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Lane W. Clarke is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of New England. and currently is department chair.She teaches classes at the undergraduate level to pre-service teachers in literacy and global education. Her research interests include online teaching, technology and literacy, and working with students who struggle in literacy. She has published three books: Educating Literacy Teachers Online: Tools, Techniques, and Transformations (Clarke & Watts-Taffe, 2013), The reading turn-around: A five part framework for differentiated instruction (Jones, Clarke... Read More
Literacy and Technology
Gender and Education
Audrey Bartholomew is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department. She teaches special education courses on introduction to special education, Autism, differentiation, and data-based decision making. Prior to coming to UNE Audrey worked for the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on helping states improve their secondary transition practices for students with disabilities. She currently continues that work with school districts across the state of Maine. ... Read More
Secondary transition for students with disabilities
inclusive practices and schools
positive behavior support
effective online teaching practices
Michelle Collay is professor in the Department of Education. A former public school music teacher, she is a scholar-practitioner who integrates teaching and scholarship in higher education and PK-12 settings. Her research interests include teacher professional socialization with attention to how life experience shapes teachers' professional identities. Collay has worked as a school leadership coach in urban and rural settings, with school leaders engaged in developing professional learning communities. She continues to study constructivist teaching, leading, and equity-focused inquiry in... Read More
Susan Hillman is the founding director of the Center for the Enrichment of Teaching and Learning and full professor at the University of New England. She has taught in higher education since 1983 when she received her Ph.D. from Indiana University (IU) in Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in law (IU Law School). She has taught extensively in the areas of science pedagogy, mathematics pedagogy, school law, and general curriculum and instruction methodology. Her research interests include evolving issues... Read More
measuring dispositions in pre-service teachers
teacher education effectiveness
math and science elementary methods
social justice mediation.
Dr. Carol Marcotte completed her doctorate in School Administration & Supervision at Berne University International Graduate School in St. Kitts, West Indies. Her primary specialty areas include literacy and educational leadership.
Carol’s education career started as a regular classroom and special education teacher. Multi-age and looping schedules were part of her classroom expertise. In addition to working as a classroom teacher, she was a principal for 8 years. Her first role at University of New England... Read More
PK-12 School Administration
Dr. Heather Dwyer Sadlier is an Associate Professor and Diversity Educator. She teaches the following courses: Diversity & Social Justice in the Classroom; Perspectives on American Education, Causes & Cost of Inequity, Literacy for Diverse Learners, and Social Studies Methods. Dr. Sadlier works with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity and contributed to the development of the University of New England's Diversity Leadership Certificate program. She teaches two of the program's required workshops: Bias & Stereotypes and Socioeconomic Class-Classism.
Prior... Read More
Biases & Stereotypes
& Hate Prevention
Inclusive Classroom/School Climate
Equity in Education