McNair Staff

Meet our Faculty Director, Program Coordinator, and Graduate Assistant

Dr. Sujata Bhatia

Faculty Director

Dr. Bhatia is a Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware. In addition to serving as the Faculty Director for the McNair Scholars Program, she is also a Faculty Member for Harvard Extension School and Harvard Summer School. Her background spans industry and academia, and she is passionate about serving all of our scholars. Dr. Bhatia earned the following degrees from the University of Delaware: Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (B.ChE.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biology, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Biochemistry, and a Master of Chemical Engineering (M.ChE.). She earned her Medical Doctorate (M.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. MeCherri Abedi-Anim

Program Coordinator

As a proud alumni of the Ronald E. McNair Scholar program at the University of Montevallo, Dr. MeCherri Abedi-Anim, earned her PhD and MS in Sociology from the University of Oregon, Eugene. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Montevallo.  Dr. MeCherri, as her students call her, has worked with low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students since her freshman year in college; ranging from tutoring in Student Support Services and Upward Bound, to being a resident assistant for programs such as the Oregon Young Scholars Program.  Dr. MeCherri’s focus is to pay forward, the contributions that mentors and advisers made to her life, to her students. In her spare time, you can find Dr. MeCherri hanging out with her lively, intelligent, and creative daughter, Nhyira. 

Nicole Mejia

Graduate Assistant

Nicole recently graduated from UD in June with an Honors Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). She is now pursuing a Master’s at UD through the 4+1 Program in Childhood Education in Foreign Literatures, Languages, and Cultures. She is a part of the 2018 McNair Scholars Cohort, and is a first-generation, and Mexican-American college student from New Castle, Delaware.

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180 S. College Ave. Newark, DE 19716

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Phone: 302-831-4396