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Faculty Spotlight Archive

Each spotlight includes the education, biography, research interests and scholarly accomplishments of the highlighted faculty member. Below are the archived Faculty Spotlights for selected current faculty.

Julie Woodworth, PhD photo Dr. Woodworth joined NCCC in 1995 as an adjunct clinical nurse faculty then in 2002 as a full-time nurse faculty. She brings over 27 years of experience in critical care, emergency nursing, psychiatric nursing, operative nursing, and home health care. | READ MORE

Chef Scott Steiner photo Chef Scott Steiner joined the NCCC faculty in August of 2012 when the doors of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute were opened. Prior to his employment with NCCC he spent 10 years at Erie One BOCES Harkness Career and Technical Center as a culinary arts high school teacher. | READ MORE

Suzanne Buffamanti photo A Buffalo native, Suzanne V. Buffamanti has taught English composition, literature, and film for more than twenty-five years. | READ MORE

Nancy Knechtel photo Nancy Knechtel joined NCCC's faculty in 1989 after receiving a graduate assistantship in the art history department at the University at Buffalo. | READ MORE

Paul Ratka photo

Paul Ratka joined NCCC as a faculty member in September of 2012. He previously taught economics as an Adjunct Instructor at SUNY Fredonia from 2009 to 2012. He currently teaches principles of macro and micro economics in the Humanities & Social Sciences Division. His primary interest are in small business development and entrepreneurship. | READ MORE