Ellen Beaulieu brings outstanding academic and administrative experience to her role as UNE's vice president for strategic initiatives. She has facilitated university-level strategic planning, implementation mapping, and the processes for enhancing institutional effectiveness, as the associate provost for planning and assessment at the University of New England. Currently, she is leading a team in developing new programs and systems for program adoption. An area of significant interest to Beaulieu is finding new models of post-secondary education delivery. One project underway is the development of a competency based education model to make higher education more accessible to more adults with the support of a grant from the Gates Foundation.
Beaulieu is a graduate of Northeastern University and the University of Hawaii, where she focused on cultural impacts on health status and economic development of individuals and communities. As an adult learner, she completed her doctoral studies in higher education administration at Nova Southeastern University where she received the prestigious Community of Scholars Award for her essay titled "The Learning Culture of the Next Century: Making Connections."
Oral health promotion
Evaluating the impact of early preventive oral health programs on oral health status of children newborn to age 5.
Improving oral health in community settings through program development and policy analysis.
"Partnerships for Better Oral Health," International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 1, 2003;101-104. "Early childhood caries prevention: Early intervention by the dental hygienist," The Journal of Practical Hygiene. May/June, 2001, 15-19.