Bartlo, Pam, PT, DPT, CCS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Vice President, Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, 2018–present
  • Reviewer, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, 2021–present

Besch, Rebecca Romano, MS, ATC, CSCS, PES

Clinical Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Health Promotion
  • Peer reviewer for the Council on Accreditation of Strength and Conditioning Education, 2022–25

Bessel, Diane, PhD, LMSW, CNM

Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work & Sociology
  • Board Member, ACOSA, Special Commission to Advance Macro Practice in Social Work, 2022–present
  • Teaching Institute Organizer, Macro United 2023 Conference

Blankschaen, Kurt, PhD

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Languages, and Religious Studies
  • Fellow, Romanell Center for Clinical Ethics and the Philosophy of Medicine, University at Buffalo, 2022–present 
  • “A Discussion on ‘Allied Identities.’” Mar 21, 2023. American Red Cross, WNY Region. Invited virtual talk.
  • Referee for The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Journal of Applied Philosophy, Journal of Medical Ethics, Bioethics

Brodhead, Josette, PhD, MSHS, RNC-MNN, CNE

Associate Professor of Nursing
  • Elected president of the New York League for Nursing, 2023–25

Coyle-Lenz, Christina, MBA, MS

Assistant Professor and Program Director for Leadership & Innovation
  • “Inclusive Leadership,” presentation at Amherst Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Leaders Symposium, Mar 24, 2023, at Daemen University 

DeRosa, Nicole, PsyD, BCBA-D, LBA(NY)

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science
  • Conference Committee Chair, New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) Board of Directors, 2022–23
  • “Trauma-Informed Practice in ABA,” Behavioral Science Speaker Series at Daemen University, Nov 16, 2022

Ford, Gregory, PT, DPT, PhD

Dean, College of Health Professions
  • National Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), Finance Committee Member, 2023–25
  • National Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), Commissioner PT Panel 2022–25

Kaczorowski, Tara, PhD, Education

Associate Professor and Chair of Education
  • Created Inclusive Mathematics PD Series (6-module asynchronous training series). Maine Access to Inclusive Education Resources, Mar 2023

Messinger, Penny, PhD

Associate Professor of History
  • Western New York Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration organizing committee member for the conference “From Suffrage to the ERA: Equity, Resilience, Activism,” held in October 2021 at Daemen University

Knapp, Vicki Madaus, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA (NY)

Associate Professor and Chair of Behavioral Science
  • Secretary, New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) Executive Committee, 2022–23; NYSABA business meeting chair at the 2023 Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Peer reviewer for Behavior Analysis in Practice, Education Sciences, and Routledge Books
  • “What the Changes in New York State Law on Applied Behavior Analysis Services Mean for Families and Career Opportunities,” Buffalo Business First (Mar 10, 2023)

Marck Cantwell, Nancy, PhD

Professor of English
  • Reviewer, Irish Studies Review (2021–present) and Nineteenth-Century Contexts (2017–present) 

Napolitano, Deborah, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Associate Professor of Behavioral Science
  • Vice-President, Behavior Analysis Leadership Council, 2022–present
  • Public Policy Committee Co-Chair, New York State Association for Behavior Analysis (NYSABA) Board of Directors, 2019–present
  • Secretary, Special Interest Research Group on Challenging Behavior, International Association for the Scientific Study of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2019–present
  • National Council for Severe Autism, Council Advisory Group, 2019–23
  • Editorial Board, Behavior and Social Issues (Springer, 2021–present) and Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities (2022–present), and Guest Associate Editor, Behavior Analysis in Practice (since 2023)
  • IRB Researcher/clinician member, Behavior Intervention Psychological Services (BIPS), starting 2023
  • Board Member and Secretary, Parent-to-Parent, NYS, 2021–present
  • Community Advisory Board Member, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2021–present
  • Member, Rochester Core Team Parent Committee, Developmental Disabilities Association of Western NY (DDAWNY), 2020–present
  • Community Liaison Board Member for the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development℠ Study at the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience, University of Rochester Medical Center, 2018–present

