People

Deborah Drinon Haggerty

Administrative Assistant

Graphic Artist

(207) 602-2714

dhaggerty@une.edu

Morgane Hall
4

Deborah brings to the Department of Chemistry and Physics a diverse background in both work experience and life experience. Growing up in central Massachusetts, she has lived in Nashville, TN where she worked as an Art Director for a print company and Virginia Beach, VA where she was employed selling industrial fasteners to the military and government contractors.  In 2000, Deborah relocated her family to Maine to take a position as a Marketing Director and Graphic Designer for an infrared... Read More

Expertise

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Dreamweaver

WordPress

Digital Photography

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Access

Adobe Muse

Adobe Lightroom

Ryan Hedstrom

Associate Lecturer

Math Club Advisor

(207) 602-2508

rhedstrom@une.edu

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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. 

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

My personal interests are skiing, traveling about New England and Atlantic Canada, hiking... Read More

Expertise

mathematics education

Heather Heenehan

Visiting Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2659

hheenehan@une.edu

Decary Hall
223

Dr. Heather Heenehan is a Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Environmental Studies. Dr. Heenehan is currently teaching four sections of ENV104: Introduction to Environmental Issues in the Fall 2017 semester.

She received her Ph.D. in Marine Science and Conservation and Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, spending most of her time at the Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, NC. She spent more than a year after finishing her Ph.D. working as... Read More

Expertise

Soundscape Ecology

marine mammal behavior and biology

conservation biology

bioacoustics

marine science

Jeanne Hey

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Political Science

(207) 602-2371

jhey@une.edu

Decary Hall
405

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. She is a frequent leader of professional development programming for emerging leaders in higher education. She has lived and worked in the US, Luxembourg, the Caribbean, Ecuador, Colombia and Scotland. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of leadership development, international politics, comparative foreign policy, the developing world, Latin America, and small states.... Read More

Expertise

Comparative foreign policy

Latin America

developing world.

Leadership Development

Global Education

Study Abroad Curriculum Integration

Faculty Adjunct

(207) 602-2509

fhoyt@une.edu

Marcil Hall
120

Education:

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). 

Awards

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,... Read More

Expertise

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

Celtic

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

Cris Edward Johnson

(207) 391-9717

cjohnson43@une.edu

Marcil Hall
317

Cris Edward Johnson is a graduate of Colgate University (B.A.) and Pace University School of Law (J.D.)

He has been a teacher of English and Humanities, a writer of educational curriculum and resource materials and an attorney practicing for 30 years in the fields of business and financial services where he was counsel to multi-national corporations as well as local community organizations.

Now retired from the practice of law, Cris is actively engaged in... Read More

Mary Johnson

Administrative Assistant, Political Science, Business and Communications, Global Studies

(207) 602-2483

mjohnson30@une.edu

Decary 334

Expertise

Guidance & Counseling

Child Development and Family Relations

Amy Keirstead

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2264

akeirstead@une.edu

Morgane Hall
10

Dr. “K” originally hails from the wilds of Nova Scotia, but has made her home in Maine and at UNE since 2008. A physical organic chemist, she primarily teaches organic chemistry lecture and laboratory, as well as mechanistic organic chemistry and the chemistry seminar course, and is notorious for being very excited about all things o-chem even during her 8 am lectures. Dr. K engages undergraduate students in her research program that uses organic chemistry to learn about the properties... Read More

Expertise

Physical organic chemistry

organic photochemistry

laser flash photolysis

chemistry of materials

green chemistry.

Tom Klak

Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

Board of Directors, Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

(207) 391-9496

tklak@une.edu

Decary Hall
213A2

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

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Expertise

sustainability

local ecological restoration and native landscaping

study abroad partnerships & pedagogy

the Eastern Caribbean (especially Dominica)

the theories

discourses

practices

and ecological consequences of development

American Chestnut restoration

woon yuen koh

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2609

wkoh@une.edu

Decary Hall
342

Expertise

statistics

Design of Experiments

Greg

Lab Assistant/Coordinator

(207) 602-2649

glabonte@une.edu

Marcil Hall 28

Expertise

Environmental Science

fisheries biology

Dr. Richard J. LaRue

Professor, NAS Fellow

(207) 602-2605

rlarue@une.edu

Decary Hall
313

Current Employment: Professor (tenured) and NAS Fellow, Department of Business, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine (1998-).

 

Education:  Doctor of Physical Education from Springfield College (December 1988); a Master of Science Degree from Springfield College (August 1980); and, a Bachelor of Arts-Teaching Degree [Individual Honors] from the University of Northern Iowa (May 1974).

 

Professional Experience in Higher Education: Served as a ranked member of the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, Bradford College (Massachusetts), Colby-Sawyer College (New... Read More

Expertise

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

design

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

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

Tom Leach

Professor

(207) 602-2565

tleach@une.edu

Decary Hall
076A

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... Read More

Expertise

Small business

entrepreneurship

marketing.

Christina Leclerc, Ph. D.

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2163

cleclerc1@une.edu

Decary Hall
353

Dr. Christina Leclerc is an Associate Lecturer in the psychology department with training in lifespan developmental psychology (with a research focus on the aging portion of the lifespan), as well as the cognitive and affective neural mechanisms of age-related change.   Dr. Leclerc is currently teaching Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development in Context, and Research Methods in Psychology.   Read More

Expertise

Developmental Psychology

Lei Lei at White Mountain on 2016-10-10

Lei Lei

PhD

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2353

llei@une.edu

Morgane Hall
008
On Sabbatical From: Fall 2016 to Spring 2017

Professional Experience

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

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

Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Awards and Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research... Read More

Expertise

Cell biology

Genetics

developmental biology

Biochemistry

neural stem cells

sensory neurons

Genetic Engineering

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science

(907) 299-7779

jlemons@une.edu

Decary Hall

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... Read More

Expertise

Global climate change

nuclear waste disposal

national park policy

environmental ethics

scientific uncertainty and public policy

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