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Advisory Board

James BattistaAssistant Professor
Political Science

Sean J Bennett, Professor

David Fertig, Associate Professor

Trina Hamilton, Associate Professor

Sasha David Pack, Associate Professor

Deborah E. Reed-Danahay, Professor

Debra A. Street, Professor



Peter Bergenstock, JD

Ralph J. Critelli, EdM

Rebecca Darszewski, MSW

Glenn, Frost, MSW

Ira Sanford Geffner, EdM

Jeffrey Green

Ronald Grossman, MSW

Kelsey Harvey, MS

Joseph Hausbeck, JD

Dennis M. Kane, MBA

Karen Lazik, EdM

Daniel Lesinski, MS

Samuel J. Lojacono, MA

David J. Lotempio, MS

Elizabeth Mair

Diane McMullen, PhD

William Michalek, MS

Daniel H. Nickolai, PhD

Cheryl A. O’Brien, MSW

Mark A. Peters, PhD

Stanley Radon, MS

Meghan, Roehl, JD

Marie Roth, MSW

Suzan Sarac, MS

Bruce A. Shields, PhD

Tiffany Vanderwerf, MA



Sanford Geffner, Lecturer, advisor Environmental Studies

Nicholas Henshue, Clinical Assistant Professor of Ecology

Roslyn Joy-Colón, Internship Coordinator

June Jakielaszek, Administrative Assistant

Veronica Kase, Receptionist

Dr. Shelley Kimelberg, Director

Susan E. Pearles, Assistant to the Director

Craig Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor

Student Spotlight

  • Ashley Machovec

    Originally from Binghamton, NY, I came to University at Buffalo as a transfer student from my local community college. After switching my major a few times, I chose to be an early childhood education concentration with a teaching and speech pathology minor. Taking a wrong turn on main street in Buffalo, I ended up at […]

  • Clarissa Cardarelli

    I’m from Orchard Park, NY and I am studying French, Linguistics, and International Studies with a regional focus in Africa. I chose International Studies as my major since I have always loved learning foreign languages and about foreign cultures. I plan to use what I have learned about foreign relations, economics, and politics to pursue […]

  • Shontay Barnes

    Originally from Buffalo New York, I am pursuing a double major in Health and Human Services/Community Mental Health and Psychology. I chose this major because I learned about the excellent opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the field.  I was very pleased to see that there was an internship component of the major.  My participation […]

  • Cherrelle Collins

    For me this major encompassed everything I am. After pursuing nursing, and realizing that clinical work was not “for me”, I started to hone in on my leadership skills, ability to direct, inspire and HELP. It was at that moment that I realized I wanted to become instrumental in helping someone else find their “calling” […]

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