Full-time Faculty

Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt


Associate Professor and Chair

(207) 602-2193

Creative and Fine Arts Building
On Campus

Stephen Burt is painter and printmaker. Born in Deland, Florida in 1962. Educated at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1987) and SUNY Purchase (MFA 1991). Burt has exhibited in both international and national venues including most recently at Rose Contemporary in Portland, ME, Bradbury Gallery- State University of Arizona, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy, and the International Print Center in New York City. Recent major exhibitions have been at Engine in Biddeford, ME (2011), Leighton Gallery in Blue Hill,... Read More




and printmaking.I have an abiding passion for the figurative and decorative art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and have researched it extensively as part of my studio practice.

Sarah Gorham

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2613

Creative and Fine Arts Building

Following studies at Wittenberg University in Ohio I studied painting, Italian, photography and art history in Florence, Italy for over six months. My experiences in Italy led to study Art Education at Tufts University upon my return. Since then I have been teaching for over 20 years in various settings from elementary to the college level. I have received awards for my landscape paintings, and have participated in group exhibitions in the New England area. I am very active in... Read More


Landscape painting

art historical knowledge prehistoric to contemporary

commissions of home

boat or landscape portraits

Chuck Thompson

Professor of Art/Department Founder

(207) 602-2883

Creative and Fine Arts Building
On Campus


Plein Air landcape painter. Have shown throughout the United States and Europe. Have had over 20 solo shows and have been included in over 100 group shows in Museums and Galleries.


Adjunct faculty, The History of Jazz, Guitar Instruction, Ensemble Director

(207) 807-6263

Decary Hall

As a music historian and performer Mr. Killough has been an integral part of the New England music scene for the past twenty years. After attending both the Berklee College of Music and the University of New Hampshire from which he received a Bachelor of the Arts and Master of the Arts in music performance and history Mr. Killough began giving lectures and performances on the life and music of Django Reinhardt. His group the Hot Club of Portland has... Read More


Music History




and Guitar

Adjunct Faculty: Printmaking

(207) 650-6073

Art Gallery

Corliss has been teaching Art in Maine since 1981:  UMA, USM, and Maranacook High School. CorlissÕ studio is located in the Artist Studio Building in Portland. She exhibits nationally, and her works are part of many private and institutional collections.

She is also a recipient of numerous awards and recognition for her work as an artist and leader in Art Education from institutions that include the Fulbright Foundation, Marie Walsh-Sharpe Foundation, Quimby Foundation, Maine College of Art,... Read More





Michael Howard

MA, MFAs in Directing and Acting

Adjunct Instructor

(207) 985-8903

Decary Hall

Born in Erlagen, Germany but a Texas native, Michael first entered the world of theatre at the age of 10. He received an MA in Directing from Texas State Univ. in 1976 and an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College in 1989. Between these years before coming to teach as an Assistant Professor at USM in 1989 Michael worked as an actor in NYC, studying with such luminaries as F.Murray Abraham, Joseph Chaiken, Uta Hagen, Spalding Gray and Kristin Linklater.... Read More

Maya Jaafar Lena

B.A., M.A.T.

Adjunct Instructor

Maya Jaafar Lena received an M.A.T. from Tufts University in affiliation with the School for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a B.A. in Visual Arts and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College and has a strong background in Outdoor Education. Before returning to Maine in 2010, Maya taught drawing and ceramics at the Potomac School in McLean, VA. Along with instructing at UNE, Maya teaches art at Scarborough Middle School in Scarborough, ME.... Read More






Adjunct Professor in Music

(207) 450-7850

Decary Hall

Deirdre McClure (M.M, D.M.A.,Conducting, Peabody Conservatory of Music, B.A., Piano, Macalester College) teaches Music in Film and Animation and Music Appreciation at the University of New England. She has worked with many orchestras, opera companies, and chamber ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Oakland Opera Theater, where she has been Music Director and Conductor since 2001. Oakland Opera Theater produces orchestral productions of significant 20th and 21st Century works, including works of composers such as Benjamin Britten,... Read More

Andy Rosen


Adjunct Instructor

(207) 602-2626

Creative and Fine Arts Building

Whether wandering the suburban back country or floating/surfing in the less than tropical waters  of Maine, Rosen follows in the rural art tradition of  artist  as investigator of the landscape.  His artwork reflects these adventures and is also an extension of his reverence for the toys and models of his childhood that he would break, set fire to and pit in dramas in the woods near his home.Read More

Linda Sturdivant

BS Theater Education

Artistic Director City Theater

Linda Sturdivant has just finishing her first season as City TheaterÕs Artistic Director. Linda has a BS in Theater/ Education from the University of Southern Maine. She taught theater and was the drama coach at Rockland District High School from 1982-1988. She is the Regional Fine Arts Theater instructor for York County, and stays connected with high school theater by participating as a judge in the High School One Act Festivals. 

Before coming to City Theater Linda was a freelance... Read More

Medical Illustrator

Adjunct Professor of Design & Illustration

(207) 730-3846

Alfond Center
On Campus





Computer Graphics


medical graphics

Digital Video & Audio Production

graphic design