Find a Faculty Mentor

Many faculty members are interested in working with undergraduates on research projects. It's easier than you might think to find a faculty mentor to work with.

Here are some steps to help you get started:

  • Think about your interests and your available time to commit to a research project.
  • Talk with faculty you have taken classes with and ask them to recommend other faculty members to contact.
  • Familiarize yourself with a faculty member's research before you contact them; check their department web pages and research sites for bios and publications.

Faculty Mentor Directory

Below is a list of faculty who would like to mentor and work with undergrad students. Faculty are listed by college and the list includes the programs they have funding through.

Faculty Mentors for the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition & Veterinary Sciences
Department of Agriculture, Nutrition & Veterinary Sciences
Stanley Omaye omaye@unr.edu
Marie-Louise Ricketts mricketts@cabnr.unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Patricia Ellison ellison@unr.edu
Patricia Ferreira Dos Santos pferreiradossantos@unr.edu
Dylan Kosma dkosma@unr.edu
Ron Pardini ronp@cabnr.unr.edu
David Shintani shintani@unr.edu
Ian Wallace iwallace@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Tom Dilts tdilts@unr.edu
Mae Gustin mgustin@cabnr.unr.edu
Marjorie Matocq mmatocq@unr.edu
Bob Nowak nowak@cabnr.unr.edu
Kelley Stewart kstewart@cabnr.unr.edu
Lee Turner leeturner@ndow.org
Paul Verburg pverburg@cabnr.unr.edu
Peter Weisberg pweisberg@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Economics
Department of Economics
Tom Harris harris@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Literacy Studies
Department of Literacy Studies
Dianna Townsend dtownsend@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering
Dev Chidambaram dcc@unr.edu
Jeffrey LaCombe lacomj@unr.edu
Ravi Subramanian ravisv@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Yu Yang yuy@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
David Feil-Seifer dfseifer@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering Faculty Mentors
Eric Wang elwang@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
Richard Scott grscott@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Art
Department of Art
Peter Goin pgoin@unr.edu
Tamara Scronce tamaras@unr.edu
Brett Van Hoesen bvanhoesen@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Criminal Justice
Department of Criminal Justice
Emmanuel Barthe epbarthe@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of English
Department of English
Michael Branch mbranch@unr.edu
Patrick Harris patrickharris@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of History
Department of History
Emily Hobson ehobson@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Robert Ostergard orobert@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology
Marian Berryhill mberryhill@unr.edu
Gideon Caplovitz gcaplovitz@unr.edu
William Follette follette@unr.edu
Holly Hazlett-Stevens hhazlett@unr.edu
Fang Jiang fangj@unr.edu
Jacqueline Snow snow@unr.edu
Michael Webster mwebster@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of World Languages and Literatures
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Fred de Rafols fdrafols@unr.edu
Casilde Isabelli isabelli@unr.edu
Beatriz Robinson beatriz@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Biology
Department of Biology
Patricia Berninsone berninsone@unr.edu
Chris Feldman ophis@unr.edu
Matthew Forister mforister@unr.edu
Thomas Kidd tkidd@unr.edu
Minkyung Kim minkim@unr.edu
Anne Leonard anneleonard@unr.edu
Grant Mastick gmastick@unr.edu
Pedro Miura pmiura@unr.edu
Yong Zhang yongzhang@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Mario Alpuche Aviles malpuche@unr.edu
Ana de Bettencourt-Dias abd@unr.edu
Brian Frost frost@unr.edu
Chris Jeffrey cjeffrey@unr.edu
Ben King king@chem.unr.edu
Robert Sheridan rss@unr.edu
Yiftah Tal Gan ytalgan@unr.edu
Matthew Tucker matthewtucker@unr.edu
Sergey Varganov svarganov@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Geography
Department of Geography
Tom Albright talbright@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering
John McCormack mccormac@mines.unr.edu
Paula Noble noblepj@unr.edu
Simon Poulson poulson@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Christopher Herald herald@unr.edu
Anna Panorska ania@unr.edu
Paul Hurtado phurtado@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Physics
Department of Physics
Tim Darling darling@unr.edu
Andrew Geraci ageraci@unr.edu
Heather Holmes hholmes@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Community Health Sciences
Community Health Sciences
Jeff Angermann jangermann@medicine.nevada.edu
Judith Sugar jsugar@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Division of Atmospheric Sciences
Eric Wilcox Eric.Wilcox@dri.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Greg Pohll Greg.Pohll@dri.edu
Sesh Rajagopal Seshadri.Rajagopal@dri.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Reynolds School of Journalism
Reynolds School of Journalism
Ezequiel Korin ekorin@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Sanford Center for Aging
Sanford Center for Aging
Susan Harris sharris@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
David Aucoin daucoin@medicine.nevada.edu
Sujata Pandit spandit@medicine.nevada.edu
Cyprian Rossetto crossetto@medicine.nevada.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Pharmacology
Department of Pharmacology
Dean Burkin dburkin@medicine.nevada.edu
Heather Burkin hburkin@medicine.nevada.edu
Iain Buxton ibuxton@medicine.nevada.edu
Ruben Dagda rdagda@medicine.nevada.edu
Normand Leblanc nleblanc@medicine.nevada.edu
Cherie Singer csinger@medicine.nevada.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
Department of Physiology and Cell Biology
Seungil Ro sro@medicine.nevada.edu
Wei Yan wyan@medicine.nevada.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
Abbie Olszewski aolszewski@medicine.nevada.edu
Faculty Mentors for the School of Social Work
School of Social Work
Mary Hylton mhylton@unr.edu
Faculty Mentors for the Department of Biology
Department of Biology
Laura Briggs lbriggs@tmcc.edu
Faculty Mentors for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension
Loretta Singletary singletaryl@unce.unr.edu