External mentors are scholars from outside of the McNair Scholar's home institution who provide informal advice, extend the scholar’s academic reach, and can serve as a source for letters of recommendation. External mentors do not substitute for or interfere with the formal home institution faculty mentoring relationship; they augment it. External mentors are expected to meet with their scholars, and jointly with their faculty mentors when possible, at least three times during the McNair internship, to discuss milestones such as project selection, interim status, and steps after project completion.
If you are a McNair Scholar in search of an external mentor, please review the sheet below, in consultation with your home institution faculty mentor. It may help to download the file to your computer so that you can sort it and search according to research areas and other factors of interest. Please do NOT manipulate the main file that we all are using. Once you have found a suitable External Mentor, please contact them directly. If you find no one fitting, then please get in touch with the Lead Mentor in your closest disciplinary area. When you match with an external mentor, please let us know, so that we can track who remains available. Send an email to: email@example.com
If you are an active research professor in business willing to volunteer as an external mentor, please add your information to this sheet. Please hover your cursor over the spreadsheet to find the link in the upper right corner, or click here:
Lead Mentors are prominent scholars who oversee the pool of external mentors within their specialist areas and disciplines of business.
If you need advice or assistance in finding an external mentor for your McNair project, please reach out to the relevant Lead Mentor.