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Experts by Expertise: K-12 Education

For help reaching an expert on deadline, please contact Rachel Stern in UB Media Relations at or 716-645-9069 for assistance.


Nathan J. Daun-Barnett

Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration

Expertise: college access, financial aid policy, college transition

Phone: 716-645-1096



Jeremy D. Finn

SUNY Distinguished Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, and Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: class size, student engagement, drop-out prevention, at-risk students, student suspensions, school security measures, quantitative methods to study K-12 policy issues

Phone: 716-645-1126



Liesl Folks

Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Expertise: STEM education, especially concerning women and underrepresented minorities; nanotechnology; magnetism

Phone: 716-645-2771



Amanda Nickerson

Director of the Alberti Center for Bullying Abuse Prevention

Expertise: school violence, bullying prevention and intervention, parent and peer relationships, assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders

Phone: 716-645-1532



Thomas Ramming

Clinical Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy

Expertise: K-12 school and district leadership, educational policy, organizational development, human resources, labor relations, collective bargaining, leadership recruitment and development, shared services, inter-district collaboration

Phone: 716-645-1099