Alabama's Public Liberal Arts University

TRIO McNair Scholars Program


Research Projects 2008


McNair Scholar: Moriea Barnett-Lewis Awarded Best Research Presentation
Topic : "Bullying:  The Here & Now"
Mentor: Dr. Stephen Parker  
McNair Scholar: Corinna Brewer

Awarded Scholar of the Year

Topic: "The Modern Iconoclast--Investigating the Validity of Vandalism as Artistic Practice"
Mentor: Dr. Kelly Wacker, art  
McNair Scholar: Ashley Burge  
Topic: "Ethnic Identification's Effects on Academic Achievement in Women"
Mentor: Dr. Sherry Ford  
McNair Scholar: Dallas Hanbury  
Topic: "Living with God:  The Caning of Charles Sumner and the Republican Party"
Mentor: Dr. Ruth Truss  
McNair Scholar: Cory Lockhart  
Topic: " His Dark Secularism: Mythology and Apocalypticism as Secularist Rhetoric in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials  Trilogy"
Mentor: Dr. Paul Mahaffey  
McNair Scholar: Claudia McLawhorn Awarded Best Overall Research Project
Topic: "Birmingham's Homeless Youth:  Availability and Awareness of Healthcare Resources"
Mentor: Ms. Jeannie Duke  
McNair Scholar: Charity Miller  
Topic:  "Founding Fathers & God"
Mentor: Dr. Ruth Truss  
McNair Scholar: Jennifer Travis-Scott  
Topic: "Protecting Our Elderly"
Mentor: Ms. Jeannie Duke  
McNair Scholar: Antonio Urdiales  
Topic: "Performativity and the Queer Masculine Identity:  Gender Performance and the 21st century Art Practice"
Mentor: Dr. Kelly Wacker  
McNair Scholar: Tiffany Westry  Awarded McNair Leadership Award
Topic: "The Role of the Birmingham World in the Civil Rights Movement"
Mentor: Dr. Susan Thompson