Meet the Institute Staff


Dr. Stephen Chanderbhan


Dr. Stephen Chanderbhan is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Canisius College. His areas of specialization include Medieval Philosophy (specifically, the thought of Thomas Aquinas), Moral Psychology, and Philosophy of Religion; his areas of competency include Ethics and Catholic Social Thought.



Ms. Sarah Signorino


Sarah was born in Erie, PA. She moved to Buffalo in 2000 to attend Canisius College and hasn’t left since. Sarah graduated a few times from Canisius (’04 B.A. English, ’08 M.S. College Student Personnel Administration, ’12 Religious Studies &Theology/Political Science) and is in her 12th year in Campus Ministry! 

Sarah organizes the justice ministry, freshmen year experience, several retreats (Women’s Spirituality, Always Our Children (LGBTQA+), Ignis & Magis) and many other things around the Campus Ministry office.


Graduate Assistant 

Dana Macchia


Dana was born in Buffalo, NY. She graduated from Buffalo State College with a Business and Marketing degree in 2016. During her undergraduate years she also studied at University of Hawaii at Hilo and New College of Florida. Through her experiences at several Universities around the country she developed a passion for guiding college students to success and thought it would only make sense to pursue a Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration masters degree at Canisius College. She loves to encourage students to be the best they can be by being the "light of the world". If asked, Dana would say she is currently living the dream at Canisius. Although she loves the beach and palm trees, she is very thankful God has placed her at Canisius and is really excited to work alongside Campus Ministry. 


Administrative Assistant 

Ms. Deanna Pavone



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