Dr. Reilly, Dr. Pimlott & Dr. Lee of Political Science and International Studies
A&S Faculty at Niagara University's 150th Anniversary
Faculty Honorees at the Dedication of the Arts & Sciences Wall of Honors.
Professor Kaczmarek, Dr. Pimlott, & Dr. McGlen (Dean): 2009 Awardees
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. Laverman and Professor Edmunds of Social Work
Dr. Greene, Mrs. Greene, Dr. Cliff and Dr. Stoj of Biology, Life Sciences, Biochemistry, and Chemistry
Dr. Gallagher, Dr. Branker, and Dr. St. Hilaire of Religion and Mathematics
Dr. Little, Dr. Carr & Dr. Laurel of English and Writing Studies
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.