People

Full-time Faculty

Director, Department of Nursing; Associate Professor

Jennifer Lee Morton

DNP, MPH, APHN-BC

Director of Nursing; Associate Professor

(207) 221-4476

jmorton@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
205

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.  Dr. Morton is board certified in Advanced Public Health nursing.

Research and Scholarship: Dr. Morton's research and scholarship interests lie in community based care with vulnerable... Read More

Expertise

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

RN, BSN, MSN/Ed, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing

RN-BSN Coordinator

(207) 221-4394

jbelanger3@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
232

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

Expertise

Distance / online education

Adult Medical/Surgical

Clinical pharmacology

Interprofessional Education and Practice

Health Assessment and Evaluation

lillian cardell

Lillian Cardell

CCRN, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4485

lcardell@une.edu

Blewett 214

Lillian Cardell is a graduate of Walden University with an MSN in nursing education.  Lillian comes to us with 27 years of clinical experience, most of that in the high acuity intensive care setting, a specialty which she is certified in.  Having been a traveling nurse intermittently during her career, she has seen much of the country and different nursing styles.  Currently working in the intensive care unit at Southern Maine Heath Care and throughout her career, Lillian has been... Read More

joe carter

Joseph Carter

RN, MSN, MDiv.

Associate Clinical Professor

Clinical Coordinator

(207) 221-4458

jcarter4@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
212

Joseph F. Carter, RN, MSN, MDiv. received his BSN and MSN from the University of Southern Maine. He received his Master of Divinity from The Catholic University of America. His nursing practice has been in Adult Health, End of Life and Hospice Care. He currently is an associate clinical professor at the University of New England. He joined UNE in 2004, and in... Read More

Expertise

Adult Health

Medical-Surgical Nursing

Clinical Instruction and Evaluation

Adult Education

Patient Education

International Nursing Education

Nurse Preceptor Education

Spirituality and Health Care.

Dawne-Marie Dunbar

Dawne-Marie Dunbar

MSN/Ed., RN, CNE, CHSE

Director of the Clinical Simulation Center; Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4489

ddunbar@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
104A

 

Dawne-Marie, a UNE Alumni, is the Director of the Interprofessional Simulation and Innovation Center (ISIC) and an Associate Clinical Professor of Nursing for the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England. Her research and scholarship focuses on  interprofessional (IPE) simulation curriculum and debriefing development and evaluation.  ISIC provides simulation programing to all WCHP programs including Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Athletic Training, Applied Exercise Science, PT, OT, PA, MSNA, Social Work, Pharmacy, and Osteopathic Medicine. ISIC provides insitu... Read More

Expertise

Interprofessional Simulation Curriculum Design & Integration

Perioperative and Medical Surgical Nursing

Interprofessional Debriefing Design and Research

Mindy Golden

Mindy Golden

RN, MSN

Assistant Clinical Professor

Mindy is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center with an MSN in Administration. She has spent most of her nursing career in the Adult ICU. Upon obtaining her MSN she worked as a clinical adjunct for several programs in Texas and Maine. She worked as an adjunct clinical instructor for UNE for several years prior to becoming a full-time faculty member in 2014.                     

Teaching Experience:

Medical-Surgical Nursing,... Read More

Expertise

Adult Critical Care/Trauma

Devdra Griffin

Devdra Davis Griffin

MSN, RNC, WHNP

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4273

dgriffin@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
224

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

Expertise

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Newborn Nursing

Clinical Instructor

Certification in SIM training

Kristen Holt

Kristen Holt

MSN, RN

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4311

kholt4@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
224

Kristen Holt is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education. She has a varied nursing background which includes specialties in cardiothoracic and vascular nursing as well as the neonatal intensive care unit, where she currently works per diem at Maine Medical Center. Through the years, she has been a preceptor and resource to various new nurses in the clinical settings. She has also provided education to colleagues and support to new mothers in her role as... Read More

Expertise

Neonatal ICU

Adult Medical/Surgical

dhyde

Donna L. Hyde

MSN/Ed., RN, MGSF

Coordinator of Simulation and Skills Lab

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4437

dhyde@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
215

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

Expertise

Adult Medical/Surgical

Adult Critical Care

Clinical Instruction.

