Meet the Staff

Dr. Mike Cundall, Honors Director
Dr. Mike Cundall, Dr. Mike to his students, comes to North Carolina A&T State University from his previous post as assistant director of the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University in Louisiana. He obtained his PhD. in Philosophy and the Sciences from the University of Cincinnati and his bachelor's in Philosophy and Psychology with a classics minor from the University of Kentucky. As a philosopher his research focuses on the philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind and cognitive science. He is particularly interested in the issues of reductionism and cognition more generally. He also has research interests in the philosophy of science relative to explanation, causation and the special sciences and causation. His final area of research is humor, specifically the cognition and recognition of humor and the propriety of racist and ethnic humor. He is currently beginning a research project into the perception of humor in naturalistic environments.

Darrell L. Hairston, Academic Program Coordinator
Darrell L. Hairston currently works at N.C. A&T as the retention coordinator for the Aggie Mentoring Program (AMP). In addition to the program's duties, he works with Honors students with the graduate school application process, interviewing skills and career development. Darrell received his masters of arts and educational specialist degrees in Community Agency Counseling from James Madison University. He received a bachelors of science in psychology from Radford University.

Laine Adams, Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Laine Adams is the Scholarships and Fellowships Coordinator at N.C. A&T.  She works with university students through the applications process for prestigious scholarships and fellowships like the Rhodes, Fulbright, and Goldwater. Laine received a Master's in English from Auburn University and a Bachelor's in English with a minor in Religious Studies from Georgia Southern University.  She has taught university writing courses as well as freshman studies courses and has most recently worked as a counselor for TRIO Student Support Services.

Sherri A. Kendall, Administrative Support Associate
Sherri A. Kendall is a graduate of N.C. A&T with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics. She is a native of Fayetteville, N.C. and lived and worked in several cities in California before returning to the A&T. She likes to sing, plays several musical instruments and is very active in her local church. She loves children and young people and she is a valued member of the praise team at her church. Ms. Kendall became the administrative associate for the program in October 2004.