Full-time Faculty

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

Judith Belanger

Judith A Belanger


Associate Professor of Nursing

RN-BSN Coordinator

(207) 221-4394

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

Enthusiastic and dedicated to quality education that facilitates the vital skills of student nurses to successfully work in the twenty-first century. I believe teaching is a dynamic process, and I continually strive to improve the education of our nursing programs by integrating evidence from initiatives such as the Maine Nurse Core Competencies, and the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. I believe every available opportunity has the potential for growth, and... Read More


Distance / online education

Adult Medical/Surgical

Clinical pharmacology

Interprofessional Education and Practice

Health Assessment and Evaluation

Joseph Carter

RN, MS, MDiv.

Associate Professor, Clinical Coordinator

(207) 221-4458

Blewett Science Center


Adult Health

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Clinical Instruction and Evaluation

Adult Education

Patient Education

International Nursing Education

Spirituality and Health Care.

dawn marie dunbar

Dawne-Marie Smith Dunbar


Director of the Clinical Simulation Center; Associate Professor of Nursing; Common Interprofessional Curriculum Coordinator; Kaplan Coordinator

(207) 221-4489

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

Teaching Experience:

Simulation design, faculty mentor, implementation, and research for medical/surgical, pediatric, maternity, and psychiatric nursing courses.  Curriculum design and Program Evaluation participation for both Associate and Bachelor degree nursing programs. NLNAC accreditation preparation. NCLEX preparation program implementation (Kaplan). Coordination of Integrated Science courses for the undergraduate common curriculum for health science students.

Clinical/Direct Care Experience:

Operating room level II RN with circulating, scrub, and charge duties. Trauma, Pediatrics, Neurology, Orthopedic, Open-Heart/Cardiac/Vascular, and General Surgical competency.  Supervision of Nurse Interns,... Read More


Nursing & Interprofessional Simulation

Perioperative Nursing

Medical/Surgical Nursing

Interprofessional Curriculum Design & Implementation

Devdra Griffin

Devdra Davis Griffin


Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4273

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

Devdra is a graduate of Boston College with a MSN in Women's Health.  She has over 28 years of nursing experience and has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings including private practice in an OB/Gyn. office, Labor and Delivery, Postpartum, Newborn Nursery, High Risk OB, and outpatient OB/Gyn. clinics..  She has been a instructor  at the University level for 7 years and a Unit base Educator in Maternity for 2 years.  Read More


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Newborn Nursing

Clinical Instructor

Certification in SIM training


Donna L. Hyde


Coordinator of Simulation and Skills Lab

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4437

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing UNE since 2012. Prior to higher education, served in clinical practice for 15 years in medical/telemetry and intensive care.  Teaching has included advanced medical/surgical, Ethics, Health Assessment, Gerontology and Nursing Simulation.  

In addition to my faculty role, I am also coordinator of clinical... Read More


Adult Medical/Surgical

Adult Critical Care

Clinical Instruction.

Clinical Simulation

Debra Kramlich

Debra Kramlich


Assistant Professor of Nursing

ABSN Program Coordinator

(207) 221-4456

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

Debra is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Nursing PhD program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh where her work is focused on care of the substance-affected mother/baby dyad. She has over 35 years of nursing experience in the specialties of adult and pediatric critical care and school nursing. She is an independent child care health consultant and co-owner of Nursing Knowledge Solutions, LLC. She... Read More



evidence-based practice


Critical Care


Family Presence During Resuscitation

Dana Law-Ham

Dana Merrill Law-Ham


Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

On Campus

Dr. Law-Ham graduated in 1983 with a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and in1990 from the University of Lowell-Massachusetts with a MS in Nursing - Family NP.  She has worked in many different settings as an RN including inpatient medical-surgical and maternal-child health units.  As an  FNP , Dr. Law-Ham worked in a private OBGYN practice, Community Health Center setting, OB Residency clinic, and an Urgent care/primaruy care office (to name a few).  Dr. Law-Ham became a nurse educator in... Read More

Jeanne M. Mullen


Associate Clinical Professor , Department of Nursing , UNE

(207) 221-4482

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

Extensive experience in the practice of nursing , including 18 years as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Mental Health Nursing . Expertise in the assessment, diagnosis , treatment planning , and interventions for adult with mental illness. Expertise in the development of treatment interventions in close collaboration with inter professional team members. Extensive experience in teaching adults and their families and friends about major  illnesses  (including mental and medical), and how to meet the client's unmet needs and... Read More

Karen Pardue

Karen T. Pardue

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

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor of Nursing

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


Nancy Jo Ross

Assistant Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4483

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

Professional nurse with over thirty years of nursing practice in a wide variety of health care settings (med/surg., oncology, critical care, naval nurse, traveling nurse, and home health).  Nurse educator for 13 years with experience in developing an interactive learning environment in the classroom, clinical site, and simulation.  Committed to excellence in professional nursing through active participation in accreditation, curriculum development, experiential learning, and transformational leadership.  Professional objectives include: engaging in research related to the development of critical inquiry in... Read More


Adult Medical/Surgical

Adult Critical Care

Nancy Simpson

Nancy Simpson


Associate Professor

(207) 221-4488

Blewett Science Center
On Campus

I have twenty plus years experience teaching nursing, in this country and internationally and am certified in nursing education by the National League for Nursing. My areas of practice have included community and public health, maternal-neonatal care and mental health nursing. My current practice focus is working with older adults. I am certified in Gerontological Nursing through the ANCC and as a trainer in End of Life Care Nursing Education. Read More


I teach Introduction to Nursing and basic skills

Adult Health I

End of Life Care

Gerontological Nursing and a variety of courses in the Interprofessional curriculum.

Karen Wadman

Karen Wadman


(207) 221-4231

Blewett Science Center
Rm 213
On Campus

Teaching experience: adjunct faculty at UNE 2013-2014

Direct care/Clincal experience: worked as staff nurse in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 16 years,  as a Nurse practitioner for the past 13 years.

Research and Scholarship interests: Neonatal pain  assessment and management, Neonatal nutrition, Ethics, Global HealthRead More