McNair Scholars Program

Mentor Program

Below is a comprehensive list of past mentors for the Summer Research Internship. If you are currently looking for a mentor feel free to use this list as a place to start. The list is sorted by department and provides the name of the mentor, their title, and who their past mentees have been. Please visit the UNI Directory webpage to find current contact information.

We also encourage faculty members with a record of quality research activities and publication experience to contact us as mentors. We also ask deans, department heads, and faculty members to refer to us students who meet the requirements of the McNair Scholars Program.

If you are currently a mentor, please use the following link to view the most current Summer Research Internship Faculty Mentor Handbook. If you are looking for forms in accordance to SRI, please click here.

Contact:
Dr. Dennis Irons, Program Director
(319) 273-2284
or visit us at 007 Innovative Teaching and Technology Center (ITTC)

Past Mentors

Departments:  BiologyChemistryCommunication Sciences & DisordersCommunication StudiesComputer ScienceContinuing EducationCurriculm & Instruction, Economics, Educational Leadership, Geography, History, Health, Physical Education & Leisure Studies, Languages & Literatures, Library Studies, Management, Philosophy & World Religions, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology, Social Work, Special Education

 

BIOLOGY


Bart Bergquist
Professor
Mentee:  Antionette Rodriquez (2008)

Kavita R. Dhanwada
Associate Dean & Professor
Mentee:  Brittnie Dotson (2014)

Mary McDade
Instructor
Mentees:  Nina Jackson (2004) & Veronica Zavodny (2005)

Carl Thurman
Professor
Mentee:  Tasha Hancock (2013)

CHEMISTRY


John Bumpus
Professor
Mentee:  Raychelle Burks (2002)

COMMUNICATION SCIENCES & DISORDERS


Carlin Hageman
Deparment Head & Professor
Mentees:  Sonia Ponce (2006) & Alisha Sanchez (2007)

COMMUNICATION STUDIES


April Chatham-Carpenter
Professor
Mentee:  Norma Garcia (2013)

COMPUTER SCIENCE


John McCormick
Professor
Mentee:  Elliott Drake (2004)

CONTINUING EDUCATION


Barry Wilson
Instructor
Mentee:  Tamala Douglas (2002)

CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION


Donna Douglas
Associate Professor
Mentee: Inta Eppright (2002)

Marcea Seible
Instructor
Mentee:  Virginia Weiss (2002)

Leigh Zeitz
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Lisa Jones (2005)

ECONOMICS


Hans Isakson
Professor
Mentee:  Shauntreis Sproles (2003)

Lisa Jepson
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Veronica Zavodny (2003)

EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP & POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION


Michael Waggoner
Professor
Mentee:  Brandi Spates (2008)

GEOGRAPHY


Kay Weller
Associate Professor
Mentee:  John Jones (2005)

HISTORY


John Baskerville
Associate Professor
Mentees:  Michael A Perez (2011), Raquel Zuniga (2002), Shawn Voshell (2000)

Gregory Bruess
Associate Professor
Mentee: Nathan J Gruber (2007)

Emily Machen 
Assistant Professor
Mentee:  Joanna L Batchelder (2012), Raul I Munoz (2012)

Charlotte Wells
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Gemma H Leitz (2012)

Thomas Connors
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Gene Morales (2011)

HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION & LEISURE SERVICES (HPELS)


Thomas Davis
Professor
Mentee: DeShauna Jones (2005)

Susan Dobie
Associate Professor
Mentees:  Cari Dufel (2004), Sharishekas Lamay (2010)

Kevin Finn
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Lawrence Daniel (2002)

LANGUAGES & LITERATURES


Jennifer Jo Cooley
Associate Professor
Mentees:  Vanessa Espinoza (2014), Ramon R Cantu (2011), Ruben A Cruz (2010)

Vince Gotera
North American Review Editor & Professor
Mentee:  Amy Yates (2007)

Tammy Gregersen
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Tanisha JnBaptiste (2010)

Catherine MacGillivray
Interim Director & Associate Professor
Mentee:  Norma Garcia (2013)

LIBRARY STUDIES


Alan Asher
Professor
Mentee:  Anthony Schons (2007)

MANAGEMENT


Adele Santana
Assistant Professor
Mentee:  Darvel J Givens (2012)

PHILOSOPHY & WORLD RELIGIONS


Scharron Clayton
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Rhonda Gray (2000)

William Clohesy
Professor
Mentee:  Konstanz Kuraz (2000)

Susan Hill
Director & Professor
Mentee:  Jamie L Staley (2012)

PHYSICS


Paul Shand
Interim Department Head & Professor
Mentee:  Jenah Harris (2006)

POLITICAL SCIENCE


Kenneth Basom
Associate Professor
Mentee: Lakesha Harris (2002)

Ramona McNeal
Assistant Professor
Mentee:  Betty Roberson (2009)

Laura Janik
Professor
Mentee:  Estella B Kamara (2011)

PSYCHOLOGY


Seth Brown
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Krista Hageman (2010)

Michael Gasser
Professor
Mentee:  Ron Truelove (2000), Elijah R Seay (2013)

Helen Harton
Professor
Mentees:  Tyler Bilyeu (2009), Teresa Gansen (2000), Danielle B Stuck (2012), Leisha Waddilove (Colyn) (2003)

Carolyn Hildebrandt
Professor
Mentee:  Breanne Healy (2002)

Kim Maclin
Professor
Mentee:  Joseluis Morales (2008)

Otto Maclin
Professor
Mentees:  Wanda Gaston (2006), Jodie Hill (2004), Danielle Matchett (2003), Anthony Palomo (2003), Ryan Tapscott (2004)

Nicholas Schwab
Assistant Professor
Mentees:  Mindy N Guajardo (2012), Jesse James Lozano (2012)

Jack Yates
Professor
Mentee:  Anastasia Coonfare (2000)

Robert Hitlan
Associate Professor
Mentee:  Manuel Salinas (2013)

Dilbur Arsiwalla
Assistant Professor
Mentee:  Stephanie Strong (2013)

SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY


Keith Crew
Associate Professor
Mentees:  Diane Kaufman (2004), Juliana Nnonka (2002)

Mark Grey
Professor
Mentee:  Esperanza Pinto Martinez (2006)

Kristin Mack
Professor
Mentee:  Brigette Welch (2001)

SOCIAL WORK


William Downs
Professor
Mentee:  Iris Montigo (2005)

SPECIAL EDUCATION


Frank Kohler
Department Head & Professor
Mentee:  Cynthia Balark (2001)