project (2021): The Role of Media Streaming Platforms During the COVID-19 Pandemic
B.A. in Film and Media Arts (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                            


Anecia Chatmon

Anecia 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, FirstEnergy - Supervisor Testing


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”
B.E.E in Electrical Engineering (Summer 2013), Cleveland State University
M.B.A (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University                            


Jermaine ClarkJermaine Clark

Finance and Economics Contractor at Medical Mutual 

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                                                                                   


Ericka CliftonErica Clifton

Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
B.A. in Speech and Hearing (Fall 2021), Cleveland State University  Minor in Psychology (Fall 2021), Cleveland State University

                                                                      


Victor CourtneyVictor Courtney, M.Ed.

Advisor/Site Coordinator at 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


Janelle CraigJanell Craig

Marketing Co-Op at Sherwin Williams

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Jieun Park (Marketing)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Charlotte Morgan (English)
Summer Research Project (2021): How Can We Reduce Consumer Resistance to Sustainability Interventions in Retail Stores? Moderating Roles of Culture, Personality, Customer Loyalty, and Marketing Efforts                                                                                                    B.B.A. in Marketing (Fall 2021), Cleveland State University                                                           


Sherry CucciSherry Cucci, MSA

Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant at Unversity Hospital

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
M.S. in Anesthesia (Spring 2015) Case Western Reserve University                         


Vonesa Demiri
Vonesa Demiri

Physician Assistant Student at Lake Erie College

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Lammers (Health Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne O'Connor (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2018): "Reading-related Phonological Processing Interventions for Individuals who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC): A Systematic Review of the Research"                                                                                                                                                 B.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2019), Cleveland State University                                   Physician's Assistant Student (2021), Lake Erie College                                                                                                                                    


Quendrquendresaesa Demiri                                                                                            

Master's of Healthcare Management Student at Cleveland State University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tracy Porter (Management)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Summer Research Project (2020): Systematic Review: Physician Benefits and Challenges using Health Information Exchange                                        B.S. in Science in Health Sciences (Spring 2021), Cleveland State University                                                              


Gurpreet Dhillon                 Gurpreet 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”  
B.S. in Nursing (Spring 2012), Cleveland State University                                            M.S. in Nursing Informatics (2020), Western Governors University  


Disla

Jessica Disla

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Goncy (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Matthew Nordlund (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2021): The Relationships Between Myers Briggs, Academic Major, and Career Choicer
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University

 


Donna Erwin.

Donna Erwin

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Goncy (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Paula F. Mickens-English (Black Studies)
Summer Research Project (2021): Do Adverse Childhood Experiences Affect Rates of Depression in Adolescence?            Associate of Arts (2019), Tri-C                                                   B.A. in Psychology (Fall 2021), Cleveland State University   

 


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

Dr. Evans is the Director of the Research and Education Collaborative for Health Disparities.

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             
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion in the School of Health Sciences for the College of Education, Health, and Human Services at Kent State University. 


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): "Calorie Restriction regulates circadian clock gene expression through BMAL1 dependent and independent mechanisms"
B.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University                              Associate of Science Nursing (2020), Broward College


Tracey FebresDr. Tracey Febres, DPT, PT

Physical Therapist at Cleveland Clinic Akron General Rehab and Sports Therapy

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

Project Controls Analyst and Assistant Project Manager at NV5

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”                                    B.B.A. in Operations & Supply Chain Management (Fall 2020), Cleveland State University                                                                                                            Certification of Proficiency Payroll (2021), Tri-C


mikaylaMikayla Gary

Graduate Student at the Savannah College of Art and Design                                                               

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Adrienne Gosseline (English)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Summer Research Project (2020): "Examining Cleveland at the Turn of the Century During the Great Migration for Blacks Moving to the North"                                                                                                            B.A. in Urban Studies, Public Management & Policy (Spring 2021), Cleveland State University                                                                                                                Certification in Public Administration Awarded (Summer 2021), Cleveland State University                                                                                                                            


Nicholas

Nicholas Gehler

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ton van den Bogert (Mechanical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jearl Walker (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2016): "Computing Human Arm Stiffness for the Purpose of Robotic Simulation"                            B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Fall 2018), Cleveland State University                                                                                                        Certificate of Proficiency Paramedic (2021), Tri-C                                                          Associate of Applied Science (2021), Tri-C                                          


Keisha GonzalezKeisha Gonzalez, M.A.

