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.


Cindy Oberjosh photo Cindy Oberjosh joined NCCC in 1975 as a first-generation college student in the Secretarial Certificate Program and graduating in 1977 in Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Sciences. During her academic program she worked as a work-study student and credits this opportunity as changing her career and life goals. In 1981 she returned in several part-time and adjunct teaching position. She completed her master’s degree at Canisius College in Human Services: School and Community Counseling in 1983 and was hired as a faculty member in Student Services in 1984. | READ MORE

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