Associate Research Faculty

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.


Geography of land development

land use planning

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

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...


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...


Latin America




gender and sexuality



Audrey Bartholomew

Assistant Professor

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. 


Secondary transition for students with disabilities

inclusive practices and schools

positive behavior support

effective online teaching practices

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...


PK-12 School Administration

School Administration Finance

Research Methodology

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.

Ella Benson

Ed. D.

Adjunct Professor

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.


Transformative Leadership

Higher Education Leadership

Classroom Management

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

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...


Music History




and Guitar

Research Associate Faculty, Chairman of U.S. Marine Mammal Commission; Editor-in-Chief of Marine Mammal Science


Marine mammal behavior

ecology and conservation; behavioral ecology; mammalian reproductive strategies

Chair and Professor, Department of Biology

(207) 602-2617

Morgane Hall


Osmotic and ionic regulation and metabolism of crustaceans and fish; physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and fish; respiratory physiology

developmental biology; examination of effects of diet on metabolism and development of juvenile lobsters;

Professor of History

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...


US History

US foreign policy

contemporary world affairs

Assistant Professor

I am broadly interested in studying learning, memory and emotion using behavioral neuroscience techniques.  I have more recently become interested in how the brain's memory systems and emotional regulation systems come to function and cooperate over the course of development.  I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and practicing the martial arts.


Animal Learning and Behavior. Limbic System Function. Developmental Psychobiology.

Stephen Burt


Associate Professor and Chair

(207) 602-2193

Arts and Communications Building

Stephen Burt is painter and printmaker. Born in Deland, Florida in 1962. Educated at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1987) and SUNY Purchase (MFA 1991). Burt has exhibited in both international and national venues including most recently at Rose Contemporary in Portland, ME, Bradbury Gallery- State University of Arizona, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy, and the International Print Center in New York City. Recent major exhibitions have been at Engine in Biddeford, ME (2011), Leighton Gallery in Blue Hill,...




and printmaking.I have an abiding passion for the figurative and decorative art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and have researched it extensively as part of my studio practice.

Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese; Director of Latin American Studies Minor

(207) 602-2579

Decary Hall


Spanish and Portuguese language teaching and linguistics

Afro-Brazilian speech

Latin American Studies

Carrie Byron

Research Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2287

Marine Science Center

My research is grounded in marine ecology and integrates and interdisciplinary approach. Research disciplines include aquaculture, fisheries and coastal management. Previous projects have been based in freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats including temperate lakes, Atlantic rocky shorelines, temperate barrier-beach lagoons, tropical coral reefs and Pacific glacial fjords. I enjoy working on projects that look at biotic and abiotic dynamics and interactions as they apply to conservation and/or social development issues. Previous and current research projects include post-smolt salmon migration, carrying...


Ecological Approaches to Acquaculture

Fish Ecology & Fisheries

Marine Food Web Dynamics

Dan L. Callahan

MS-Meteorology, BS-Chemistry

Senior Lecturer, Chemistry; Lab Coordinator

BS - Chemistry, California State Polytechnic University @ San Luis Obispo, California:  5/69

MS - Environmental Sciences (Meteorology), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California:  3/74  (Dissertation theme:  Cyclonic Development around Low Level Jets.)

From July 1969 to October 1989 - Naval officer and Naval aviator (Pilot); attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander; designated Mission Commander and Patrol Plane Commander on the P-3C aircraft; ground duties included Officer-in-Charge, Executive Assistant, Operations Officer, Maintenance Officer, Administrative Officer,...


Laboratory coordination<br />General chemistry<br />General physics<br />Meteorology<br />Patrol plane aviation<br />Multiengine piloting<br />OSHA and safety issues<br />Waste management

Associate Professor of Sociology

Alex Campbell, Ph.D., comes to UNE from England, and is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. AlexÕs courses include: "Deviance," "Crime and Deviance," "Globalization and Identity," "Race, Class, and Gender," "Globalization and Technology," and "Introduction to Sociology," and she is the present coordinator of the Sociology Internship.

Alex is currently working on a book manuscript, which explores issues of race and white identities in cyberspace, and arises from research she conducted as part of her Ph.D. She has...

Don Cannan


Adjunct Professor


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 20 semesters teaching five different courses in the MSEd & CAGS programs. Don also teaches for Husson University located in Bangor, Maine.

Dr. Cannan has been a teacher, guidance counselor, and administrator in public education. His forte has been aligned to Career &...


Career & Technical Education

Educational leadership

Guidance & Counseling

Adjunct Professor

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 70's, David began his teaching career at the high school level.  He...


Secondary School Education

Educational leadership

Professional Learning Communities

Seconday Science Education

Secondary School Administration

Teaching Methodology

John Carney

Adjunct Faculty Member, Political Science

John Carney received his BA from Brooklyn College after serving in the U.S. Navy. John received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. John's academic interests have focused on the complications that arise from the politics of hegemony. He is also interested in the manifold expressions of the politics of recognition. John taught for many years in New York, where he was Associate Professor of Politcal Science at Manhattanville College. He has published works on the political implications philosopher...

Adjunct Faculty

Nicole Chaison, M.A., teaches English Composition at UNE and also specializes in teaching Introduction to Literature, Oral Communications, and the Graphic Novel. A writer herself, Chaison has published a graphic novel, The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood Illuminated (Random House/Villard), which has been described by the Utne Reader as "hilarious" and by Mothering Magazine as a "must-read." The book sprang out of Chaison's self-produced magazine, Hausfrau muthah-zine, which she's been producing since 2003. Chaison also wrote the James Beard-award nominated Spice (ReganBooks,...


