History & Political Science Department Faculty


  • Andrew K. Wise, Associate Professor of History; BA, University of Missouri – Columbia; MA, PhD, University of Virginia.

Departmental Faculty

  • Penny Messinger, Associate Professor of History; BA, Marshall University; MA, PhD, Ohio State University
  • Lisa K. Parshall, Associate Professor of Political Science; BS, University of Wisconsin; MA, PhD, University at Buffalo
  • Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Associate Professor of Political Science; BA, MA, State University College at Cortland; MAIS, Fairleigh Dickinson University; PhD, University at Buffalo
  • Aakriti Tandon, Assistant Professor of Political Science; BA, University of North Texas; MA, PhD, University of Arizona
  • Jay Wendland, Assistant Professor of Political Science; PhD, University of Arizona

 Affiliated & Adjunct Faculty

  • Seth Cavello, Adjunct Instructor of Geography (Fall 2015); BA, MA,University of Cincinnati; ABD, University at Buffalo
  • Averill Earls, Visiting Professor of History (Fall 2015, Spring 2016); BA, MA, University of Vermont; ABD, University at Buffalo
  • Kevin Gaughan, Adjunct Instructor of Political Science (Fall 2015); BA, Harvard University; JD, Georgetown University
  • Lenora Henson, Curator of Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historical Site; Adjunct Instructor of History (Fall 2015); MA, University of New Hampshire; BA, SUNY-College at Geneseo 
  • Chana Kotzin, Adjunct Instructor of History (Summer 2015); BS, Kingston University; Postgraduate Diploma, Oxford University; PhD, University of Southampton
  • Tomasz Pudłocki, Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence and Visiting Professor of History (Fall 2015); MA, PhD, Jagiellonian University
  • Timothy Redmond, Adjunct Instructor of Political Science; BA, Canisius College: MA, PhD, University at Buffalo
  • Laurie Walsh, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy; BS, University at Buffalo; MS, Daemen College; JD, University at Buffalo  

Emeritus Faculty

  • Edward Cuddy, (Emeritus) Professor of History; BA, St. Bernard's Seminary; MA, Catholic University; PhD, University at Buffalo
  • William Predmore, (Emeritus) Associate Professor of History; BA, St. John Fisher College; MA, Catholic University


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Students outside Rosary Hall

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Wow! Daemen students & faculty travel abroad during the inter-semester break!

Faculty accompanied students to Mexico City and Cuernavaca for the January inter-semester term.

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The M. Angela Canavan, OSF Legacy Society was established to recognize those thoughtful members of the Rosary Hill/Daemen College community who have made a provision for the college in their estate plans through a bequest, life insurance policy, trust, retirement plan, IRA or other planned gift.