Bessel, Diane, PhD, LMSW, CNM

Associate Professor & Department Chair of Social Work & Sociology
  • National Task Force Steering Committee Member, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) and The National Center for Excellence in Homeless Services
  • Co-authored Curricular Guide for Addressing Homelessness (Council on Social Work Education, 2019) 

Carman, Erin, JD, LMSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • Co-Chair, Buffalo Police Advisory Board, Jan 2020–present
  • Chair, Governance Committee, Housing Opportunities Made Equal, Jul 2019–present

Daniels, Cassandra, MSW

Assistant Professor of Sociology & Social Work
  • Secretary, Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education, Council of Social Work Education (CSWE); appointed to Women's Voice Subcommittee
  • Selected to participate in the 2019–2020 Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Program Director Academy

Dunkle, Susan, EdD, MSED

Associate Professor of Education
  • Board Trustee, REACH Academy Charter School, 2019–22 

Hammer, Brian, MA

Assistant Professor of Visual & Performing Arts
  • Co-Organizer (with A. Wise), “Regeneration: Jewish Life in Poland,” photo exhibition and related events, Sep 12–Oct 11, 2019, Daemen College 

Kershaw, Martha, EdD, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Peer Reviewer, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, approved Feb 2020
  • Trustee, Lockport City School Board, appointed Nov 2019–Jun 2020; elected Jul 2020–Jun 2023

Knapp, Vicki Madaus, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Assistant Professor and Chair of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Secretary, NYS Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) Board of Directors, 2019–present
  • Marketing Co-Chairperson, NYS Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA), 2020–present

Mendel, Whitney E., MSW, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Health
  • Member of Board of Directors for CoNECT (Community Network for Engagement, Connection, & Transformation), Jun 2020–present

Morace, Robert, PhD

Distinguished Professor of English
  • Editorial Board of Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction
  • Editorial Board of Symbiosis: A Journal of Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations

Napolitano, Deborah, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Board Member, Behavior Analysis Leadership Council, Jan 2020–present
  • Secretary, Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Jul–Aug 2020
  • Legislative Committee Chair, New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) Board of Directors, Nov 2019–present
  • Secretary, Special Interest Research Group on Challenging Behavior, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2019–present
  • Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study Community Liaison Board, University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, 2018–present
  • Participant, Residential/Congregate Care Task Group and Task Force on Critical Mental and Behavioral Health Needs, county-wide Monroe County Working Groups, led by the United Way of Rochester, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the Community, March 2020–present

Parshall, Lisa, PhD

Professor of History & Political Science
  • President, Northeastern Political Science Association (NPSA) 
  • Section Chair, State and Local Politics, New York State Political Science Association (NYSPSA)
  • Conference Organizer and Program Chair for Local Government Lab: A Forum for New York State Researchers, Practitioners, and Policymakers (Mar 12, 2020, Albany, NY)

Patrone, Vanessa, MA, BCBA, LBA

Assistant Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Representative-at-Large & Marketing Committee Co-Chair, New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) Board of Directors 

Peckruhn, Heike, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion
  • Appointed Member, The Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession Committee, American Academy of Religion
  • Co-Chair, Religion and Disabilities Studies Unit of the American Academy of Religion
  • Steering Committee Member, Sacred Texts, Theory, and Theological Construction Unit of the American Academy of Religion
  • Section Editor for Christianity, Religion Compass (Wiley Publishing)

Sankoh, Joseph Sahr, PhD, MAIS, MA

Associate Professor of History & Political Science
  • Elected Treasurer for Western New York/Northwestern Pennsylvania Fulbright Chapter, 2019–present
  • Member, Town of Amherst Diversity Commission, 2019–2023, appointed by Town of Amherst Council 
  • Organizer and Facilitator, international program to mark the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Nov 2019, Daemen College

Stiles, Meri, PhD, LMSW

Associate Professor of Social Work
  • Reviewer for the Jan 2021 Society of Social Work Research (SSWR) 25th Annual Conference, Apr 2020–present

Treadway, Darren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
  • Specialty Chief Editor for Organizational Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology, Jan 2020–present

Wise, Andrew Kier, PhD

Professor of History
  • President, Kosciuszko Foundation, Western New York chapter, Mar 2020–present
  • Member of Committee for the Permanent Chair of Polish Culture at Canisius College, Sep 2019–present
  • Member, Board of Directors for the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo, July 2019–present
  • Co-Organizer (with B. Hammer), “Regeneration: Jewish Life in Poland,” photo exhibition and related events, Sep 12–Oct 11, 2019, Daemen College