Creative non-fiction

essay writing

oral communications

American literature

and graphic novels.

Adjunct Faculty: Printmaking

(207) 650-6073

Art Gallery

Corliss has been teaching Art in Maine since 1981:  UMA, USM, and Maranacook High School. CorlissÕ studio is located in the Artist Studio Building in Portland. She exhibits nationally, and her works are part of many private and institutional collections.

She is also a recipient of numerous awards and recognition for her work as an artist and leader in Art Education from institutions that include the Fulbright Foundation, Marie Walsh-Sharpe Foundation, Quimby Foundation, Maine College of Art,...





Carey S. Clark


Adjunct Professor

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

Healthcare Systems

Healthcare Policy

Policy Analysis

Assistant Professor Literacy

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...



Struggling Readers

Literacy and Technology

Course Development

Literature Circles

Gender and Education

Director, Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership


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...

Adjunct Professor

Professor Emeritus, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology



Developmental Psychology

Stress in Childhood

Community Interventions

Stress Management in Childrern

Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor & Chair of Marine Sciences

Director, Marine Science Center, a UNE Center of Excellence

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Editor, Production Science, Aquaculture (Elsevier)

(207) 602-2440

Marine Science Center

Costa-Pierce has a 35+ year career in the marine/aquatic sciences working at 11 U.S. and International Universities, living in Asia (Indonesia, Philippines) and Africa (Malaw'i), and conducting research/scientific consulting in 20+ nations for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral donors such ICLARM (The World Fish Center), The World Bank, The Asian Development Bank, GTZ-Germany, and USAID. He was a leader for the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) efforts to build "An Ecosystem Approach to Aquaculture”; plus, he led an...


Ecological aquaculture

sustainability science

Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Composition, Director of Composition

Michael J. Cripps directs English Composition at the University of New England. He is Associate Editor for Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing, an online, international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles related to writing in disciplinary contexts. He serves on the editorial board for the WAC Clearinghouse, a venue internationally recognized as the leading resource for information related to the writing-across-the-curriculum movement. He is a member of the Northeast...


Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines

Writing Program Administration

New Media Composition

Albert J. Cunningham

Ed. D., J.D.

Adjunct Professor

Junior High Social Studies teacher, Museum teacher at Independence Hall, 1966-1981.  Attorney-at-Law, Doylestown, Pa., Administrator and Adjunct Professor, Temple University School of Law, 1981-1989, Commissioner of Abington Township, Pa., Vice Chairman of the Board, 1984-1988; Adjunct Professor at 5 Pennsylvania Universities, beginning in 1996, taught undergraduate and graduate education and graduate School Law courses.  Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Kutztown Area and Twin Valley School Districts, Pa. 1989-2002.  Superintendent, Montoursville Area School District, 2002-2007, retired. Teach on-line graduate Education courses...


Education Law

Educational Leadership & Policy

Michael C. Daley

Ph.D. Economics

Associate Professor

Dr.  Daley  graduated in 1984 from the University of Maine, Orono with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Daley earned a M.A. in Economics in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 2000 from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Durham, New Hampshire. 

Dr. Daley started working at the University of New England in fall 2004. He teaches principles courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Business and Economics, as well as upper level...


contemporary macroeconomics

environmental economics

ecological economics

Associate Lecturer

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

Organizational leadership

Professor of History, Chair

Affiliated Faculty, Women's & Gender Studies

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...


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

Jennifer M. Denbow

J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, Director of Women's and Gender Studies

Jennifer Denbow received a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of "Governed through Choice: Autonomy, Technology, and the Politics of Reproduction" (NYU Press, 2015). 


Amy M. Deveau

Ph.D., Chemistry

Associate Professor, Chemistry


Small molecule design


& spectroscopic characterization; synthesis of biologically active

nitrogen-containing heterocycles with applications to chemotherapy and pain; the design and synthesis of exotic amino acids; total synthesis of natural p

Photo of William C. Diehl, Ph.D., Chair, Clinical Professor of Education, Coordinator of Online Graduate Programs, University of New England

Chair, Education Department

Clinical Professor of Education

Coordinator of Online Graduate Programs


Distance Education

Adult Education

Educational Technology

Elementary Education

Chair, Associate Professor

(207) 602-2535

Decary Hall

Brian Duff received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He is the author of The Parent as Citizen, (The University of Minnesota Press). He has also published research on feminist theory, voting, and the politics of race and ethnicity.


Modern political theory; issues regarding the family and politics; the role of ideas about children in politics; American elections; public opinion; feminism; politics of race and ethnicity; patriotism.

Associate Professor

Coordinator of Undergraduate Research

Program Coordinator, Animal Behavior Major

In general, my research group investigates how pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and other pollutants that might enter the enivronment through man-made means negatively affect the behavior of the fish living in these polluted waters. Behavior is both a very sensitive and rapid endpoint of exposure and has important fitness implications. We study many different behaviors that are important for species survival, from exploration to courtship. In addition to this overarching theme, we are also interested in how and why individuals,...


courtship and aggression; influence of social environment on behavior; individual variation in behavior; behavioral endocrinology; fish behavior; communication networks; effects of endocrine disrupters and inadvertant pharmaceutical exposure on fish behav

Professor, President Emeritus

Sandra Featherman, Ph.D., was the president of the University of New England from 1995 through June 2006. The UNE Board of Trustees has named her president emeritus.

