1997 UNH McNair Scholars

Rosa Alcazar

University of California at Riverside

Major: Biology
Mentor: John Collins, Ph.D.
Research Title: Mapping the mut-2 mutator gene in the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans

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Dena Bouchard

University of Rhode Island

Major: Athletic Training / Physical Education 
Mentor: Daniel R. Sedory M.S., A.T.C., Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Research Title: A Comparison of the Factors Involved in the Autograft vs. Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery

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Keisha S. Gallagher-Smith

University of Rhode Island

Major: Nursing
Mentor: Lee F. Seidel, Ph.D. Professor, Health Management and Policy
Research Title: Factors Affecting the Development of Health Education Curricula in Public Secondary Schools

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Nancy Gauthier

Keene State College

Major: Psychology / Sociology 
Mentor: Grant Cioffi, Associate Professor, Education
Research Title: Hypoxia/Anoxia in Infants: Medical Causes, Effects, and Intervention

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Tanya Gomez

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Walter L. Ellis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Social Work
Research Title: Urban/Rural Differences in the Application of Child Support Guidelines

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Tieka Harris

Rutgers University - Livingston

Major: English/Education
Mentor: Dr. Roger M. Beattie Coordinator, Minority Recruitment & Retention
Research Title: Theorizing Predictors of Reader Response: Determining High School Students' Responses to Literature through Indicators of Race and Ethnicity

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Katibu Hatcher

Plymouth State College

Major: Business/English
Mentor: Dr. Paul Rogalus Associate Professor, English
Research Title: Informing Black America: The Effects of Information Technology in African American Communities

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Rodney Lopez

Middlebury College

Major: Computer Science
Mentor: R. Daniel Bergeron Professor and Chair, Computer Science
Research Title: Virtual Reality Tools: How and why do they work?

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Jennifer McDavid

Truman State University

Major: Businiess Administration - Marketing
Mentor: Lucy L. Henke, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Marketing
Research Title: The Effectiveness of Humor in Advertising Media Depending on an Individual's Need for Cognition

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Jaime Rodríguez Matos

University of New Hampshire

Major: Spanish
Mentor: William Forbes
Research Title: Octavio Paz and William Carlos Williams: A Discovery of the National

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Jessica Monteiro

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology/Spanish
Mentor: Clifford J. Wirth Associate Professor, Political Science
Research Title: Street Children of Mexico City

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Angel Tirado Morales

University of New Hampshire

Major: Health Management & Policy
Mentor: Marc D. Hiller, DrPH Associate Professor, Health Management & Policy
Research Title: Attitudes of Suicide Among College Students

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Jessica Pelletier

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. Robert C. Drugan Assistant Professor, Psychology
Research Title: The Effects of Prior Swim Stress and Neurosteroids on Navigational Learning and Memory in Rats

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T. Kyle Plackemeier

Truman State University

Major: History
Mentor: Funso Afolayan Assistant Professor, History
Research Title: Racism as Policy: The Denial of Suffrage to Non-Whites in South Africa and the United States.

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Amanda Powell

University of New Hampshire

Major: English
Mentor: Peter J. Mascuch Assistant Professor, English
Research Title: Reflecting the Gaze: Women Filmmakers' Reconciliation and Reconstruction of Traditional Female Images

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Damiris Rodríguez

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Major: Journalism/Spanish
Mentor: Alicia Quiróz Woodruff Assistant Professor, Spanish
Research Title: The Past in Hispanic America: A look at selected works of Carlos Fuentes

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Giselle Rose

University of New Hampshire

Major: Spanish/International Affairs
Mentor: Dr. Barbara K. Larson Associate Professor, Anthropology
Research Title: West Indians in Panama: Issues of Identity

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Cheryl Spear

Brooklyn College

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Jane A. Nisbet, Ph.D., Director, Institute on Disability, & David Hagner, Ph.D., Project Coordinator, Insitute on Disability
Research Title: Post-Secondary Institutional Policy: Its Implementation and Monitoring Practices

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Antonio Teixeira

University of Rhode Island

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Prof. Michael J. Donnelly Associate Professor, Sociology
Research Title: The Effects of Gangster Rap Music on Adolescent Aggressive Behavior

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Jeiny Zapata

University of Rhode Island

Major: Nursing
Mentor: Dr. Raelene Shippee-Rice Associate Professor, Nursing
Research Title: The Practice of Folk Medicine by Six Members of the Latino Community

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