Alumni Spotlight – Kerensa Allison

Kerensa Allison, PhD (EWU TRiO McNair 1996) Current Position: Associate Professor, Anthropology Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho Dr. Kerensa Allison earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Eastern Washington University (EWU) in 1997; a Master of Science Degree in Biology from EWU in 2000, and a PhD in Anthropology from Washington State University in 2010. … Read more

Alumni Spotlight- Atara MacNamara

Atara MacNamara, PhD (EWU TRiO McNair 1998) AtaraMacNamara became a McNair Scholar in 1998 and graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2001 with a degree in Psychology. She attended graduate school at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and received her Ph.D. in Psychology in 2008. She is currently an Associate Professor of … Read more

Alumni PhD Update

We want to extend a special congratulations to the following EWU McNair Alumni who have recently completed their PhD!   Dr. Georgina Mitchell defended her dissertation: “Economics of education: analyzing policies that affect success in education” and completed her PhD in Economics from Washington State University. Dr. María Isabel Morales defended her dissertation: “Conocimiento y Testimono: An Exploratory Case Study … Read more

Alumni Update – Alicia Peaker

Each Month we hope to update you on one of our McNair Scholars. This month we have an update from Alicia Peaker.    Alicia Peaker is currently the CLIR/DLF Postdoctoral Fellow in the Digital Liberal Arts at Middlebury College. She successfully defended her dissertation, ‘Our English Ground’: Women, Literature, and the Environment, 1900-1950, at Northeastern University … Read more