Her many awards include Champion of Economic Development, Maine Development Foundation, 2002; Distinguished Daughter of Pennsylvania, Governor of Pennsylvania, 2004; Woman of Distinction, International Women's Forum, 2004; Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts of Maine, 2006; City of Philadelphia Community Service Award, 1984; Brooks Graves Award, Pennsylvania Political Science Association, 1982;...


American politics

urban politics

voting and elections

impact of race and ethnicity on voting behavior

women and politics

and public policy analysis

Director, Center for Sustainable Communities; Co-Director of the Saco River Estuary Project; and Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2834

Decary Hall


Design and facilitation of training

outreach and communication strategies to facilitate ecosystem management

watershed management and coastal management. Science translation and science to management application in coastal and marine systems.

Visiting Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2683

Decary Hall

Pam Flood is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of New England, and facilitates courses and advises dissertation research 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 University Center 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...


Leadership development in heart

mind and spirit

organizational change

modeling/sharing leadership to facilitate leadership skills among all community members

development of culturally proficient leaders

Adjunct Faculty

Retired high school teacher (Traip Academy in Kittery, ME: American literature, journalism, fiction writing); former public affairs writer for private industry and government agencies; recipient of several national awards for editorial excellence in the production of government publications; fiction has appeared in The Minnetonka Review, The Roanoke Review (winner of 2006 short fiction competition), The New England Review, The Gihon River Review and The Amoskeag Review. Early in his career, he was a reporter at the New Haven Register, an...


English language usage


technical writing


Associate Professor, Aquaculture and Aquarium Sciences Program Coordinator

(207) 602-2876

Morgane Hall

Dr. Fox is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where she received a Bachelor's degree in Organismal Biology. From there she went to the University of Houston where she earned her Master's of Science for her work on the reproduction of Penaeid shrimp. From Houston she went to Seattle, Washington where she entered the Doctoral program at the University of Washington in the College of Ocean and Fisheries Science while at the same time working in the Medical Center in...



Aquarium Science

Marine and Freshwater Ornamental Husbandry


Coral Biology

Candidate Species for Aquaculture

Stephen Fox

Chair, Professor of Chemistry

(207) 602-2317

Morgane Hall


Inorganic Chemistry; Bioinorganic Chemistry; chelating ligand design and synthesis; coordination chemistry

Assistant Department Chair, Associate Professor

(207) 602-2406

Marine Science Center

M.S. in Zoology, Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany

Ph.D. in Physiology, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, University of Bremen, Germany

postdoc in Cardiovascular Biology, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA



Temperature physiology

polar biology

energy metabolism

crustacean biology

marine invertebrates

See our video with a green crab running on a treadmill:

Margaret Friar

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2712

Decary Hall


Avian behavior

behavioral ecology of seabirds

animal social systems; comparative anatomy of vertebrates; ornithology; general biology; field research techniques

design of experiments.

Professor of Biology

(207) 602-2126

Morgane Hall





molecular biology

Cell biology






Pain sensitization

Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer has taught English writing and composition for seventeen years. As a state-certified English teacher, she began her career in a Massachusetts middle school. After completing a Master's degree in Education, Jennifer moved to Maine. She continued as a middle school instructor before moving on to teaching at four-year universities as well as community colleges. She has taught a variety of courses including composition, American cinema, American literature, and communications.
In addition to teaching, Jennifer has also worked as a...


Contemporary American Fiction and Short Stories

Lisa Giles teaches composition and creative writing courses, often with an emphasis on environmental topics. She has also taught at Boston University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Southern Maine. Her current research focuses on the poetics of gardens: literary history, aesthetics, ethics. Her poems have appeared in the Black Fly Review, Puckerbrush Review, HaydenÕs Ferry Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and California State Quarterly. She lives in Freeport, in a family house built in 1830, where she cultivates...

Assistant Director, Marine Science Center, a UNE Center of Excellence

(207) 602-2671

Marine Science Center


Research facility management

field logistics

flowing seawater systems

aquatic animal life support systems

scientific diving

scientific equipment design and fabrication


manual machining

video and image-based coral reef methodologies

Assistant Professor, Lecturer

(207) 602-2613

Arts and Communications Building

Following studies at Wittenberg University in Ohio I studied painting, Italian, photography and art history in Florence, Italy for over six months. My experiences in Italy led to study Art Education at Tufts University upon my return. Since then I have been teaching for over 20 years in various settings from elementary to the college level. I have received awards for my landscape paintings, and have participated in group exhibitions in the New England area. I am very active in...


Landscape painting

art historical knowledge prehistoric to contemporary

commissions of home

boat or landscape portraits

Adjunct Professor


This is my sixteenth year teaching in public education. My current position is as a technology instructional coach in Scarborough, Maine. Prior to this I taught in the primary grades for thirteen years where I specialized in teaching literacy and did my graduate work in this area. I have been teaching in the Literacy Concentration at UNE since 2008. I live with my husband, four year old daughter and fourteen year old son in Portland, Maine.


Elementary Education

Coaching Teachers for Continuous Growth

Technology Integration for Transformational Change

Susan Gray

Susan S. Gray

Ed.D. in Mathematics Education

Associate Professor and Chair

(207) 602-2248

Decary Hall

Susan Gray received an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, the MAT degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate from Boston University.  She has been working on issues related to mathematics teaching and learning for over twenty years.  She enjoys teaching, curriculum and program development, research, and student and faculty mentoring. 


mathematics education

secondary mathematics teacher education


Professor of Environmental Literature, Dept of Environmental Studies


Nature literature; Edward Abbey; William Wordsworth; land/habitat conservation policy; pedagogy relating science


and environmental awareness.

