Ann Marie Lenhardt, PhD Professor
Ann Marie C. Lenhardt, PhD, has been a member of the Canisius College faculty since 1989. Her relevant experience includes: 11 years of teaching counseling and administrative work in secondary schools (both public, private inner city and suburbs), more than 20 years experience at the higher education level, two years as a trainer/research associate at Carnegie-Mellon University Teachers Center, and clinical practice with families and individuals. Her specialty instructional areas are Group Dynamics, Family Counseling and Supervision.
Lenhardt established the Canisius Youth Connection, which researches issues related to youth at risk, and provides prevention-intervention services and training to local agencies, families and students. She also conducted a long-term national study that examined the social roots of school shooters.
In 2007, Lenhardt received the AM Lockport Toastmasters’ Unsung Hero award.
In addition, other areas of interest include: dying, loss and grieving issues, drug and alcohol treatment models, support services for dislocated workers, wellness, and leadership programs for adolescents. She is an active mother of three. Intermittently she plays tennis, does aerobics and tries to appreciate the arts.