Medaille University Department of Social Sciences, Communication & Sport Studies

Medaille University Department of Social Sciences, Communication & Sport Studies

Undergraduate Programs
First-time freshmen and transfer students looking for the full on-campus college experience.

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Post-Traditional Undergrad
and Graduate Programs

Working professionals and adults who've been out of school for a while, looking to advance their careers.

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Online Programs
Students looking to earn a degree entirely online.

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Social Sciences, Communication & Sport Studies

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

Department Chair, Program Director (SPM, Esports Management):
Richard Jacob, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology, Sports Psychology

Program Director (Communication & Sport Communication): 
Juli Hinds, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communication

Louis Pozantides, M.S.Ed., Clinical Associate Professor, Communication

Program Director (CRJ):
Brian Patterson, M.B.A., Clinical Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Kim Carr, J.D., Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Orlando Dickson, J.D., Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice

Tim McCorry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Program Co-Director (Psychology)
Lesley Capuana, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology

Program Co-Director (Psychology)
Todd Riniolo, Ph.D., Professor, Psychology


Half-Time Faculty

Steven MacMartin, D.B.A., Clinical Associate Professor, Homeland Security


Department of Social Sciences, Communication & Sport Studies Full-Time Faculty

Professional Disclosure Statement

Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) ( The MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Board of Regents in New York State (NYS) grants professional licensure/certificates to qualified candidates.  Medaille College is an institutional member of the Council for the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). NC-SARA membership does not grant reciprocity or exempt Medaille College from state professional licensing/certification requirements.

Medaille College academic programs have been designed to meet the accreditation and licensure/certification requirements as well as prepare students to apply for licensure/certification exams in the State of New York.  As a result, licensing/certification requirements in New York may not be recognized as sufficient to obtain licensure/certification in any other state. Medaille College has not made a determination of the prerequisites for licensure or certification for other individual states or countries. Before enrolling in an academic program leading to licensure/certification, check with your state education department for specific requirements. Additional state information can be found here.

Medaille College makes no representations regarding whether a particular program will qualify a graduate for employment in any specific career position. Applicants are responsible for checking with the licensing agency in their home state for specific requirements as well as investigating expectations for any agency or employer with which they may wish to seek employment.

All applicants to the Social Sciences programs should be aware that employers in any career field may consider numerous factors when determining eligibility or suitability for employment including, but not limited to: criminal background screening, U.S. citizenship, state residency, physical and psychological health, age and military discharge information. Similarly, employers in the industry may require drug screens as a condition to employment and/or continued employment. A criminal conviction and/or record of certain other conduct may prevent or hinder a graduate’s employment in the field. The enrolling applicant has been apprised of these matters and enrolls in this program with full understanding of the same.

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