Faculty Excellence at Canisius


Learn from educators who will help shape your unique path.

Passionate Mentors


World-class scholars and researchers. Acclaimed authors and poets. Real-life entrepreneurs. In addition to being experts in their field, Canisius professors are mentors who love teaching the next generation of inspired leaders.

  • Allyson Backstrom, PhD
  • Bruce Dierenfield, PhD
  • Craig Rogers, MBA, PhD
  • Marya Grande, PhD
  • Karl Kozlowski, PhD
  • Coral Snodgrass, PhD
  • Robert Grebenok, PhD
  • Christopher Lopata, PsyD
  • 98% of Faculty Hold a PhD or Terminal Degree

    Scholarship and Service


    Whether lecturing, leading a discussion, conducting research, or presenting at a conference, our faculty exemplify higher education in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition. Their expertise is routinely showcased in academic journals and mainstream publications.

    Faculty in the News


    Canisius faculty are regularly featured in major news outlets for their research and expertise.

  • YA Novel explores life on a reservation
    YA Novel explores life on a reservation

    Professor Eric Gansworth’s latest young adult novel tells the story of a teen growing up on a reservation.

  • Keeping tabs on the US economy
    Keeping tabs on the US economy

    Drs. Palumbo and Zaporowski’s timely insights serve a loyal readership, including editors at The New York Times.

  • The effects of pets on human sleep
    The effects of pets on human sleep

    Research from Dr. Christy Hoffman focuses on how pets may help women sleep better.

  • Breaking new ground in autism research
    Breaking new ground in autism research

    A local NPR interview with Drs. Thomeer and Lopata highlights the work of our Institute for Autism Research.

  • Faculty-Student Collaboration

    Even at the undergraduate level, Canisius students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty. The collaboration can happen through a variety of projects—including conducting formal research, co-authoring a paper, and presenting at a conference.

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