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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick

Council on Undergraduate Research, President-Elect
Associate Provost of Academic Programs

Radford University

Dr. Jeanne Mekolichick is Associate Provost of Academic Programs and Professor of Sociology at Radford University, Virginia. She provides senior leadership, advocacy, and direction for the high impact practice offices, academic support programs, and strategic initiatives. She spent the early part of her career teaching, mentoring, and publishing with undergraduates, and collaborating with community partners conducting research. During her tenure at Radford University, Dr. Mekolichick has served in a variety of leadership roles and has been recognized for her teaching and leadership expertise. 

Her work has been funded by external sources including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Science Foundation, the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation, and the Verizon Foundation for mission-central efforts including community-based research, inclusive excellence, and faculty and student support for undergraduate research, scholarship and creative inquiry. Dr. Mekolichick has held several leadership roles in the Council on Undergraduate Research, including Councilor, Social Science Division Chair, Institute Facilitator, Executive Board member, and is currently serving as President-Elect. 

Dr. Mekolichick graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in sociology from Kent State University. She went on to earn her masters of science and doctorate of philosophy both in sociology also from Kent State University. 

Igniting the Transformative Power of Undergraduate Research

Q/A Session

Last updated: 4/15/2021