Psychology Department Faculty


  • Denise Emer, Associate Professor of Psychology; B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo.


  • Ellen Banks, Professor of Psychology; B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo; Ed.D., Harvard University.
  • Joy Hanna, Assistant Professor of Psychology, A.B., Vassar College; Ph.D., University of Rochester; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Stonybrook University.
  • Colleen Kashino, Assistant Professor of Psychology, B.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Post-Doctoral Fellow, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.
  • Laura Luchies, Assistant Professor of Psychology, B.A., Calvin College; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Adjunct Faculty

  • Paul Kochmanski, B.A., State University College at Buffalo; M.A., Xavier University 
  • Wendy Pegan, B.A., Daemen College; M.S., Canisius College 
  • Andreas Schumacher, B.A., M.B.A., Westfaelische Wilhelms University; Ph.D., Capella University 
  • Ann Suchyna, B.A., University of Rochester; M.A., Alfred University

Administrative Assistant

  • Vincenette San Lorenzo

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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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