Pane, Heather, PhD, BCBA-D

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science
  • “Compassionate Care in ABA,” Behavioral Science Speaker Series at Daemen University, Mar 8, 2023

Parshall, Lisa, PhD

Professor of History & Political Science
  • Policy Fellow, Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany, NY, 2022–23
  • State and Local Politics Section Chair, NYS Political Science Association, 2023 Conference
  • Board Member, American Society for Public Administration, Buffalo Niagara Chapter, 2022–24
  • Assistant Editor, Federal History Journal, Society for History in the Federal Government, 2023–24
  • Project Vote Smart, Key Votes Advisor (New York State), 2013–present
  • Roundtable panelist, “The Hidden Curriculum of the Academic Job Search: Advice from Current and Former Academic Leaders of NPSA,” at the Northeastern Political Science Association 54th Annual Conference, Nov 2022 in Boston, MA
  • Organizer and program chair for the conference “Local Government Lab: A Forum for New York State Researchers, Practitioners, and Policymakers” held Mar 24, 2023 in Albany, NY

Phillips, Margaret, JD

Associate Professor and Paralegal Studies Program Director
  • Guest scholar, Gandhi Institute of Management and Technology School of Law, Visakhapatnam, India. Conducted workshops on legal research methods, publishing, and creating a writing culture. 
  • Assisted the law faculty at Kathmandu University School of Law in developing clinical legal education courses, May 2023
  • Phillips, M. et al. “Effective Advocacy Techniques Training.” Professional Advanced Legal Studies (PALS) Global, Bahçeşehir University, Jun 19–23, 2023. Istanbul, Türkiye. Co-presenter.

Priore, Jen, PT, DPT, PCS

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Item Review Coordinator, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, National Pediatric Specialty Council, 2022–26 

Sankoh, Joseph Sahr, PhD, MAIS, MA

Associate Professor of History & Political Science
  • Member, Town of Amherst Diversity Commission, 2019–23, appointed by Town of Amherst Council 

Seils, Michael, PT, DPT, EdD, GCS, CSRS

Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Appointed board member, Rochester Accessible Adventures, Jan 2023–Dec 2024

Shutts, Gregg, EdD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
  • NYS Department of Education Board of Medicine: physician assistant member, reappointed by the Board of Regents, 2023–28
  • Commissioner for postgraduate physician assistant programs, appointed by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, 2021–24

Sirianni, Dominic, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • MERCURY (Molecular Education and Research Consortium in Under-graduate Computational ChemistRY) Consortium Member, 2022–present

Stassen, Heather, PhD

Dean of the College of Arts, Sciences, & Education
  • Executive Secretary, New York State Communication Association, 2022–25
  • Vice President-Elect, Media Ecology Association, 2022–23

Tandon, Aakriti, PhD

Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Caucus Chair, Women's Caucus of International Studies, International Studies Association, elected for Mar 2023–Apr 2024.

Valazza, Veronica, DNP, MBA, RN, CNE, NE-BC

Associate Professor of Nursing
  • President, Pi Zeta chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2021–23
  • Peer reviewer for MedSurg Nursing Journal, 2021–23
  • Board member, Northeast Multistate Division, 2023–24

Wendland, Jay, PhD

Associate Professor & Chair of History & Political Science
  • Board of Readers, Amerikastudien/American Studies, 2023–30

Young, Brenda, PhD, LEED AP (BD+C),

Professor of Biology and Chair of Global and Local Sustainability
  • Board member and treasurer, WNY Sustainable Energy Association, 2018–23
  • Board member and treasurer, WNY Environmental Alliance, 2021–present
  • Reserve Manager for Allenberg Bog, Buffalo Audubon Society, 2007–present
  • Secretary, WNY Earth Day, starting 2023