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The Index Presents: Random: The NU Magazine --- The 20 Most Intriguing Professors on Campus

by Index Staff

From the Editor, Lauren Merrick.                                                          Despite the long tests, endless papers and class presentations, NU’s professors can be pretty cool.  If it weren’t for them, none of us would graduate with the tools and experience we need to face the exciting and possibly terrifying adventures of the ‘real world.’ That’s why the Niagara...

Dr. William Martin

An Irish lad and family man, NU English professor William Martin has been a faculty member at Niagara University for 32 years. However, he has been a part of the NU community much longer. Martin received his undergrad in English literature at the University at Buffalo and then sailed over the bridges to receive his master’s here at NU. Martin was encouraged and inspired to attend Notre Dame for his ph.D. by a previous NU English department...

Dr. Eduard Tsekanovskii

“If you don’t teach with heart, you’re not a teacher, you’re a showman.” How does one go from teaching at a high school with limited electricity in the former Soviet Union, to publishing more than 100 papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals and presenting at mathematics conferences around the globe? The answer isn’t simple.  Originally from the USSR, Dr. Eduard Tsekanovskii obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics and physics in...

Dr. Paul Vermette

Let’s go Buffalo! It’s a common cheer one hears around Dr. Paul Vermette, an education professor at NU and Bills and Sabres season ticket holder.  Vermette has taught at NU for 27 years and received his master’s from NU. A connection to the school seems to run in his family. Vermette’s father played football at NU. He honors his father by displaying his letter sweaters in his office. Vermette’s son is also an alum of NU. Vermette...

Professor Stephen Petersen

Professor Stephen Petersen’s got quite the resume; don’t let his humble persona fool you.In fact, he seemed a bit taken aback when he found out he was considered intriguing.“I was afraid that it meant weird, but in a way any attention is good attention,” he says.Before becoming one of NU’s full-time philosophy professors – teaching everything from introduction to ethics and a variety of 300 level classes – Petersen studied at the...

Dr. Robert St. Hilaire

Professor St. Hilaire is a classic, yet very rare example of someone who follows his heart.“I feel like the luckiest person in the world, because I am doing every day what I love,” he says. When he puts it that way, it sounds so simple. However, he’d be one of the first people to say that following one’s passion entails a lot of work.Originally from Lewiston, Maine, St. Hilaire went through quite the transition to arrive in Lewiston, New...

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