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18th Annual Faculty/Staff Research and Creativity Fall Forum


On Thursday, November 2, 2017 the 18th Annual Faculty/Staff Research and Creativity Fall Forum will be held in the Houston Gym.

The goal of this forum is to develop, encourage, and support Buffalo State faculty and staff research and creativity, and to make collaborative research endeavors and grantsmanship more accessible. This is an excellent opportunity to network with other Buffalo State faculty and staff and to identify common scholarly and creative interests you may have.

Words from the President

Welcome to Buffalo State College’s 2017 Faculty/Staff Research and Creativity Fall Forum.  As SUNY’s urban engaged, comprehensive campus, we are committed to exploring issues near and far from our location. We are dedicated to excellence, engagement, and social responsibility in all aspects of our work.  For Buffalo State that means a balance of outstanding teaching with applied research and a clear commitment to public and societal service.  Each year across all disciplines Buffalo State faculty and staff engage in the exploration and production of important and relevant research and creative endeavors.  Today, at this forum, we create a space to share our scholarly and creative pursuits with our students, peers, and community members.

I invite and encourage all members of our Buffalo State community to participate fully in our fall Faculty/Staff Research and Creativity forum.  Highlighting faculty and staff scholarly and creative work is an important acknowledgement of the significant time, energy, and talent that has gone into the completion of the projects shared today.  It is also important to appreciate and commend the diversity of research that exists across campus.  A significant portion of Buffalo State College faculty focus on applied issues that impact individuals, families, and communities, however our pursuits vary from the theoretical to the practical and from the analytical to creative artistic expressions.  We stand ready to tackle and explore the complex issues of interest and those facing our communities, as we strive to be a leading institution in exploring topics within our urban environment.

Please join me in celebrating and applauding the participants that contributed to the outstanding research and creative endeavors that will be imparted today.

Words from the Provost

The Faculty/Staff Research and Creativity Fall Forum is a celebration of the vibrant intellectual environment at Buffalo State. Congratulations to all participants and thanks to the Research and Creativity Council, Research and Sponsored Programs for convening this event.

Colleagues sharing research and creative accomplishments remind everyone of the richness and diversity of our scholarly endeavors. Outcomes shared in the forum cover a wide spectrum of basic and applied research and show evidence of Buffalo State’s commitment to economic development and engagement with the community. I extend my appreciation and gratitude to all participants for their individual and collective commitment to intellectual discovery and for allowing the Buffalo State community to share in their accomplishments.


Melanie L. Perreault, Ph.D.


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