Faculty are welcome to serve as mentors for McNair Fellows. Fellows planning their research will make contact with several faculty. Knox faculty who would like more information are encouraged to contact McNair Program Staff. The Program also welcomes faculty to recommend students for admission into the Program. If you are currently a Research Mentor, please see the bottom of this page for links to evaluation and agreements forms.
Here are some recent projects for which faculty have served as McNair Research Mentors:
"Synthesis of Inorganic Liquid-Crystals Using Copper Dimers"
By Omonyele Bancole
Dr. Thomas Clayton, Mentor
"Trends in Dog Histories at the Knox County Humane Society"
By Roberto Castillo
Dr. Judith Thorn, Mentor
"Emotional Intelligence: Is There a Difference Between Chosen Majors?"
By Jacqueline Dehne
Dr. Audrey Klein, Mentor
"The Memoirs of Constantine Spiro Anastasakis"
By Neil Gonzales
Dr. George Steckley, Mentor
"The Ideological Evolution of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
By Quadir Bruce
Dr. Fred Hord
"The Role of Skin Color in Judgments of Attractiveness"
By Aisha P. Nurse
Dr. Frank McAndrew, Mentor
Resources for McNair Research Mentors:
Mentor Agreement Form
Mid-Summer Research Evaluation Form
Final Summer Research Evaluation Form
Michael Cooke and Ritu Gyawali are chosen for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, which awards up to $5,000 for costs related to studying abroad.
John Podesta, a Knox College graduate and member of the Board of Trustees, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, according to media reports.
Music and writing students collaborated and performed with renowned bassist and composer Ben Allison, as jazz fans got a live, free preview of Allison's new album, during Knox's inaugural Mirza Jazz Residency.