Allan L. Canfield

Dr. Allan L. Canfield, now retired, served as an administrator and faculty member at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he received his PhD in Speech Communication. Doctor Canfield taught a wide range of courses and served on important committees, including the University-wide Curriculum Committee.  He wrote and received several grants. The most recent book he wrote includes an analysis of nonverbal behavior as a function of social processes. He also authored a chapter in the introductory Communication text.

In addition, Dr. Canfield has received a number of awards, including the University-wide Professional Staff Outstanding Service Award, the BALSA award while he was an administrator at the University Law School. Earlier, he was awarded the International Pal award while serving as a cryptographer in the United States Army in Korea.

Dr. Canfield has presented a number of workshops in Western New York and spoke at regional and national conferences. He hosted both television and radio programs for several years. He served as a member of the Erie County Mental Health and Manpower Committee, and a founding member of the Erie County Penitentiary Advisory Committee.