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Faculty Mentors & Advisors

  • McNair Scholars Program and LSAMP
  • McNair Scholars Program and LSAMP
  • McNair Scholars Program and LSAMP
  • McNair Scholars Program and LSAMP

Faculty Mentors

McNair Scholars credit their Faculty Mentors (rightly) as vital to their success in the research internship and to their overall progress towards graduate study. Faculty Mentors assist scholars in developing professional work habits, research skills, and relationships conducive to future doctoral pursuits. The Faculty Mentors’ collaboration with the McNair Staff contributes to the effective operation of the overall program.

Faculty Mentors Receive a Number Of Additional Benefits As Well, Including:

  • the pleasure of passing on your knowledge and skills;
  • the reward of seeing a student’s growth under your guidance;
  • the excitement of joint discoveries;
  • valuable assistance on research projects;
  • increased opportunities for funding for grants/programs requiring an undergraduate research component;
  • partnering with McNair Scholars Program as a resource for undergraduate research.

More Information.

Click here to download the McNair Scholars Program Faculty Brochure

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to working with you in the near future!

Faculty Undergraduate Research Advising Committee (FURAC)

Role Of Furac Members

  • Become an active member and collaborator in the RIT McNair Scholars community
  • Assist with the development and overall infrastructure of the RIT McNair program
  • Serve as our “go to” group when advice and/or guidance is needed in certain areas of expertise, as potential ambassadors within respective colleges
  • Serve as McNair Ambassadors within home colleges


  • Assist in the continued development of the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience
  • Serve as internal evaluators to provide recommendations for program improvement
  • Serve as the selection committee for potential McNair Scholar applicants
  • Provide ideas, suggestions and resources to help develop and implement academic, scholarly, and cultural programming for academic year and summer program
  • Assist in guiding and developing the graduate school preparation component of the McNair Scholars Program

Current Furac Members





Clayton, Laurie, Ed.D

Student Learning Outcomes Assessment

Academic Affairs

Senior Assessment Associate

Condry, Kirsten, Ph.D

Psychology Program


Assistant Professor

Esterman, Marcos, Ph.D

Industrial and Systems Engineering


Associate Professor

McDonald, Kevin, Ed.D

Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Office of the President 

Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion

Howard, M. Ann, JD

Dean's Office


Senior Associate Dean

Lynch, Bernadette D., Ms.

I'm First

Diversity and Inclusion


Mahrt-Washington, Catherine, Ms.

Dean's Office


Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Mayberry, Katherine, Ph.D

Special Projects

Office of the President

Vice President for Special Projects

Osgood, Robert, Ph.D

Biological and Medical Sciences


Assistant Professor

Bennett, Sean 

Deans Office 


Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs 

Perry, Elizabeth, Ph.D

Biological Sciences


Director, Biomedical Sciences

Cummings, Twyla J., Ph.D

Deans Office 


Senior Associate Dean

Flores, Hector, Ph.D 

Deans Office 

Graduate Studies