Program Director, Economic and Community Development & Social Impact Investing, Cleveland Foundation                           

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                             


kiara Kiara Gray

Director/ Secretary of Development at The Collective Nonprofit   

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Horvath (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prester Pickett, M.F.A. (African Studies)
Summer Research Project (2019): The Role of Future Time Perspective and Role Identity in Work Beahiors                                 B.A. in Psychology (May 2020), Cleveland State University                                       M.S. in I-O Psychology (2022), Xavier Unversity                                                  


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
MOT in 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


ashley Ashley Guilford

Treatment Specialist at Applewood Centers Inc.  

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Amy Przeworski
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ramune Braziunaite (Communication)
Summer Research Project (2019): Gendered-Racial Microaggressions Impact on Identity                                          B.A. in Psychology (May 2020), Cleveland State University                                


HabeanMaria Habean

Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at CWRU

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Merlin Gnanapragasm (GRHD)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: TBA 
Summer Research Project (2020): EKLF mediated regulation of cytokinesis, erythroid enucleation, and megakaryopoiesis during terminal differentiation and congenital dyserythropoietic anemia​ina      B.S. in Biology (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                                            B.S. in Chemistry ( Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                       


Ma'Taya Hammond             Ma'Taya

Special Education and Alternate Assessment Consultant for the Ohio Department of Education                                                                           

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronnie Dunn (Urban Studies)     Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Melanie Gagich (English)  Summer Research Project (2017): “The 50-Year Commemoration of the Stokes Brothers: The Advent of Black Political Power in America”                          B.A. in Sociology/Criminology (Fall 2017), Cleveland State University                      M.Ed. in Special Education (2020) at Cleveland State University      


Tenia Harris, MBA           Tenia Harris                                                                                                      

Brand growth strategist at AMM Brand                            

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                                                                                                                     


Michail Michail HiswaniHaswani     

SSP at Rockwell Automation

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr.Yongjian Fu (Electrical Engineering / Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Charlotte Morgan (English)
Summer Research Project (2021):  ​”Ohio County’s Level of Coronavirus Cases in Relation to Demographic Characteristics”    B.S.C.E. in Computer Engineering (Fall 2021), Cleveland State University                    Minor in Computer Science (Fall 2021), Cleveland State University                                                                                        


sandra Sandra Haswani

Medical student at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)                                          

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Hee-Sook Kim (Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD))
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne O'Connor (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2018): "Roles of H3v in Trypanosoma brucei "                                                                                                                      B.S. in Biology (May 2020), Cleveland State University                    


Astrid HernandezAstrid Hernandez, M.Ed.

Health Educator

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

Software Engineer at Verily               

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

B.S. in Physics (2020), Ohio State University                          


Angelica Houston

Angelica Houston

Program Manager of Data, Analytics, and Security, Georgetown University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meredith Bond (Science & Health Professions)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne Galletta (Curriculum & Foundations) 
Summer Research Project (2017): "Methods to Increase Efficacy of Pro-Active Balance Training among Older Adults"                                                                                   B.S. in Biology (Spring 2019), Cleveland State University                                                 M.Ed in Educational Policy (2020), University of Pennsylvania                                     M.A. in Secondary Education (2021), New York University                                         Data Analytics Certification (2022), Thinkful                                                                 


Erica HughesErica Hughes

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr.Christopher A. Mallett (Social work)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor:
Summer Research Project (2021):  ​TBA                                       Associate of Arts 2020, Tri-C​                                                                   Pursuing a B.S.W. in Social Work, Cleveland State University

