Dr. Tanya González
Interim Faculty Director
Dr. González serves as the Interim Faculty Director for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and the Developing Scholars Program. A professor in the Department of English, she specializes in U.S. Latina/o Studies and Ethnic American Literature. She teaches courses in American Literature, Cultural Studies, and Latina/o Studies. She also instructs the first-year research seminar for students in the Developing Scholars Program and serves as the Faculty Senate President-Elect.
Interim Assistant Director
Tess serves as the Interim Assistant Director for the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry and the Developing Scholars Program. She is from Emporia, Kansas where she received her undergraduate degree in Communication from Emporia State University. She graduated with an M.S. in Counseling and Student Development from K-State. Tess advises students in the Developing Scholars Program and Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Program and assists with event planning and other activities through the OURCI. She is a recipient of the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty/Staff Award for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Students.
Alyssa is a Graduate Assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and Developing Scholars Program. Originally from Frankfort, Illinois, Alyssa completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a clinical concentration at Kansas State University while competing on the University’s Equestrian Team. She is now a second year Master’s student studying Counseling and College Student Development at K-State. Alyssa is looking forward to a career in student-athlete affairs and to one day hopefully owning lots of dogs.
Hailey is a graduate assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and Developing Scholars Program. She is originally from South Jordan, Utah. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Marriage and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. She now attends Kansas State University and is working on her master's degree in the Couple & Family Therapy program. Hailey does a variety of work in the OURCI including advising Developing Scholars, assisting the Bridges to the Future program, and managing OURCI grants. She also enjoys reading, being outside, and fostering rescue animals.