Senior Lecturer

(207) 602-2188

Decary Hall


Benthic marine ecology

community & population ecology

invertebrate zoology


evolutionary biology

science education

Joe Habraken

M.A . Film and Video

Associate Professor of Digital Media

Joe Habraken is a writer, filmmaker and educator with more than 20 years experience as a teacher and practitioner of the cinema arts. Joe is currently an associate professor of digital media at the University of New England. In Biddeford, ME. He teaches documentary and narrative film production and screenwriting.  As a filmmaker, Professor Habraken likes to explore stories that emphasize the often-overlooked successes in daily life, whether it is the sublime art of a master sushi chef or the...



Digital Video


New Media

Video Editing

Photo Editing


Administrative Assistant

Accomplished Administrative Coordinator and Website Marketing Specialist with 10+ years experience providing marketing and sales support in traditional corporate environments and freelance organizations. Takes ownership of independent projects; creates marketing materials, manages online content, and leads efforts to upgrade and enhance corporate website. Solid administrative and problem solving skills; demonstrated excellence designing complex financial spreadsheets, graphs, charts, and reports.


Adobe Illustrator

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Dreamweaver


Digital Photography

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Access

Adobe Muse

Tony Hanson

BA. MA, Ed.D.

Curriculum Development Manager

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...


Instructional Design

Distance Education


Comparative Theology

Audio Visual


Help Desk

Software and Hardware Training.

Assistant Lecturer

Born and rasied in Maine, I have lived here most of my life and I wouldn't want it any other way!  Prior to UNE I taught all levels of High School Math for a decade.  Since arriving at UNE in 2008 I have taught Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Math for Elementary School Teachers, and Geometry.  I am the advisor for the UNE Math Club.  

My professional interests include academic asseement, fractal geometry, math education and math outreach.

My personal interests...


mathematics education

Jeanne Hey

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

(207) 602-2371

Decary Hall

Jeanne Hey earned a B.A. in international relations and Spanish from Bucknell University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the Ohio State University. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of international politics, comparative foreign policy, the developing world, Latin America, and small states. She was a faculty member in Miami University's (Ohio) department of political science and program in international studies from 1992-2011, serving as the director of international studies for nine years. She...


Comparative foreign policy

Latin America

developing world.


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...


School law

measuring dispositions in pre-service teachers

teacher education effectiveness

math and science elementary methods

social justice mediation.

Adjunct Professor


Dr. Holman has lived, studied and worked abroad and was fortunate enough to enter college with Advanced Placement credit in German, French and Spanish. While attending Auburn, she taught as Faculty Aerobics Instructor, was a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), served as the President of the Women’s Chorus, performed with the Opera Workshop and the Concert Choir, and was also a member of the Fine Arts Committee, as well as Sigma Delta Pi and Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Societies. Dr. Holman...


Educational leadership


Pedagogy & Methods

Adjunct Professor

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

Michael Howard

MA, MFAs in Directing and Acting

Adjunct Instructor

Born in Erlagen, Germany but a Texas native, Michael first entered the world of theatre at the age of 10. He received an MA in Directing from Texas State Univ. in 1976 and an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College in 1989. Between these years before coming to teach as an Assistant Professor at USM in 1989 Michael worked as an actor in NYC, studying with such luminaries as F.Murray Abraham, Joseph Chaiken, Uta Hagen, Spalding Gray and Kristin Linklater....

Faculty Adjunct

(207) 602-2509

Marcil Hall


Ph.D (Linguistics), University of Texas at Austin (2010). Dissertation: Negative Concord in Levantine Arabic.

M.A. (Linguistics), Cornell University (2000). Thesis: Word Order, Agreement and Specificity Effects in Rural Palestinian Arabic Existential Sentences

B.A. (English), University of New Hampshire (1990). 


Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (August 2006).

National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award (August 2007). 

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (for Arabic, 2005).

UT-Austin Bruton Fellowship (2005).

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (for German,...


Arabic linguistics; formal syntax and semantic theory; formal pragmatics and discourse semantics; intonational phonology; historical linguistics (Germanic


Semitic); Anglo-Saxon language and literature; "Tolkienian" linguistics.

Susan Jarmuz-Smith

Assistant Lecturer

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

I am honored to begin my fourth year at UNE in the Department of Psychology. I have a MS in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis and am a doctoral candidate in School Psychology.

My life changed directions in 2004 from a career in engineering to a career in psychology. That year my first child was born needing significant support and my full attention. While raising him (and his sister), I took classes in behavioral psychology...


Applied Behavior Analysis

Classroom Management

Effective Teaching

Technology in the Practice of Psychology and Teaching

Academic Differentiation

Psychological Assessment

Amy E. Keirstead

Ph.D., Physical Organic Chemistry

Associate Professor, Chemistry


Physical organic chemistry

organic photochemistry

laser flash photolysis

chemistry of materials

green chemistry.

Daniel P Kennedy

Ph.D., Chemistry

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

My training and professional interests lie at the interface of organic and inorganic chemistry. I received both a BS and PhD in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire. Upon completion of my studies at UNH, I moved to the University of Connecticut to perform postdoctoral research. I later joined the faculty of the University of New England as a Visiting Assistant Professor, and then in my current role as an Assistant Lecturer during the fall semester of 2011. My...


