We welcome the opportunity to interact with you inside the classroom and out. Whether you are already in our department, or are thinking about joining one of our programs, we would be happy to discuss teaching strategies and career opportunities. Click on the links below to learn more about us. 

Full-time Faculty

Lane Clarke

AssociateProfessor Literacy

(207) 602-2682

Decary Hall

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



Struggling Readers

Literacy and Technology

Course Development

Literature Circles

Gender and Education

Audrey Bartholomew

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2685

Decary Hall

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

Director, Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership


(207) 602-2010

Decary Hall

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, Director and Professor

Professor and Director, Center for the Enrichment of Teaching and Learning

(207) 602-2228

045 Decary Hall and 304 Hersey Hall

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


School law

measuring dispositions in pre-service teachers

teacher education effectiveness

math and science elementary methods

social justice mediation.

Carol Marcotte

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2242

Decary Hall

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


Educational leadership

curriculum development


PK-12 School Administration

Professional Development

Heather Sadlier

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2566

Decary Hall

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

Critical thinking

Controversial Issues

Equity in Education



Professor Emeritus

(207) 602-2685

Decary Hall


Distance / online education

adult/continuing education

international education

program planning/evaluation


educational leadership.