Buffalo-Cheektowaga Faculty Profiles

Sheila Aird

  • mentor in the historical studies area of study and Center for Distance Learning academic area coordinator, global studies
  • B.A. (anthropology/African studies), M.A. (anthropology), Syracuse University; M.A. (history), Ph.D. (Latin/Caribbean history and African diaspora/public history), Howard University

Jacqui Berger

  • mentor in the educational studies area of study, Buffalo-Cheektowaga and Lockport
  • B.S. (elementary education and special learning needs), Lesley University; M.Ed. (early childhood and special education), Tulane University; ABD (special education), University at Buffalo

Nicholas Boccolucci

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • mentor, Master of Business Administration
  • B.A., M.S.Ed., Buffalo State College; Ph.D. (educational administration), University at Buffalo

Eralda Caushaj

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  • mentor in the science, mathematics and technology area of study
  • B.A., M.Sc. (computer science), University of Bologna, Italy; MBA (leadership and entrepreneurship), Regent University; Ph.D. studies (computer science), Oakland University

Catherine Collins

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  • mentor in the community and human services and science, mathematics and technology areas of study
  • B.S., Buffalo State College; M.S.(allied health education), Ed.D. (education administration), University at Buffalo

Nan DiBello

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  • dean and mentor in the public affairs area of study
  • B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (political science), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Excellence in Teaching  Award, Wells College

Kenneth Ferree

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  • mentor in the arts area of study
  • B.S., SUNY Empire State College; M.S., Full Sail University

Susan Forbes

  • mentor in the arts area of study
  • B.F.A., Kent State University; MFA (acting), Ohio University

Tracy Galuski

  • mentor in early childhood studies and Center for Distance Learning academic area coordinator, early childhood studies
  • B.A. (elementary education) SUNY Fredonia; Ed. M. (general education) SUNY Buffalo; Ph.D. (elementary education and early childhood) University at Buffalo

Bob Gerulat

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.A. (American history), University at Buffalo; M.A.L.S. (history/anthropology), SUNY Empire State College; Ph.D. (management), Walden University

Sonja Givens

  • associate dean and mentor in the cultural studies area of study
  • B.A., M.A. (communication), Fresno State; Ph.D. (communication), University of Georgia

Joel Goldberg

  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • B.A., University at Buffalo; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ph.D. (education and organizational behavior), Cornell University

Marilyn Gwaltney

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  • mentor in the cultural studies area of study
  • A.A. (visual arts), Pensacola Junior College; B.A. (philosophy), Florida State University; M.A. (philosophy), Boston University; Ph.D. (philosophy), University at Buffalo
  • Fulbright Scholar, 1993-94, India

Hartley Hutchins

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study, Buffalo-Cheektowaga and Lockport
  • B.S.(chemistry, biology), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; M.S. (environmental biological sciences), Illinois State University; Certificate in Business Management, American Management Association; Certified Industrial Hygienist; Certified Safety Professional
  • Foundation Award for Excellence in Part Time Mentoring, 2012

James Maurino

  • mentor in the community and human services and human development areas of study, Buffalo-Cheektowaga and Fredonia
  • B.A. (English and psychology), MSW, Buffalo State College; Ph.D. (counseling psychology), Walden University

Frieda Mendelsohn

  • mentor in the business, management and economics and science, mathematics and technology and public affairs areas of study
  • B.A., University of California at Los Angeles; M.A. (economics), Washington University
  • Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring, 1996

Nancy Mingus

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study, Buffalo-Cheektowaga and Lockport
  • B.S., Oneonta State; M.A. (historic preservation), Goucher College; M.S. (education), Alfred University

Dan Nyaronga

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  • mentor in the community and human services area of study
  • B.A (community development), Daystar University, Nairobi; M.A.L.S. (human behavior and society), Valparaiso University; M.S., Ph.D. (human development), Iowa State University; Postdoctoral (epidemiology), University of California at Berkeley

Lorraine Peeler

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  • mentor in the community and human services and human development areas of study
  • B.S., SUNY Empire State College; M.Ed. (vocational and developmental psychology), Ph.D. (counseling and educational psychology), University at Buffalo
  • Altes Prize for Exemplary Community Service, 2005

David Pritchard

  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study
  • A.A.S. (accounting) Bryant and Stratton; B.S. (procurement and contracts), M.A. (international business), Ph.D. (international trade) University at Buffalo

Lokesh Rastogi

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  • mentor in the business, management and economics area of study, Buffalo-Cheektowaga and Lockport
  • B.Com. (accounting), Agra University; M.A. (labor economics), Nagpur University; MBA, Long Island University; DBA (management and behavioral accounting), Nova Southeastern University

Rhianna Rogers

  • mentor in the cultural studies area of study
  • B.A. (social sciences), M.A. (history), Ph.D. (comparative studies), Florida Atlantic University
  • registered professional archeologist

Jacke Rose

  • mentor in the social science area of study
  • B.A. (government), Indiana University; Ph.D. (political science), University of Missouri

Jason Russell

  • mentor and coordinator, Master of Arts in Labor and Policy Studies
  • B.A. (history), University of Western Ontario; M.A. (labor and policy studies) SUNY Empire State College; Ph.D.(history) York University

Jim Sawyer

  • mentor in the science, mathematics and technology area of study
  • B.A. (biology), St. John's University; Ph.D. (developmental biology), University of Cincinnati

Carole Southwood

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  • mentor in the cultural studies area of study
  • B.A., Niagara University; M.A., Ph.D. (English), University at Buffalo
  • Award for Excellence in Part-time Mentoring, 1995

A. Tina Wagle

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  • mentor and chair, Master of Arts in Teaching
  • B.A. (education, Spanish), Colgate University; M.A. (Spanish), Middlebury College; Ph.D. (social foundations), University at Buffalo
  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2008

Martha Welte

  • mentor in the science, mathematics and technology area of study
  • B.A. (mathematics), Grinnell College; M.A. (mathematics), M.S. (computer science) University at Buffalo