Full-time Faculty

Professor of History, Chair

Affiliated Faculty, Women's & Gender Studies

(207) 602-2322

Marcil Hall

Elizabeth De Wolfe is chair of the Department of History & Philosophy and affiliated faculty in the Women's and Gender Studies Program. Her teaching areas include American women's history, nineteenth-century popular culture and historical research methods. De Wolfe offers a variety of courses including Growing Up Female: History of American Girls; Bestsellers and the Big, Bad City; Women, Health and History; and War Letters . Dr. De Wolfe's research explores ordinary women who find themselves in extraordinary situations. Her study of the anti-Shaker activist Mary Marshall... Read More


Nineteenth-century American Women's History; Shakers and Other American Communal Groups; Nineteenth-century popular culture

Associate Professor of Latin American History; Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies

Marcil Hall

Robert Alegre is a Chilean-American historian of Latin America, with a particular interest in the history of gender and sexuality and its intersection with wage and coerced labor.  His book, Railroad Radicals in Cold War Mexico: Gender, Class, and Memory (Nebraska, 2013), argues that a national working-class movement emerged in Mexico during the 1950s, demonstrating the contested process of modernization in the postwar period.  This movement, which included major industrial unions as well as teachers, challenged the hegemony of the ruling party, influencing and... Read More


Latin America




gender and sexuality



Professor of History

(207) 602-2238

Marcil Hall

Professor Burlin's specialty is 19th-century American diplomatic history. He has published a number of articles in this area and has completed a book titled Imperial Maine and Hawai'i: Interpretative Essays in the History of Nineteenth Century American Expansion  that traces connections between Maine and Hawai'i as a way to explore large issues related to American imperialism in the 19th century. He also has an interest in the perceptions and insights "foreigners" have about U.S. history, culture and society. He is... Read More


US History

US foreign policy

contemporary world affairs

Associate Professor of European History

(207) 283-0170

Marcil Hall

Eric G.E. Zuelow is an associate professor of European history. He specializes in modern Britain and Ireland, with a particular emphasis on the histories of tourism and national identity. Zuelow is author of the award-winning Making Ireland Irish: Tourism and National Identity since the Irish Civil War (Syracuse, 2009), editor of Touring Beyond the Nation: A Transnational Approach to European Tourism History (Ashgate, 2011), and co-editor of Tourism Histories in Ulster and Scotland: Connections and Comparisons, 1800-1939 (Ulster Historial Foundation, 2013), and Nationalism in a Global Era:... Read More


History of Tourism and Leisure

Modern Scotland

Modern German History


History of Drink

English Public Houses

Youth Culture




modern British and Irish History

national identity


Affiliated Faculty

Director, Special Collections

(207) 221-4324

Cally Gurley has a background in Art History and Applied Art and a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. Prior to coming to UNE she worked in the Bowdoin College Archives and Special Collections Department as the Processing Archivist cataloging and creating web access to the Senate collection of Senator George J. Mitchell. At UNE she has worked as the Curator of UNE's Maine Women Writers Collection from 1999-2010. Currently she works as the Director of the UNE Department... Read More


Facilitating primary source research by undergraduate graduate post-graduate researchers in UNE collections



Special Collections(artifacts/historical archival materials)

Michelle Steen Adams

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2515

Decary Hall


Coupled human and natural systems.<br />Forest landscape ecology

Historical ecology

Riparian forests. <br />Environmental history

Forest social sciences and policy.<br />Global population-environment interactions. <br />Integrative graduat


Administrative Assistant

(207) 602-2144

Marcil Hall


I am the administrative assistant for English

History & Philosophy

Latin American Studies

Women's & Gender Studies and Core Connections.


Ted Dipadova

Dean Emeritus, Associate Professor (retired)

(207) 602-2144


Theodore DiPadova, Ph.D., was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1993 to 1998.  He then served as interim Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1998 to 2001, and as Associate Professor of History from 2001 until he retired in December 2007.  In 2003, he gave a semester to work as a Capital Campaign Project Director, raising funds for the improvement of the Westbrook College Campus.  He has participated in UNE's Study Abroad program, taking a class to... Read More


French history

modern European history

higher education administration

learning outcomes assessment

academic advising