Center Director

Heather Campbell, M.S. 

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Before joining Canisius, Campbell served as education coordinator for The Jacobs Institute. She previously was program coordinator of professional science master’s programs at SUNY Buffalo State University. Campbell earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Concordia College in Minnesota and a master’s degree in cancer immunology from the Roswell Park Graduate Division of the University at Buffalo.

As director Heather builds partnerships between the university and the Western New York data community, promotes the university’s data-related programs, recruits students, and secures internship opportunities and grants.

Program Directors

Dr. James Goldstein 

Director of Business Analytics

Before joining Canisius, Dr. Goldstein had a career in public accounting in New York City, and worked in the controller’s division of a major Wall Street investment bank, as well as a regional bank in Western New York in the risk management and finance departments.  Dr. Goldstein holds a B.S. in Accounting from Binghamton University, a M.B.A in Finance and Economics from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from Syracuse University.  He is the Program Director for the M.S. Business Analytics program at Canisius, and also teaches in the Accounting and Accounting Systems and Analytics programs.  Dr. Goldstein is able to apply his academic and professional experience to help organizations to identify practical solutions to real-world problems.

Dr. Justin Del Vecchio

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Director of Cybersecurity

Justin Del Vecchio, PhD, comes to Canisius college with over 20 years of industry experience. He most recently worked for CUBRC Inc., a local defense contractor - a leader in data fusion and analytics. His projects primarily focused upon information fusion of cyber data sources using machine learning algorithms, and the translation of multiple disparate data sources into situational awareness. Del Vecchio’s dissertation focused upon Android malware analysis. His research helped identify immutable characteristics of malware useful in the identification of new, unseen cyber threats. 

Dr. Sana Spector

Director of Data Analytics and Data Science

Dr. Sana Spector is a mathematician who studied different areas of pure- and applied mathematics, in particular Random Matrix Theory, Wavelet Analysis, Functional Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Big Data, and their connections in many applied fields. She loves teaching, loves mathematics, and always concern for students. When she is not on campus, she can likely be found biking, reading classical literature and having adventures in nature.


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