 


Anita IsomAnita Isom     

LPC, Privately owned practice, Masters student in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, Cleveland State University                                            

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 


Casey.JPGCasey Iyasere  

Graduate Student at Ohio University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Dean (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Whyte (Black Studies)
Summer Research Project (2017): "How African Clawed Frogs Choose between Two Lateral Line Stimuli"                                 B.S. in Biology (Spring 2018), 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                                                          


Dwayne Dywayne JohnsonJohnson 

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kathleen Reardon (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael Wiitala (Philosophy and Comparative Religion)
Summer Research Project (2022):  ​Understanding the Role of Sleep on Emerging Adult Mental Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic                                                                                 B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology (Summer 2022), Cleveland State University                    

 


Jessica JonesJessica Jones

Graduate Student at American Public University System

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”
B.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University                                   B.S in Nursing (2020), Ohio State University


Alexander KariotakisAlexander Kariotakis 

Physician Assistant Program, Cuyahoga Community College in Partnership with Cleveland State University

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


Michael KellerMichael Keller 

Laboratory Technician, Cleveland Clinic                          

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. 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                                              M.S. in Biology, Cleveland State University                                                             


Stephen Kennedy

Stephen Kennedy

Master's Student in Physics at CSU

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kiril Streletzky (Physics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Alexander Borisov (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2019): Image Quality of the Foldscope  B.S. in Physics (Fall 2019), Cleveland State University                    Minor in Mathematics (Fall 2019), Cleveland State University                                                                         


Jemima

Jemima Kennedy

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Antonie Van den Bogert (Mechanical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jessica Bickel (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2019): Assessing the Stability of Human Locomotion: A Review of Current Measures, Gait Improvement With Balance Training                                                          Pursuing a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering                                                       

 

Daniel KulmanDr. Daniel 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
Ph.D. Medicine Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) 2020


Daria KulykDaria Kulyk

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

B.S. Biology (2021) Cleveland State University

 


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”
B.S. in Nursing (Spring 2012), Ursuline College


Aloysus LawongDr. Aloysus Lawong, PhD

MD-PhD Fellow at UT Southwestern I Malariologist I Antimalarial Drug Discovery I Parasitology I Biochemistry

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
Ph.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern (2021)


Diane LawongDr. Diane Lawong, MLRHR, PhD

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 
B.S. in 
Health Sciences (Fall 2011), Cleveland State University
MLRHR (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
Ph.D. at Florida State University 2019                               


Taylor Lawson Taylor Lawson

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rebecca Knackstedt
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eric Allard (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2018): "Indication of Abdominal Wound Complication within Breast Cancer Reconstruction"    B.S. in Health Sciences (Fall 2019), Cleveland State University        M.S. in Clinical Research (2022)                                                                                                                                                             

                             


 Juwan Leejuwan

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Gerken
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne O'Connor (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2019): Optimization of Isolation of O-linked Glycoproteins                                                                      Pursuing a B.S. in Health Sciences         

 


Orlando LoLopezpez

Design Engineer Intern     

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr.Chelsea Monty-Bromer (Chemical & Biomedical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Summer Research Project (2021): ​Fabric Nanocomposite Resistance Temperature Detector                                      Pursuing a B.S.E in Chemical Engineering, Graduating in Fall 2022                                                                       


Monique MartinezMonique Martinez née Russell, MSHS
           

 Health Research                                                                                                                                                        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
                            


lamarLamar McCornell

Cleveland Restoration Society, Heritage home Assitant                                                                                                           

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Thomas Bynum (Black Studies)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Donna Whyte (Black Studies, African American History)
Summer Research Project (2020): Empowering Women: An Examination of How the Activism of Kathleen Cleaver, Elaine Brown, Angela Davis, and Erica Huggins Transformed the Black Panther Party​                                                  B.A. in Black Studies (Sprng2020), Cleveland State University                                         B.H.S in Health Science (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University                                                                        


