People

James Sulikowski

James Sulikowski

BA, MS, PhD

Professor of Marine Science

(207) 602-2730

jsulikowski@une.edu

Marine Science Center
220

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 65 peer-reviewed publications and his research has garnered more than $9 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

Expertise

Life history and population dynamics of sharks

skates

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

osuta@une.edu

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

Expertise

Illustration

Animation

Computer Graphics

graphic design

design

Evaluation Design

Web Design

Project management

Course Design

CHris Syvinski

Christopher Syvinski

M.S., Chemistry

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

(207) 602-2593

csyvinski@une.edu

Morgane Hall
18

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

ctennenhouse@une.edu

Decary Hall
345

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 and 2 children. Craig likes board games, playing music poorly, and spending time outdoors with his family.Read More

Expertise

Extremal graph theory

combinatorial game theory

Chuck Thompson

Professor of Art/Department Founder

(207) 602-2883

cthompson@une.edu

Creative and Fine Arts Building
201

Expertise

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

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2130

ctilburg@une.edu

Decary Hall
406

Dr. Charles Tilburg is a Professor of Marine Science and Associate Dean 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

Expertise

Physical oceanography

numerical modeling

coastal oceanography

larval transport

river plume dynamics

Steven E. Travis

Professor

(207) 602-2715

stravis@une.edu

Morgane Hall
120

Expertise

Molecular ecology

Community Genetics

conservation genetics

Invasive Species Biology

Global Change Ecology

Plant Clonal Dynamics

Hybridization

Animal Social Systems

Non-invasive Population Estimation

Jennifer S. Tuttle

Dorothy M. Healy Professor of Literature and Health

Professor of English

Director, Maine Women Writers Collection

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

(207) 602-2539

jtuttle@une.edu

Marcil Hall
106

Jennifer Tuttle teaches courses on literature and health studies, US Literature and cutlure, 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 director of the Maine Women Writers Collection. Beyond UNE, she is coeditor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.

She... Read More

Expertise

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

Instructor

(207) 602-2260

cvandeberg@une.edu

Marcil Hall
25

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.Read More

Expertise

ACTFL Superior-level proficiency in French and Spanish

Advanced-level in Italian. 

James V

Professor, Physics

Director of Microscopy Core Facility

(207) 602-2560

jvesenka@une.edu

Morgane Hall
016

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.  He graduated with... Read More

Expertise

Physics education pedagogy

physical science teacher training

scanning probe microscopy.

biomaterials nanotechnology

Aimee Vlachos

Assistant Lecturer

While attending Western State College of Colorado for my undergraduate degree, my passion for outdoor recreation blossomed. I was fortunate that the recreation classes I completed included a number of field work experiences. This included: ice climbing up frozen waterfalls, building winter snow caves at the top of a 16,000 foot mountain, river rafting through the Grand Canyon, and planning skateboard contests.
 
I have been teaching sport management courses for the past 8 years and have experience instructing at... Read More

Expertise

Outdoor recreation

Gender and Sport

America Reads America Counts Program Coordinator

College Aspirations Program Coordinator

(207) 602-2043

swade3@une.edu

Decary Hall
321

Lori Wall

Developmental Mathematics Supervisor

Associate Adjunct Faculty Mathematics Department

(207) 602-2794

lwall@une.edu

Student Academic Success Center
13

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.  

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Yiben Wang

Ph.D.

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

(207) 602-2491

ywang7@une.edu

Decary Hall
308

Dr. Wang is part of the general chemistry and biochemistry instructional group, teaching both the lab and lecture. As an instructor, Dr. Wang's goal is to foster the development of his students' critical thinking skills so that they can become self-reliant learners. He also strives to connect chemistry to real world examples for the students in order to inspire them to understand and question all of the chemistry that occurs around them. Read More

Expertise

Biochemistry

Chemical Education

Bacterial Peptidoglycan

Mark Andrew Ward

Research Associate

(207) 563-2956

maward@midcoast.com

Decary Hall
224

Expertise

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

John Waterman

(207) 602-2108

jwaterman1@UNE.edu

Marcil Hall
305

John Waterman is an Assistant Lecturer in Philosophy. He teaches courses on bioethics, the intellectual history of ideas, and on the experimental philosophy of mind. A native New Englander, he recently moved back to Maine with his wife Barbara, and their three children Ida, Hazel, and Noel. He received an M.Sc. in the philosophy of science from The London School of Economics and a Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University.Read More

Expertise

Philosophy

Bio-Medical Ethics

Epistemology

Kristin Wilson

Research Associate, UNE Department of Environmental Studies; Research Director, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve

(207) 646-1555 x136

kwilson@wellsnerr.org

Off-Campus

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