Associate Research Faculty

(207) 602-2626

Decary Hall

During the 2012-2013 academic year, I am working as a research consultant and GIS technician for Oregon Metro, the regional government for the Portland, Oregon, metropolitan area.  I am preparing demographic analysis and reports documenting Oregon Metro's compliance with provisions of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act in the use and disbursement of federal funds for land use and transportation planning.

I will return to campus for the fall 2013 semester.Read More


Geography of land development

land use planning

and urban / environmental policy; Civic Environmentalism; Demographic change; Environmental history.

Ali Ahmida


(207) 602-2804

Decary Hall


Political theory

comparative politics

historical sociology of power

agency and anti-colonial resistance in North Africa

especially modern Libya.

Darren J. Akerman

Darren J. Akerman

M.S.Ed., C.A.G.S.

Adjunct Professor


Darren Akerman has been an Adjunct Instructor with the University of New England’s Online M.S. Ed Program since 2005. He has taught Grades One, Five, and Nine (English/Language Arts), and is currently a Middle School Principal. He is a proud member of the first graduating class in the University of New England’s M.S.Ed and C.A.G.S. programs, and completed his internship for Superintendent’s certification as well. He has experience as an Elementary Principal, Supervisor of Instruction, and Gifted and Talented... Read More


School Administration

Educational leadership

Gifted & Talented

learning styles

Universal Design for Learning

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




(207) 602-2726

Marcil Hall

Ph.D. Yale University (Comparative Literature, 1999)Read More


Law and the Humanities

French and American lyric poetry (19th and 20th century)

Michael Arciero

Associate Professor and Chair

(207) 602-2439

Decary Hall


Mathematics of signal processing

computational molecular biology

applied mathematical analysis.

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2608

Morgane Hall



Structural Biology



Audrey Bartholomew

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2685

Decary Hall

Audrey Bartholomew is an Assistant Professor in the Education Department.  Prior to coming to UNE, Audrey was a graduate assistant for the National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center in Charlotte, North Carolina where she worked with states on improving secondary transition practices for students with disabilities.  Audrey has taught both middle and high school and has worked with a wide range of students with disabilities in both segregated and inclusive settings. Read More


Secondary transition for students with disabilities

inclusive practices and schools

positive behavior support

effective online teaching practices

D. L. Bearden

Adjunct Professor


Born and raised in Texas I worked as a social services administrator in the War on Poverty and then as a journalist in Central Texas for many years before migrating to teaching. I spent 11 years as a traditional classroom teacher and then joined the charter school movement founding two charter schools while working on my graduate degrees at Texas State University, University of Phoenix and Capella University. My first adjunct teaching position was in 2009 at University of... Read More


PK-12 School Administration

School Administration Finance

Research Methodology

Professor Emeritus

(207) 602-2685

Decary Hall


Distance / online education

adult/continuing education

international education

program planning/evaluation


educational leadership.

Visiting Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2858

Decary Hall

Susan Bell received an undergraduate degree from Salisbury University and a masters degree from the University of Houston.  Susan grew up in MD, lived in NH, and currently resides in ME.  Her professional interests include differential equations, Laplace transforms, and incorporating technology into learning.  Susan enjoys whitewater kayaking, indoor climbing, hiking, and yoga.Read More

Ella Benson

Ella Benson

Ed. D.

Adjunct Professor

(207) 602-2631


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.Read More


Transformative Leadership

Higher Education Leadership

Classroom Management

Adjunct faculty, The History of Jazz, Guitar Instruction, Ensemble Director

(207) 807-6263

Decary Hall

As a music historian and performer Mr. Killough has been an integral part of the New England music scene for the past twenty years. After attending both the Berklee College of Music and the University of New Hampshire from which he received a Bachelor of the Arts and Master of the Arts in music performance and history Mr. Killough began giving lectures and performances on the life and music of Django Reinhardt. His group the Hot Club of Portland has... Read More


Music History




and Guitar

Edward Bilsky

Vice President for Research and Scholarship; Professor of Pharmacology, Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Co-Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2707

Pickus Center

Dr. Edward Bilsky currently serves as the Vice President for Research and Scholarship at the University of New England. He received his B.S. (physics) in 1989 and M.S. (Behavioral Neuroscience) in 1991 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He went on to earn a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Arizona Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy in 1996. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Arizona, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Northern Colorado in... Read More


General pharmacology


opioid pharmacology

acute and chronic pain