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Ronald E. McNair Program Staff


Dr Paula Borden
Dr. Paula Borden, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Carolina Higher Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP)
McNair Director

Rosalyn Beecham-Green
Senior Director, Carolina Higher
Education Opportunity Programs (CHEOP)
Bernadine Canada
Bernadine Canada
Associate Director, TRiO Programs
Meika Samuel
Meika Samuel
McNair Assistant Director
Edward Yang
Edward Yang
Graduate Assistant
Will Hertel
Will Hertel, M.S.
Data and Technology Specialist, TRiO Programs

Faculty Mentors

The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at UNC Chapel Hill is fortunate to have tremendous support from numerous Faculty Mentors across campus that guide Scholars through undergraduate research and provide valuable insight into the graduate application process. The following Faculty are currently serving as Mentors:

  • Dr. Inger Brodey, Department of English and Comparative Literature
  • Dr. Shauna Cooper, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Dr. Thurston Domina, School of Education
  • Dr. Dorothy Erie, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr. Kathleen Fitzgerald, Department of Sociology
  • Mr. Andrew Garbisch, School of Education
  • Dr. Taylor Hargrove, Department of Sociology
  • Dr. Serenella Iovino, Department of Romance Studies
  • Dr. Valerie Lambert, Department of Anthropology
  • Dr. Sharonda Leblanc, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr. Robert Martinez, School of Education
  • Dr. Xue Rong, School of Education
  • Dr. Chris Scott,¬†School of Education

*If you are interested in serving as a faculty mentor and/or want a McNair Scholar(s) to serve
as your undergraduate research assistant, please fill out our online form.