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Jeremy MarshallDr. Jeremy Marshall

Faculty Director
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry
Developing Scholars Program
Phone: 785-532-6154
Email: cricket@k-state.edu

Dr. Jeremy Marshall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Entomology. He joined K-State in 2006 and has training and degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Genomics, and Philosophy. In Entomology, he serves as the Minors Program Coordinator and Advisor, as well as the Undergraduate Research and Extension Coordinator.  Dr. Marshall, also an Association of College and University Educators Fellow, teaches courses in insect biology, behavior, genetics, and evolution, as well as the interdisciplinary course, Art and Insects and the honors seminar course, Bees, Plato, and Who Knows What.  While Marshall enjoys teaching, his passion is undergraduate research, having trained 86 students with 61 of them giving presentations at local, regional, national, or international meetings.  In 2016, Dr. Marshall developed an Undergraduate Research Experience that is a new model of providing research experiences for all students.  This program has trained 124 students in the first three years, engaging students from nearly all Departments and Colleges.  To enhance his teaching and program development, Dr. Marshall started the "Insect Fusion" YouTube Channel and Twitter, which uses short, funny videos to engage students and sometimes results in him wearing a butterfly or bee costume around campus.

Brenee KingDr. Brenee King

Assistant Director
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry
Developing Scholars Program
Phone: 785-532-5864
Email: breneek@k-state.edu

Dr. King serves as the Assistant Director for the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry and Program Administrator for the Kansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (KS-LSAMP). In her role with KS-LSAMP she has had the pleasure of helping students through their educational journeys. As Assistant Director she will continue interfacing with students through the various programs now housed under OURCI. Dr. King will serve as the first-year research seminar for the students in the Developing Scholars Program. 

haileyHailey Moore

Graduate Assistant
Phone: 785-532-5381
Email: haileymoore13@ksu.edu

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.

Mia Taylor

Mia Taylor

Graduate Assistant
Phone: 785-532-1097
Email: miat@ksu.edu

Mia is a graduate research assistant for the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry and Developing Scholars Program. She is a past Developing Scholar and Edgerley-Franklin Scholar recipient from Wichita, Kansas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Kansas State University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Kinesiology. We welcome her back to Kansas State as she continues her education by pursing her master's degree in Kinesiology. Mia does a variety of work in the OURCI including advising Developing Scholars and advising the OURCI Ambassadors. In the future, Mia plans on attending Dental School with aspirations of becoming a Dentist. In the mean time, she enjoys soccer, traveling, and art.

hailey

Anita Cortez

Director Emerita
Email: cortez@ksu.edu

Anita is director emerita and the founder of the Developing Scholars Program and the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry at Kansas State University. She initiated Students Promoting the Advancement of Research at K-State (SPARK) Week and the OURCI Research and Travel Awards for undergraduates as well as the University Distinguished Faculty Award for Mentoring of Undergraduates in Research and the University Distinguished Undergraduate Student in Research Award.

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