Faculty

  • A&S Faculty at Niagara University's 150th Anniversary
    A&S Faculty at Niagara University's 150th Anniversary
  • Faculty Honorees at the Dedication of the Arts & Sciences Wall of Honors.
    Faculty Honorees at the Dedication of the Arts & Sciences Wall of Honors.
  • Professor Kaczmarek, Dr. Pimlott, & Dr. McGlen (Dean): 2009 Awardees
    Professor Kaczmarek, Dr. Pimlott, & Dr. McGlen (Dean): 2009 Awardees
  • Dr. Osberg of Psychology with one of his students at the Undergraduate Research Conference.
    Dr. Osberg of Psychology with one of his students at the Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Dr. Churcher and Dr. Carr of Communications, Women's Studies, & English
    Dr. Churcher and Dr. Carr of Communications, Women's Studies, & English
  • Dr. Laverman and Professor Edmunds of Social Work
    Dr. Laverman and Professor Edmunds of Social Work

About Our Faculty

As a student at Niagara University, you'll have the opportunity to be taught by faculty who have earned outstanding reputations in their fields - faculty who are at the forefront of scholarship and research.   For the  2008-2009 academic year, our faculty:

  • Traveled to over 70  professional presentations.
  • Wrote 1 book with another  2 accepted for publication.
  • Published over  80 articles, chapters or book reviews
  • 13 faculty received summer research grants
  • Several other faculty received external  grants from NIH, Merk and other sources

The most frequently cited department strength students listed in the Arts & Sciences Senior Surveys each year is  the excellence of their professors.   Niagara University is a proponent of active learning, and our faculty demonstrate such principles daily in their classrooms.   In 2008-2009:  

  • 92% of seniors rate the quality of teaching by our faculty as excellent in our Senior Survey
  • 25 A&S Faculty received grants in support of active learning in the classroom from the Fund for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning
  • 44% of A&S Faculty were nominated by students for the A&S Excellence in Teaching award, with 25% of part-time instructors nominated for the part-time teaching award.
  • 14 faculty gave presentations at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning

In addition to fostering learning in the classroom, our faculty work closely with students on research projects.   In 2008-2009:

  • 41% of the class of 2009 reported that they had, or planned to, work with a professor on a research project in the A&S senior survey.
  • In  2008-2009 faculty/student research collaborations included:
    • 99 A&S students presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference
    • 19 A&S  students presented at the Nursing Student Presentation Day
    • 26  A&S student presented at Eastern Colleges Science Conference (ECSC) with 7 winning excellence awards.
    • 12 A&S students presented at Undergraduate Research in Communications conference in RIT
    • 48 student honors theses.  
    • Several  students were authors/co-authors with faculty on papers presented at national professional conferences
    • 11  students co-authored 4 publications with one faculty member, and 3 more student/faculty papers were submitted for publication by another faculty member.  
    • 5 student/faculty teams were awarded summer research funding
  • Niagara University Students were featured on the cover of the Council on Undergraduate Research's The CUR Quarterly magazine 2009, which contained an article by Dr. Vaught, and a description of a student-faculty research project with Dr. Priefer.

For more information about faculty student research, click here.