Students

Undergraduate students from the Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation department serve in various capacities on the research team.  They help conduct interviews, surveys, brainstorming sessions, and observations; they do transcriptions, coding, and analysis; and they help to write up and present findings.  Each student develops various skills to not only help me conduct my research but to prepare them for future opportunities in employment or research.  You can find out a little bit more about each student in these pages.

AERA in NYC (2018)

Chanel ’17 and Joy ’18 traveled with me to NYC for the American Educational Research Association conference.

Ignatian Scholarship Day

Students who are part of the Canisius Earning Excellence Program participate in Ignatian Scholarship Day, presenting their research in oral or poster format.

Research Team Outing

Sometimes we simply get together and go for a hike or visit a museum!

Current Team Members

Joy Riso

Joy Riso

ABEC Research Assistant

Joy has been a member of the research team for three years, working on projects with the Buffalo Zoo, as well as doing research around queer ecology and LGBTQ+ experiences with nature and animals. She is currently co-authoring a book chapter with me, tentatively called “Learning Of, From, and With Queer Animals.” Joy finished her ABEC degree in 2018 and will finish her MBA in 2019.

Carter Keegan

Carter Keegan

ABEC/EnvSt Research Assistant

Carter is currently on the research team for his second year. This year, in addition to managing our Facebook page, he has been working on content analysis of online hunter education manuals for our “Children on the Hunt” project. Carter will graduate in 2020.

Jay Cooney

Jay Cooney

ABEC Research Assistant

Jay joined the research team in the Fall of 2018. He is currently working on coding interviews and online curricula for the “Children on the Hunt” project. Jay’s future goals involve graduate school, as he is passionate about ungulate ecology and conservation. He will graduate in 2020.

Former Team Members

Each of the students below was an essential part of my research team in the past.

I am so grateful for all of their hard work and I wish them will in all of their future endeavors! 

Nick Morelli

Nick Morelli

ABEC Research Assistant

B.S. in ABEC, 2018

Alex Walter

Alex Walter

ABEC Research Assistant

  • B.S. in ABEC, 2018
Lindsey Bradley

Lindsey Bradley

ABEC Research Assistant

  • B.S. in ABEC & Psych, 2017
Lauren Bielby

Lauren Bielby

ABEC Research Assistant

B.S. in ABEC and Psych, 2017

Chanel Davis

Chanel Davis

ABEC Research Assistant

  • B.S. in ABEC, 2017
  • M.A. in Education, 2018