Faculty

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

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....

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Dr. Craig Rivera

Associate Professor, Recipient of University Outstanding Teacher Award

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...

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Dr. Paul R. Schupp

Department Chairperson, 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

Graduate Program Director

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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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

Assistant Professor

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

Assistant Professor

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

Michael Cassidy joined the faculty as an assistant professor in September 2016. His research interests include courts and sentencing, disparities in criminal case processing, and quantitative methods. He has published articles in the Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, the Akron Law Review, and Law and Policy. Previously, Michael served...

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