Wylie: Newsmaker From the McNair Scholars Program

Posted on 10/2/2014 1:32:25 PM

The IUP McNair Scholars program proudly announces the PhD completion of Danielle Wylie from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in philosophy.

Wylie’s dissertation was titled “Moral Cognition and Its Implications for Ethics.” Danielle participated in the IUP McNair program in 2005–06. She graduated with high honors from IUP in 2007 with dual philosophy and English majors. She was accepted to the PhD program in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison supported by a full advanced opportunity fellowship, then a teaching assistantship, which covered her entire graduate education. As a McNair scholar, Danielle was mentored by Nancy Bell and Mary MacLeod, departments of English and Philosophy, respectively.

The McNair program is one of the seven federal TRIO programs authorized by the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended in 2008 to assist low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented minority Americans to persist in their education with the ultimate goal of attaining a doctoral degree. In so doing, they become faculty members and/or researchers who give back to society through teaching and mentoring. Danielle Wylie has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at Mississippi State University. The McNair program congratulates Dr. Wylie on her fantastic success and achievement!