Program History

The McNair Program began at Coppin State College (now University) in 1989, after the University won a grant from the United States Department of Education. Over 100 colleges and universities competed for the fourteen grants that were awarded that year. Funding was for four years (1989-92). The Program was funded for a second (1992-95), third (1995-99), fourth (1999-2003), and a fifth cycle (2003-2007).

The McNair Program is located in the Honors College, which is part of Academic Affairs.


Composition of McNair Scholars' Groups

1989-90 Total Participants = 50 (41 females and 9 males; 49 African Americans and 1 Asian American)
1990-91 Total Participants = 50 (41 females and 9 males; 48 African Americans, 1 Caucasian American, and one Asian American)
1991-92 Total Participants = 50 (34 females and 16 males; 48 African Americans and 2 Caucasian Americans)
1992-93 Total Participants = 55 (41 females and 14 males; 51 African Americans and 4 Caucasian Americans)
1993-94 Total Participants = 58 (44 females and 14 males; 54 African Americans and 4 Caucasian Americans)
1994-95 Total Participants = 55 (40 females and 15 males; 52 African Americans and 3 Caucasian Americans)
1995-96 Total Participants = 26 (17 females and 9 males; 26 African Americans)
1996-97 Total Participants = 25 (18 females and 7 males; 25 African Americans)
1997-98 Total Participants = 26 (15 females and 11 males; 26 African Americans)
1998-99 Total Participants = 25 (18 females and 7 males; 25 African Americans)
1999-00 Total Participants = 25 (23 females and 2 males; 25 African Americans)
2000-01 Total Participants = 25 (22 females and 3 males; 23 African Americans; 1 Hispanic)
2001-02 Total Participants = 25 (21 females and 4 males, 24 African Americans; 1 Hispanic)
2002-03 Total Participants = 25 (15 females and 10 males, 24 African Americans; 1 Caucasian American)
2003-04 Total Participants = 25 (14 females and 11 males, 24 African Americans; 1 Caucasian American)


Summer-Research Placements and Sites

1989-90 26 participants at universities including Indiana University; Johns Hopkins University; Northwestern University; The Ohio State University; University of Arizona; University of Maryland College Park; University of Michigan; University of Wisconsin, Madison; and University of California at San Diego
1990-91 22 participants at universities including Bowling Green State University; Michigan State University; Northwestern University; University of Maine (Orono); University of Maryland at Baltimore; University of Maryland, College Park; The Ohio State University; Purdue University; and University of Wisconsin, Madison
1991-92 19 participants at universities including Bowling Green State University; Johns Hopkins University; Michigan State University; The Ohio State University; University of Illinois, Urban-Champaign; University of Iowa; University of Maryland at Baltimore; University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Pharmacy; University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work; University of Minnesota; and University of Wisconsin, Madison
1992-93 22 participants at universities including Bowling Green State University; Michigan State University; Morgan State University; Northwestern University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Illinois, Chicago; University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Pharmacy; University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work; University of Minnesota; and University of Wisconsin (Madison)
1993-94 22 participants at universities including Bowling Green State University; Coppin State College; Johns Hopkins University; The Ohio State University; Michigan State University; Morgan State University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of Maryland at Baltimore County; University of Maryland, School of Medicine; University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work; University of Minnesota; and University of Wisconsin, Madison
1994-95 26 participants at universities including Indiana University; Johns Hopkins University; Michigan State University; Morgan State University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Iowa; University of Maryland, School of Medicine; and University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Social Work
1995-96 16 participants at universities and research centers including Bowie State University; Historic Hampton, Inc.; Johns Hopkins University; Michigan State University; Morgan State University; Pennsylvania State University; University of Chicago; University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Medicine; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Michigan; and University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
1996-97 15 participants at universities including Morgan State University; Purdue University; University of Maryland, School of Social Work; University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; and University of Minnesota
1997-98 15 participants at universities including Morgan State University; Indiana/Purdue University; Ohio State University; University of Maryland, School of Social Work; University of Maryland, School of Pharmacology; Johns Hopkins University; and the Coppin State College Summer-Research Institute
1998-99 14 participants at universities including The University of Maryland, School of Social Work, The University of Maryland, Department of Psychiatry; Bowie State University; Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; The Woodbourne Center; The Center for Excellence in Urban Education, Michigan State University; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Morgan State University; and the Maryland Museum of African American History and Culture
1999-00 13 participants at universities including Gallaudet University; Bowie State University; University of Mississippi Medical Center; University of Maryland School of Social Work; Johns Hopkins University; University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Pennsylvania State University; and the University of Iowa
2000-01 15 participants at universities including; Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing, School of Mental Hygiene; Bowie State University; Morgan State University; Coppin State College; University of Maryland, Baltimore; University of Maryland, College Park
2001-02 13 participants at universities including: Johns Hopkins University, Phillip Morris Company; University of Maryland, Baltimore-School of Social Work; University of Maryland, College Park; Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
2002-03 14 participants at universities including: Baltimore City Public School System; Coppin State College; Howard University; Johns Hopkins University; Morgan State University; Progressive Life Center, Inc.; University of Maryland, Baltimore
2003-04 13 participants at universities and research sites: Johns Hopkins University; Morgan State University; University of Baltimore; Coppin State University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Tuerk House; University of Maryland School of Medicine


