The advisory board for the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program consists of a cross section of Cornell’s faculty and administrators. Members provide advisement on project development and activities and serve as program advocates and faculty mentors. The advisory board also provides advice to the Program Director and staff on relevant matters, internal and external to the university that may impact the program.

Richard Allmendinger
Professor Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

His research focuses primarily on brittle deformation of the upper crust, particularly during the last few hundred thousand to few million years. He is particularly interested in how short term deformation like earthquakes integrates over time to produce finite deformation like mountain belts.


Ronald Booker 
Associate Professor

The long-term goal of his research is to determine the neural basis of behavioral ontogeny using the moth Manduca sexta, and the fly Drosophila melanogaster as model systems.



Ronald G. Ehrenberg 
Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics

His research is in labor economics. Recently he has focused on issues in higher education. 

Angela A. Gonzales
Associate Professor in Development Sociology
Her research program seeks to advance and integrate knowledge and practice across the fields of Sociology, American Indian Studies, and Population Health.



Susan Henry
Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics
The research in Susan Henry's laboratory focuses on regulation of membrane lipid metabolism in yeast and its coordination with membrane trafficking and signal transduction.


Barbara A Knuth
Professor of Natural Resource Policy and Management
Department of Natural Resources


Her current research examines risk perception, communication and management focused on fisheries affected by chemical contaminants; ecosystem-based management approaches for Great Lakes andmarine systems; and factors influencing human stewardship and use of natural resources, particularly fish and wildlife.


Noliwe M. Rooks
Associate Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center (AS&RC)

Prof. Rooks is an associate professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, Sexuality Studies. An interdisciplinary scholar, she works on the racial implications of beauty, fashion and adornment; racial inequality in education; race, migration and urbanization and Black women's studies.

Alan T. Zehnder
Professor at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


His research is in the mechanics of materials and fracture, particularly in dynamic and thermo-mechanically coupled problems.