Born and raised in Biddeford Maine, I have been with the University since 1990. I have worked in the Counseling Office, the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, the Student Affairs Dean's Office on the Portland Campus and in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. I have held my current position as Office Manager in the Student Academic Success Center since 2008. Read More
Once a first-generation college student, Dr. Eric Drown coaches college students in reading and writing. He is especially interested in helping students navigate the transition from high school to college. A long-suffering fan of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Eric nevertheless holds out hope that next year is the year.Read More
Reading and Writing Support
Transition to College
Megan Grumbling is an educator, poet, critic, and dramatic writer. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, The Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, Memorious, The Southern Review, The Antioch Review, and other journals; was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation; received the Robert Frost Foundation Award for Poetry; was chosen for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, Port City Poets, and other anthologies; and has been awarded residencies in Alaska, Tucson, and Lovell, Maine.... Read More
Math/Science Academic Support Specialist
An enthusiastic teacher, birder, and naturalist, Lena is excited to share her love of the sciences with students and to support their learning of chemistry and biology through the Student Academic Success Center (SASC).
Lena was born in Russia and spent the first six years of her life in Tajikistan before moving with her family to Stafford Springs, Connecticut. She completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Resources at Cornell University, where she also worked at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology,... Read More
Hello, UNE community! I am a native Californian new to Maine. My undergraduate studies were done in Arcata, CA at the notorious Humboldt State University, where I studied forest ecology, www.humboldt.edu. I went on to get a Master of Science in Education in San Diego. Next, I taught at a K-8 one-room schoolhouse high in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California for 10 years. The little town, Bear Valley, is situated at 7500 feet, has a population of 100 full... Read More
Online Learning Specialist
APA and AMA Formatting
Literature Review Writing
Research Design (qualitative and quantitative)
and Research Statistics
Before getting a BS in Industrial Technology, I worked as a carpenter for a commercial construction company. My career in education began by teaching carpentry, math, CAD and architectural design at both the high school and community college level. After receiving my MS in Special Education I began teaching in a more non-traditional setting.
I have three adult children and three grandchildren who all live within a 45 minute radius so we visit together at least every other week. I am active with my... Read More
Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Brain Research relating to behavior
I began my professional career as a cartographer, stumbled into education in my mid-twenties and have been happily teaching mathematics ever since. Through hard work, a series of good turns and a bit of luck, I've developed an expertise in developmental mathematics specifically and developmental education more generally. I am passionate about learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others.