2002 UNH McNair Scholars

Kris Cheeves

Siena Heights University

Majors: Art & Art History 
Mentor: Dr. Paul Verrette, Professor Emeritus of Music
Research Title: Jean Michel Basquiat and the Pantheon of Rhythm

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Cristina Costa

University of Rhode Island

Majors: Human Development & Family Studies 
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Schram, Associate Professor of Education
Research Title: School-based Mentoring Programs: An Agenda for Field-based Research

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Joao DeAndrade

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Major: Oriented Mathematics 
Mentor: Dr. L. Gordon Kraft, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Dr. Kondagunta Sivaprasad, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Research Title: An application of The Generalized Rayleigh Quotient to Artificial Neural Networks

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Philomene Fortes

University of Rhode Island

Major: Nursing
Mentors: Dr. Gene Harkless, Associate Professor of Nursing
Research Title: Ramedi di nos povu "The Medicine of Our People": A Qualitative Study of the Cape Verdean Women's Health Practices

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Sherie Friedrich

University of New Hampshire, Manchester

Major: Psychology 
Mentor: Dr. John Sparrow, Associate Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Autistic Individuals Performance of Change Blindness Task: An Evaluation of Attentional Process

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Gaelle Gourgues

University of New Hampshire

Major: Psychology 
Mentor: Dr. Amy Odum, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Impulsivity in Individuals Growing up in Single-Parent Households

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Bonnie Kaufman

Keene State College

Major: Psychology
Mentor: Dr. William Woodward, Professor of Psychology
Research Title: Finding stability in an instable world: The effects of war-zone violence on the development of children

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P. Caroline Leyva

University of New Hampshire

Major: Women's Studies 
Mentor: Dr. Marla Brettschneider, Associate Professor of Political Science & Women's Studies
Research Title: Neutral Governance: Placing Diversity In Opposition to Equality

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Airin Martinez

Barry University

Major: Sociology 
Mentor: Dr. Karen Van Gundy, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Research Title: Beyond Reproductive Health: The Understanding of Women's Health by Students and Faculty of Medical/Healthcare Professions

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Justin Norton

University of New Hampshire

Majors: History & English: Journalism 
Mentor: Dr. J. William Harris, Professor of History
Research Title: Finding stability in an instable world: The effects of war-zone violence on the development of children

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Manouchka Poinson

University of New Hampshire

Major: English 
Mentor: Dr. John Ernest, Associate Professor of English
Research Title: Narrating The Self: The Displacement of Identity

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Tahirah Shider

Chicago State University

Major: Early Childhood Education 
Mentor: Dr. Justus Ogembo, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Research Title: Communication Between Mothers & Their Adolescent Children

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Julian Esteban Torres

University of New Hampshire

Majors: Communications & Political Science 
Mentor: Dr. John Ernest, Associate Professor of English
Political and Societal Influences on the works of Gil Scott-Heron and Saul Williams: A Comparative and Analytical
Research Title: Study of Two Generations of Spoken Word

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April Williams

Spelman College

Major: Sociology 
Mentor: Dr. Donald Lund, Research Associate Professor of Sociology and Coordinator of Evaluation and Assessment for Justiceworks
Research Title: The Effectiveness of Community-Based Intervention Programming on Juvenile Delinquency

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