College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Congratulations Danielle Burchett, 2018 UROC Mentor of the Year

CAHSS Congratulates Danielle Burchett, 2018 UROC Mentor of the Year

Dr. John E. "Buck" Banks, Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Center (UROC), recently announced that Dr. Danielle Burchett, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, has been named the recipient of the UROC Mentor of the Year Award. She will be honored at the UROC Year-End Celebration on May 9.

About the Award: This awardis intended to recognize demonstrated excellence in supporting undergraduate researchers, to encourage mentoring relationships with undergraduate students, and to convey the campus' high regard for such contributions made by the academic and research community at CSUMB and other regional research institutions.

As taken from the announcement:

In her short time at CSUMB, Dr. Burchett has been an inspiring mentor to nearly two dozen CSUMB students already, working with them to build their scholarly identities via authentic research activities in psychology.

In the words of one of Dr. Burchett's student nominators, "Dr. Danielle Burchett has been an incredibly supportive and inspiring mentor to me for the past year and a half... While Dr. Burchett has done a lot in supporting undergraduate research, she also supports her students through fostering a professional identity and focusing on professional development to best prepare us for our futures and especially to be the most well-rounded, competitive graduate school applicants possible."

Another student offers this praise: “Dr. Danielle Burchett has continuously been the epitome of what a mentor should be. She inspires and guides students through her mentorship, advice, and her own experiences.”

Congratulations to all the CAHSS Nominees:

  • Patrick Belanger, Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Communication
  • Kelly Medina-Lopez, Assistant Professor, School of Humanities and Communication
  • Dionicio Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Visual & Public Art
  • Rebecca Pozzi, Assistant Professor, School of World Languages & Cultures
  • Mrinal Sinha, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Shannon Snapp, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • Christine Valdez, Assistant Professor, Psychology