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College of Sciences & Technology

UHD Scholars Academy - Mentors

​​The Scholars Academy has enhanced the undergraduate learning environment at UHD by cultivating a peer culture of achievement, a sense of community, and a support system tailored for Scholars Academy members. The Academy assigns faculty mentors (with a PhD) and a peer mentor (upper-level undergraduate) to groups of about ten students who share common academic experiences and majors as reflected within our organizational chart.

Mentoring provides an academic resource though for a safe and reliable source of information and advice. The Peer Mentor offers advice about college life, courses, research, SA requirements, and he/she organizes semesterly networking/study meetings. Discipline-specific faculty "parents" for each of the groups provide fieldtrip opportunities, organize meetings and panel discussions, and other activities they deem valuable for their groups of scholars.

Peer Mentor Coordinator Senior Peer Mentor
Mitsue Nakamura, MSChristine Varghese

Natural Sciences Department

Faculty Mentors Peer Mentors
Michael Matson, PhD Maryln Davilla
Rachna Sadana, PhDMatthew Ojeda
Maria Benavides, PhDNameera Baig
Poonam Gulati, PhD Alex Weston
Robin Jose, PhD Basit Jawad
Brad Hoge, PhD Adolfo Lara
Mian Jiang, PhDDayna Spencer
Jon Aoki, PhDLisa Matsell
Deanna McCullough, PhDJackie Nguyen

Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department   

Faculty Mentors Peer Mentors
Hong Lin, PhDMaxwell Goedjen
Ping Chen, PhDBrian Holtkamp
Katarina Jegdic, PhDSara Wilder
Jeong-Mi Yoon, PhDMelissa Greenlee
Volodymyr Hrynkiv, PhDSarah Jennisca

Engineering Technology Department

Faculty Mentors Peer Mentors
Weining Feng, PhDAmy Flower

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Last updated 8/21/2015 5:39 AM