Chair and Professor
Campus Address: Buckham Hall B120
Joe Marren is the chair and an associate professor of the Communication Department at SUNY Buffalo State. He is also a summa cum laude grad of the college, graduating in 1986 with dual majors in journalism and history and a minor in anthropology. He holds a master’s degree in history (1996) from St. Bonaventure University. Prior to his career in academia, he was a newspaper reporter and/or editor at various Western New York dailies and niche publications for 18 years; he was also a sports stringer for the Associated Press for several seasons. Marren is the author several books on the Buffalo area’s links to literary history and presidential biographies for young readers. He has collaborated with SUNY Buffalo State colleagues on several journal articles and a book used in the Community of Student Investigators Learning Community.
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