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Dr. Talia  Harmon

Dr. Talia Harmon

Department Chairperson, Professor, Recipient of University Outstanding Teacher Award

Phone:
716-286-8093
Office Location:
Timon 112
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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 has written numerous articles that address issues involving capital punishment including exonerations and...

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Dr. David B. Taylor

Dr. David B. Taylor

Associate Professor

Phone:
716-286-8087

Dr. David Taylor joined 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....

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Dr. Craig  Rivera

Dr. Craig Rivera

Professor

Phone:
716-286-8095
Office Location:
Timon 110
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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...

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Dr. Paul R. Schupp

Dr. Paul R. Schupp

Associate Professor

Phone:
716-286-8335
Office Location:
Timon 103
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Dr. Schupp is a Western New York native. After earning his B.S. degree in Biological Sciences at Cornell University, he earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University at Albany—SUNY. He teaches System-wide Issues in CRJ, CRJ Ethics, and Organizational and White Collar...

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Professor Ronald Winkley

Professor Ronald Winkley

Faculty Fellow

Phone:
716-286-8089
Office Location:
Timon 114

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...

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Yvonne Isom, M.S.

Adjunct Professor

Phone:
716-286-8080

Yvonne Isom received her BA in Psychology in 1999 and her MS in Criminal Justice Administration in 2001 from Niagara University.  Prior to teaching at Niagara, Professor Isom was on the criminal justice faculty at State University of New York at Buffalo College.  She is currently teaching Juvenile Justice, Principles...

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Dr. Timothy Lauger

Dr. Timothy Lauger

Associate Professor

Phone:
716-286-8403
Office Location:
Timon 111
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Dr. Lauger is a native of Northern Wisconsin who attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. 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 that...

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Dr. Dana  Radatz

Dr. Dana Radatz

Associate Professor, Criminal Justice Graduate Program Director

Phone:
716-286-8092
Office Location:
Timon 113
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Dr. Dana L. Radatz joined the faculty in the fall of 2015. She received her doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Radatz’s research interests include batterer intervention programs, corrections, evidence-based practices, female offenders,...

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Dr. Michael Cassidy

Dr. Michael Cassidy

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716-286-8098
Office Location:
Timon 106

Michael Cassidy joined the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2016. His research interests include sentencing, courts and social context, community corrections, quantitative methods, and program evaluation. Dr. Cassidy’s research has been supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and Arnold Ventures. His recent publications have appeared in Criminal...

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Dr. Melanie Mayberry

Dr. Melanie Mayberry

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080

Dr. Melanie Mayberry earned her Ph.D. At the University at Buffalo in Biological Anthropology in 2017. Prior to her work in Anthropology, she completed her undergraduate work in Biology at Eastern Michigan University, and a masters at the University at Albany in Forensic Biology. She worked for years as a...

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Amanda Amendola

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

James Buono

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Timothy Connolly

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Kevin Hutcheson

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Richard Kloch

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Peter Lepiane

Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Terry Penney

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Rebecca Roeseler

Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Steven Zulia

Adjunct Professor

Phone:
716-286-8080