McNair Research Scholars Directory

232 Hatcher Hall  |  O 225-578-4321  |  F 225-578-4320  |


Joseph Givens, Director McNair Research ScholarsJoe Givens
235 Hatcher Hall

Joseph R. Givens has seven years of experience working with under-resourced students in both secondary and post-secondary levels of education. Givens is the primary investigator of the LSU Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars program and has contributed to other grants that support educational opportunity, including Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science, and Educational Talent Search. Givens is a leader in the field of educational opportunity program management and advocacy, and has served on regional and state executive boards. He frequently presents research and current developments in the field of educational opportunity and equality at regional, state, and national conferences. Givens is the President-elect of the Louisiana Association of Student Assistance Programs.


Julie Michal, Administrative Coordinator 3Julie Michal
Administrative Coordinator 3
232 Hatcher Hall

Julie Michal joined LSU University College’s McNair Research Scholars in 2008. She earned an Associates Degree in Office Administration from Southeastern University.


Derrick LathanDerrick Lathan
Graduate Assistant
233 Hatcher Hall

Derrick Lathan is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology. He specializes in programming development.