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McNair faculty mentors

Heidi Barajas

Heidi Barajas, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Engagement, Diversity, and Undergraduate Programs
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

"We all benefit by the diversity historically marginalized students bring to our research tables, to our perceptions and to our ability to connect to the greater community. I know that my academic work as a researcher, professor and Dean is enhanced by working with the McNair Scholars program."

Samuel Myers

Samuel Myers, Ph.D.

Director and Professor
Roy Wilkins Center of Human Relations and Social Justice
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

"As an academic I value the McNair Program for its commitment to academic excellence and as an important and effective vehicle for recruiting low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students. The McNair Program does an excellent job preparing students to pursue and successfully obtain advanced degrees."

Chris Uggen

Chris Uggen, Ph.D.

Professor and McKnight Presidential Fellow
Department of Sociology
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

“McNair scholars work with faculty on areas of mutual interest alongside a faculty member and her or his research team. They are not cast adrift to work on their own, so they get a much more intensive experience. Frankly, I think some of the best teaching and mentoring in my University occurs over the summer as part of the McNair program.”

Recent faculty mentors

Michael Baizerman, Ph.D.
Jennifer Bhalla, Ph.D.
Eugene Borgida, Ph.D.
Tammy Butterick, Ph.D.
John Campbell, Ph.D. .
Abi Gerwitz, Ph.D.
Vinay Gidwani, Ph.D.
Katie Johnston-Goodstar, Ph.D.
Peggy Martin, Ph.D.
Marco Pravetoni, Ph.D.
Lou Quast, Ph.D.
Ross Roholt, Ph.D.
Martha Rueter, Ph.D.
Teresa Swartz, Ph.D.
Billy Weber, M.S. Architecture
Zha Xiong, Ph.D.