Faculty

Dr. Elizabeth K. Brown

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8092
Office Location:
Timon 101

Dr. Brown grew up overseas (Africa, Asia) and graduated from high school in Amherst, MA. She graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in Psychology in 2000. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany in the spring of 2009. She...

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Timothy M. Connolly

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716.432.0286

A Niagara alumnus, Prof. Connolly joined the faculty as a lecturer in the fall of 2007.  Currently, Prof. Connolly is responsible for teaching Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRJ 201) during the fall semester and Criminal Investigation (CRJ 397) in the spring. Prof. Connolly is employed full-time as a Detective with the Town of Tonawanda Police Dept....

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Dr. Diana L. Falco

Department Chairperson, Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8049

Dr. Diana Falco joined the faculty in the fall 2008 and is happy to be back in Western New York as well as to be working at her alma mater.  She received her undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Political Science and Criminology & Criminal Justice as well as her graduate degree (M.S.) in Criminal Justice Administration...

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Dr. Talia Harmon

Professor

Phone:
716.286.8093
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Dr. Talia Harmon joined the faculty in the fall, 1999. She attended the State University of New York at Albany where she received her undergraduate degree (B.A.) as well as her graduate degrees (master's and Ph.D.). Dr. Harmon’s very timely dissertation entitled "Overturned Convictions in Capital Cases: A Comparison Between Inmates Released From Death Row Because...

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Kevin Vasquez Hutcheson

Kevin Vasquez Hutcheson, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Roach, Brown, McCarthy & Gruber, P.C.  in Buffalo, New York.  Mr. Hutcheson practices in all areas of civil and criminal litigation pending before federal, state and local courts.  Mr. Hutcheson has successfully tried cases to verdict in New York State Supreme Court and...

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Dr. Timothy Lauger

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8403
Office Location:
Timon 111
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Dr. Lauger comes to NU from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he served as an assistant professor of criminal justice at Mercyhurst College since 2008. He received his doctorate in criminal justice from Indiana University in 2010 after engaging in an 18-month ethnographic study of active gang members in Indianapolis. Rutgers University Press published his book that resulted from...

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Dr. Craig Rivera

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8095
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Dr. Craig Rivera joined the faculty of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the fall of 2002.  He currently teaches or has taught Policy Research Seminar, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Restorative Justice on the undergraduate level; he also teaches Research Methods, Introduction to Statistical Analysis, and Restorative Justice on the graduate level.  Dr....

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Dr. Paul R. Schupp

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8335
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Dr. Schupp earned his B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University in 1993. He received his M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University at Albany—SUNY in 1994 where he earned his Ph.D. in 2004. He teaches undergraduate courses in Principles of Justice, and Imprisonment and Corrections. In the graduate...

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Dr. David B. Taylor

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8087

Dr. David Taylor joinied the faculty in Fall, 1999. Dr. Taylor received his B.A. in Psychology from Castleton State College in 1990 and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1992. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine in 1999. He most recently taught at...

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Professor Ronald Winkley

Graduate Program Director

Phone:
716.286.8089

Professor Winkley retired as Lewiston Police Chief in June 2007 after 26 years on the force. He is proud to join the Faculty of Niagara as a Professional in Residence. He is excited to work with undergraduate criminal justice majors and minors, as well as graduate criminal justice students. As Director of the Graduate Program,...

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Steven Zulia

Adjunct Professor

Professor Zulia joined the faculty as an adjunct lecturer in fall 2005. He was promoted to the position adjunct professor in fall 2011. He is retired from the Niagara County Sheriff's Department in 2003. Professor Zulia is responsible for teaching undergraduate Criminal Justice majors and minors. He teaches Private Security (CRJ335), Constitutional Criminal Procedure (CRJ260), Law...

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