Dr. Durand is a member of the Graduate Faculty of the University at Buffalo, a Senator on the SUNY wide Faculty Senate and member of the UB Faculty Senate Executive Committee. His course offerings include the quantitative research core courses Statistical Methods for Educational Research, Survey Research Methods and Statistical Analysis Using SPSS. His discipline is Educational Sociology and he also teaches classes in American Pluralism, Education and Social Class, African American Students In Higher Education, Race and Ethnic Relations and related subjects. He has received manyawards, including the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Professional Excellence, the Milton Plesur Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching, and the Grassroots’ Cora P. Maloney award for service to community. He is a cited alumnus of Denison University and holds a B.A. from Denison University, M.Ed. from Xavier University of Cincinnati, a Doctorate from the University of Cincinnati, and is a graduate of both the Harvard Management Development Institute and the American Management Association Executive Programs.
Areas of Expertise: Program Assessment and Evaluation Low-Income, First Generation, Educationally and Financially Disadvantaged Students in Higher Education Academic and College Success Skills Quantitative Research Design and Analysis