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Southern Oregon University

McNair Scholars

 Melinda Naglebw

Melinda Nagle


Mindi Nagle is an undergraduate, first generation student at Southern Oregon University. She is majoring in English and Writing with a focus on Professional Writing and minoring in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. She anticipates graduating cum laude in June of 2015.

Mindi’s interests include Women’s literature and autobiography, linguistics, grant proposal development, and narrative oral histories. Mindi is also interested in social research within our national and local parks and how communities can utilize social research to solve complex problems within the park system. She is specifically interested in park visitor demographics and how administrators can utilize social research to improve park visiting rates, especially in underrepresented demographic areas. Her past research has included women in literature, feminist readings, linguistic research, gender related policy research, and social and demographic research. She is also interested in Ethnography and how communities can benefit from making their stories public.

After completing her undergraduate degree at SOU Mindi is interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Forestry or Sociology. She hopes to contribute her love of research and action within a program that can help her to achieve her goals of becoming a post-secondary educator and professional researcher.


McNair Faculty Mentor: Dr. Edwin Battistella, Professor English and Writing

Curriculum Vitae

2014 McNair Summer Research Symposium

PowerPoint Illustrated Presentation: Oregon Speaks: A Sociolinguistic Study of Vernacular Diversity