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Barat Wolfe

Barat Wolfe
B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Psychology, Assistant Professor

  • B.S., St. Lawrence University
  • M.A., University of Ottawa
  • Ph.D., University of Windsor

Professional/Research Interests:

My research interests are related to health and well-being, and in particular how people address their complex health care needs. Recently, my research focus has been in the area of intimate partner violence and access to health care services, but my program of research includes women centered health care, chronic disease, and rurality. I favor mixed methods and intersectional approaches, and much of my research has centered on the lived experiences of vulnerable groups, including women, new immigrants, youth, health care providers, and survivors of trauma and violence.

Ed Boyd

Ed Boyd
B.S., M.Ed.
Social Sciences, Assistant Professor

  • M.Ed., General Studies (emphasis in Counselor Education), St. Lawrence University
  • B.S., Psychology, St. Lawrence University
  • Post-Master graduate work in Thanatology, Industrial Psychology, the Psychology of Violence and Advanced Mental Retardation, SUNY Oswego and SUNY Potsdam
  • Courses taught: Introductory Psyc., Abnormal Psyc., Child Development, Human Development, and Drugs, Alcohol and Society.
  • Greatest pleasure comes from facilitating eclectic and critical thinking in my students.
  • Outside of class you're most likely to find me on a trout stream or in a wild berry patch (followed hopefully by a trip to the kitchen to cook speckled trout and bake wild berry pie).

Professional/Research Interests:

I am interested in promoting the teaching of Psychology at all levels: tertiary, secondary, and even elementary (in age-appropriate ways).  I believe it is inexcusable not to be sharing the body of knowledge in Psychology with the entire populace.  This discipline has been around since 1879 – good grief!  Teaching Psychology can make the world a safer, more tolerant, more accepting place.  It can lead to greater individual self-regulation; whole education of the populace in Psychology could be perhaps our best therapy!

Nate Chapman

Nate Chapman
Assistant Professor

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology (Generalist Track-Child Psych, NeuroPsych, and Forensic Psych) Carlos Albizu University
  • M.S., Psychology, Carlos Albizu University
  • M.S., Counselor Education (Mental Health Counseling Track), Florida International University
  • B.S., Psychology & Social Sciences (Dual Degree), St Thomas Aquinas College
  • A.S., Humanities, St Thomas Aquinas College
  • Additional credentials: Adult Mental Health First Aid Instructor – National Council for Behavioral Health
    Veterans/Military Mental Health First Aid Instructor- National Council for Behavioral Health
    Law Enforcement/Public Safety Mental Health First Aid Instructor- National Council for Behavioral Health
    Higher Education Mental Health First Aid Instructor-National Council for Behavioral Health
    Purpose Catalyst- Echoing Green
    Suicide Talk Facilitator –Living Works Education
    True Colors Facilitator, True Colors International
    Certificate Life Coach, Life Coach Institute of Orange County Toastmaster, Toastmasters International

Professional/Research Interests:

Optimal functioning and strength-based treatments of psychological disorders

Christina Lesyk

Christina Huie Lesyk LMSW, CSEP
Social Sciences, Lecturer

  • BA, Columbia University/Barnard College
  • MSW, City University of New York/Hunter College School of Social Work
  • PhD, Hospitality Management, Iowa State University (to be completed)
  • New York State Licensure as a Master of Social Work (LMSW)
  • Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) 
  • Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP)
  • Certified Guest Services Professional (CGSP)
  • Instruction in Hospitality Management, Sociology, Psychology, Women’s Studies, Child and Family Services and Social Work.

Professional/Research Interests:

Psychosocial influences on academic and professional achievement and training, consumer behavior, and human resource management.

Jennifer Waite

Jennifer Waite
B.A., M.Ed., M.S.W., LMSW, CASAC, HS-BCP
Applied Psychology Curriculum Coordinator
Psychology
, Assistant Professor

  • B.A. in Sociology, Cortland University
  • M.Ed. in Education, St. Lawrence University
  • M.S.W. in Social Work, Syracuse University
  • Licensed Master Social Worker, NYS (2004-Present)
  • Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (2010 - Present)
  • Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor 91983-Present)
  • Courses taught or developed: Crisis Intervention; Group Leadership Skills; Human Services Forum; Introduction to Human Services; Introduction to Psychology; Practicum in Human Services; Seminar in Human Services; Working in Human Services Agencies.

Professional/Research Interests: Higher education, addictions

Applied Psychology
Barat Wolfe
Curriculum Coordinator
315-386-7842
MAC 314
wolfeb@canton.edu