Clinical Simulation

Debra Kramlich

Debra Kramlich

PhD, RN, CNE, CCRN-K

Assistant Professor of Nursing

ABSN Program Coordinator

SBIRT Champion

(207) 221-4456

dkramlich@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
230

Debra is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a PhD in Nursing, where her work 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 has published and presented nationally and internationally... Read More

Expertise

leadership

evidence-based practice

research

Critical Care

Pediatrics

Family Presence During Resuscitation

Dana Law-Ham

Dana Merrill Law-Ham

Ph.D., RN, FNP, CNE

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4344

dlawham@une.edu

223

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

Judith A. Metcalf

Judith A. Metcalf

APRN, BC, MS, FMGS

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Coordinator, Upstream Practicums in Nursing Program

Director, University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center

(207) 221-4459

jmetcalf@une.edu

220

Judith A. Metcalf, APRN, BC, MS, FMGS joined the faculty in the Department of Nursing - Fall 2016 and is the Coordinator of the new HRSA grant funded program Upstream Practicum in Nursing Program. She also continues as the Director, University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center a position held since December 2003. Judy has her Bachelor's in Nursing from Salem State College Salem, Massachusetts, her Master's from Boston University Boston, Massachusetts and her Post-Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification in Primary Health... Read More

Expertise

geriatrics

Fall prevention and fall risk assessment for older adults

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Jeanne M. Mullen

MSN,MSed,BSN,PMHCNS,BC

Assistant Clinical Professor , Department of Nursing , UNE

(207) 221-4482

jmullen2@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
220

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

Interim Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions; Professor of Nursing; Interim Director of Nutrition

(207) 221-4361

kpardue@une.edu

Hersey Hall
209

Karen is the Interim Dean for the Westbrook College of Health Professions.  She brings to this role 7 years of experience as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, providing leadership in health profession curriculum development and outcomes assessment, faculty development, and speciality accreditation expertise. Her research and scholarship focuses on 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... Read More

Expertise

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

interna

Nancy Jo Ross

Assistant Professor of Nursing

(207) 221-4483

nross@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
222

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

Expertise

Adult Medical/Surgical

Adult Critical Care

Nancy Simpson

Nancy Simpson

MSN, RN-BC, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4488

nsimpson@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
229

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

Expertise

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.

Clinical Faculty

Taffy Davis

M.S.N., Ed, RN-BC

Assistant Clinial Professor

Taffy Davis received a M.S.N. education from Western Governor's Univsersity and has over 30 years of acute care experience, including: education, emergency, ortho., and management.  Management experience includes: medsurg, surgical services and outpatient clinics/oncology with up 80 FTE's (approx. 130 people), budgets of $6 million, implemented new programs, new service lines, taught budgeting and facilitated leadership training. She is ANCC board certified in Nursing Professional Development.

Taffy is also the Lead Consultant for Lunder Dineen... Read More

Adjunct

Carolyn Bradley

Carolyn Bradley

MSN, RN, CCRN

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

(207) 221-4490

cbradley2@une.edu

Expertise

Adult Critical Care

Staff Development

Patient and Family Centered Care

Interprofessional Education

Leah Coplon

Leah Coplon

M.P.H., M.S., C.N.M

Adjunct Nursing Faculty

(207) 221-4490

lcoplon@une.edu

Leah has worked for UNE since 2009. She has taught Maternal/Child Health, Intro to Nursing and Interprofessional Core. She currently works for the department developing courses for the RN to BSN program.Read More

Expertise

Midwifery

Staff

Sarah Coffey

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4272

scoffey@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
204

Sarah has been with the UNE Department of Nursing since 2015. She enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter & dog, crafting, gardening, snacking and being outside during the warmer months.Read More

Karen Ripley

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4490

kripley@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
204

Originally from the Los Angeles area (where I worked on a project with a young Brad Pitt), I worked in administrative roles at a software company and executive search firm.  Moved to Maine in 2005 where I then worked in public K-12 schools until 2015 when I joined UNE.  Still loving Maine and only want to visit Los Angeles.Read More