Dr. Dani V. McMay

Dr. Dani V. McMay


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My main area of research focuses on the barriers and supports that ex-offenders face when transitioning from prison to their community, particularly people 18-29 years old.  I have also researched how programming offered in the prison setting can be made more accessible and more effective in helping the offender prepare for life on the outside. Another area of research focuses on is the use of technology in the learning environment. I am interested in ways instructors can incorporate new technology into their classroom lectures.


The main courses I teach during the academic year are Statistics, Research Methods and Psychology of Language. In addition to teaching in the classroom setting, I also teach Introduction to Psychology in an online format through Open SUNY.

Department, University, and Community Service

In the department, I currently serve as the webpage coordinator. In my role as webpage coordinator, I interact with the recruitment committee and the alumni relations committee, helping to keep our webpage content up-to-date and relevant to our department mission. I was the advisor to Psychology Club from 2003-2015.  I have also served on the assessment committee, and the recruitment committee. On campus, I have served on several technology related committees.

Selected Student - Faculty Collaborations

McMay, D., & Cotronea, M.A. (2015). Developing a leisure management program to aid successful transition to community: A case study with recommendations for practitioners. Prison Journal, 95(2), 264-284.

McMay, D., Gradel, K., & Scott, C. (2013). Using problem based learning to teach elements of community reentry. Creative Education, 4, 62-70.

McKinney, D., & Cotronea, M.A. (2011). Using self determination theory in correctional education program development. Journal of Correctional Education, 62, 175-193.

McKinney, D., Dyck, J. L., & Luber, E. (2009). iTunes University and the classroom: Can podcasts replace professors? Computers & Education, 52, 617-623.


Psychology Department

W357 Thompson Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3129