McNair Advisory Council


The McNair Advisory Council (MAC) consists of a cross-section of UMBC faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and retirees. Members provide advisement on project development and activities, as well as serves as program advocates. The advisory council gives advice to the Program Director and staff on relevant matters, internal and external to the university that may impact the program. The advisory council consists of a subcommittee based on the needs of the program. Subcommittees meet monthly while the entire council meets three times a year.  As a result of their engagement, members of UMBC MAC:

  • Contributes to the success of the UMBC McNair Scholars Program
  • Makes a positive impact on the lives of our scholars
  • Serves the UMBC community
  • Expands their network

Current MAC Members

Jason Ashe, Teaching Assistant, Psychology

*Earl Brooks, Assistant Professor, English

Christy Chapin, Associate Professor, History

Robin Cresiski, Asst. Vice Provost for Graduate Student Development and Postdoctoral Affairs, Graduate School

Peter DeCrescenzo, Project Coordinator, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)

Ruben Delgado, Assistant Research Professor, Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology

Betty Glascoe, Retired UMBC Administrator, Career Services

James Hamilton, Academic Advising Coordinator, College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences

Cynthia Hill, Retired Founding Director, McNair Scholars Program

*Jasmine Lee, Director of Inclusive Excellence & Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging, Division of Student Affairs

Jennifer Mata-McMahon, Associate Professor, Education

Pamela Morgan, Professional Staff Emerita, Education

Chelsea Moyer, Director, UMBC-Shady Grove

Yvette Mozie-Ross, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Planning, Enrollment Management

Julie Oakes, Assistant Director of Curriculum and Retention, Honors College

Meika Samuel, Program Specialist, STEM BUILD, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Maria Sanchez, Director of the Engineering and Computer Education Program

*Yolanda Valencia, Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Systems

Carlos Williams, Academic Advocate, Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs


*Denotes McNair alumni from either UMBC or another institution.