Faculty

Michael Gentile, J.D.

Associate Professor & Program Coordinator of Sport and Recreation Management

Phone:
(716)286-8652
Fax:
(716)286-8277
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 411
Fax:
(716)286-8277

Michael Gentile is an Associate Professor in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University.  He teaches courses in Sport Management, Recreation and Sport Law, Negotiations, Sport Policy and Governance, Event and Facility Management.  Additionally, he serves as Associate Dean for the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management...

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Patrick Tutka, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(716)286-8653
Fax:
(716)286-8277
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 409
Fax:
(716)286-8277

Dr. Tutka joined Niagara University in spring 2015 after completing his doctoral studies at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Tutka teaches sport management courses in event and facility management, sport finance, sport marketing and promotions, and the Introduction to Sport Management class. Dr. Tutka'a area of study involve...

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Jonathan A. Dandes

Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8270

Jonathan A. Dandes was appointed president of Rich Baseball Operations on Oct. 1, 2001. He joined Rich Products Corporation in June 1986 as product manager and was soon appointed director of restaurant operations. He was named vice president/general manager of Stadium Services, Inc. in 1988, and executive vice president of...

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Susan M. Roarke, M.A.

Asstant Director of Compliance Services, Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8781

In 2015 Susan Roarke was hired to the Department of Athletics administrative leadership staff at Niagara University. Roarke will serve as the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. Roarke spent the previous nine years at Buffalo State College where she was the women's basketball head coach and served as the Assistant Director...

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Joseph C. Castiglia, M.S.A.

Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8270

Joseph Castiglia has been an adjunct professor in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at NiagaraUniversity since 2012.  In addition to his current position at Niagara, he works for the Southtowns Community Enhancement Coalition as their Executive Director. The Coalition is a non-for-profit organization committed to the sustainable economic...

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Tom Koller

Expert in Residence

Phone:
(716)286-8270
Cell:
(716)878-6514

Tom Koller was named Assistant Athletics Director for External Affairs at Buffalo State in August of 2001 and was later promoted to Senior Associate Athletics Director in 2010.  Prior to coming to Buffalo State, the Western New York native enjoyed 11 years at the University at Buffalo, first as the...

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Cheryl R. Rode, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(716)286-8276
Fax:
(716)286-8277
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 410
Fax:
(716)286-8277

Dr. Rode joined Niagara University in Fall 2017 after completing her doctoral studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee. Previously Dr. Rode was an assistant professor at Texas Tech University and Ohio Dominican University. She teaches sport management courses in sport and recreation programming, sport finance and sport...

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