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.
I taught fourth grade in Rochester, NY, Willamston, SC, and then reading intervention in Cincinnati, OH. I completed my doctorate in Literacy at the University of Cincinnati. Upon completion I taught courses in Literacy Education at the College of Mt. St. Joseph and Northern Kentucky University before coming to the University of New England. I have published two books, one edited book called High Tech Teaching Success (Prufrock Press) with Dr. Kevin Besnoy and The Reading Turn Around (Teachers College...
Literacy and Technology
Gender and Education
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...
Dr. Kathleen V. Davis has served in increasingly responsible professional/academic positions in higher education universities, community colleges and in K-12 school settings with a career of successful and accomplished achievements and commitment to leadership in the academy. Through her service as an associate vice president, dean, chief academic officer, community college president, and associate professor she has dedicated her time and talents to advancing the mission of higher education. She is proficient in the most state-of-the-art technology associated with sound...
higher education administration
Women in Higher Education Administration
Pam Flood is a Visiting Instructor at the University of New England in Maine. Pam will be facilitating courses in the Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.
Pam has served as leader in a variety of capacities: teacher leader, school administrator, assistant director at a UniversityCenter on Disability Studies, and assistant director/ research faculty for several non-profit organizations. She has worked with schools to improve instruction and assessment, school climate, and student engagement in schools throughout the state of Maine,...
Leadership development in heart
mind and spirit
modeling/sharing leadership to facilitate leadership skills among all community members
development of culturally proficient leaders
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 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 was an adjunct faculty since...
Dr. Heather Dwyer Sadlier is an Associate Professor and Diversity Educator. She teaches the following courses: American Education, Causes & Cost of Inequity, Educational Psychology & Classroom Management, Literacy for Diverse Learners, and Social Studies Methods. Dr. Sadlier worked with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity to contribute 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 to earning her...
Diversity educator: exploring biases & stereotypes; bullying
& hate prevention. Creating inclusive classroom & school climates; respecting differences; challenging assumptions; critical thinking; teaching strategies for active learning; colla
Darren Akerman earned his MSEd and his CAGS in Educational Leadership as distance learning programs at the University of New England. Currently, he serves as an adjunct professor teaching Motivational Theory and Classroom Management. He is also employed as Gifted and Talented Coordinator for MSAD 75. DarrenÕs experience includes teaching grades one, five, and nine (English, Language Arts), Elementary and Middle School Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, and Technology Integrator. He is certified as a Superintendent as well. Darren has published fiction...
School Administration<br />Educational Leadership<br />Gifted & Talented
Ella Benson has taught graduate level courses online and in person for several colleges and universities since 2003. Dr. Benson is a 2003 graduate of the of the University of Virginia’s Educational Leadership program where her dissertation work focused on the relationship between school climate and student achievement in low income elementary schools. Prior to her work in higher education Ella was a middle and high school special education teacher.
Higher Education Leadership
Dr. Cannan has worked in the field of Education for 34 years. He is currently the Executive Director for the Maine Administrators of Career & Technical Education, MACTE. He has worked for University of New England for 11 years teaching five different courses in the MSEd & CAGS programs.
Dr. Cannan has been a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator in public education. His forte has been aligned to Career &...
Career & Technical Education<br />Educational Leadership<br />Guidance & Counseling
David Cannan completed his undergraduate degree at a small private university (Dakota Wesleyan University) in Mitchell, South Dakota. He went on to complete his graduate work at the University of Southern Maine (Gorham, Maine) while adding to his studies with additional courses and leadership activities (participant and presenter) at Wayne State University (Michigan) and Eastern Michigan University. After a brief stint as a Navy pilot in the early 70Õs, David began his teaching career...
School Administration<br />Educational Leadership
Dr. Clark has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and she has worked as a nurse in a variety of healthcare settings including acute nursing, hospice nursing, and community health settings.
Dr. Clark completed a qualitative research internship at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and she is actively involved with the grassroots research of the Nurse Manifest Project, which focuses on the emancipation of the nursing profession. She has multiple journal articles exploring caring in nursing and nursing...
Transformative Leadership and Change
Nursing Curriculum Development
Holistic Healing Modalities
Joanne Cooper is a professor emeritus from the University of Hawaii, Manoa, where she taught for twenty-one years in the Department of Educational Administration. She served as head of the higher education program, as well as Chair of the Faculty Senate in 2001 and Associate Dean of the College in 2002. She is the recipient of the Board of Regents Excellence in Teaching Award in 1994 and the University’s Mentoring Award in 2011 for her work with graduate students. She...
Leadership in higher education
reflection in adult development.
Carol Holmquist is an adjunct professor for the Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at UNE, as well as a Research Fellow at Johnson & Wales University. A former CEO for over 25 years serving several nonprofit organizations, Holmquist has also been an instructor and consultant in organizational development and non-profit startups.
Holmquist’s academic research focuses on adult remedial education, non-traditional student transition to college, adult academic self-efficacy, and the role of education in fostering self-sufficiency and independence....
Research and implementation strategies for organizational and personal change
Dr. Steven Moskowitz is currently Assistant Superintendent of Technology and Human Resources in New York and serves as an adjunct professor at several colleges and higher education institutions. Recently, he completed his doctorate degree in Educational Administration, researching how instructors transition from traditional instructional environments to online environments. He has been published in numerous national technology publications and presented many technology conferences. He was also a semi-finalist for Technology and Learning’s Tech Leader of the Year Program, and has served...
Total Cost of Ownership
Dr. Dave Murphy is currently finishing his 10th year as the Superintendent of Schools in MSAD #44. Prior to that, Dr. Murphy had been an elementary, middle and high school principal in the same district for 18 years and was selected by the Maine PrincipalsÕ Association as MaineÕs National Distinguished Principal in 1987. Dr. Murphy is a Past President of the New England Association of School Superintendents (NEASS) and sits on the Executive Committee of the Maine School SuperintendentsÕ Association...
School Administration<br />Educational Leadership<br />Differentiation
Kelly Samson-Rickert is the Director of Workforce Development for the State of Maine, Office of Information Technology (OIT). In this role, she oversees and develops the strategic planning for the OIT workforce needs in this fast-changing technology field. She provides guidance and the focus on training and development of the existing workforce, to ensure that OIT has the right skills to do the right jobs for the State’s technology needs of the future. Another initiative in this role is establishing...
Five Generations in the Workplace
Tony grew up in Minnesota but now resides in Westbrook Maine with his Wife, Daughter and Son.
Tony holds a double B.A. from Mankato State University in Communications and Humanities, a M.A. in Religious History from Hamline University, a M.A. in Comparative Theology from Boston University and is in the process of completing his Ed.D. at Boston University.
Tony is the instructional designer for the Department of Education at UNE and comes from a long history of IT and Training...
Software and Hardware Training.
Matt is a 2008 graduate of Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, where he double-majored in English Language & Literature and History. He has worked for independant bookstores in various capacities for over 10 years, as both a part-time bookseller and management.