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samuel j lojacono

Samuel J Lojacono

Originally from the West Side of Buffalo, NY
Currently residing in East Amherst, NY

B.A., University at Buffalo, Philosophy 1972
M.A., Providence College, Religious Studies 1978

Lecturer since 1991 in the College of Arts and Sciences,
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Degree Programs

Course work offered each fall, winter, and spring semester include:

SSC 103: Intro to Health and Human Services
SSC 499: Independent Study

Academic/Professional Experience:

Employed by Rhode Island State Office on Aging for 13 years monitoring human service agencies receiving state/federal funding in the provision of community services.

Department Manager for Blue Shield of Western New York providing technical services to national health insurance accounts.

Taught at Roger Williams College, Western New York community colleges, Canisius High School of Buffalo and other local schools for over 20 years.

Team teacher for over 24 years working with local human services in conjunction with the New York State Drinking Driving Program (DDP) in Niagara County.

Specialized areas of academic interest: Gerontology, Political Philosophy, Religiousity in the U.S.


Favorite Book: Any of Malcolm Gladwell’s works

Recent Favorite Movie: Railway Man


Attending UB is a long standing family tradition with all graduating from UB and a son currently enrolled in a doctoral program in Biological Sciences.

Memorable Event at UB:

While performing research on a project as a student intern in the late 1960’s in the Office of Dr. Richard A. Sigglekow, Vice President of Student Affairs, witnessed Buffalo Police entering campus from Main Street using tear gas on student protesters.

Dr. Sigglekow passed away earlier this year at the age of 96 in Williamsville, NY