Anouar Majid

Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications; General Manager of UNE Morocco; Director of the Center for Global Humanities

Professor of English

(207) 221-4447

Proctor Hall

Anouar Majid is  Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications, the founding director of the Center for Global Humanities, and the founding chair of the Department of English, which he headed from 2000 to 2009. He is also the General Manager of UNE  in Tangier, Morocco.  Majid has published widely on relations bwetween Islam and the West. He is the author of  Islam and America:  Building a Future Without Prejudice (Rowman & Littlefield, 2012); We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries... Read More


Crystal Canney

Communications and Marketing Director via the Knight Canney Group

(207) 615-5968

Ginn Hall

Canney is a national award winning broadcast journalist who covered news for more than two decades. She interviewed national figures, worked on economic stories around outsourcing the shoe industry to Puerto Rico, and was recognized nationally by the Annie E. Casey Foundation for her work on poverty and children. She received a national Headliner Award for her report on poor housing conditions for the mentally ill and an Emmy nomination for her reporting on the Baxter School for the Deaf.... Read More

Nate Towne

Social Media Strategist

(207) 221-4359

Ginn Hall

A social media strategist and community manager with a passion for education and entrepreneurship, Nate is an integrated marketing communications professional with more than a decade of experience in the public relations and communications industry. Upon receiving his master's degree in integrated marketing communications from Emerson College, Nate launched his solo communications consultancy while moonlighting as a syndicated columnist, freelance reporter and blogger. After a cross-country move to the nation's heartland led to a seven-year stint at some of the nation's largest advertising and public relations agencies,  he... Read More




Integrated Marketing Communications

Social Media



Jennie Aranovitch

Communications Assistant

(207) 602-2169

Gregory Hall

Jennie came to UNE in 2010 and joined the Communications Office in 2012.  She graduated summa cum laude from Colby College in 1999 as an English major.  A Rhodes Scholarship finalist, she attended Oxford University in England, where she specialized in Renaissance poetry.

Jennie’s work in Communications spans several areas.  She writes press releases about the University, which she distributes internally via UNE’s website and externally to various media outlets.  She also writes news stories and in-depth feature profiles specifically for... Read More




grammatical accuracy

Laura Duffy

Graphic Design Manager

(207) 221-4236

Ginn Hall

Laura Duffy’s role as part of UNE’s professional creative team is to help tell the unique story of the University through print design. From conception to production, she brings a passion for color, typography and all-things-visual.

A native of Kennebunk, Maine, Laura holds a B.S. in visual communications from the University of Minnesota, where she concentrated in illustration. Read More

April Forristall

Web Editor

(207) 221-4322

Ginn Hall

April comes to UNE from Diversified Communications where she started as the editorial assistant for SeaFood Business magazine, a leading seafood industry publication. From there, she moved into the assistant editor role and was instrumental in developing and launching, a business-to-business website for the seafood industry.

Prior to that, she attended the University of Maine in Orono to earn a B.A. in Journalism.Read More

Holly Haywood

University Photographer

(207) 221-4776

Ginn Hall

Holly Haywood earned her B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology in Photojournalism and Film, where she fell for both — the stayed moment and the moving picture — at different times. Years of darkroom work at Colorado State University followed and then a move back east. She has co-owned a photography business, worked in multi-media and is glad the circle has returned her to her initial passion. 

Holly loves her daughters, documentary photography, portraiture and running with her dogs each and... Read More

Web Manager/Designer

(207) 221-4774

Ginn Hall


Web Design (Desktop and Mobile)

Adobe Creative Suite




Digital Video & Audio Production

DVD Studio Pro



iTunes U

Apple Computers


Final Cut


Microsoft Office


Film Producer/Director

(207) 221-5010

Ginn Hall

Daniel Lambert’s primary goal is to tell the stories of the University of New England through film and video. Whether he’s jumping on a boat to film UNE students catching and studying sturgeon, or filming to promote one of UNE’s undergraduate, graduate or professional programs, Dan is living the dream at UNE.

Dan has been producing and directing documentaries and short films for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining UNE in 2014, he was a longtime director/producer at Maine Public Broadcasting Network... Read More

Marine Miller

Graphic Designer

(207) 221-4286

Ginn Hall

Marine Miller received an M.F.A. in visual communications in 2005 from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Her design experience includes exhibition, in-house and publishing. Four of her artist's books are included in the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection. She relocated to Portland in 2013.Read More

Chief Writer

Adjunct Instructor

(207) 221-4939

Ginn Hall

Josh Pahigian writes and manages writing content for various print and web-based platforms to promote UNE. He also serves as an instructor in the Center for Global Humanities, teaching the annual Seminar Series courses (CGH 490).

Josh has been affiliated with UNE since 2004, when he joined the English Department as an adjunct instructor. In addition to teaching writing and literature courses, he was the founding faculty advisor for The Nor'easter News

He is also the author of... Read More



Writing Instruction

Script Writing

Content Editing

Copy Editing

Jen Porto


Communications Specialist

(207) 221-4376

Ginn Hall

Jen comes to UNE with a background in corporate and non-profit public relations and digital strategy. As Communications Specialist, she helps amplify the stories and people that make UNE such a special place. Her specialties include short-form writing, experiential marketing, and promotions. Jen earned her M.S. in Public Relations at Boston University and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maine in Orono with her B.A. in Theatre, minoring in Mass Communication. In her spare time she freelance writes for environment and... Read More


Content Development

Public Relations

Social Media

Experiential Marketing