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Education

Faculty and Staff

We are always happy to talk with students or prospective students who wish to pursue a career in education. Although there is considerable information within the pages of this website, you may wish to meet with the Department Chair or a member of the Department of Education faculty (see below).   University of New England
Department of Education
11 Hills Beach Road
Biddeford, Maine 04005
207-283-0171
or 207-797-7261

 

Faculty

Douglas J. Lynch

Ph. D.
Professor of Education, Chair
Douglas J. Lynch

Decary Hall
Phone: 207-602-2656
Email: dlynch@une.edu

Expertise
Educational psychology with special emphasis on motivation to learn and learning strategies K-University; on-line instructional teaching strategies.

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Motivational beliefs and learning strategies of college students;  faculty teaching strategies associated with the motivational beliefs and learning strategies of college students.

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Cindy F Altomari

B.S. Environmental Science M.Ed. Science Education
Certification and Placement Officer
Cindy F Altomari

Decary Hall 139
Phone: 207-602-2846
Email: caltomari@une.edu

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Audrey Bartholomew

Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Decary Hall 147
Phone: 207-602-2685
Email: abartholomew1@une.edu

Expertise
Secondary transition for students with disabilities, inclusive practices and schools, positive behavior support, effective online teaching practices

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Lane Whitney Clarke

EdD
Assistant Professor Literacy
Lane Whitney Clarke

Decary Hall 149
Phone: 207-602-2682
Email: lclarke1@une.edu

Expertise
Literacy, Struggling Readers, Literacy and Technology, Course Development, Literature Circles, Gender and Education

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Literacy, Struggling Readers, Literacy and Technology

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Michelle Collay

Ph.D.
Director, Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
Michelle  Collay

Decary Hall
Phone: 207-602-2010
Email: mcollay@une.edu

Expertise
Educational leadership, with particular emphasis on the influence of race, gender, and class on leaders’ approaches to organizational change.

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Leadership identity development; the influence of race, gender, and class on leadership development; teacher leadership; organizational development.

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Pamela S Flood

Ed.D.
Visiting Instructor Online Doctor Program in Educational Leadership
Pamela S Flood

Decary Hall 144
Phone: 207-602-2683
Email: pflood@une.edu

Expertise
Leadership development in heart, mind and spirit, organizational change, modeling/sharing leadership to facilitate leadership skills among all community members, and the development of culturally proficient leaders. 

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Susan J. Hillman

Ph.D.
Professor
Susan J. Hillman

Decary Hall 151
Phone: 207-602-2228
Email: shillman@une.edu

Expertise
School law, measuring dispositions in pre-service teachers, teacher education effectiveness, math and science elementary methods, social justice mediation.

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Measuring dispositions in pre-service teachers; trends in teacher education;  developing research in the area of mathematics and science pedagogy

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Carolyn Marie Marcotte

Ph.D., Berne University International Graduate School C.A.S., University of Southern Maine M.S., University of Southern Maine B.S., University of Southern Maine
Associate Lecturer, Department of Education, MSE and CAGS Online Programs
Carolyn Marie Marcotte

Decary Hall 137
Phone: 207 602 2242
Fax: 207 602 5942
Email: cmarcotte@une.edu

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Heather Dwyer Sadlier

Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Heather Dwyer Sadlier

Decary Hall
Phone: 207-602-2566
Email: hsadlier@une.edu

Expertise
Diversity educator: exploring biases & stereotypes; bullying, harassment, & hate prevention. Creating inclusive classroom & school climates; respecting differences; challenging assumptions; critical thinking; teaching strategies for active learning; collaborative leadership; group & workshop facilitator. A favorite question:
How do we know this to be true?

