Don joined the Computer Science Department as an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in January 2016. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Niagara University in 2009 and his M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Canisius College in 2012. During his time at Canisius, he worked as an academic advising intern at Buffalo State, working primarily with undecided students as well as undecided education majors. Prior to joining RIT, he worked as a Residence Director for four years at Niagara University and Siena College, as well as the Interim Assistant Director of Siena’s Higher Education Opportunity Program.
While at Siena, Don’s interests lead him to work on a number of projects, including first-year experience initiatives, first-year leadership development, service leadership, career development, anti-violence and gender discrimination task force efforts, and alcohol education.
Don is a Buffalo native, and enjoys the Rochester area for its many similarities to Buffalo. Outside of RIT, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, exploring new coffee shops, traveling, and camping.