Faculty

Dr. Paul R. Schupp

Department Chairperson, Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8335
Office Location:
Timon 103
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Dr. Schupp is a Western New York native. After earning his B.S. degree in Biological Sciences at Cornell University, he earned both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University at Albany—SUNY. He teaches System-wide Issues in CRJ, CRJ Ethics, and Organizational and White Collar...

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Professor Ronald Winkley

Graduate Program Director

Phone:
716.286.8089
Office Location:
Timon 114

Professor Winkley retired as Lewiston Police Chief in June 2007 after 26 years on the force. He is proud to join the Faculty of Niagara as a Professional in Residence. He is excited to work with undergraduate criminal justice majors and minors, as well as graduate criminal justice students. As...

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Dr. Talia Harmon

Professor, Recipient of University Outstanding Teacher Award

Phone:
716.286.8093
Office Location:
Timon 112
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Dr. Talia Harmon joined the faculty in the fall, 1999. She attended the State University of New York at Albany where she received her undergraduate degree (B.A.) as well as her graduate degrees (master's and Ph.D.). Dr. Harmon’s very timely dissertation entitled "Overturned Convictions in Capital Cases: A Comparison Between Inmates...

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Dr. Craig Rivera

Associate Professor, Recipient of University Outstanding Teacher Award

Phone:
716.286.8095
Office Location:
Timon 110
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Dr. Craig Rivera joined the faculty of the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the fall of 2002.  He currently teaches or has taught Policy Research Seminar, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Restorative Justice on the undergraduate level; he also teaches Research Methods, Introduction to Statistical Analysis, and Restorative...

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Dr. Timothy Lauger

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8403
Office Location:
Timon 111
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Dr. Lauger comes to NU from Erie, Pennsylvania, where he served as an assistant professor of criminal justice at Mercyhurst College since 2008. He received his doctorate in criminal justice from Indiana University in 2010 after engaging in an 18-month ethnographic study of active gang members in Indianapolis. Rutgers University Press...

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Dr. Dana Radatz

Assistant Professor

Phone:
716.286.8092
Office Location:
Timon 101
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Dr. Dana L. Radatz joined the faculty in the fall of 2015. She received her doctorate in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Radatz’s research interests include batterer intervention programs, corrections, evidence-based practices, female offenders,...

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Dr. David B. Taylor

Associate Professor

Phone:
716.286.8087

Dr. David Taylor joinied the faculty in Fall, 1999. Dr. Taylor received his B.A. in Psychology from Castleton State College in 1990 and an M.A. in Criminal Justice from Indiana University in 1992. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine in 1999....

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James W Buono

Adjunct Professor

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A Niagara alumnus, Prof. Buono joined the faculty in 2005.  Currently, Prof. Buono is responsible for teaching Criminal Investigation as well as Supreme Court Celebrated Cases. Prof. Buono is employed full-time as an Investigator for the New York State Police.  He has served as a uniform patrol officer, a school resources...

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Kevin Vasquez Hutcheson

Kevin Vasquez Hutcheson, Esq. is a partner in the law firm of Roach, Brown, McCarthy & Gruber, P.C.  in Buffalo, New York.  Mr. Hutcheson practices in all areas of civil and criminal litigation pending before federal, state and local courts.  Mr. Hutcheson has successfully tried cases to verdict in New...

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Steven Zulia

Adjunct Professor

Professor Zulia joined the faculty as an adjunct lecturer in fall 2005. He was promoted to the position adjunct professor in fall 2011. He is retired from the Niagara County Sheriff's Department in 2003. Professor Zulia is responsible for teaching undergraduate Criminal Justice majors and minors. He teaches Private Security...

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Timothy M. Connolly

Senior Lecturer

A Niagara alumnus, Prof. Connolly joined the faculty as a lecturer in the fall of 2007 and currently teaches Introduction to Criminal Justice during the fall semester and Criminal Investigation in the spring. Since 1999, Prof. Connolly has been employed full-time with the Town of Tonawanda Police Department and has been...

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