Nautica McCully                   Nautica McCully            

Pursuing a PharmD at the College of Pharmacy at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) 

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shamone Gore Panter (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Victoria Winbush (Social Work)
Summer Research Project (2018): "Retinoic Acid to Promote Differentiation of Atrial-Like Cardiomyocytes for Atrial Fibrillation Research"              B.S. in Health Sciences, (Spring 2019), Cleveland State University                                                                                                                                                                                          


  McIntoshMarissa McIntosh

Master's student in Speech & Language Pathologist, University of Akron

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Myrita Wilhite (Communication Sciences and Disorders)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Brigette Lynn Wilson (Communication Sciences & Disorders Program)
Summer Research Project (2021):  ​Prevention of Mild Cognitive Deficits in Aging Senior Citizens 
  Associate of Arts, Tri-C, 2021             ​                                                                     B.A. in Speech and Hearing (Summer 2022), Cleveland State University                           B.A. in Linguistics (Summer 2022), Cleveland State University                 ​                                                                       


JammelJammel McRae

Account Engineer for AFM Insurance

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Charles Alexander (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeffrey Mackey                    B.E.E. in Electrical Engineering (Spring 2018), Cleveland State University                                                                          

 


Jayleen MelendezJayleen Melendez

Recruiter for Bank of  America

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


Alexis Merk Merk_Alexis_crop

Ph.D. student in Oceanography at University of Maine                     

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Andrew Resnick (Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD))
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Summer Research Project (2020): Use of Optical Tweezers and Trapping Cilia​                                                                                  B.S. in Physics (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                                              B.A. in Spanish (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                                                                                     


Angela MesenburgAngela Mesenburg

Hospice Social Worker / Certified Yoga Teacher / Therapist 

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
B.S.W. in Social Work (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University                                      M.S.W. in Social Work (2019), University of Utah


David Mikhail
David Mikhail 

Project Manager at Motorola Solutions

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tushar Borkar (Mechanical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shawn Ryan (Mathematics)
Summer Research Project (2018): "Varying Different Aluminum Content to High Entropy Alloys (HEA) to Observe Any Changes"                                      B.S.M.E in Mechanical Engineering (Spring 2019), Cleveland State University                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Taylor Moore             Moore

Graduate student at John Hopkins University School of Education

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Myrita Wilhite (Speech and Hearing Program)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Lynn Deering (Theater and Dance)
Summer Research Project (2016): “Dialects, accents, and intelligence: A study on dialectical perceptions"                                                                                             B.S. in Speech and Hearing (Spring 2018), Cleveland State University                                  


Dr. Enas Muhammad, PharmDEnas 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                  Doctor of Pharmacy (2022), Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

 


Najjar

Jamila Najjar

Master's student  in Psychology at CSU

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shereen Naser (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Blair Baker (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2022):  ​Muslin Student Experience at University                                                                       Associate of Arts Universal Arts, Lorain County Community Collge (2020)                                                                          B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                 


Khadeja khadejaNajjar 

Pursuing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Cleveland State University                        

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. in Clinical Psychology (Spring 2018) , Cleveland State University


Mohamed mohamedNajjar         

Pursuing a PA degree at University of Toledo

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shamone R. Gore Panter (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)                                        Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Summer Research Project (2020): Effects of the Dysregulation of PANCR Regarding the PITX2 Gene in the Eye​                               B.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                      


 Nadet Najjar                      Nadet Najjar                                        

Pursuing an MD at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)                                                               

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ronnette Johnson
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Meredith Bond (Dean of the College of Sciences and Health Professions)
Summer Research Project (2017): TBA                                         B.H.S. in Health Sciences, (Spring 2019), Cleveland State University                                                                               


Christian Negron-Rolon

Christian Negron-Rolon

MD student at CWRU

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Yuping Wu (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Anne O'Connor (Chemistry)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Statistical analysis of DASI questionnaire 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                             