Organic and Inorganic Chemistry

Fluorescent Sensors & Polymers

Photoactive Metal Complexes

Fluorescence Spectroscopy





Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

(207) 391-9496

Decary Hall

Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Miami University, Oxford OH USA




local ecological restoration and native landscaping

study abroad partnerships & pedagogy

the Eastern Caribbean (especially Dominica)

the theories



and ecological consequences of development

Adjunct Professor


Thomas P. Kopetskie worked in Pennsylvania public schools for 35+ years as a teacher, K-12 building-level administrator and assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction and pupil services. He began teaching at UNE in 2008. Mr. Kopetskie also worked as an adjunct professor at East Stroudsburg University, supervising student teachers as well as serving as a mentor with the Pennsylvania Department of Education for new K-12 principals.


Supervision of Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction

Educational Reform

Educational leadership

Joseph Kunkel

Joseph G Kunkel

AB '64 Columbia College, Ph. D. '68 Case-Western Reserve University

Research Professor

(413) 335-6017

Marine Science Center

Joe grew up on a tidal salt marsh in Long Island NY.  He spent his early years collecting and rearing insects as a hobby.  He went to college majoring in Zoology and published his first paper based on his undergraduate research on cockroach development.  He chose a graduate school where he could continue his interest in insect development and on earning his Ph. D. did a post doctoral in Biometry and another in Biochemistry.  Joe's major interest is in using...



protein chemistry and non-invasive ion flux measurements.

Rick LaRue

Professor, NASHPERSD Fellow

(207) 602-2605

Decary Hall


Sport management and programming; sport philosophy and ethics; sport law and risk management; sport/venue planning


and construction; ADA and OSHA; Physical Activity and Recreation; and

long-distance hiking (one of the first 100 people to backpac

Tom Leach


(207) 602-2562

Decary Hall

I've lived in Maine since 1976, coming from Michigan.  I love Maine's natural beauty and especially its coast.  I was attracted to Maine because of the wonderful sailing along the coast and its bountiful islands,  harbors and coves.  In the off season, I enjoy alpine and nordic skiing.  I grew up in Michigan and  earned my degrees from Michigan State and Eastern Michigan Universities.  I've worked in the automobile industry, with Procter and Gamble and in small business.  While teaching...


Small business



Lei Lei

Lei Lei


Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2353

Morgane Hall

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England

Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Instructor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


Awards and Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), NINDS, NIH

Other Professional Activities

Member, Society for Neuroscience

Teaching Experience

BIO106: BIO II - Cellular/Molecular Biology

BIO315: Developmental Biology

BIO370: Cell Biology

BIO450: BIO Topics - Developmental Neurobiology




developmental biology

molecular biology

sensory neurons

neural stem cells

transgenic mice.

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science

Dr. Lemons received his Ph.D in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming in 1975. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles; edited eight books; served as Editor-in-Chief of "The Environmental Professional," the official journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals; served as environmental science book series editor for Blackwell Science, Inc., and has directed numerous grants and international projects. In addition to being the recipient of various research awards and fellowships, John received the Career Distinguished Research...


Global climate change

nuclear waste disposal

national park policy

environmental ethics

scientific uncertainty and public policy

Maya Jaafar Lena

B.A., M.A.T.

Adjunct Instructor

Maya Jaafar Lena received an M.A.T. from Tufts University in affiliation with the School for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a B.A. in Visual Arts and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College and has a strong background in Outdoor Education. Before returning to Maine in 2010, Maya taught drawing and ceramics at the Potomac School in McLean, VA. Along with instructing at UNE, Maya teaches art at Scarborough Middle School in Scarborough, ME....






Coordinator, Adjunct Professor

Roxanne Longoria received a BachelorÕs degree in Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University. She then continued her education at Texas A&M Health Science Center and received a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Science. While at Texas A&M University she was employed as an organizational advisor in the Department of Multicultural Affairs as well as in the School of Military Science where she taught Leadership Development I and II. She is originally from Floresville, Texas...

Julie Longua Peterson

Assistant Professor

Julie Longua Peterson is an Assistant Professor of psychology at the University of New England and the principal investigator of the Self and Close Relationships Lab.  Her program of research investigates the ways in which explicit (conscious, controlled) and implicit (unconscious, automatic) self and relationship processes influence how people navigate the ups and downs of daily life (e.g., acceptance, rejection).  Julie's courses include Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, and a seminar in Self...


Explicit and Implicit self-esteem; self-regulation; the role of the self in close relationships (e.g.

romantic relationships)

Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications; Professor of English; Director of the Center for Global Humanities

(207) 221-4447

Proctor Hall

Anouar Majid reads, writes, and teaches in the areas of global literatures and cultures, postcolonial theory and studies, and intellectual history in general. He is the author of  Islam and America:  Building a Future Without Prejudice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012); We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades Against Muslims and Other Minorities (University of Minnesota Press, 2009); A Call for Heresy: Why Dissent is Vital to Islam and America (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Freedom and Orthodoxy: Islam and...

Associate Research Faculty


Conservation physiology and the physiological ecology of marine fishes; the physiological alterations and resultant mortality due to anthropogenic stressors

specifically fishing capture

in sharks

rays and skates; bycatch mitigation in sharks

rays and

Carolyn Marie Marcotte

Ph.D., CAS, MS

Associate Lecturer, Department of Education, MSE and CAGS Online Programs

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...

