Faculty

Dr. Susan E. Mason

Professor of Psychology

Phone:
716.286.8358
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 108

Dr. Susan E. Mason joined the Niagara University psychology faculty in September of 1979, after serving on the faculty at Buffalo State College (1977-1978), and West Virginia University (1978-1979). She served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Niagara University from 1987 to 1997, and as vice...

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Dr. Timothy M. Osberg

Professor of Psychology

Phone:
(716) 286-8524
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 135

Dr. Tim Osberg joined the faculty of Niagara in September of 1982. He teaches courses in introductory psychology, abnormal psychology, clinical psychology, and psychological assessment in addition to supervising the department's practicum and co-op programs.  His research interests include psychological assessment (with a focus on evaluating recent revisions of the...

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Dr. Burt Thompson

Professor and Chair of Psychology

Phone:
(716) 286-8521
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 107

Dr. Thompson began teaching at NU part-time in 1985, and joined the faculty on a full-time basis as an Assistant Professor in 1987.  He has a variety of research interests in the areas of human learning, memory, and perception. Currently Dr. Thompson and his students are studying various factors that affect eyewitness...

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Dr. Donna F. Thompson

Professor of Psychology

Phone:
(716) 286-8522
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 134

Dr. Donna Thompson joined the Niagara University faculty in September of 1984. Focus of Teaching Dr. Thompson teaches Introductory Psychology each fall semester and Animal Behavior each spring. She also teaches either Child Psychology or Life-Span Developmental Psychology each semester. Dr. Thompson uses Comparative Psychology as a theme for student paper topics...

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Dr. Joanne C. Basta

Adjunct Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8231

My Research and Teaching Interests My research interests center on the psychology of learning and instruction, particularly within the disciplines of mathematics and science. More specifically, I am interested in the measurement of two psychological constructs within a middle school population, mathematics disposition and need for cognition. The results of my...

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Dr. Irene Rykaszewski

Adjunct Professor

B.A. in Psychology and Political Science, York University, 1977 M.A. in Experimental Psychology, State University of New York at Geneseo, 1980 Ph.D. in Psychobiology, Purdue University, 1984 Joined Niagara University faculty in September of 1986 after postdoctoral work at the University of Illinois. My general research interests have focused on the interactions...

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Dr. Milen Radell

Visiting Professor

Phone:
(716) 286-8523
Office Location:
112A DePaul Hall

Dr. Radell spent two years working for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs as a research scientist, and taught statistics at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Rutgers University – Newark, NJ before joining the faculty of NU in 2016. He teaches Introductory Psychology (PSY 101), Behavioral Neuroscience (PSY...

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Paul Kochmanski

Senior Lecturer

Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 3

Paul Kochmanski joined the NU faculty in 2012.  He has taught a variety of courses, including Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality Theories, and Physiological Psychology.  He holds a B.A. in Biology from Buffalo State College, and an M.A. in psychology from Xavier University.

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Mr. Kerry Zelazny

Lecturer

Phone:
(716) 949-7189
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, room 112

Kerry Zelazny joined Niagara University as an adjunct instructor in the Fall of 2017.  He has taught a variety of courses including Abnormal, Clinical, and Counseling Psychology, Anxiety Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Introduction to Psychology.  He has conducted research in areas focusing primarily on psychopathology, including: PTSD, personality disorders, mood...

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