Postbaccalaureate Degrees Awarded to Program Graduates

 

Seven Doctoral Degrees Awarded
Elaine Howell, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, 2004, Lehigh University
Gabriel Jiabana, Ph.D., Criminal Justice, 2002, Howard University
Kevin Jones, Ph.D., Pharmacology, 2002, Duke University
Leontye Lewis, Ed.D., Teaching and Learning, 1999, Harvard University
Currently: Assistant Professor and Chair of Curriculum and Instruction, Coppin State University
Traki Taylor, Ph.D., Education Policy Studies, 1998, University Of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Currently: Assistant Professor Of Education, University Of Michigan-Flint
Janice Williams, Ph.D., Genetics, 2005, The Pennsylvania State University
Shawyn Williams, Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, 2005, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ninety-Nine Master's Degrees Awarded
Dawn Abraham, M. Ed., Special Education, 1991, University Of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Juanita Ashby-Bey, M.S., Education, 2002, Johns Hopkins Univesity
Geraldine Bailey, M.S., Criminal Justice, 2003, Coppin State College
Denise Bailey-Jones, M.S., Applied Psychology, 1997, University of Baltimore
Tyra Barnes, M.S.W., Social Work, 2001, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Berdetta Bass, M.A.T., Elementary Education, 1999, Coppin State College
Viola Bell, M. Ed., Guidance and Counseling, 1995, Loyola College (Maryland)
Reginald Benyard, M.S., Secondary Education, 2001, University Of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Ani Blanks-Washington, M.S., Mathematics, 1999, Howard University
Leslie Boyd, M.S., Nursing, 2003, University of Maryland at Baltimore
Marty Broadnax, M.S., Human Services Administration, 2001, Coppin State College
Dana M. Butler, M. Ed., Rehabilitation Counseling, 1999, Coppin State College
Joyce Camper, M.A., Education, 2004, Howard University
Carolyn Carey, M.A., African and African-American Studies, 1997 Ohio State University
Ester Carr, M.S., Guidance and Counseling, 1992, Bowling Green State University
Denise Carter, M.S.W., Social Work, 1999, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Shawanda Clark, M.S.W., Social Work, 1997, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Donna Clayton, M.A., Publications Design, 2003, University of Baltimore
Ronald Conway, M.S., Computer Science, 1991, Bowling Green University
Clarissa Cooper, M.A., 2000, English, State University Of New York At Binghampton
Kay Crawley, M.S.W., Social Work, 2000, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Karla Crisanti, M.S., Rehabilitation Counseling, 1997, Coppin State College
Ueritta Crocker, M.S., Sociology, 2000, Morgan State University
Micah Crump, M.B.A., Business Administration, 2001, Morgan State University
Rene` David, M.S.W., Social Work, 2005, University of Maryland Baltimore
Ann Marie Davis, M.L.S., Library and Information Services, 1996, University Of Maryland At College Park
Damani Davis, M.A., History, 2001, The Ohio State University
Shequra Dickerson, M.S., Parks, Recreation, and Sports Leadership, 2004, Virginia Commonwealth University
Steven Dixion, M.A., African History, 2005, University of Miami
Kathryn Donaldson, MPH, 1996 Loma Linda University
Jermaine A. Ellerbe, M.Ed., 1999 Howard University (Washington Dc)
Wanda Elliott-Yates, M. Ed., Agency and Community Counseling, 1996 Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Melissa Erwin, M.Ed., Secondary Education, 1997, Bowling Green University
Harrelle Felipa, M.S., Psychology, 1993, University Of Wisconsin (Madison)
Tonya Ford-Moss, M.B.A., Business Administration, 2000, Morgan State University
Charlene M. Fortune, M.Ed., Rehabilitation Counseling, 1999 Coppin State College
Ricardo Generette, M.A., Secondary Education, 2001, Coppin State College
Marshalee George-Belton, M.S.N., Nursing, 2004, University of Pennsylvania
Ray Gilmore, M.S., Finance, 1999, Loyola College (Maryland)
Keysha Goodwin, M.S., Public Administration, 2003, University of Baltimore
Jeanette L. Hall, M.S., Guidance and Counseling, 1998, Loyola College (Maryland)
La Tonya Harris, M.A., Teaching, 2002, Morgan State University
Monique Harrison, M.A., Criminal Justice, 2004, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Veronica Holland, M.S., Nursing, 2003, University of Maryland Baltimore
Lisa Hosley, M.A., African-American African Studies, 2001, The Ohio State University
Nadine Huntley-Hall, M.S., Communications Management, 2003, Towson State University
Hester Hughes, M.A., Child Development, 2001, Michigan State University
Joanne Jackson, M.A., History, 1994, University Of Maryland At College Park
Tiffany Jackson, M.S., Genetics, 2004, Johns Hopkins University
Yvette Jefferson, M.A., Psychology, 1997, Towson State University
Gabriel Jiabana, M.S., Criminal Justice, 1993 Coppin State College
Mary John, M.S., Political Science, 1992, Bowling Green State University
Sharon Johnson, M.Ed., Special Education, 1996, Coppin State College
T. Annette Johnson, M.S., Political Science, 1992, Bowling Green State University
Denise Bailey Jones, M.S., Applied Psychology, 1997, University Of Baltimore