Adjunct Professor in Music

Deirdre McClure (M.M, D.M.A.,Conducting, Peabody Conservatory of Music, B.A., Piano, Macalester College) teaches Music in Film and Animation and Music Appreciation at the University of New England. She has worked with many orchestras, opera companies, and chamber ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Oakland Opera Theater, where she has been Music Director and Conductor since 2001. Oakland Opera Theater produces orchestral productions of significant 20th and 21st Century works, including works of composers such as Benjamin Britten,...

Professor of English, Chair

Susan McHugh teaches courses in writing, literary theory, and animal studies.  She is the author of Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines, a volume in the University of Minnesota Press's Posthumanities series, as well as Dog, a volume in Reaktion Books' groundbreaking Animal series.

She has published dozens of essays in edited collections and peer-reviewed journals, including Critical Inquiry, Literature and Medicine, and PMLA: Publications of the Modern Language Association of America.  Her ongoing research focuses on the intersections of biological and cultural extinction. ...


Literary and interdisciplinary animal studies; dogs in literature and culture; genetics in film


and popular culture; 20th century literary theory and cultural studies; film and media studies.

Chair, Department of Society, Culture and Languages


Dr. McReynolds is a Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Society, Culture and Language, and the Academic Coordinator of the Office of Citizenship and Civic Engagement. He has a doctorate from Cornell University, a MA from the University of Vermont, and a BA from the Univesity of Virginia. He has been at UNE for 23 years and has taught a variety of courses and has been engaged in a wide range of scholarship. He has raised over $500,000...



developmental sociology

Latin American Studies

civic engagement and citizenship

community development

environmental sociology


and societies of the future through science fiction.

Laboratory Assistant, Physics

BA Physics from U of M Orono in 1970

Taught High school Physics in New Hampshire and Kennebunk Maine from 1972 to 2006.

Certified in Maine as Master Teacher of Physical Science and Mathematics

Tutor in UNE LAC from 1990 to 1993

Teaching Physics labs at UNE since 2008


Modeling Physics<br />Use of probes and software to gather and analyze data

Jesse Miller


Adjunct Faculty

Jesse Miller has taught English Composition and Creative Writing at UNE. He has also taught at the University of Maine at Augusta, Southern Maine Community College, and Kennebec Valley Community College He is deeply passionate about reading, experimental fiction, and the Boston Red Sox. Jesse is working on a eschatological mosaic language novel loosely based on the imagined life of Paris, a small but significant character in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. He lives in the great city of Portland....




experimental fiction


Associate Lecturer


Data analysis using a variety of softwares including SAS




MINITAB; teaching statistics with new innovative methods including use of technology.

Adjunct Faculty, Political Science


The American Presidency

Politics of New England

Political theory

Environmental politics

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Environmental Studies; Co-Director of the Saco River Estuary Project

I have taught a variety of courses at UNE, including Conservation and Preservation, Conservation Field Skills, Wetland Conservation and Ecology, Wetland Restoration: Science and Policy, Women and the Environment, Introduction to Environmental Issues and others. My approach to teaching is to help students learn by doing.  We do many projects in local habitats and local communities, as well as projects right here on campus. 

Being right on the coast of Maine offers amazing opportunities to involve undergraduate students in my...


Salt marsh conservation/restoration/ecology;<br />Wetland conservation/restoration/ecology;<br />Conservation and Preservation; Environmental education

Brad Moser

Ph.D. Physics

Assistant Lecturer, Physics

(207) 602-2039

Morgane Hall


PER: Physics Education Research

Physics for the Life Sciences: designing new labs and classroom activities

Clickers: designing interesting

thought provoking

and relevant questions

Ph.D. Research: Ion time-of-flight and vacuum-ultraviolet spectroscopy

Adjunct Professor

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...


Educational Technology

Online Education

School Administration

Staff Development

School Leadership

Instructional Design

Total Cost of Ownership

Professor of Chemistry, Ludcke Chair 2013

Assistant Coach, Women's and Men's Cross Country

(207) 602-2538

Morgane Hall


Analytical chemistry; spectroscopic methods of analysis; fluorescence and chemiluminescence; environmental analysis; clinical analysis.

Adjunct Professor

(207) 602-2857

Decary Hall

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

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2814

Marine Science Center


Behavioral ecology and animal behavior

marine mammal behavior and biology

marine mammal policy


Chief Writer

Adjunct Instructor

Josh Pahigian writes and manages writing content for various print and web-based platforms to promote UNE. He also serves as an instructor in the Center for Global Humanities, teaching the annual Seminar Series courses (CGH 490).

Josh has been affiliated with UNE since 2004, when he joined the English Department as an adjunct instructor. In addition to teaching writing and literature courses, he was the founding faculty advisor for The Nor'easter News

He is also the author of...



Writing Instruction

Script Writing

Content Editing

Copy Editing

Adjunct Professor

Brianna Parsons is an Adjunct Assistant Lecturer at the University of New England, in the department of Education.  In addition to teaching at UNE, Parsons works as an English Instructor for the Maine Community Colleges, as well as an Educational Consultant.  In the role of consultant, she fuses the need and value of education with the demands of the business environment, and as an English instructor, develops and teaches both live and online course curriculum, focusing on writing, scholarship and...


Motivational theory

academic & social integration with emphasis on first-generation

low-income students. Non-traditional students and the role of gender with regard to academic persistence.

