People

Full-time Faculty

Chair, Professor

(207) 602-2804

aahmida@une.edu

Decary Hall

Expertise

Political theory

comparative politics

historical sociology of power

agency and anti-colonial resistance in North Africa

especially modern Libya.

Jennifer M. Denbow

J.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2156

jdenbow@une.edu

Decary Hall
335

Jennifer Denbow received her Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She has a B.S. in Philosophy with minors in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jennifer DenbowÕs research interests are in political theory, jurisprudence, feminist theory, public law, and science and technology studies. Her current research explores the notion of reproductive autonomy through examination of the legal and medical regulation of abortion and sterilization in the United...

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2535

bduff@une.edu

Decary Hall
330A

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.
 

Expertise

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.

Visiting Professor

(207) 602-2483

jroche@une.edu

Decary Hall
125A

Expertise

James B. Roche teaches American Law & Politics

Constitutional Law

Business Law

Introduction to Law

Trial Advocacy

U.S. Congress

the U.S. Supreme Court and Healthcare Law & Policy at both the Biddeford and Portland campuses. He also continues to prac

Adjunct

John Carney

Adjunct Faculty Member, Political Science

John Carney received his BA from Brooklyn College after serving in the U.S. Navy. John received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. John's academic interests have focused on the complications that arise from the politics of hegemony. He is also interested in the manifold expressions of the politics of recognition. John taught for many years in New York, where he was Associate Professor of Politcal Science at Manhattanville College. He has published works on the political implications philosopher...

Adjunct Faculty, Political Science

Expertise

The American Presidency

Politics of New England

Political theory

Environmental politics

Affiliated Faculty

Professor of History

(207) 602-2238

pburlin@une.edu

Marcil Hall

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...

Expertise

US History

US foreign policy

contemporary world affairs

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

(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. 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...

Expertise

Comparative foreign policy

Latin America

developing world.

Tom Leach

Professor

(207) 602-2562

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...

Expertise

Small business

entrepreneurship

marketing.

Chair, Department of Society, Culture and Languages

Professor

(207) 602-2327

smcreynolds@une.edu

Decary Hall

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 23 years and has taught a variety of courses and has been engaged in a wide range of scholarship. He has raised over $500,000...

Expertise

Theory

developmental sociology

Latin American Studies

civic engagement and citizenship

community development

environmental sociology

mentoring

and societies of the future through science fiction.

Richard Peterson

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair, Department of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2862

rpeterson@une.edu

Decary Hall
215

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 AIDS orphans in Kenya.I have spent a lot of time in...

Expertise

Ecological anthropology; indigenous ecological knowledge systems; Learning Community pedagogy; qualitative research methods; East and Central Africa.

Staff

Emeriti

Professor, President Emeritus

(207) 602-2483

sfeatherman@une.edu

Decary Hall
334

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;...

Expertise

American politics

urban politics

voting and elections

impact of race and ethnicity on voting behavior

women and politics

and public policy analysis