Joe Habraken

Joe Habraken

M.A . Film and Video

Associate Professor of Film and Video

(207) 602-2781

Decary Hall

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 film and video  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... Read More



Digital Video


New Media

Video Editing

Photo Editing


Deborah Drinon Haggerty

Administrative Assistant

Graphic Artist

(207) 602-2714

Morgane Hall

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


Adobe Illustrator

Adobe PhotoShop

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Acrobat Pro

Adobe Dreamweaver


Digital Photography

Microsoft Word

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Access

Adobe Muse

Adobe Lightroom

Ryan Hedstrom

Associate Lecturer

Math Club Advisor

(207) 602-2508


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


mathematics education

Heather Heenehan

Visiting Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2659

Decary Hall

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


Soundscape Ecology

marine mammal behavior and biology

conservation biology


marine science

Jeanne Hey

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Political Science

(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. 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


Comparative foreign policy

Latin America

developing world.

Leadership Development

Global Education

Study Abroad Curriculum Integration

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,... Read More


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.

Cris Edward Johnson

(207) 391-9717

Marcil Hall

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

Decary 334


Guidance & Counseling

Child Development and Family Relations

Amy Keirstead

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2264

Morgane Hall

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


Physical organic chemistry

organic photochemistry

laser flash photolysis

green chemistry.

Tom Klak

Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

Board of Directors, Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

(207) 391-9496

Decary Hall

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

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local ecological restoration and native landscaping

study abroad partnerships & pedagogy

the Eastern Caribbean (especially Dominica)

the theories



and ecological consequences of development

American Chestnut restoration

woon yuen koh

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2609

Decary Hall



Design of Experiments


Lab Assistant/Coordinator

(207) 602-2649

Marcil Hall 28


Environmental Science

fisheries biology

Dr. Richard J. LaRue

Professor, NAS Fellow

(207) 602-2605

Decary Hall

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


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

Christina Leclerc, Ph. D.

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2163

Decary Hall

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


Developmental Psychology

Lei Lei at White Mountain on 2016-10-10

Lei Lei


Associate Professor

(207) 602-2353

Morgane Hall
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


Cell biology


developmental biology


neural stem cells

sensory neurons

Genetic Engineering

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science

(907) 299-7779

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


Global climate change

nuclear waste disposal

national park policy

environmental ethics

scientific uncertainty and public policy