People

Faculty

The Department of Chemistry and Physics has dynamic and energetic faculty members, who have specifically chosen to teach and conduct research in an undergraduate setting. They stress understanding of principles, critical thinking, communication skills, and strategies for effective problem solving.

In addition to being dedicated teachers in the classroom, our faculty members are actively involved in directing undergraduate research, an essential component of a quality undergraduate degree program in the sciences. Many opportunities exist for students to conduct cutting-edge research with a faculty mentor.

Members of the faculty have published the results of their research with undergraduates in peer-reviewed literature, have been successful in securing extramural funding for their research and curriculum development efforts, and often take their students to national meetings in order to present the results of their research.

Click on the links below to learn more about our faculty members and their respective areas of expertise.

Full-time Faculty

Stephen Fox

Chair, Professor of Chemistry

(207) 602-2317

sfox4@une.edu

Morgane Hall
3

Expertise

Inorganic Chemistry; Bioinorganic Chemistry; chelating ligand design and synthesis; coordination chemistry

Dan L. Callahan

MS-Meteorology, BS-Chemistry

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry; Lab Coordinator

(207) 602-2490

dcallahan@une.edu

Morgane Hall
203

BS - Chemistry, California State Polytechnic University @ San Luis Obispo, California:  5/69

MS - Environmental Sciences (Meteorology), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California:  3/74  (Dissertation theme:  Cyclonic Development around Low Level Jets.)

From July 1969 to October 1989 - Naval officer and Naval aviator (Pilot); attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander; designated Mission Commander and Patrol Plane Commander on the P-3C aircraft; ground duties included Officer-in-Charge, Executive Assistant, Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, Administrative Officer,...

Expertise

Laboratory coordination<br />General chemistry<br />General physics<br />Meteorology<br />Patrol plane aviation<br />Multiengine piloting<br />OSHA and safety issues<br />Waste management

Penny Clum

Penny L. Clum

MS Chemical Engineering MS Biochemistry

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry

(207) 602-2267

pglacy@une.edu

Morgane Hall
7

Expertise

Chemistry Education

Amy M. Deveau

Ph.D., Chemistry

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2813

adeveau@une.edu

Morgane Hall
14

Expertise

Small molecule design

synthesis

& spectroscopic characterization; synthesis of biologically active

nitrogen-containing heterocycles with applications to chemotherapy and pain; the design and synthesis of exotic amino acids; total synthesis of natural p

Amy E. Keirstead

Ph.D., Physical Organic Chemistry

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2264

akeirstead@une.edu

Morgane Hall
10

Expertise

Physical organic chemistry

organic photochemistry

laser flash photolysis

chemistry of materials

green chemistry.

Daniel P Kennedy

Ph.D., Chemistry

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

(207) 602-2037

dkennedy2@une.edu

Decary Hall
308

My training and professional interests lie at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry. I received both a BS and PhD in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire. Upon completion of my studies at UNH, I moved to the University of Connecticut to perform postdoctoral research. I later joined the faculty of the University of New England as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and then in my current role as an Assistant Lecturer during the fall semester of 2011. My...

Expertise

Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

Fluorescent Sensors & Polymers

Photoactive Metal Complexes

Fluorescence Spectroscopy

HPLC

UV-vis

NMR

Magnetochemistry.

Brad Moser

Ph.D. Physics

Assistant Lecturer, Physics

(207) 602-2039

bmoser@une.edu

Morgane Hall
019

Expertise

PER: Physics Education Research

Physics for the Life Sciences: designing new labs and classroom activities

Clickers: designing interesting

thought provoking

and relevant questions

Ph.D. Research: Ion time-of-flight and vacuum-ultraviolet spectroscopy

Professor of Chemistry, Ludcke Chair 2013

Assistant Coach, Women's and Men's Cross Country

(207) 602-2538

jmullin@une.edu

Morgane Hall
205

Expertise

Analytical chemistry; spectroscopic methods of analysis; fluorescence and chemiluminescence; environmental analysis; clinical analysis.

Jill M. Randall Tenny

M.S. Space Sciences and Astrophysics

Assistant Lecturer, Physics

(207) 602-2040

jrandall5@une.edu

Decary Hall
302-A

Expertise

Physics Education

High Energy Astrophysics

Joseph Simard

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

(207) 602-2480

jsimard@une.edu

Morgane Hall
18

Expertise

Organic Chemistry

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

(207) 602-2224

dsmall1@une.edu

Morgane Hall
204

 Education:

B.S. Biochemistry; University of Maine, Orono. 1992

Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono. 1998

Expertise

Fat and Bone Cell Differentiation <br />Jagged1/Notch and FGFR Signaling Networks<br />Biological Effects and Toxicology of Polybrominated Diphenyl Flame Retardants<br />

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2152

jstubbs@une.edu

Morgane Hall

Expertise

Physical chemistry; thermophysical properties; Monte Carlo molecular simulation; phase behavior

James Vesenka

Ph.D. Physics

Professor of Physics

Director of Microscopy Core Facility

(207) 602-2560

jvesenka@une.edu

Morgane Hall
016

History and Research:

The moniker "Dr. V" is in veneration to his late father, an outstanding teacher in the Concord Massachusetts school system who went by the name of "Mr. V."  Dr. V teaches general physics and undertakes research in molecular self-assembly of four-stranded DNA and physics education.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Clark University with a dual major in chemistry and physics in 1982. ...

Expertise

Physics education pedagogy

physical science teacher training

scanning probe microscopy.

biomaterials nanotechnology

Staff

Administrative Assistant

(207) 602-2714

dhaggerty@une.edu

Morgane Hall
4

Accomplished Administrative Coordinator and Website Marketing Specialist with 10+ years experience providing marketing and sales support in traditional corporate environments and freelance organizations. Takes ownership of independent projects; creates marketing materials, manages online content, and leads efforts to upgrade and enhance corporate website. Solid administrative and problem solving skills; demonstrated excellence designing complex financial spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and reports.

Expertise

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Dreamweaver

WordPress

Digital Photography

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Access

Adobe Muse

Laboratory Assistant, Physics

(207) 602-2491

dmeggison@une.edu

Morgane Hall
19

BA Physics from U of M Orono in 1970

Taught High school Physics in New Hampshire and Kennebunk Maine from 1972 to 2006.

Certified in Maine as Master Teacher of Physical Science and Mathematics

Tutor in UNE LAC from 1990 to 1993

Teaching Physics labs at UNE since 2008

Expertise

Modeling Physics<br />Use of probes and software to gather and analyze data