Heather Sadlier

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2566

Decary Hall

Dr. Heather Dwyer Sadlier is an Associate Professor and Diversity Educator. She teaches the following courses: Diversity & Social Justice in the Classroom; Perspectives on American Education, Causes & Cost of Inequity, Literacy for Diverse Learners, and Social Studies Methods. Dr. Sadlier works with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity and contributed 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.

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Biases & Stereotypes


& Hate Prevention

Inclusive Classroom/School Climate

Critical thinking

Controversial Issues

Equity in Education

David Sandmire

David A. Sandmire

M.D., M.A.


(207) 602-2849

Morgane Hall

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... Read More





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

Anthony Santella

Anthony Santella

M.A., B.A.

Assistant Lecturer and Makerspace Coordinator

(207) 602-2848


Anthony has vast experiences in Business. Before becoming a part of the UNE Business Department faculty, he taught several small colleges and research universities such as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Clemson University in Clemson, SC.  Anthony also worked several years at AT&T and the Big Four consulting firm Accenture where he led teams and coached executives and managers of leading organizations through mission critical initiatives. He says his passion is to engage and empower others and... Read More


Business consulting

Entrepreneurship coaching


Joel See


Professor Emeritus

(207) 602-2236

Decary Hall

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... Read More

Joe Simard

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

(207) 602-2480

Morgane Hall

Dr. Simard is primarily interested in the instruction of Organic chemistry in the classroom and laboratory. His primary area of interest is the use of active learning techniques in teaching chemistry in the classroom and laboratory, and in creating guided inquiry activities and laboratory experiments. He personally uses Process Oriented Guided Inquiry (POGIL) activities in the the classroom. Read More


Organic Chemistry

Process Oriented Guided Inquiry (POGIL)

active learning techniques

Cynthia Simon

Director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office

(207) 602-2540

224 "The Commons"

Cynthia Simon, director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office. Cynthia's expertise in experiential education spans over 30 years. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Education from Leslie University, and has completed the National Society for Experiential Education's Academy. She is also NSEE's Northeast regional co-chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northeastern University. Cynthia's background includes professional work in the international, corporate, not-for-profit, and small business sectors, with the past 20 years committed to higher education at the... Read More


Experiential Education


Collaborative learning design

Sustainable agriculture

canis latrans (coyote)

environmental education & advocacy

wilderness skills and survival

Deena Small

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

(207) 602-2224

Morgane Hall


Fat and Bone Cell Differentiation

Jagged1/Notch and FGFR Signaling Networks

Biological Effects and Toxicology of Polybrominated Diphenyl Flame Retardants

David Livingstone Smith


(207) 602-2237

Marcil Hall
On Sabbatical From: Fall 2017 to Spring 2018

I earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of London (Kings College) where I worked on philosophy of psychology.  My dissertation was published as Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious (Kluwer, 1999).

I am professor of philosophy at the University of New England, where I teach courses on philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and determinism, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of race, and other topics.

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philosophy of psychology

philosophy of biology




Glenn Stevenson

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Neuroscience Major

(207) 602-2285

Decary Hall

Before joining the faculty in 2005, Dr. Stevenson had two successful careers: one as a professional musician in Boston; the other working for luxury hotel brands in Washington, D.C. and Boston. Dr. Stevenson embarked on his third career by completing a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at American University and trained in the Psychopharmacology laboratory of Dr. Anthony L. Riley. Following his graduate training, he did a post-doctoral fellowship in Pharmacology in the laboratory of Dr. Steve Negus at McLean Hopspital / Harvard Medical School.... Read More


Drug development; preclinical methods development; opioid pharmacology; pain; exercise; drug abuse; drug interactions

Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Program Coordinator, Psychology

(207) 602-2162

Decary Hall

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Cognitive psychology; memory processes underlying reading comprehension; reading interventions; and learning.

John S


Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2152

Morgane Hall

Dr. Stubbs is primarily interested in using computers to investigate and explain chemical phenomena.  His current research focuses on two distinct areas: DNA hybridization on a surface, an important problem for DNA sensor arrays; and supercritical fluids as separation media, which can greatly improve purification efficiency.  He is also interested in the hardware and software aspects of computers in chemistry, primarily using the GNU/Linux operating system and FORTRAN programming language.Read More


Physical chemistry; thermophysical properties; Monte Carlo molecular simulation; phase behavior

James Sulikowski

James Sulikowski


Professor of Marine Science

(207) 602-2730

Marine Science Center

Dr. James Sulikowski is a marine biologist and professor at the University of New England. He has 25 years of experience working with cartilaginous and bony fish. He has more than 74 peer-reviewed publications and his research has garnered more than $11 million in external grant funding. James has appeared on numerous local and national television shows including NBC’s “Today Show,” “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin” and the BBC series “Rise of Animals.” His research was featured on the Discovery Channel's Shark Week in both... Read More


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

Oran Suta

Medical Illustrator

Adjunct Professor of Design & Illustration

Instructional Designer, Multimedia Medical Curriculum

(207) 730-3846

Alfond Center

Oran Suta, was born in Maine to a family of visual artists. The intersection of the artistic and the technical is the recurring theme in Oran’s work. He has a wide experience in art and design which he brings to his work designing and teaching at UNE.

Oran is currently UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine’s medical illustrator/medical curriculum multimedia designer and teacher of the Scientific Illustration course for the Art and Communications department at the University of New England College... Read More




Computer Graphics

graphic design


Evaluation Design

Web Design

Project management

Course Design

CHris Syvinski

Christopher Syvinski

M.S., Chemistry

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

(207) 602-2593

Morgane Hall

Raised in Maine, Chris returned after earning his master’s degree to join UNE in 2002. He is a strong proponent of experiential learning and spends his time working with students in organic chemistry laboratories, where he can sometimes be found elbow deep in a fume hood providing assistance. He is also the chief caretaker of the university’s ECX300 NMR spectrometer supporting its use in teaching and research. Read More

Craig Tennenhouse

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2380

Decary Hall

Craig is from Maryland and Indiana, and has taught in Colorado, California, and North Dakota. He lives in Portland, ME with his wife, 2 kids, and a cat. Craig likes board games, rock climbing, and spending time outdoors with his family.Read More


Extremal graph theory

combinatorial game theory

Chuck Thompson

Professor of Art/Department Founder

(207) 602-2883

Creative and Fine Arts 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 Tillburg

Chair, Marine Sciences

Director, Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center

Professor, Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2130

Decary Hall

Dr. Charles Tilburg is the Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences, Director of the Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center, and a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England. He received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas and a PhD in Oceanography from Florida State University. He has twenty years of research and teaching experience in physical oceanography, numerical modeling, and bio-physical coupling of... Read More


Physical oceanography

numerical modeling

coastal oceanography

larval transport

river plume dynamics

Steven E. Travis


(207) 602-2715

Morgane Hall


Molecular ecology

Community Genetics

conservation genetics

Invasive Species Biology

Global Change Ecology

Plant Clonal Dynamics


Animal Social Systems

Non-invasive Population Estimation