Brooks Payette

Brooks Christian Payette

B.A. Political Science

Assistant to the Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

A former White House intern and 2011 Truman Scholar Award Recipient, Brooks Payette is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and is currently completing his graduate work at UNH in Political Science. His interests include community health, fitness and electoral politics.

Payette is also a Second Lieutenant in the New Hampshire Air National Guard's Public Affairs office. He earned his commission in September 2013 after serving as an enlisted airman in the 157 Civil Engineer Squadron since 2008....

Assistant Professor


Cultural anthropology; medical anthropology; ethnographic methods; gender



and human rights; law


and policy; human trafficking

Richard Peterson

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Environmental Studies

As a teacher, I seek to create opportunities for students to actively engage in their own learning, through active discussion and debate in the classroom and by getting their hands dirty in the field, whether though volunteering on an organic farm, touring the local incinerator and seeing where their garbage goes, helping out at local food shelters, taking part in a work weekend at an Eco-village, or working with AIDS orphans in Kenya.I have spent a lot of time in...


Ecological anthropology; indigenous ecological knowledge systems; Learning Community pedagogy; qualitative research methods; East and Central Africa.

Staff Assistant, Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

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.

Mila Plavsic

Research Associate

Visiting Lecturer

(207) 602-2626

Decary Hall

My primary research interests are anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance and international conservation policy.  In addition to policy work in Washington, DC and the Northeast, my fieldwork has taken me to Kenya, Madagascar, Botswana, and the Dominican Republic. I investigate the impacts of invasive species, fire, timber harvest, and climate change on community diversity over time (with small mammals and birds as study systems) and the policy implications of those impacts.  I am interested in how science is applied and conservation achieved...


conservation biology

population ecology

international environmental policy

fire ecology

global change biology

science/policy interface


southern Africa


Sean Ramey was born in Lewiston, Maine. He graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine.  Sean received a BA from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia and an MFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. A member of the Actor's Equity Association, Sean has performed at many of the fine regional theatres across the US. He now lives in Auburn once again with his lovely wife, Catherine, and their son, James.


Public Spekaing

Classical Drama

Comedia Del Arte

Contemporary American Theatre


Associate Professor

Thanks for your interest in the UNE Business Administration degree. I am an Associate Professor and Chair of the Business Administration and Sport and Recreation Management programs here at University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.  If you have already viewed our videos, you know that our focus is to prepare you for the workplace - whether its your family's business, a major corporation or a small non-profit.  We start you off with the basics - management, accounting, marketing...and then...


Community-based experiential learning; Social entrepreneurship support in Haiti; International educational opportunities for students; business ethics training.

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2483

Decary Hall


James B. Roche teaches American Law & Politics

Constitutional Law

Business Law

Introduction to Law

Trial Advocacy

U.S. Congress

the U.S. Supreme Court and Healthcare Law & Policy at both the Biddeford and Portland campuses. He also continues to prac

Ursula Röse

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2417

Morgane Hall


Chemical Ecology; plant-insect and plant-microbe interactions; multitrophic interactions; plant volatile organic compounds (VOC); terpenes; plant defenses; induced compounds in algae.

Andy Rosen


Adjunct Instructor

(207) 602-2626

Arts and Communications Building

Whether wandering the suburban back country or floating/surfing in the less than tropical waters  of Maine, Rosen follows in the rural art tradition of  artist  as investigator of the landscape.  His artwork reflects these adventures and is also an extension of his reverence for the toys and models of his childhood that he would break, set fire to and pit in dramas in the woods near his home.

Associate Professor

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

Kelly Samson-Rickert

Ed. D., SPHR

Adjunct Professor

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...


Workforce Strategies

Organizational leadership

Five Generations in the Workplace

David Sandmire

David A. Sandmire

M.D., M.A.


Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Dave came to the University of New England in 1994 following completion of his M.D. (University of Wisconsin) and M.A. (History of Medicine/Science, University of Wisconsin) degrees. He teaches courses in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, cardiovascular physiology, human reproduction, and embryology. His areas of research have included the effects of individual learning styles on collaborative clinical problem-solving, the cardiovascular and neurologic effects of purposeful vs. non-purposeful activity, and, more recently, the study of the emotional and cardiovascular effects of art-making. He...





cardiovascular physiology; impact of learning style on collaborative problem-solving.

Joel See


Professor Emeritus

Joel See is a sociologist with a Ph.D. from Florida State. He currently teaches courses on Popular Culture, Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, Cross-Cultural Communication, Cultural Anthropology, and Marriage and Family.

Since receiving his Ph.D., he has also studied at the East-West Center in Hawaii, where he was a participant in a summer institute on Japanese Culture and Civilization, and at the Intercultural Institute in Oregon, where he studies cross-cultural communication.

His courses are often global and cross-cultural in their...

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

(207) 602-2224

Morgane Hall


B.S. Biochemistry; University of Maine, Orono. 1992

Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Maine, Orono. 1998


Fat and Bone Cell Differentiation <br />Jagged1/Notch and FGFR Signaling Networks<br />Biological Effects and Toxicology of Polybrominated Diphenyl Flame Retardants<br />

Michelle Steen Adams

Associate Professor


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

Linda Sturdivant

BS Theater Education

Artistic Director City Theater

Linda Sturdivant has just finishing her first season as City TheaterÕs Artistic Director. Linda has a BS in Theater/ Education from the University of Southern Maine. She taught theater and was the drama coach at Rockland District High School from 1982-1988. She is the Regional Fine Arts Theater instructor for York County, and stays connected with high school theater by participating as a judge in the High School One Act Festivals. 

