Bessel, Diane, PhD, LMSW, CNM

Associate Professor and Chair of Social Work & Sociology, MSW Program Director 
  • Social Worker of the Year, by the NYS Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, December 2020.

Brogan, Michael, DPT, PhD

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Physical Therapy
  • The Children’s Guild Foundation grant award for pediatric robotic-assisted gait training equipment for the Institute for Mobility Innovation & Technology (IMIT), November 2020.
  • James H. Cummings Foundation grant award for advanced technology and physical therapy equipment for IMIT, December 2020.
  • Garman Family Foundation grant award, administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, for specialty pediatric equipment for IMIT, June 2021.

Carman, Erin, JD, LMSW

Assistant Professor of Social Work
  • 2021 Louis H. Swartz Memorial Award, recognizing her commitment to social justice as an outstanding JD/MSW alumna of the University at Buffalo, May 2021.

Edsberg, Laura, PhD

Professor of Natural Science and Director of the Center for Natural & Health Sciences Research
  • The Children’s Guild Foundation grant award for pediatric robotic-assisted gait training equipment for the Institute for Mobility Innovation & Technology (IMIT), November 2020.
  • James H. Cummings Foundation grant award for advanced technology and physical therapy equipment for IMIT, December 2020.
  • Garman Family Foundation grant award, administered by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, for specialty pediatric equipment for IMIT, June 2021.

Ford, Gregory, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS

Professor and Chair of Physical Therapy, DPT Program Director
  • Who's Who in Health Care 2020, Buffalo Business First, July 24, 2020.

Knapp, Vicki Madaus, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Assistant Professor and Chair of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Who's Who in Health Care 2020, Buffalo Business First, July 24, 2020.

Napolitano, Deborah, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Associate Professor of Applied Behavior Analysis
  • New York State Developmental Disability Planning Council COVID-19 Response Small Grant Opportunity sub-recipient award with St. John Fisher College to provide training for caregivers of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), August 2020.

Parshall, Lisa, PhD

Professor of History & Political Science
  • Public Policy Fellow, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government (2020–2021), Albany, NY
  • Visiting Professor, University of Warsaw, American Studies Center, Warsaw (Poland), May–June 2021.

Peckruhn, Heike, PhD

Associate Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion grant award to complete an anti-racist project and racial healing groups, June 2021.

Peltz, Jack, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) Foundation grant for “Addressing Sleep Health in Low Income, Disadvantaged Youth Through Data-Informed Trainings for School-Based Staff/Counselors,” August 2020.

Sankoh, Joseph Sahr, PhD, MAIS, MA

Associate Professor of History & Political Science
  • Distinguished US Fulbright Scholar Award to Catholic University of Rwanda, 2021–22.

Treadway, Darren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Business Administration
  • Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation grant award for capacity building work with youth sport and recreation organizations throughout the region, July 2020.