In partnership with the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, we are pleased to offer the McNair Track to McNair Scholars and other advanced undergraduate students who are a part of scholar programs.
The McNair Track includes full participation in one of the main tracks plus pre- and post-conference gatherings which will consist of peer and faculty mentoring. We invite participation from all “budding experts” – McNair Scholars, as well as other advanced undergraduate students who are a part of scholar programs. Through a holistic critical mentoring experience, the budding experts will explore how to get the most out of their conference experience, articulate their research for global understanding, and network to increase their scholarly community. This track is designed for students who are interested in graduate education, especially doctoral attainment. All undergraduate students who register for the conference will be added to this track, and will receive an email prior to the Institute with further details. For more information on the McNair Track, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This track will be facilitated by Michael Hunt, Director of the McNair Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
Rev. Michael A. Hunt, a native of Baltimore, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and his Master of Divinity from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Michael has served as a university/college administrator, middle & high school math instructor, musical vocalist, and social justice educator, shaping the lives of today’s leaders. His life’s work focuses on radical inclusion through social justice engagement & interfaith partnerships. Also, Michael has returned to his alma mater as the Director of the UMBC McNair Scholars Program, working to increase underrepresented and underserved, first-generation, and low-income students’ attainment of research-based doctoral degrees. His personal research interest seeks to bridge spirituality and STEM education by providing culturally nuanced resources for increasing self-esteem and promoting holistic critical mentoring. Michael focuses on dismantling hierarchical structures that impede the success of underserved populations by examining holistic critical mentoring, a network of power-dynamic-flipped, student-centered, reciprocal relationships. Michael is completing his Ph.D. at UMBC in the Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC) Program. He embraces daily the belief that “If I can help somebody as I pass along, then my living shall not be in vain.”