People

Full-time Faculty

Tami Gower

Tami Gower

C.P.A., MBA, MEd

Chair

Clinical Professor

Department Chair of Business

(207) 602-2557

tgower@une.edu

Decary Hall
Room 301
On Campus

The best thing about being an educator is working with the students and watching them learn, grow and reach their goals right before your eyes.  

I joined the Business Department of UNE in 2016.  My education includes a B.S. in Accounting from Husson University, a MBA (with a concentration in Economics) from Bentley University and a Master’s in Education from Lesley University. Prior to joining UNE... Read More

Expertise

Public Accounting

Auditing

Team Facilitation

Tom Leach

Professor

(207) 602-2565

tleach@une.edu

Decary Hall
076A
On Campus

I've lived in Maine since 1976, coming from Michigan.  I love Maine's natural beauty and especially its coast.  I was attracted to Maine because of the wonderful sailing along the coast and its bountiful islands,  harbors and coves.  In the off season, I enjoy alpine and nordic skiing.  I grew up in Michigan and  earned my degrees from Michigan State and Eastern Michigan Universities.  I've worked in the automobile industry, with Procter and Gamble and in small business.  While teaching... Read More

Expertise

Small business

entrepreneurship

marketing.

Joe Habraken

Joe Habraken

M.A . Film and Video

Associate Professor of Film and Video

(207) 602-2781

jhabraken@une.edu

Decary Hall
315

Joe Habraken is a writer, filmmaker and educator with more than 20 years experience as a teacher and practitioner of the cinema arts. Joe is currently an associate professor of film and video  at the University of New England. In Biddeford, ME. He teaches documentary and narrative film production and screenwriting.  As a filmmaker, Professor Habraken likes to explore stories that emphasize the often-overlooked successes in daily life, whether it is the sublime art of a master sushi chef or... Read More

Expertise

Screenwriting

Digital Video

Filmmaking

New Media

Video Editing

Photo Editing

Videography

Dr. Richard J. LaRue

Professor, NAS Fellow

(207) 602-2605

rlarue@une.edu

Decary Hall
313
On Campus

Current Employment: Professor (tenured) and NAS Fellow, Department of Business, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine (1998-).

 

Education:  Doctor of Physical Education from Springfield College (December 1988); a Master of Science Degree from Springfield College (August 1980); and, a Bachelor of Arts-Teaching Degree [Individual Honors] from the University of Northern Iowa (May 1974).

 

Professional Experience in Higher Education: Served as a ranked member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, Bradford College (Massachusetts), Colby-Sawyer College (New... Read More

Expertise

Sport management and programming; sport philosophy and ethics; sport law and risk management; sport/venue planning

design

and construction; ADA and OSHA; Physical Activity and Recreation; and

long-distance hiking (one of the first 100 people to backpac

Mike Daley

Michael C. Daley

Ph.D. Economics

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2592

mdaley@une.edu

Decary Hall
302A
On Campus

Dr.  Daley  graduated in 1984 from the University of Maine, Orono with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Daley earned a M.A. in Economics in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 2000 from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Durham, New Hampshire. 

Dr. Daley started working at the University of New England in fall 2004. He teaches principles courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Business and Economics, as well as upper level... Read More

Expertise

environmental economics

ecological economics

Ed Dorr

Edward E. Dorr

PhD, MS, BA

Lecturer

(207) 602-2710

edorr@une.edu

Decary 303
On Campus
Teaching Online

After receiving his doctarate Ed worked for several years as an advisor in the Attorney General's Office, until leaving to teach full time for the next six years.  His attention then shifted to private business where he founded and operated three small businesses over the next twenty years, primarily involved with the  financing and development of real estate. Ed was extremely pleased when the opportunity to return to the classroom presented itself here at UNE.  His courses have been in a number of applied fields of... Read More

Kristin Linder

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2498

klindsley@une.edu

Decary Hall 317
On Campus

Joining the Department of Business in 2015, Kristin teaches a variety of courses across the Communication program, with special emphasis on new and digital media. She is currently pursuing a research focus centered on social media and digital games, investigating reciprocity and altruistic behavior across social media networks, as well as the rise of social games and social media play as it intersects with issues of gender, sexuality and the video game industry. Kristin earned her BA in Speech Communication at Pennsylvania State University,... Read More

Expertise

Social Media

digital media

communication studies

Glenn Powell

Esquire

Assistant Lecturer, Business

On Campus

I have a background in law and business.  I have worked for large corporations and small law firms. I encourage students to analyze and think about complex business and legal concepts.  I started teaching in 2007 and enjoy discussing a variety of business topics with students.Read More

Expertise

Business Law

Anthony Santella

Anthony Santella

M.A., B.A.

Assistant Lecturer and Makerspace Coordinator

(207) 602-2848

asantella@une.edu

309B
On Campus

Anthony has vast experiences in Business. Before becoming a part of the UNE Business Department faculty, he taught several small colleges and research universities such as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Clemson University in Clemson, SC.  Anthony also worked several years at AT&T and the Big Four consulting firm Accenture where he led teams and coached executives and managers of leading organizations through mission critical initiatives. He says his passion is to engage and empower others and... Read More

Expertise

Business consulting

Entrepreneurship coaching

Innovation

Aimee Vlachos

Assistant Lecturer

On Campus

While attending Western State College of Colorado for my undergraduate degree, my passion for outdoor recreation blossomed. I was fortunate that the recreation classes I completed included a number of field work experiences. This included: ice climbing up frozen waterfalls, building winter snow caves at the top of a 16,000 foot mountain, river rafting through the Grand Canyon, and planning skateboard contests.
 
I have been teaching sport management courses for the past 8 years and have experience instructing at... Read More

Expertise

Outdoor recreation

Gender and Sport

Adjunct

Christopher Boucher

(207) 200-7840

cboucher3@une.edu

On Campus

Christopher has more than 20 years of corporate and business experience, ranging from sales, management, marketing, small business ownership, to other tasks such as supervision, inventory control, budgeting, wholesale, retail, as well as curriculum development. Christopher has also been teaching professionally since 2000. He earned a BSBA from Western New England College and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.  I enjoy teaching especially college students, and my greatest joy is when the light bulb goes off in a student’s head, also known as... Read More

Cris Edward Johnson

(207) 391-9717

cjohnson43@une.edu

Marcil Hall
317

Cris Edward Johnson is a graduate of Colgate University (B.A.) and Pace University School of Law (J.D.)

He has been a teacher of English and Humanities, a writer of educational curriculum and resource materials and an attorney practicing for 30 years in the fields of business and financial services where he was counsel to multi-national corporations as well as local community organizations.

Now retired from the practice of law, Cris is actively engaged in... Read More

Lori Wall

Developmental Mathematics Supervisor

Associate Adjunct Faculty Mathematics Department

(207) 602-2794

lwall@une.edu

Student Academic Success Center
13
On Campus

I began my professional career as a cartographer, stumbled into education in my mid-twenties and have been happily teaching mathematics ever since. Through hard work, a series of good turns and a bit of luck, I've developed an expertise in developmental mathematics specifically and developmental education more generally.  I am passionate about learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others.  

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Staff

Administrative Assistant, Political Science, Business and Communications

(207) 602-2483

mjohnson30@une.edu

Decary 334
On Campus

Expertise

Guidance & Counseling

Child Development and Family Relations