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Anita's Choice 2015Anita Cortez

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry
Developing Scholars Program
Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Program
Phone: 785-532-5864
Email: cortez@k-state.edu

Anita Cortez is the director of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry at Kansas State University. She began the Developing Scholars Program at K-State sixteen years ago to foster the participation of students of color and first-generation college students in undergraduate research. She also oversees the Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship Program. She is a recipient of the Commerce Bank Presidential Faculty Award for Distinguished Service to Multicultural Students.

tanyaDr. Tanya Gonzalez

DSP Seminar Instructor
Kansas State University
117B English/CS BLDG
Phone: 785-532-2154 
Email: tgonzale@k-state.edu

Dr. Tanya González specializes in U.S. Latina/o Studies and Ethnic American Literature.  She teaches courses in American Literature, Cultural Studies and Latina/o Studies. Her current research explores the ways literature, film and popular culture represent “otherness” as “monstrous.”  She also serves as Vice President of the Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature Association.

Tess Hobson, Graduate AssistantTess Hobson

Phone: 785-532-5381
Email: tess3@k-state.edu

Tess is the advisor for the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OURCI). She is from Emporia, Kansas where she received her undergraduate degree in Communication from Emporia State University. She recently graduated with an M.S. in Counseling and Student Development from K-State. Tess works with students in the Developing Scholars Program and Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Program as well as with event planning and other activities through the OURCI. Tess is also an accomplished photographer.