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., 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.
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.