Message From Michael Brogan, DPT, PhD
It is with great pleasure that I present the scholarship, professional achievements, and intellectual pursuits of Daemen College’s faculty members from the 2017-18 academic year. Our faculty members are dedicated teachers and scholars who possess a strong commitment to advancing knowledge in their respective fields of expertise. Please join me in celebrating their accomplishments and in learning more about their varied research and creative activities.
Dr. Gregg Shutts, Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, was named Outstanding Faculty Member at President Olson’s State of the College Address in April 2018. Shutts, who joined Daemen in 1997, has teaching expertise across the curriculum with special interests in pediatrics, health policy, health reform, and medical legal affairs. In 2005, he was recognized by the New York State Society of Physician Assistants as PA Educator of the Year and later named a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2010. For the last sixteen years, Dr. Shutts has served as the PA Department Chair/Program Director. During his tenure as chair, the department successfully implemented the first graduate degree program for PA’s in New York and increased total student enrollment by 200% while maintaining an overall passing rate on the certification exam that exceeds 99%. He currently serves on the New York State Board of Medicine, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, and the VA’s National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Medical Review Panel while maintaining a part-time clinical practice in pediatrics at the Neighborhood Health Center in the City of Buffalo. In 2018, Shutts was recognized in Business First with the WNY Healthcare Champion Award.
He is a graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine PA Program, D’Youville College, SUNY Cortland, and SUNY Buffalo State.
In 2018, Dennis Barraclough, Professor of Art, retired after a teaching career at Daemen that spanned forty-six years, making him one of the college’s longest-tenured professors. An internationally recognized artist, painter, sculptor, and printmaker, Barraclough is primarily known for his works in acrylic on canvas and paper, monotypes, collage, and sculpture. He has exhibited throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and China. His work was included in the 55th Venice Biennale 2013 and can be found in numerous public and private collections internationally.
The first in his family to attend college, Barraclough received a BFA in printmaking from the University at Buffalo in 1970 and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Michigan in 1972. In his early years at Daemen, Barraclough served as director of the Fanette Goldman/Carolyn Greenfield Gallery in Duns Scotus Hall from 1972 to 1980. Receiving tenure in 1978, he went on to chair the Visual & Performing Arts department for three terms (1979-82, 1994-97, and 1997-2001). His instruction included courses such as Foundation Design and Sculpture. Barraclough was awarded a sabbatical in 2001 that focused on painting.
Former President of the College Dr. Robert Marshall recognized Barraclough as Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year in 1993. Among his many contributions to the college was service on multiple faculty committees including the Educational Policy Committee and the 2005-06 Middle States Self-Study Assessment of Student Learning Subcommittee.
Barraclough has exhibited in over forty solo and group shows since 1971; memorable solo exhibitions include the Members Gallery at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY), Gallery Danielli (Toronto, ON), Alice Simsar Art Gallery (Ann Arbor, MI), Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica, NY), Niagara County Community College (Sanborn, NY), and the Meibohm Fine Arts Museum & Gallery (East Aurora, NY). He was the recipient of the Menno Alexander Reed Memorial Award for Sculpture at the “33rd Western New York Exhibit” at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (1971). Most recently, the Meibohm Gallery featured the solo exhibition “Dennis Barraclough: Recent Works,” and the Tower Gallery at Daemen College is opening their 2018-19 season with a retrospective “Dennis W. Barraclough: Essence of Color” that spans from the 1960’s to present day.