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Adjunct Faculty

Darren Akerman

Adjunct Professor
Darren  Akerman

Decary Hall
Phone: 207-602-2857
Email: dakerman@une.edu

Expertise
School Administration
Educational Leadership
Gifted & Talented

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Ella Benson

Ed.D.
Adjunct Professor
Ella  Benson

Off-Campus
Phone: 207-602-2631
Email: ebenson2@une.edu

Expertise
Transformative Leadership
Higher Education Leadership
Classroom Management

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Rural education,
Special education issues,
The achievement gap, standardized assessments and
School climate and culture.

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Don Cannan

Adjunct Professor
Don  Cannan

Decary Hall
Phone: 207-602-2857
Email: dcannan@une.edu

Expertise
Career & Technical Education
Educational Leadership
Guidance & Counseling

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David Cannan

Adjunct Professor
David  Cannan

Decary Hall
Phone: 207-602-2857
Email: dcannan1@une.edu

Expertise
School Administration
Educational Leadership

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Joanne Cooper

PhD
Adjunct Professor
Joanne  Cooper

Off-Campus
Phone: 207-602-2631
Email: jcooper5@une.edu

Expertise
Leadership in higher education, reflection in adult development.

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Steven Moskowitz

Ed. D.
Adjunct Professor
Steven  Moskowitz

Off-Campus
Phone: 207-602-2631
Email: smoskowitz@une.edu

Expertise
Educational technology, developing online model to deliver instruction, school administration and staff development, school leadership, instructional design, and total cost of ownership

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Online learning, technology integration, teacher effectiveness, professional development, technology impact in schools, online methods of delivering education

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Dave Murphy

Adjunct Professor
Dave  Murphy

Decary Hall
Phone: 207 -602- 2857

Expertise
School Administration
Educational Leadership
Differentiation

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Kelly Samson-Rickert

Ed.D., SPHR
Adjunct Professor
Kelly  Samson-Rickert

Off-Campus
Phone: 207-602-2631
Email: ksamsonrickert@une.edu

Expertise
Workforce strategies and organizational leadership which include a particular emphasis on the influence of the five generations in the workplace, and the approaches to organizational change as we embrace the needs of the five generations working in a more collaborative work environment.

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Organizational development and cultures within organizations, leadership best practices, generational leadership, aging workforce needs.

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Staff

Debbie DeWitt

Administrative Assistant
Debbie  DeWitt

Decary Hall 148
Phone: 207-602-2857
Fax: 207-602-5942
Email: ddewitt@une.edu

Expertise
Notary Public

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Tony Hanson

BA. MA, Ed.D.
Curriculum Development Manager
Tony  Hanson

Decary Hall 146
Off-Campus
Phone: 207-602-2441
Email: hhanson1@une.edu

Expertise
Instructional Design, Distance Education, Cyberethics, Comparative Theology, Audio Visual, Telecommunications, Help Desk, Software and Hardware Training.

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Distance Education, Online Education, Academic Technology, Cyberethics.

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Matthew Pettengill

BA
Staff Assistant, Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership
Matthew  Pettengill

Decary Hall 146
Phone: 207-602-2631
Fax: 207-602-5942
Email: mpettengill@une.edu

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Lucille Smith

Staff Assistant
Lucille  Smith

Decary Hall 145
Phone: 207-602-2692
Fax: 207-602-5942
Email: lsmith@une.edu

Expertise
Hospice training/volunteer at Gosnell Hospice Home in Scarborough
Board of Directors for Bon Appetite (Soup Kitchen)

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Emeriti

Michael F. Beaudoin

Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus
Michael F. Beaudoin

Decary Hall
Phone: 207-602-2685
Email: mbeaudoin@une.edu

Expertise
Distance / online education, adult/continuing education, international education, program planning/evaluation, accreditation, educational leadership.

Research Interests/ Scholarship
Distance education leadership; transition of classroom faculty to distance teaching; the "Invisible" online learner; supporting distance and face-to-face learners:any significant difference? Diffusion of online education in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Since 2004: Two books and numerous articles published in refereed journals, and Fulbright Fellowship awarded to Ghana. Visiting scholar at distance education consortium in Mexico in early 2008.

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