People

Full-time Faculty

Teresa Dzieweczynski

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Animal Behavior Major

(207) 602-2578

tdzieweczynski@une.edu

Decary Hall
327

In general, my research group investigates how pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and other pollutants that might enter the enivronment through man-made means negatively affect the behavior of the fish living in these polluted waters. Behavior is both a very sensitive and rapid endpoint of exposure and has important fitness implications. We study many different behaviors that are important for species survival, from exploration to courtship. In addition to this overarching theme, we are also interested in how and why individuals,... Read More

Expertise

courtship and aggression; influence of social environment on behavior; individual variation in behavior; behavioral endocrinology; fish behavior; communication networks; effects of endocrine disrupters and inadvertant pharmaceutical exposure on fish behav

Christina Leclerc, Ph. D.

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2163

cleclerc1@une.edu

Decary Hall
353

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

Expertise

Developmental Psychology

Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Program Coordinator, Psychology

(207) 602-2162

jstiegler@une.edu

Decary Hall
352

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Expertise

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

Mike Burman

Associate Professor

Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences K-12 outreach coordinator.

(207) 602-2301

mburman@une.edu

Decary Hall
328

I am broadly interested in studying learning, memory and emotion using behavioral neuroscience techniques.  I have more recently become interested in how the brain's memory systems and emotional regulation systems come to function and cooperate over the course of development.  I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels.

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Expertise

Behavioral neuroscience

animal behavior

learning and memory

anxiety

development

brain development

Brain Research relating to behavior

patricia long

Clinical Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology

Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies

(207) 602-2099

plong3@une.edu

Decary Hall
324

Trish Long joined UNE in 2014 as Clinical Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department.  Her area of specialization is Clinical Psychology and her interests span the issues of sexual victimization, abnormal psychology, psychological research & statistical methods, and gender issues.  Dr. Long’s research investigates both the factors associated with the perpetration of rape and sexual assault and the mental health issues experienced by survivors of sexual victimization.   She invites students who are interested in participating in research on these... Read More

Expertise

Clinical Psychology

Psychological Research & Statistical Methods

Psychology of Gender

Sexual Victimization

Julie Longua Peterson, Ph.D.

Program Director, Women's and Gender Studies

Associate Professor of Psychology

(207) 602-2691

jpeterson6@une.edu

Decary Hall
349

Julie Longua Peterson is an Associate Professor of psychology at the University of New England and the principal investigator of the Self and Close Relationships Lab.  Her program of research investigates the ways in which explicit (conscious, controlled) and implicit (unconscious, automatic) self and relationship processes influence how people navigate the ups and downs of daily life (e.g., acceptance, rejection).  Julie's courses include Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, and a seminar in Self... Read More

Expertise

Explicit and Implicit self-esteem; self-regulation; the role of the self in close relationships (e.g.

romantic relationships)

Zach Olson

Assistant Professor of Animal Behavior

(207) 602-2766

zolson@une.edu

Decary Hall
335

Expertise

animal behavior

Behavioral ecology

Community Ecology

Herpetology

mammalogy

Molecular Ecology and Conservation Genetics

Wildlife Conservation

Christina Perazio

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2785

cperazio@une.edu

Decary Hall
325

As a lecturer at UNE, I teach a variety of animal behavior classes including animal cognition, comparative animal behavior, psychology statistics, and introduction to methods and techniques in animal behavior, as well as introductory psychology courses. My research outisde of UNE focuses on the association between sound and behavior in cetaceans, and most specifically on the structure and function of humpback whale song. Read More

Expertise

animal communication

cetacean social behavior and communication

acoustic communication

interaction of sound and behavior

humpback whale song

Glenn Stevenson

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Neuroscience Major

(207) 602-2285

gstevenson@une.edu

Decary Hall
329

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 Psychology and 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... Read More

Expertise

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

Affiliated Faculty

Linda Morrison

Associate Professor of Psychology

Mental Health Rehabilitation Certification Program Coordinator

Women's and Gender Studies Program

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

(207) 602-2865

lmorrison@une.edu

Decary Hall
323

Dr. Linda L. Morrison joined the faculty in the Psychology Department at UNE in 1995.  She has served as the Assistant Chair and Chair of the Department as well as her current service as the Program Coordinator of the MHRT/C minor program.  She is a founding faculty member of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and has served on a variety of faculty committees including the University Faculty Assembly, Core Curriculum Assessment, and Multicultural Affairs committees.  

Dr. Morrison has a... Read More

Expertise

Violence Prevention

Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Gender Issues

LGBT Awareness

Multicultural Awareness

Markus Frederich headshot

Professor of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2406

mfrederich@une.edu

Marine Science Center
218

Dr. Frederich is a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England. He received his masters degree in biology from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, where he investigated anatomical abnormalities in ants that got exposed to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Bremen, Germany for his work at the Alfred Wegener Institute of Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven, Germany. Here he investigated stress physiology mechanisms in Antarctic crustaceans. For... Read More

Expertise

Temperature physiology

polar biology

energy metabolism

crustacean biology

marine invertebrates

Lei Lei at White Mountain on 2016-10-10

Lei Lei

PhD

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2353

llei@une.edu

Morgane Hall
008
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

Expertise

Cell biology

Genetics

developmental biology

Biochemistry

neural stem cells

sensory neurons

Genetic Engineering

Stine Brown

A. Brown

Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of Biology

(207) 602-2617

sbrown@une.edu

Morgane Hall
106

Expertise

Osmotic and ionic regulation and metabolism of crustaceans and fish; physiological ecology of marine invertebrates and fish; respiratory physiology

developmental biology; examination of effects of diet on metabolism and development of juvenile lobsters;

Leah Bymers

Lecturer

(207) 602-2601

lbymers@une.edu

Marine Science Center
205

Expertise

General aquatic ecology

marine invertebrate physiology

aquaculture

science education

Ian Meng

Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function

(207) 602-2195

imeng@une.edu

Stella Maris
203

Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB and PhD in Neuroscience at Brown University.  Following completion of his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Howard Fields in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), studying the brain circuits mediating the analgesic properties of cannabinoids.  Dr. Meng joined the University of New England (UNE) in 2003 where he is currently a professor of Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN),... Read More

Expertise

Acute and chronic pain; ocular pain; headache; cannabinoids

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2814

kono@une.edu

Marine Science Center
206

Expertise

Behavioral ecology and animal behavior

marine mammal behavior and biology

marine mammal policy

evolution.

Noah Perlut, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2778

nperlut@une.edu

Decary Hall
221

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Expertise

Ornithology

grassland birds

ecology

breeding systems

survival

conservation biology

animal behavior

dispersal

migration

life-history strategies

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

Professor Stephan I. Zeeman

Professor, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2410

szeeman@une.edu

Marine Science Center
205

Expertise

oceanography

phytoplankton

primary production

remote sensing

geographic information systems

Bering Sea ecosystems.

Emeriti

Professor Emeritus of Psychology

mcorsello@une.edu

Off-Campus

Expertise

Developmental Psychology

Stress in Childhood

Community Interventions

Stress Management in Childrern