Research

Through our individual research efforts, we are able to transform knowledge, methodology, theories, and practice in ways that truly shape our professions and make a difference in the lives of real people. Because we want to have an impact, research must be translated so it can influence policy, dismantle harmful systems, and positively affect the daily lives of individuals and communities. Divided by academic department, below we offer a sampling of our faculty EDJI-related research areas.

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Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology

  • Myles Faith.
    Myles S. Faith
    PhD, Hofstra University

    420 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1124

    mfaith@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Studies the use of telehealth and other strategies to treat youth with obesity who live in rural communities where access to healthcare is limited.

  • Sunha Kim.
    Sunha Kim
    PhD, Virginia Tech

    423 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1127

    sunhakim@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Studies race, gender, and immigrant status in information communication technologies as well as cultural diversity and its implications in online networked learning spaces; investigating gender and racial/ethnic inequality in educational opportunities/resources and student experiences/outcomes in STEM fields.

  • Scott T. Meier.
    Scott T. Meier
    PhD, Southern Illinois University

    417 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1121

    stmeier@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Researches implicit bias of teachers’ rating of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns with students of color on a comprehensive measure of problem behaviors and adaptive skills.

  • Amy Reynolds.
    Amy L. Reynolds
    PhD, Ohio State University

    422 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-1112

    alr24@buffalo.edu

    Chair
    Professor
    Director of Training
    Counseling, School and Educational Psychology
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Focuses on expanding the multicultural knowledge base through scholarship on race, racial identity, and racism-related stress, queer and trans identity, acculturation, and other multicultural issues; exploring training and curricular applications in counseling psychology, and increasing understanding of multicultural change efforts in higher education.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Department of Information Science

Department of Learning and Instruction

  • Samuel J. Abramovich.
    Samuel J. Abramovich
    PhD, University of Pittsburgh

    511 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-3174

    samuelab@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education
    Associate Professor
    Information Science
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Focuses on how Open Education Resources (OER), which are copyright-free educational materials, can support the educational goals of underserved populations.

  • David Bruce.

    505 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    dlbruce@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Focuses on equity, particularly with new media and multimodal literacies in classrooms, primarily in rural settings.

  • Yunjeong Chang.
    Yunjeong Chang
    PhD, University of Georgia

    505 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    ychang28@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Focuses on designing online, hybrid and in-person learning environments with inclusive pedagogy to engage cognitively and culturally diverse learners in multi-disciplinary contexts.

  • Julie Gorlewski.
    Julie Gorlewski
    PhD, University at Buffalo

    505 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-5029

    jgorlews@buffalo.edu

    Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Teacher Education
    Graduate School of Education
    Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Investigates how educational policies and practices contribute to unequal opportunities and works with teachers and learners to create systems that are just and culturally sustaining.

  • Tiffany Karalis Noel.
    Tiffany Karalis Noel
    PhD, Purdue University

    505 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    tbkarali@buffalo.edu

    Director of Doctoral Studies
    Graduate School of Education
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Mentoring experiences of minoritized individuals in higher education spaces.

  • Mary McVee.
    Mary McVee
    PhD, Michigan State University

    581 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-2458

    mcvee@buffalo.edu

    Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education
    Director
    Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: How narrative, dialogue, and multimodality assist teachers exploring positions and beliefs regarding race, culture, class, gender and sexual identity and how narrative and multimodal texts produced by teachers or media position race and culture; investigates how engineering and disciplinary literacies provide equitable opportunities for elementary students who are English learners or students typically under-represented in engineering disciplines.

  • Ryan Rish.
    Ryan M. Rish
    PhD, Ohio State University

    505 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-4000

    ryanrish@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Studies the literacy practices and identities of adolescents in classrooms and communities with a concern for culture, equity, and justice.

  • Sarah Robert.
    Sarah A. Robert
    PhD, City University of Wisconsin-Madison

    514 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-4046

    sarah@buffalo.edu

    Associate Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education
    Affiliated Faculty
    Department of Global Gender & Sexuality Studies

    Related Research Topics: Dr. Robert critiques how policy and politics shape and are shaped by the intersectional qualities of gender in global, South American, and US urban contexts. Her ethnographies and qualitative, social science-informed studies are concentrated on three areas: teachers’ work, curriculum / textbooks, and school food. As a first-gen, feminist, interdisciplinary public intellectual, she strives to demystify policy, to cultivate and support policy protagonists through teaching and long-term community collaborations, and to transform educational decision making into an inclusive process focused on realizing human rights and just transitions.

  • Amanda Winkelsas.
    Amanda Winkelsas
    PhD, City University of New York

    505 Baldy Hall

    Phone: 716-645-2455

    awinkels@buffalo.edu

    Assistant Dean for Outreach and Community Engagement
    Graduate School of Education
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    Learning and Instruction
    Graduate School of Education
    Director
    Teacher Residency Program
    Graduate School of Education

    Related Research Topics: Focuses on cultivating diversity in the teaching profession through innovative, community-centered models of teacher education and preparing teachers to work with students in historically under-served schools.