February faculty spotlight
Dr. Amy Wolf
Dr. Amy Wolf received her education from the University of Massachusetts, for both her masters and PhD in English Literature. After interviewing all over the country, she came to Canisius in 2001 because of the English department and the potential friendships she knew were possible. Dr. Wolf also chose Canisius because of our Jesuit mission and dedication to social justice.
Dr. Wolf teaches first-year writing, and she also teaches in the Core Curriculum. However, her specialty is in 18th Century English Literature, and her most popular class is Jane Austen. She also enjoys teaching a first year seminar on Science and Society, which allows her to teach on something other than English. Dr. Wolf chose to join Honors program because she wanted to give students something that she experienced in an Honors program as an undergraduate. To her, the Honors program was one of the most meaningful parts of her education, and she wanted to challenge students, help students through their thesis, and be a part of educating the next generation. One of her greatest rewards is seeing a former students years later and seeing how they have blossomed and grown into an adult.
In her free time, Dr. Wolf joins her colleagues for a Monday night bar trivia called Geeks who Drink, and they crush the questions on history and literature! Thank you Dr. Wolf, for helping your students grow and being a wonderful part of our program!
February Student Spotlight
Amy Bucklaew is an ABEC and Biology major in the Honors College. She is a CEEP student, in which she is part of a research team at the Buffalo Zoo called Team Ape. Her team studies facial recognition in non-human primates, using tracking software to analyze how gorillas view faces differently than humans. She is also part of a program at Canisius called Science Scholars, which creates a supportive community of science students. She also works as a dog trainer and canine coach. When asked what drew her to her major, Amy answered, "I always loved nature, but what drew me to animals was how smart they are, from dogs to gorillas and everything in between!"
Recently, Amy returned from Argentina with a group of Canisius students, who studied Spanish at a University in Mar del Plata, Argentina for 3 weeks. However, with her family, she has traveled to Ireland, England, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Lichtenstein! She loves experiencing new cultures and places, climbing mountains, and experiencing all that the world has to offer. She hopes to travel within the states for an internship this summer, but her next trip is going to Peru to climb Machu Picchu.
Amy also repairs antiques on the side, especially the small mechanics, such as typewriters or film cameras. Thank you Amy, for being a wonderful part of our program!
This picture was taken in El Cuartito, the best pizza in Buenos Aires!