McNair Faculty Mentors

The McNair program staff truly believes that mentorship is an essential component to overall success. Our goal is to pair our scholars with faculty mentors so that they are equipped with the proper support and guidance as they prepare themselves for doctoral studies.

Faculty Mentoring

Interested in becoming a McNair Faculty Mentor?

As a faculty mentor, you will meet one-on-one with your assigned mentee(s) to provide guidance on: (1) research and professional development opportunities; (2) graduate school readiness; and (3) personal and academic development. If you are interested in influencing the next generation of producers of knowledge, please contact us at, to learn how you can get involved! 

Current Faculty Mentors

  • Dr. Thomas Osburn
  • Dr. Crystal Simmons
  • Dr. Vincent Markowski
  • Dr. Allison Bechard
  • Dr. Travis Bailey
  • Dr. Ganie Dehart
  • Dr. Olaocha Nwabara

Mentoring Logs (for Faculty Mentors):

After every formally scheduled meeting with your mentee(s), please fill out a Mentoring Log. Simply click on the "Mentor Log" tab under the "Faculty Mentors" tab. Your feedback is appreciated. Thank you!