Dean's Office

Administration

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

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Bernice Mills

Bernice Mills

R.D.H., M.S., B.S.

Assistant Dean for Clinical and Student Affairs

Interim Director of the Public Health Program, Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4314

bmills@une.edu

Hersey Hall
222

Bernice is the Assistant Dean for Student and Clinical Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   Prior to joining the WCHP Dean's Office, Professor Mills was a member of the Dental Hygiene Program for over 20 years and has extensive experience in dental hygiene education and administration.Read More

Heath Pierce

Heath Pierce

M.Ed., RSCC*D, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, EP-C

Interim Assistant Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions

Director, Applied Exercise Science

Associate Clinical Professor

Strength and Conditioning Consultant

(207) 602-2590

hpierce@une.edu

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Pierce has been employed at UNE since 1997: 1997 - 2006 as Senior Fitness Specialist/Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning and 2006 - Present as  Director, Applied Exercise Science Program/Associate Clinical Professor  in the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance.

Pierce has over 20 years of experience in the exercise science/strength and conditioning field, working with a wide variety of clients/patients/athletes from youth to cardiopulmonary rehabilitation patients, to professional athletes. He is a 1995 graduate... Read More

Expertise

Preparing students for professional credentialing examinations including: CSCS

NSCA-CPT and ACSM EP-C

Strength Training and Conditioning

Exercise Testing and Prescription

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Allison C Morrill

J.D., Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research

Associate Research Professor

(207) 221-4578

amorrill1@une.edu

Hersey Hall
224

I am a seasoned investigator with a Ph.D. in Psychology and over 25 years of experience designing and evaluating health-promoting interventions – especially media-based interventions – for health providers and consumers.  I have a particular interest in women’s health, in particular sexual health, relationship dynamics, and intimate partner violence – and the connections among those.  My special methodological expertise is multi-method studies that combine qualitative and quantitative data, often from multi-level sources.  ... Read More

Expertise

Evaluation Research

Program Evaluation Design

Health promotion intervention

Human subjects

Data analysis

grant writing

HIV prevention

Obesity prevention

Child custody

Violence against women

Intimate partner violence

Incarceration

Preterm infants

HIV testing

End-of-life planning

Adjunct

Mary DeSilva

Mary DeSilva

ScD, MS, MSFS

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor

mdesilva1@une.edu

Hersey Hall
209

I am an epidemiologist and demographer by training, with additional expertise in quantitative analytic skills, writing, grantsmanship, and mentoring. Over the past fifteen years, I have worked closely with a variety of public health and development projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. I currently provide expertise on mixed method research design, survey methodology, and statistical analysis to applied studies designed to improve child, caregiver, and family health.  My past research has focused on orphans and vulnerable children (OVC); social and... Read More

Expertise

Demography

Epidemiology

Study design

Survey methodology

Data Analysis (quantitative and qualitative methods)

Grantwriting

Human subjects

Global Health Research

Professional Staff

Melissa Dadiego

Operations Manager

(207) 221-4343

MDadiego@une.edu

Hersey Hall
224

Melissa is the Operations Manager for the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   Prior to joining the WCHP Dean's Office, Melissa has held positions with Conferences, Continuing Education & Institutional Advancement and has been a long term employee of UNE since 1998.  Read More

Cat Bibeau

Assistant to the Dean

(207) 221-4520

cbibeau@une.edu

Hersey Hall
223

Originally from Korea, Cat spent most of her time in Jacksonville, Florida.  As a corporate purchaser for a student loan company, she moved to Maine in 2007.  She has been with UNE in the WCHP Dean's Office since 2008. Read More

Joanne Smith

Staff Assistant, WCHP Dean's Office

(207) 602-2020

jsmith31@une.edu

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Joanne is a Maine native and has been with UNE for 25 years, and with the WCHP Dean's Office as a Staff Assistant since 2014.  In addition, Joanne enjoys providing vocal entertainment at various UNE events, as well as events within the local community.  Read More

April Plante

Staff Assistant

WCHP Dean's Office

(207) 221-4521

aplante4@une.edu

Hersey Hall 226

April is a lifelong Maine native. She has been with UNE since 2016 when she joined the Dean's Office .She supports the office as Staff Assistant.Read More

Marie Johnson

Administrative Assistant

WCHP Advising Office

(207) 602-2075

mjohnson61@une.edu

Decary Hall
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Marie is a lifelong native of Maine.  She has been with UNE since 2016 when she joined the WCHP Dean's Office as an Administrative Assistant.Read More

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