Contact

If you are currently a UTC undergraduate or graduate student and are contacting me as a prospective researcher, please email the following items to shannon-mccarragher@utc.edu with the subject heading: Prospective Researcher Application (student name).

  • A typed 250-500 word personal statement expressing the following:
    • Your level of interest in research (e.g. assist with current projects, design and conduct own project, gain lab and/or fieldwork experience, for credit as individual studies, volunteer occasionally as available, etc.);
    • Which topic(s) of research interest you most and why (e.g. biogeography, physical geography, GIScience, STEM education, cartography, etc.); and
    • Description of relevant research experience (if any) – Please note that not having research experience will not exclude you from consideration. I enjoy working with enthusiastic students who are eager to learn, no matter their experience level!
  • Referral from a SCJS or BGE faculty member OR list of classes taken with Dr. McCarragher.

General inquiries can be made using the following form:

I will try to respond to all emails promptly. Please allow up to two weeks for my response. If you have any questions about research or the application process, please feel free to contact me.

You can also stop by in person during my office hours, which are handled on a first-come-first-serve basis (see bottom of this page for current days and times).

Click here if you prefer to schedule some time with me to guarantee a spot.

I look forward to hearing from you!