Faculty

Dr. Michael Durfee

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8082
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 132
Office Hours:
Fall 2019: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:15-2:15pm

*Focus of Teaching* U.S. History I and II America in the Contemporary World Origins of the Urban Crisis The War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration The Crack Era in Context Rise of Black America The Long Civil Rights Movement Introduction to Research World Civilizations I and II *Current Research and *Presentations* * Michael...

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Dr. Mustafa Gokcek

Associate Professor; Director, M.A. - Interdisciplinary Studies

Phone:
716.286.8195
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 131
Office Hours:
Fall 2019: Tuesday & Thursday 11am-12:30pm, Friday 10:30am-1:30pm

Focus of Teaching Middle East, Central Asia, Soviet Union Current Research Dr. Gökçek's research focuses on the discourses of nationalism and Islamism at the turn of the 20th century in the Ottoman Empire. He is especially interested in the intellectual interaction between Russian and Ottoman Empires and looks into the role of the...

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Dr. Robert G. Kane

Professor, Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Phone:
716.286.8085
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 134
Office Hours:
Fall 2019: Tuesday & Thursday 11:10am-12:30pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm

Current Research My main research interests are in the interplay of ideas of race, democracy, and national security in U.S.-Japan relations in the early twentieth century.  Using U.S. and Japanese sources, I explain how contests for political power and rhetorical authority within each country drove policymaking and perceptions.  Japanese and Americans...

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Marissa Rhodes

Visiting Professor

Office Location:
Timon Hall - First Floor, 130
Office Hours:
Fall 2019: Tuesday 10am-1pm, Wednesday 4-5pm, Friday 12-2pm
 

Dr. Shannon M. Risk

Associate Professor of History; Director, Public History Minor; Director, Women's Studies Minor; Fulbright Campus Program Advisor

Phone:
716.286.8084
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 127
Office Hours:
Fall 2019: Monday 10-11am Wednesday 10-11am, 2:30-3:30pm Friday 10-11am, 2:30-4:30pm

Dr. Shannon Risk is an associate professor of history at Niagara University where she teaches courses in progressive era U.S. history, Canadian studies, and public history, and manages the women’s studies and public history minors. She holds her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maine, where she also...

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Dr. John Stranges

Phone:
716.286.8471
Office Location:
Room 11, Marian House
Office Hours:
Wednesday 1-5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-5:00 p.m.

John B. Stranges is University Professor at Niagara University. He began his career at Niagara in 1968, and served consecutively as a faculty member, department chair, Academic Vice President, and as the institution's first University Professor. During his long tenure as chief academic officer, the university underwent a major expansion...

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Dr. Stefanie Wichhart

Associate Professor & Department Chair

Phone:
716.286.8090
Office Location:
Timon Hall, Room 129
Office Hours:
Fall 2019: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 1-3pm

Current Research My research focuses on British intervention in the Middle East during World War II, particularly in Egypt and Iraq. I look at the war as a period of revived imperial interest in this region, as Britain reasserted its authority over formerly decolonized territories. Within this framework I am particularly...

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