Professor Ali Abdullatif Ahmida was born in Waddan, Libya and educated at Cairo University in Egypt and The University of Washington, Seattle. He is the founding Chair (2000 – 2014) of the Department of Political Science at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, USA. His areas of expertise are political theory, comparative politics, and historical sociology. His scholarship is cross-cultural and focuses on power, agency and anti-colonial resistance in North Africa, especially in modern Libya.
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historical sociology of power
Kenneth Courtney completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and holds an MA from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in Ancient Philosophy. His current research focuses on the role of political representatives and how to conceive of the interests of constituents.Read More
International Relations; Modern political theory; The role of political representation in domestic and international contexts.
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.
James B. Roche teaches American Law & Politics
Introduction to Law
the U.S. Supreme Court and Healthcare Law & Policy at both the Biddeford and Portland campuses. He also continues to prac
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... Read More
US foreign policy
contemporary world affairs
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... Read More
Comparative foreign policy
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
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 24 years and has taught a variety of courses and has been engaged in a wide range of scholarship. He has raised over $500,000... Read More
Latin American Studies
civic engagement and citizenship
and societies of the future through science fiction.
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 community organizations in Kenya to combat soil erosion. I have spent... Read More
indigenous ecological knowledge systems
African environmental ethics
qualitative research methods
Central and East Africa
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;... Read More
voting and elections
impact of race and ethnicity on voting behavior
women and politics
and public policy analysis