Sarrina Kearney, M.S., Counseling Psychology, 2002, University Of Baltimore
Jennifer Landon, M.A., English, 1997, University Of Maryland, College Park
Gwendolyn Lang-Hudson, M.S., Sociology, 1997, Morgan State University
Victoria Lawson, M.A., Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, 2004 Towson University
Ericka Levy, M.A., Psychology, 2001, St. John's University (New York)
Leontye Lewis, M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, 1992, Bowling Green State University
Leontye Lewis, M. Ed., Education, 1995, Harvard University
Pamela Love, M.S.W., Social Work, 1997, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Lashawn Mabrey, M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, 1995, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Donna Maduabuchi-Shields, M.Ed., Education, 1997, Towson University
Jamesetta Mills-Howard, M.S., Pastoral Counseling, 1998, Loyola College (Maryland)
Charles Murphy, M.Ed., Counselor Education and Supervision, 1993, University Of Maryland At College Park
Solomon Omo-Osagie, M.S., Political Science, 1994, Bowling Green State University
Vanity Orr, M.A.T., Elementary Education, 1997, Morgan State University
Marsha Pacheco, M.A., International Development, 2002, Brandeis University
Andrea Parker-Hancock, M.A., Instructional Systems Development, 2002, University Of Maryland Baltimore County
Keith Pettiford, M.B.A., Business Administration, 2004, Wilmington College
Bertha Pitt, M.S.W., Social Work, 2002, University Of Pittsburgh
Kenneth Pough, M.S., Mathematics, 1999, Howard University
Sharon Rice, M.S.W., Social Administration/Family and Children, 1993, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Sharnette Robinson, M.A., Legal Ethics and History Studies, 1998, University Of Baltimore
Odessa Rose, M.A., English, Language, Literature, 2001, University Of Maryland, College Park
Gail Satchell, M.S., Applied Psychology, 1996, University Of Baltimore
Neishall Schuyler, M.B.A., Business Administration, 1994, Iowa State University
Donnell Scott, M.B.A., Business Administration, 2002, Howard University
Maxima Shay, M.S., Criminal Justice, 1998, Coppin State College
Kelly Staten, M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, 2004, University of Maryland Baltimore
Constance Steveson, M.S., Criminal Justice, 1996, Coppin State College
Leslie Stridiron, M.A., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2003, University of Maryland, College Park
Shirley Sydnor, M.A., History, 1997, University of Maryland, College Park
Shirley Sydnor, M.L.S., Library and Information Services, 1997, University Of Maryland, College Park
Nonchella Taylor, M.S., Adult and Continuing Education, 1995, Coppin State College
Traki Taylor, M.S., Educational Policy Studies, 1994 University Of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Arlette Thomas, M.S., Human Resources Management, 1994, Johns Hopkins University
Michael Thomas, M.A., History, 2003, Morgan State University
Terry Thornton, M.A., Theology, 2001, St. Mary's Seminary and University
Michael K. Tyson, M.S., Management Information Systems, 1998, Bowie State University
Tonette Vinson-Bangura, M.S.N., Nursing, 2003, Penn State University
Georgette Washington, M.S., Special Education, 2004, Johns Hopkins University
Dianne F. Williams, M.A., Counseling Psychology, 1999, Towson University
Monica Williams, M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, 2002, University of Maryland at Baltimore
Shawyn Williams, M.Ed., Elementary Education, 2000, University Of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
Curtisha Wilson, M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, 1994, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Rukiya Wongus, M.H.A., Health Administration, 2005, Virginia Commonwealth University
Tonya Woodard, M.A., Sociology, 1992, Bowling Green State University
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Current Doctoral Program Enrollment

Juanita Ashby-Bey, Education, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Denise M. Bailey-Jones, Organizational Psychology, Walden University
Reginald Benyard, Education, University Of Illinois (Urbana Champaign)
Joyce Camper, Education, Trinity College
Ester Carr, American Studies, University Of Maryland At College Park
Micah Crump, Business Administration Management, Morgan State University
Ray Gilmore, Business/Actuary Science, University Of Wisconsin-Madison
Sharon Johnson, School Psychology, Howard University
Jennifer Landon, English, University Of Maryland At College Park
Ericka Levy, Psychology, St. John's University
Pam Love, Social Work, University Of Maryland At Baltimore
Solomon Omo-Osagie, History, Morgan State University


Program Publications:

  • McNair Mentor's Handbook (published annually)
  • McNair Program Newsletter (published three times annually)
  • McNair Journal/Abstracts (published annually)
  • McNair Scholar’s Handbook (published annually)
  • Pre-McNair Scholars Handbook (published annually)


McNair Program

410.951.3488   Phone
410.951.3389   Fax

Hours / Location
Mon-Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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