Faculty

Dr. Todd Schoepflin

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8081
Office Location:
Timon Hall
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Dr. Schoepflin grew up in Niagara Falls and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1990. He received his B.A. in psychology from SUNY Fredonia in 1994 and attended graduate school at Stony Brook University. In 2004, he completed his dissertation at Stony Brook, entitled “A Sociological Analysis of Interracial...

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Dr. Kenneth Culton

Associate Professor; Chairperson of Sociology Department

Phone:
716.286.8094
Office Location:
Timon Hall

Dr. Culton joined the Sociology Department in 2006. He earned his Ph.D. from Stony Brook University in 2006. His dissertation is titled "DIY Punk on Long Island: On the Development of Activist Identities."� *Focus of Teaching�* Social Theory, Deviance, Youth and Music Subcultures, Sociology of Sport� *Current Research�* Using music to teach sociological theory;...

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Mary Altair

Adjunct Professor

Phone:
716.286.8080

Mary Altair has been offering Cultural Anthropology and Native Studies classes at NU since 2000.  She has a Masters in Anthropology from CSU East Bay, and has conducted research in California, Pakistan, and New York on topics including Traditional and Alternative Health Care, Refugee Acculturation, Cultural Barriers and Supports to...

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Nathan Whitley-Grassi

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716.218.8489

Prof. Whitley-Grassi has been teaching at Niagara University since 2008. He received his BS in Biology with a minor in Anthropology from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia.  He completed his MA in Anthropology and an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Ecology, Evolution and Behavior where he studied societal development...

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Dina Martin

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716.286.8729
Office Location:
Bailo Hall

Dina is an Assistant Director of Admissions at Niagara University. She earned her B.A. in Sociology in 2008 at NU and then a Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2010.  Focus of Teaching Introduction to Sociology

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Dr. Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah

Adjunct Professor

Phone:
716.286.8080

Dr. Jabbaar-Gyambrah is the senior assistant director of the University Honors College at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Prior to this, she served as the director of multicultural affairs at Hilbert College for six years. Focus of Teaching Black Families Part I and Part II, Hip-Hop in Society,...

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Bryan Whitley-Grassi

Lecturer

Phone:
716.286.8080

My name is Professor Whitley-Grassi. I am the Social Studies Department Chair and a teacher at Global Concepts Charter High School in Lackawanna, NY. I teach AP U.S. Government & Politics, Sociology, Psychology, Participation in Government, and Economics. I am also a Lecturer at Niagara University in Niagara Falls, NY....

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Dr. John Murphy

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716.286.8080

Dr. John Murphy is returning to teaching at NU after almost 14 years in higher education administration.  He has a Ph.D. in Policy Studies from SUNY @ Buffalo specializing in the organizational theory and policymaking in higher education administration.  His research includes the integration of instructional technologies in the college...

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Dr. Vanessa Haddad

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716.286.8080

Dr. Haddad received her Ph.D. from the University at Buffalo in 2016. Her dissertation is titled Leveling Up: Video Games, Development and the Narrated Everyday Experiences of Male College Students.   *Current Research * Video games as a tool for identity development and exploration, as well as a tool to increase empathy on...

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Dr. Kimberly Silla

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716.286.8080
 

Dave Cockman

adjunct professor

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Melanie Mayberry

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Leslie Pickering

Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080