Faculty Spotlights

“My travels have taken me to the greatest universities in the world, with opportunities to witness the immensity of the gifts of faculty around the globe. I stand before you today to tell you that Niagara University’s faculty are second to none in interweaving teaching, scholarship and service.” - Rev. James J. Maher, President, April 4, 2014

Across campus, Niagara University faculty members serve as the heart of the institution. Ninety-four percent of Niagara faculty members have earned the highest degree in their field from universities such as Harvard, Yale, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Notre Dame and Cornell. And every member of the university’s faculty is committed to the success of NU’s students.

Ed Hutton, CFA (Commerce)

Chartered Financial Analyst, CFA Institute
M.S., Financial Economics, SUNY at Buffalo
MBA, Finance, Canisius College
B.A., Chemistry, Eisenhower College

Robyn E. Goacher, Ph.D. (Chemistry)

Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, SUNY Buffalo
B.S., Chemistry, Principia College

Michael D. Barnwell, Ph.D. (Philosophy)

Director, Niagara University Honors Program
Ph.D., Dual Degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Yale University
M.Div., Summa Cum Laude, Yale University
B.A., Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Wake Forest University

Malena King-Jones (Nursing)

Ph.D., Nursing, University at Buffalo
M.S., Community Health, D'Youville College
BSN, Niagara University