Alumni News

Keith Fulcher, Ph.D. 2016, is currently teaching descriptive and inferential statistics at Buffalo State College in the Sociology Department.

Laura C. Amo, Ph.D. 2015, is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Departmental of Management Science and Systems at the University at Buffalo. She was a Co-Principal Investigator for a recent externally funded project through National Security Agency and National Science Foundation for $99,452.61. Dr. Amos is involved with teaching Introductory and Advanced Statistics, Multilevel Statistical modeling, and Research with Large-Scale Databases.

Timothy Servoss, Ph.D. 2012, is Associate Professor at Canisius College in the Department of Psychology.

Kathleen Ebert, Ph.D. 2011, is Associate Vice President of Academic Services at Alfred State College.

Xiaoyan Liu, Ph.D. 2011, is an Assistant Director of Institutional Research and Planning at Bucknell University. She assists the preparation of timely and accurate reports for administrators, the college community, and external agencies; coordinates the administration, analysis and reporting of various campus-wide surveys; provides statistical support and conducts a wide range research in student retention, time to graduation, student learning outcome assessment, student engagement, and program evaluation.

Reva Fish, Ph.D. 2008, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Psychological Foundations of Education at Buffalo State College. She recently produced a DVD entitled “Addressing learning and behavior difficulties: An interactive guide for elementary teachers” (Full Circle Studios) that has been distributed throughout the Buffalo Public Schools. She has been authoring and publishing articles on misbehavior among high school students.

Jeffery Fox, Ph.D. 2008, has consulted on numerous research projects conducted at the University at Buffalo and the Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College. He has also worked as a consultant and executive manager at several non-profit organizations that provide educational and clinical services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 2013 he has been the Chief Executive Officer of Abilities First, Inc., a non-profit organization located in Poughkeepsie, NY which is about 70 miles north of New York City. Abilities First operates numerous private specialized preschools and school age programs under the auspices of the New York State Education Department as well as programs and services for youth and adults authorized by Department of Health (DOH), Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and Office of Alcohol and Substance Use Services (OASAS). Abilities First employs 650 staff and provides services to approximately 1,500 people across the Hudson Valley Region. Dr. Fox is a founding member of Hudson Valley Services Providers LLC, which is a coalition of non-profit organizations dedicated to system transformation and readiness for Medicaid Managed Care.

Karla Hamlen Mansour, Ph.D. 2008, is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. Dr. Hamlen is the Director of Educational Research Program in the Curriculum and Foundations Department. She teaches graduate Educational Research, Statistics, and Creativity in Education courses. She won a Technology in Teaching Award, and a Faculty Research Mentoring Award awarded by the College. Her most recent research grant, of which she was a Co-Principal Investigator, was funded by NSF in the amount of $245,373.00. She is a member of the editorial board for APA journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Dr. Hamlen reviews 4 different journals, and participates in the APA Division 46.

Kristin Voelkl, Ph.D., 1995, is a tenured Professor in the School of Education and Human Services at Canisius College. Her research has focused on “identification with school” and student misbehavior, particularly substance use on school property. With 6 years of support from NIH, she carried out surveys of high school students and teachers and conducted interviews with principals. Her publications include the 2004 report “Academic performance and cheating” (Journal of Educational Research) and the 2006 report “Alcohol and drugs in schools: Teachers’ reactions to the problem” (Phi Delta Kappan).