Briana Briana Nichols, M.ED 

Substitute Teacher for Harvard Avenue Performance Academy      Graduate student for M.Ed. in  Secondary Education & Teaching, Cleveland State University                               

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Edward Magiste (Teacher Education)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Julia Phillips (Doctoral Studies)
Summer Research Project (2019): A Qualitative Study of Nursing Students’ Experience During Clinic Training during the COVID-19 Pandemic               B.A. in Liberal Arts (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University                                                   


Dr. TeodoTeodora Nikovara Nikova   

Internal medicine resident                                                                                                                                                          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 
MD in Medicine (2020) at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)                                                                                                                               


Nkemdilim NdumDr. Nkemdilim Ndum

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

MBA, Shenandoah University                                                          DPH in Traditional Pharmacy (2022), Shenandoah University

 


Jennifer Niles-WatsonJennifer Niles

PATH Outreach worker at Medical Metal Health Counseling    Graduate student at Antioch University

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                MPH in Global Health -Community Health Education, Colorado School of  Public Health

 


UO

Uchechukwu Obiako

Process Engineer at Samsung

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jorge Gatica (Chemical and Biomedical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2016): "Low-Temperature Catalytic Gasification of Particulate Waste for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU)"                                           B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Spring 2018), 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”
B.H.S. in Health Sciences (Summer 2011), Cleveland State University
B.S. in 
Nursing (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University                                            M.S. in Family Practice Nurse (2019), Chamberlin Univesity


                                Yuridia Olivera-Ortiz
Yuridia Olivera-Ortiz

Agent at Beewell Natural Foods, Inc 

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

 


Mofetoluwa OluwasanmiMofetoluwa Oluwasanmi

Research Coordinator at Clevland Clinic

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                                            M.S. in Occupational & Environmental Health (2019), 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 device in occupational therapy"
B.S. in Pre-Occupational Therapy (Spring 2017), Cleveland State University                                                                              MBA in Healthcare Administration (2020), Cleveland State University

 


Maitri PatelMaitri Patel

Resident Physician at Mercy Health

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


 Priya PPriya Patelatel 

Medical Scribe at Novus Health and Wellness

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Margot Damaser (Biomedical Engineering)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Professor Dawn Aliberti (Criminology and Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2018): "Treatment of non-epithelial vaginal cells from Lysyl oxidase-like one knockout mice with nanoparticles"                                                                            B.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2019), Cleveland State University                                  M.S. in Medical Physiology (2022), CWRU       

                                                                                                                                                


Brittany PearcyBritanny 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                                        M.A. in Industrial & Organizational Psychology (2020)                                      

 


David PendletonDavid Pendleton

Senior Data Scientist at Mailchimp

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
B.E.E in Electrical Engineering (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University
M.S. in Computer Science (2020), Georgia Institute of Technology


RJRenato Pereira-Castillo

Graduate student at University of California-Davis

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ye Zhu (Electrical Engineering & Computer Science)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jeff Karem (English)
Summer Research Project (2019): Finding Scaling Coefficients by Overlapping Repeated Sequences
B.S.C.E. in Computer Engineering (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University


Mia PerryMia Perry

Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed

B.H.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University            MOT in Occupational Therapy (2017), CSU                                              

 

 


Sadie Pinckney

Sadie Pickney

Master's student in Dance Therapy at Drexel University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: DeAndra Stone (Theatre & Dance)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Summer Research Project (2022): Dance/Movement Therapy: Trauma                                                                                              B.A. in Dance-Community Track (Summer 2022), Cleveland State University

 


Chaucola PleasantDr. Chaucola Pleasant, M.D.

Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) (2021)

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


Bethann PopaBethann Popa née Call

Occupational Therapist, E-Therapy

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”
B.H.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University
MOT in Occupational Therapy, Cleveland State University


mia Solomiya Pushchchak (Polefko)

Discipline Faculty MentorDr. Aaron Severson (Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD))
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ulrich Zurcher (Physics)
Summer Research Project (2017): "Identifying Potential Causes of Birth Defects through Genetic Studies of Worm Development"      B.H.S in Health Science (May 2021), Cleveland State University                                                                                                                                       

 


 Aicha AichaQuamine 

Ph.D. candidate in Cellular and Molecular Biology at UW Madison University                                                                                                     

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bin Su (Chemistry)                      Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Tama Engelking (World Languages, Literature, and Culture)
Summer Research Project (2015): “Optimizing design and potency of diterpenic acid derivatives to improve cell membrane permeability and Hsp27 selective inhibition”     B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Fall 2017), Cleveland State University                             M.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology at UW Madison                                                  Certificate, University of Wisconsin (2021)                                         


Felita Reeves, MSW                    Felita Reeves                                                                                                                                         

Grad Student at Capella University    

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
M.A. in Social Work (Fall 2013), Cleveland State University                                          MBA in  Business Administration (2020), Strayer University Washington              


 Samantha Robinson                      Samantha Robinson                                                                                          

Financial Crimes Specialist at Fifth Third Bank, Grad Student in Business Administration at Capella University                          Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Myrita Wilhite (Speech and Hearing Program)
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.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (2021), Cleveland State University


Audrianna RoderiguezAudrianna Rodriguez, M.A.

Family Advocate for The Center for Families and Children

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 RoseDr. Dominique Rose

Research Scientist at Nationwide Childen Hospital

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
M.P.H. of Public Health, Southern Illinois University (2019)                                             Ph.d., Southern Illinois University (2019)     


JaslineJasline Rosario

Entrepreneur

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shamone Gore-Panter (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Summer Research Project (2019): "How does knocking down specific genes cause dysregulation in metabolic pathways?"        B.S. in Biology (Fall 2021), Cleveland State University

 


Susannah 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. in Public Health and Human Services (2017), Youngstown State University


 Asma SalehSaleh  

MD Candidate at St. George University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Dawn Aliberti (Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2017): "The Effects of Cell Cycle Position on the Ability of Skeletal Myoblasts to Undergo Apoptosis or Differentiation"                                                                                     B.S. in Biology (Spring 2018), Cleveland State University                                               M.S. in Biology (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University                                                                                                                    


Satoya
Maranda Santoya

Clinical Social Worker at St. Charles Mercy Hospital of  Oregan 

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kimberly Fuller (Social Work)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shereen Naser (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2019): The Quality of Online Sex and Health Information for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth                                                                             B.S.W. in Social Work  (Fall 2019), Cleveland State University                                     M.S.W in Social Work (2021), University of Michigan                                                                            

 


 Pedro SarsamaPedro Sarsama

Salesforce Product Owner, Nicolet National Bank

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 SchraderDr. Paul Schrader, Ph.D. 

Research Mathematician , Airforce Research Laboratory

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. in Mathematics, Bowling Green State University


Kim

Kim Schveder 

Statistician

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Linda Quinn (Mathematics)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rongjun Sun (Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology)
Summer Research Project (2017): "Improvement of the I-Chart for Uses in Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing"                                                       B.S. in Mathematics, (Spring 2018), Cleveland State University                                   M.S. in Mathematics, University of Akron                                                                          


 Sokhna Seck             Sokhna Seck  

MD Candidate at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine 

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 proinflammatory”
 B.S. in Chemistry (Spring 2016), Cleveland State University                                       M.S. in Medical Physiology, CWRU


Lorenzo SmithLorenzo Smith, MPA 

Assistant Manager of Marketing for the City of Cleveland

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 
M.A. 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 

Research Assistant at Renovo Neural, Inc

B.S. in Biology (Spring 2015), Cleveland State University

 

 


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      

Social Media Strategist

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. 

