McNair Scholars Program Staff
Daniel Smith, Ed.D.
Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Northeastern University
M.A., English/Composition, San Francisco State University
B.A., English/Creative Writing, San Francisco State University
Research Interests: Underrepresented college students, undergraduate research, first generation college students, mentorship, academic support programs.
Dissertation title: Undergraduate Research Experiences for Underrepresented Students: A Strengths-Based Perspective.
Mariana G. Martinez
Ph.D., (ABD) Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., Education, Curriculum and Instruction, University of the Pacific
B.A., Chicana/o & Latina/o Studies/Spanish, Sonoma State University
Research interests: Access and retention, higher education, doctoral education, gender equity, first generation, low income, Latina/o students
Dissertation title: Mujeres Mexicanas in the Academy: Narratives from the Midwest.
Scott Miller, Ph.D.
Ph.D., English, The Ohio State University
M.A., English, Humboldt State University
B.A., English, Humboldt State University
Research Interests: Writing Centers, the liberal arts tradition, Renaissance rhetorical history and theory
Title of my Dissertation: Parallel Worlds: Vernacular Rhetorical Traditions in the English Renaissance.
Karin Jaffee, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Davis
M.A., Anthropology, University of California, Davis
B.A., Anthropology, University of California, San Diego
Research interests: Primate behavior and ecology, Applied ethology, Evolution of human behavior
Dissertation title: Behavioral Ecology of Perceived Risk of Predation in Sympatric Patas (Erythrocebus patas) and Vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) Monkeys in Laikipia, Kenya.