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Current Mentors

Dr. Judd Case
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Judd Case is a Dean of Special Projects and a Professor of Biology at Eastern Washington University. His research focuses on vertebrate paleontology to answer questions in the areas of evolution, biogeography and recently on the effects of climate change on the past life in Antarctica.  Dr. Case has extensive Antarctic field experience having conducted nine field seasons in the Antarctic Peninsula, which has been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation. 

Dr. Andrea Castillo
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Andrea Castillo is the Associate Professor of Biology at Eastern Washington University. Her research interests focuses on studying the molecules in Helicobacter pylori uses to infect and cause gastric disease in humans.

Dr. Kelley Cullen
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Kelley Cullen is the Assistant Professor of Economics at Eastern Washington University. Her research interests include labor, health and sport economics.

Dr. Shanna Davis
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Shanna Davis is the Assistant Professor of School Psychology at Eastern Washington University. Her research interests include development of academic and social-emotional skills in early childhood environments, Assessment, Instructional coaching, Supervision.

Dr. Todd A. Hechtman
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Todd Hechtman is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Eastern Washington University. His research emphasizes social identity, particularly the complex ways in which multiple cultural discourses and institutional contexts combine in a single individual. His current project on "sociological morality" is an attempt to infuse the idea of morality with basic sociological foundations as well as to engage sociology with moral action.

Dr. Kriztian Magori
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Krisztian Magori is the Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the Department of Biology, Eastern Washington University. Besides teaching biostatistics, he is generally interested in mathematical and computational biology. He studies the ecology of infectious diseases that are transmitted by insect vectors from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Dr. Susan Ruby
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Susan Ruby is the Associate Professor of school Psychology at Eastern Washington University. Her research interests involve practices associated with Multi-tiered Systems of Support and development and delivery of academic and social-behavioral interventions for students at-risk in PreK-12 settings. 

Dr. Majid Sharifi
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Majid Sharifi is the Associate Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Eastern Washington University. His research focuses on the intersection between security and nationalism in the Middle East with a special emphasis on US Foreign Policy. 

Dr. Jessica Willis
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Jessica Willis is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies at Eastern Washington University. She presently serves as Coordinator of the new Graduate Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her research  focuses on Semiotics and Visual Representations of Gender, Sexuality, and Race on the Body; Feminist Theories and Methodologies; Youth Culture and Cultural Constructions of Girlhood in the early 21st century, U.S.

Dr. Dick Winchell
TRiO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Dick Winchell is a Professor of the Department of Planning & Public Administration at Eastern Washington University. His research interests involve on Comparative Urbanization, Sustainable Cities (Europe, Asia, North America), Urban Morphology, Tribal Transportation, Community Development, Tribal Planning, Neighborhood Planning, Housing. 

Dr. Michael Zukosky
TRIO McNair Faculty Research Mentor Dr. Michael Zukosky is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Eastern Washington University. His research focuses on development and conservation policy, cultural relations of various forms of 'science and technology,' and increasingly, the role of translation in international organizations involved with development. 

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