Shelley Cohen Konrad

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Ph.D., L.C.S.W., F.N.A.P.


Director, School of Social Work

Director Interprofessional Education Collaborative

(207) 221-4514

Hersey Hall
On Campus

Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP is the Director of the School of Social Work, Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the  Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). A clinical social worker by training Shelley specializes in practice with children and families. Her book, Practice with Children and Families: A Relational Perspective was published in 2013. In 1988 Shelley established Touchstone Psychotherapy Associates, a mental health collaborative designed to meet the complex needs of children, families, and carers.... Read More


Shelley's research and scholarship focuses on children and families; and end-of-life; health perspectives of vulnerable populations

Full-time Faculty

Karen Pardue

Karen T. Pardue

Ph.D., M.S., RN, CNE, ANEF

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4361

Hersey Hall

Karen is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions. Her research and scholarship focuses on nursing/ health profession education and interprofessional (IPE) curriculum development and evaluation.  Karen led the design and implementation of UNE's innovative undergraduate IPE coursework.   

Her experience in nursing education is diverse, having held faculty and administrative positions in associate, RN to BSN, generic BSN, and master's level programs. For the past decade, she executed international teaching and leadership roles through a unique RN to... Read More


nursing education

curricular innovation in higher education

interprofessional/ interdisciplinary education approaches

use of arts & humanities in higher education

Millennial-generation learning

active learning pedagogies

academic leadership


Director, Department of Nursing; Associate Professor

Jennifer Lee Morton

D.N.P., M.S., M.P.H., RN

Director of Nursing; Associate Professor

(207) 221-4438

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

Teaching Experience:  Dr Morton's teaching experience includes pediatrics, evidence-based practice, nursing theory and community heatlh nursing.

Direct Care/Clinical Experience:  Dr Morton has a wide variety of experiences with pediatric clients ranging from the neonatal intensive care unit to school health.  She additionally has worked in community based settings locally and abroad in Ghana, West Africa.

Research and Scholarship: Dr. Morton's research and scholarship interests lie in community based care with vulnerable populations.  Most recently, Dr Morton has served as PI on... Read More


Utilization & Translation

Neonatal ICU

International Health-specifically Sub-saharan Africa

Clinical Areas-School Health

community health

public health

Research Utilization and Translation

Affiliated Faculty

Clay Graybeal

Ph.D., M.S.W.

Director, School of Community and Population Health;

Professor of Social Work

(207) 221-4509

Linnell Hall
On Campus

Dr. Graybeal currently serves as the Director of the School of Community and Population Health.  He served from 2008-2015 as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   In 2012-13 he served as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work.  His  research and scholarship has focused on evidence-based practice in social work,  interprofessional education in the health professions, and more recently on the role and impact of the patient -provider alliance in improving health and social care... Read More


Evidence-based practice; the alliance between provider and patient/client; interprofessional education; transformative practice; the creative arts in social work.


Kira Rodriguez

(907) 360-8687

Teaching Online

As a member of UNE's Center for Excellence in Health Innovation’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez has worked on program evaluation projects and population health needs assessments for regional and state governments as well as health workforce programs, health care providers and health systems.  This includes responsibility for the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation research; responding to internal and external reporting needs and evaluation project management.  During her tenure at UNE, major projects have included managing a... Read More


Health Program Evaluation and Planning

Community Health Needs Assessment


Kris Hall Headshot

Program Coordinator, Interprofessional Education Collaborative

(207) 221-4491

Hersey Hall
On Campus

I am an artist with an extensive background in theatre.  From 2000-2010 I worked for the Department of Theatre at University of Southern Maine.  In 2006, I received my MFA from Maine College of Art where my thesis project was a protest against unfair labor practices in the form of a podcast walking tour of Wal-Mart. I also attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where I continued to develop alternative delivery systems for art in service of social... Read More



audio art

non-profit board leadership

multi-disciplinary team leadership and management

Tiarra LaPierre

Staff Assistant, School of Social Work

(207) 221-4557

Hersey Hall
On Campus

Tiarra LaPierre graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Environmental Science. After graduating she worked with local non-profits Avesta Housing and Learning Works, as an Americorps VISTA. She joined the UNE School of Social Work in June of 2016.  She enjoys hiking, biking, running, and reading. Read More

Sarah Porter, MPH

SBIRT/IPEC Project Assistant

Integrated Health Sciences Adjunct Instructor

(207) 221-4114

Hersey Hall
On Campus


Health Policy and Management

Health Promotion

Community and Public Health

Program Assessment and Evaluation