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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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. Kimberly Silla

Senior Lecturer

Phone:
716.286.8080
 

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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Leslie Pickering

Lecturer

Phone:
716-286-8080
 

Dr. Bradley Kaye

senior lecturer

Dr. Bradley Kaye finished his PhD in 2010 from Binghamton University.  His books include Critical Madness Theory: A Way of Interpreting Irrational Behavior as Political Action based on his dissertation and The Boundless Open Sea: Zen and Critical Theory.  He is finishing up a new text that can be used...

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rachel Pitonyak

Phone:
716-286-8080

Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Film and Media Studies at Mercyhurst University, and an MA in Film and Media Study with a Secondary Concentration in Sociology at the University at Buffalo.  She is currently a PhD Candidate in University at Buffalo American Studies program.  Her current...

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