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CM​U McNair Scholar ​Ph.D. Recipients​

Dr. Tiffany Cobb (2001 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Speech Pathology at Wayne State University​ in 2017

Dr. Asher Pimpleton (2001 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Education Psychology from Southern Illinois University in 2011

Dr. Shawna Patterson (2002 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Higher Education at Florida State University in 2015​

Dr. Ketwana Schools (2002 Cohort) received her Ed.D. in Higher Education Management at University of Pittsburg in 2018

Dr. Theresa Walters (2003 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation at the University of Florida in 2015

Dr. Stephanie Pierce (2003 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Iowa in 2010

Dr. Jon Brege (2004 Cohort) received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Rice University in 2009

Dr. Isabel Montemayor (2004 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Socio Cultural/Medical Anthropology from Michigan State University in 2014

Dr. Sarah Karl (2005 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from Boston University in 2014

Dr. Laura Daniels (2006 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Clinical Health Psychology from East Carolina University in 2014

Dr. Tiffany Jones (2006 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Urban Education from the University of Southern California in 2013

Dr. Benjamin Machar (2006 Cohort) received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Howard University in 2016

Dr. Maureen Harke (2007 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Central Michigan University​ in 2016

Dr. Rebecca Mercado-Thornton (2007 Cohort) rec​eived her Ph.D. in Communications from Ohio University in 2012

Dr. Heather Minkel (2008 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Alabama in 2014

Dr. John Brooks (2009 Cohort) received his Ph.D. in English at Indiana University in 2018

Dr. Caitlin Demsky (2009 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology at Portland State University in 2015

Dr. Kerry Flegel (2009 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology at University of Michigan in 2016

Dr. Freddy Lee (2010 Cohort) received his Ph.D. in Microbiology at Indiana University in 2016

Dr. Helena Lucente (2010 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Utah in 2018

Dr. Donnesha Blake (2011 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Women's Studies at the University of Maryland - College Park in 2018

Dr. Jennifer Garner (2011 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Community Nutrition at Cornell University in 2018

Dr. Carissa Schmidt (2011 Cohort) received her Ph.D.  in Health Behavior & Health Education at University of Michigan in 2018

Dr. Katelyn Blair (2012 Cohort) received her Ph.D. in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 2018


CMU McNair Alumni Currently Enrolled in Ph.D. Programs

Autumn Johnson (2005 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Communication Studies at Wayne State University

Ryan Kostaneki (2007 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Political Science at Wayne State University

Kyle Eveleth (2009 Cohort) Ph.D. student in English at the University of Kentucky

Maame Adomako (2011 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Justin Cramb (2011 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Anthropology at the University of Georgia

Eric Denby (2011 Cohort) Ph.D. student in History at University of Illinois - Champagne Urbana

Melissa Hanell (2011 Cohort) Ph.D. student in School Psychology at Indiana University

Ke'Ara Brown-Smith (2012 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry at Georgia State University

Jared Seymour (2012 Cohort) Ph.D. student in English at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

Amanda Clark (2013 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Chemical Biology at Harvard University

Nicole Lynn-Bell (2013 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Microbiology at University of Georgia

Jayson Smith (2013 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Genetics at Stony Brook University

Blair Baker (2014 Cohort) Ph.D. student in School Psychology at Indiana University

Allison Moore (2014 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis

Aaron Argall (2015 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Biomedical Sciences at The Ohio State University.

Brady Hasse (2015 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at University of Arizona

Taylor Gaikema (2015 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Education and Psychology at University of Michigan

Donovan Watts (2015 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Politcal Science at Indiana University

Thomas White (2015 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Macromolecular Science & Engineering at University of Michigan

Scott Bosley (2016 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at University of Wisconsin - Madison

Andrew Holland (2016 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Indiana University - Bloomington

Tariq Brown (2017 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Neuroscience at Brown University

Alesondra Christmas (2017 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Dance at The Ohio State University

Carrie Gable (2017 Cohort) Ph.D. student in Sociology at The Ohio State University

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We have many students currently enrolled in master's programs who are looking to continue on with their Ph.D.!
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