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Current Scholars

As an HBCU (Historical Black College University) McNair Scholars Program, diverse fields of interest and disciplines are represented by underrepresented scholars. Please see our previous scholars for more areas of study.

 

Name:  Martina Azoro
Major:  Biology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Shirley Chao, Ph.D.
Research Title: Survival and Infection of Root Knot Nematodes (Meloidgyne spp.) on Kale Plant Following Exposure to Hemp Seed Formulations 

 

 

Name:  Charity Baldwin
Major:  Biology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Elizabeth Long, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University)
Research Title: Surveying the Abundance and Diversity of Insect Communities in Fresh Parsley Fields of Ohio

Name:  Karnella Fobbs           
Major:  Criminal Justice
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Terry Moore-Brown, Ed.D.
Research Title: "Perceptions and preventions of Expulsion Rates of minority teens in the public school system from parents and teachers/administration"

 

Name:  Lloyd Mitchell
Major:  Psychology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Daniel Montoya, Ph.D.
Research Title: Robot and Human Interaction Involving Relaxation 


 

Name: Whitney Watson
Major:  Criminal Justice
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Karen McElrath, Ph.D.
Research Title: Reporting of Sexual Assaults to Campus Police: Comparisons between HBCUs and PWIs

 

Name:  Adonia Williams
Major:  Criminal Justice
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Hsiaofen Hemstock, Ph.D.
Research Title: Does China's Hunt for Energy mean Neocolonialism in Sudan? 

 

Name:  Jasmine Robinson
Major:  Biology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Shirley Chao, Ph.D.
Research Title: Hemp Seed Formulations' Effect on Feeding in Red Flour Beetles (Tribolium Castoneum) 


 

Name:  April Alston
Major:  Psychology
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Pius Nyutu, Ph.D.
Research Title: Does Racial Pride, Ethnic Identity, and Religiosity Have an Impact on Depression in African-Americans? 

 

Name:  Jamara Amerson
Major:  Forensic Science
Classification: Junior
Mentor:  Darren Pearson, Ph.D.
Research Title: Determining the Proper Portion Amount of Fruits via Direct Sugar Weight and Ethanol Production via Fermentation 

 

Name:  Jancie Brown
Major:  Biology
Classification: Senior
Mentor: Shirley Chao, Ph.D.
Research Title: Acute Exposure to Hemp Seed Formulations and Effect on Mortality and Acetylcholinesterase Activity of Danio Rerio 

 

 

Name:  Arshay Grant
Major:  Biology
Classification: Junior
Mentor:  Kristen Delaney Nguyen, Ph.D.
Research Title: Generation of an Antioxidant-deficient Strain of Escherichia coli

 

Name:  Ismael Hernandezvillasuso
Major:  Biology
Classification: Junior
Mentor:  Kristen Delaney Nguyen, Ph.D.
Research Title: Generation of an Antioxidant-deficient Strain of Escherichia coli

 

Name:  Mercedes Herron
Major:  Criminal Justice
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Miriam Delone, Ph.D.
Research Title: Juvenile Delinquency and Substance Abuse Treatment: The Best Practices in the Southeast Region of North Carolina


 

 

Name:  Desiree Moore
Major:  Biology
Classification: Junior
Mentor:  Erin White, Ph.D.
Research Title: Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma Treatment Comparison 

 

 

Name:  Jeremiah Thompson
Major:  Psychology
Classification: Junior
Mentor:  Timothy Moore, Ph.D.
Research Title: Implicit Bias in Heterosexual African-American Mate Selection

Name:  Kiera Weathers
Major:  Forensic Science
Classification: Junior
Mentor:  Khalid Lodhi, D.Sc.
Research Title: Isolation, Identification, and Time Course Human DNA Typing from Cimex lextularius L. (Bed Bugs), Fed on Human Blood Meals 

Name:  Amber Young
Major:  History
Classification: Senior
Mentor:  Paul Boaheng, Ph.D.
Research Title: Multiple Deployments and Their Impact on Army Wives With Different Levels of Military Exposure 

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