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 Fortner-Wood, Cheryl   Name:  Cheryl Fortner-Wood 
Title:  Director, Winthrop McNair Scholars Program 
Education:
Ph.D., Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University
M.A., General Psychology, Western Carolina University
B.A., Psychology, College of Charleston
Office:  104 Dinkins Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2125 
E-mail:  fortnerc@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/fortnerc/  
Area(s):
Early Relationships and Higher Education

Dr. Fortner-Wood is the director of Winthrop’s Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program. The program prepares first generation, low-income, and underrepresented undergraduates to be successful in PhD programs by providing research and other opportunities, financial support, and admissions assistance. Fortner-Wood is grateful for the opportunity to help McNair Scholars achieve their post-baccalaureate aspirations individually and collectively. She also is proud of her involvement in Winthrop’s successful bids for U.S. Department of Education multi-year, renewable TRiO McNair (2009, 2012) and Student Support Services (2005, 2010) grants.

Fortner-Wood also is an Associate Professor of Psychology.