History & Political Science Department Faculty Page


  •  Andrew K. Wise, Associate Professor of History; B.A., University of Missouri – Columbia; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Departmental Faculty

  • Angela Diaz, Assistant Professor of History; Ph.D., University of Florida
  • Penny Messinger, Associate Professor of History; B.A., Marshall University; M.A., Ph.D., Ohio State University.
  • Lisa K. Parshall, Associate Professor of Political Science; B.S., University of Wisconsin; M.A., Ph.D., University at Buffalo.
  • Joseph Sahr Sankoh, Associate Professor of Political Science; B.A., M.A., State University College at Cortland; M.A.I.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University; Ph.D., University at Buffalo.
  • Aakriti Tandon, Assistant Professor of Political Science; B.A., University of North Texas; M.A., Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • Laurie A. Walsh, Associate Professor; B.S., J.D., University at Buffalo, M.S., Daemen College.

Adjunct & Emeritus Faculty

  • Edward Cuddy, (Emeritus) Professor of History; B.A., St. Bernard's Seminary; M.A., Catholic University; Ph.D., University at Buffalo
  • William Predmore, (Emeritus) Associate Professor of History; B.A, St. John Fisher College; M.A., Catholic University

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