Senior Project Manager for Judicial Administration 

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


TackettHannah Tackett 

Doctorate student in Occupational Therapy at Cleveland State University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shereen Naser (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Fred Smith (Psychology)
Summer Research Project (2021): How Do Kids Ages 4-5 Years Old Make Friends?        B.H.S. in Health Sciences (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                              B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                                Certificate in Foundations of Autism Spectrum Disorder  (Summer 2021), Cleveland State University    


 Luyen ThaiLuyen Thai, M.S.

Research Analyst for Human Research Protection Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center
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


whitneyWhitney Tyree 

Ph.D. student in Sociology at West Virginia University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elaine Harper (Social Work)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kim Carey (History & Comparative Religion)
Summer Research Project (2019): TBA
B.S.W. in Social Work (Spring 2020), Cleveland State University   

 


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 (Urban Studies)
Summer Research Project (2009): “Wind energy development”
B.S. in Environmental Science (Fall 2010), Cleveland State University


Jamira Virk

Jamira Virk 

Grad Student at New Mexico State University

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 

Ph.D. student in Public Health at Medical College of Wisconsin

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 

Executive Assistant at Equitable Advisors

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 

RCM analyst at Cleveland Clinic

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            MBA (2020), Western Governors University                                                             


Morgan WigginsMorgan Wiggins 

Airport Customer Service rep for Delta Airlines (Cleveland)

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”
B.H.S. in Health Sciences (Fall 2014), 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

 


 Camilya Wcamilyailliams, M.ED 

Charge Nurse for FFP Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Doctoral Student for Doctor of Education - EdD, Organizational Leadership, Franklin University 

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Shemariah J. Arki
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: 
Summer Research Project (2019): TBA                                        B.S.W. in Social work, B.A. in Black Studies (May 2020)                                              M.Ed., Adult Learning & Development (Spring 2022), 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), Cleveland State University                                              M.A. in Urban Secondary Teaching Curriculum & Instruction (Summer 2018), Cleveland State University                             

                              M.Ed Cleveland State University 


Ayana WilsonDr. Ayana Wilson

Clinical Research Specialist at Houston Methodist, Pursuing MBA in Healthcare at CWRU 

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Crystal Weyman (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Summer Research Project (2013): “Novel role for MYOD as a sensor of DNA damage”
B.S. in Biology (Spring 2014), Cleveland State University                                            MD (2021), University of Louisville                           


Wilson

Jamil Wilson 

2021 OWUSS North American Scholar

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Prof. Michael Baumgartner (Music)
Summer Research Project (2017): "An Evaluation of Unionidae Diversity in the Rocky River and how Population Density has Changed Over Time in Comparison to Observations made over 15 Years Ago."                                                                        B.S. in Biology (Fall 2018), Cleveland State University                                    

 


Wright

Sadie-Marie Wright 

Pursuing M.A. in Clinical Mental Health at Cleveland State University

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Maria D Rowlett (Psychology)
                                                 Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor:
Summer Research Project (2021):  ​Emotion in Relation to Recall
B.A. in Psychology (Spring 2022), Cleveland State University                                      


Andrew Youssef

Andrew Youssef 

Pharmaceutical Sales Rep at Kowa Pharmaceuticals

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Robert Krebs (Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Frederick Jeff Karem (English)
Summer Research Project (2018): "Changes in Sterol Patterns of Rat Alzheimer’s Models in Response to Administration of Neuroprotective Compound"  B.S. in Biology, (Spring 2019), Cleveland State University                                                            

 


Klarissa ZenoKlarissa Zeno

Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elizabeth Goncy (Psychology)
Non-Discipline Faculty Mentor: Dr. Eryn Bostwick (Women's & Gender Studies)
Summer Research Project (2018): "A Study Inquiry of the Impact of the Mother-Daughter Relationship with Teen Pregnancy"        B.S. in Psychology, (Spring 2019), Cleveland State University       M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Cleveland State University                                                                                                                                                               


 Evgeny ZolotarevEvgeny 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