Before coming to City Theater Linda was a freelance...

Professor of Marine Science

Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

(207) 602-2730

Marine Science Center


Life history and population dynamics of sharks


and rays

composition and spatial/temporal distribution of fish communities

physiological responses to stress and how this influences by-catch mortality

environmental adaptations in fish; conservation of fish communities

and trophic interactions between fish species

Assistant Professor

Having grown up in MD and IN, attending universities in Chicago, Scotland, Boulder, and Denver, and teaching in ND and CA, Craig has lived in 5 time zones in all. He lives in Portland, ME with his wife, 2 children, 2 cats, and a dog. Craig likes board games, playing music poorly, and spending time outdoors with his family.


Extremal graph theory

impartial combinatorial games

Professor of Art/Department Founder

(207) 602-2883

Arts and Communications Building


Plein Air landcape painter. Have shown throughout the United States and Europe. Have had over 20 solo shows and have been included in over 100 group shows in Museums and Galleries.

Charles Tilburg

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2130

Marine Science Center


Physical oceanography

numerical modeling

coastal oceanography

larval transport

river plume dynamics

Adjunct Professor


David Keller Trevaskis, Esquire, is an attorney and former third grade teacher with a Master’s Degree in Education.   Trevaskis is the Pro Bono Coordinator for Legal Services for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), responsible for assisting local bar associations, legal services programs and other groups who offer pro bono legal services across the Commonwealth to help improve the access to justice for the neediest among us.  His work in poverty law informs his teaching.  Trevaskis staffs the PBA’s Immigration Law...


School law

Bullying Prevention

School Crises

Dorothy M. Healy Professor of Literature and Health

Professor of English

Faculty Director, Maine Women Writers Collection

Co-founder and affiliated faculty, Women's and Gender Studies Program

Jennifer Tuttle teaches courses on literature and health studies, US Literatures, women's writing, and the US West. Holding an endowed chair in literature and health, she designs courses, pursues scholarship, and develops curricular and programming initiatives that integrate the health sciences and the humanities at UNE. As the Dorothy M. Healy Professor, she is also faculty director of the Maine Women Writers Collection. Beyond UNE, she is editor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.

She has...


Literature and Health

United States literature and culture

Women's literary history

Literatures of the US West

Charlotte Perkins Gilman studies

Women's detective fiction

literary recovery and archival studies


Camille Vande Berg earned her Ph.D. in French/Romance Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana. She has taught French, Spanish, Italian, ESL and literature at a number of universities in the U.S. and Europe. Her research interests include language teaching and learning, with a current focus on autonomous language study and self-assessment.


ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in French and Spanish

Advanced-level in Italian.&nbsp;

James Vesenka

Ph.D. Physics

Professor of Physics

Director of Microscopy Core Facility

(207) 602-2560

Morgane Hall

History and Research:

The moniker "Dr. V" is in veneration to his late father, an outstanding teacher in the Concord Massachusetts school system who went by the name of "Mr. V."  Dr. V teaches general physics and undertakes research in molecular self-assembly of four-stranded DNA and physics education.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Clark University with a dual major in chemistry and physics in 1982. ...


Physics education pedagogy

physical science teacher training

scanning probe microscopy.

biomaterials nanotechnology

Developmental Mathematics Supervisor; Adjunct Faculty Departments of Mathematics and Business

(207) 602-2794

Student Academic Success Center

I began my professional career as a cartographer, stumbled into education in my mid-twenties and have been happily teaching mathematics ever since. Through hard work, a series of good turns and a bit of luck, I've developed an expertise in developmental mathematics specifically and developmental education more generally.  I am passionate about learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others.  August  is my favorite month as that is when all the cool school supplies come out!

I share a home with...

Adjunct Professor


I have been teaching at the elementary level for 29 years. I have a passion for the development of reading skills and have spent my career pursuing this passion. I began my career as a Montessori teacher and feel that this training has formed my philosophy of teaching. I lived and worked in Hawaii for eight years before returning to Maine. I began my public school career in a K-2  multi-age classroom, and in 2001 I began my work in...


K-12 Literacy

K-2 Math Intervention

Literacy Education


Mark Andrew Ward

Research Associate


Landscape scale conservation planning

Identification of rare plant and animal species of New England

Natural community classification

Vernal pool biology

Invertebrate taxonomy (odonates

tiger beetles

and fairy shrimp)

Natural history education

Bethany Woodworth

Assistant Lecturer

I have been working in conservation research for many years and have conducted conservation research in a variety of ecosystems from east Africa and Central America to the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. The subject of my doctoral research was the drivers of population decline in an endemic songbird in Puerto Rico, especially the interactions between avian brood parasitism and nest predation by alien species. In the early 1990s, I served as monitoring ecologist for Frankfurt Zoological Society, flying extensive aerial...

Adjunct in English and Languages; Fellow in Global Humanities

Ph.D., Yale University

Before coming to UNE, George Young taught Russian language and literature from 1965 to 1978 at Grinnell and Dartmouth Colleges. He is the author of a collection of poems, a study of the life and work of the nineteenth century Russian religious philosopher Nikolai Fedorov, and a book on the early twentieth century American artist Charles H. Woodbury. He wrote the article on Fedorov for the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and many of his poems, translations, essays,...


Russian literature


and philosophy

Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2410

Marine Science Center




primary production

remote sensing

geographic information systems

Bering Sea ecosystems.