Dr. Buchanan joined the Physical Therapy faculty as an assistant clinical professor at the University of New England in 2014 after serving as an adjunct professor for more than 10 years. She received her BA in German from Colby College where she was awarded distinction in her major and was selected to Phi Beta Kappa. She received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University while also finishing requirements for a certification in Athletic Training. In 2001 she... Read More
Foot and Gait Biomechanics
ACL injury prevention
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
Alanna Carlin joined the Applied Exercise Science faculty in 2008. Prior to joining the UNE community she worked in both clinical and sport performance settings. Carlin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Carlin received her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology - Exercise Science from University of New Hampshire and her Master’s degree in Physical Education - Biomechanics from Eastern Washington University. Her interests include sports ... Read More
fitness testing and prescription
Dr. Lara Carlson is currently an Associate Professor in the Westbrook College of Health Professions at the University of New England (UNE). She received her Bachelors from Southern Connecticut State University, her Masters from the University of South Dakota, and her Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. Prior to her UNE appointment, she was an Assistant and Associate Professor at Castleton State College in Vermont for seven years. Outside the classroom, Dr. Carlson was an U.S. ranked hammer thrower in Track... Read More
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
Clinical Instruction and Evaluation
International Nursing Education
Nurse Preceptor Education
Spirituality and Health Care.
Liz Cavallaro, the Physician Assistant Program's, Clinical Placement Coordinator, has been with the University of New England for over 12 years with an educational background in Secretarial Science. Liz has established communications with multiple Hospitals and Preceptors, allowing for a respected and well rounded clinical experience for our second year students. Liz works directly with the Clinical Coordinator to ensure that the students' rotations operate smoothly and efficiently. Before Liz was the Clinical Placement Coordinator, she has also been the... Read More
Deb graduated from Duke University in 1987 with a Masters in Physical Therapy, and completed the transitional DPT at Shenandoah University in 2013. She has experience in adult rehabilitation (both neurological and orthopedic) in a variety of settings, including outpatient orthopedics, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health. She currently works in a private outpatient practice and has become certified in LSVT BIG for treatment of Parkinson's disease. She is also an enthusiastic gardener and is a... Read More
Dr. Cavanaugh joined the PT faculty in 2007 in large part for its student-focused, community-oriented culture. He is an active member of the university faculty, with special interest in interprofessional education. He received a BA in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame in 1985 and completed his physical therapy training with a MS degree from Duke University in 1987. From 1996-2016, he was a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy. In 2004, he earned a Ph.D in... Read More
Physical therapy; neuropathology and neuromuscular disorders; physical rehabilitation; geriatrics; mobility and balance problems; dizziness and inner ear dysfunction; physical activity; ambulatory activity monitoring; fall prevention.
Born and raised in rural Maine town with no traffic lights and a limited number of stop signs, Tom is a consummate Mainer. Tom savors all things Maine which are loosely defined by the four seasons of "sea scallop season"; "maple syrup season"; "raspberry season" and, of course, "apple picking season".
Tom is humbled by the Maine accent in his speech as it reminds him of his sense of place, where he comes from. However, Tom’s international colleagues and friends from away claim he is... Read More
Cost effectiveness of social service delivery systems; mental health and social welfare policy delivery systems and policies; community organizing; non-profit organizational management and sustainable infrastructure; social service research infrastructure
Robert Chance has worked at the University of New England since 2001. He has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and A Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Limerick in Ireland.Read More
Dr. Charles is an assistant professor in the PhysicalTherapy Program at the University of New England. She earned a B.S. in Physical Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received a MSW from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In 2005 she earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the Biobehavioral Studies Program at Columbia University where her studies focused upper extremity motor control in children with unilateral cerebral palsy(UCP). Both her doctoral and post-doctural... Read More
Amy L. Coha, MSW, LCSW has been a clinical social worker for thirty-two years. Her social work practice includes clinical work with survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, individuals with mental illness, program development, training and consultation with mental health and criminal justice systems and expert witness testimony. In 2000, she joined the School of Social Work Field Faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor. In 2006 she was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor. Her major responsibilities are in field education. She... Read More
adult mental health.
Professor Emeritus of Social Work
Marcia has been a member of the UNE School of Social Work faculty since the program began in 1988, developing and teaching courses in social work practice, group work, homelessness and poverty,social welfare policy and organizational change. She has published extensively on topics including homelessness and poverty, social work education and social work practice with groups. She is an active member of the international group work community and a long term member of the International Association for Social Work with Groups. Her book, Empowering... Read More
Integrated Social Work Practice
Social Work With Groups
Poverty and Mental Health Issues
Ruth Collard Full time clinical instructor in the University of New England dental hygiene clinic.
graduate of University of Minnesota school of dental hygiene in 1978
graduate of University of Minnesota undergraduate degree in social psychology 1980Read More
Collin's experience lies in both adults and pediatrics in a variety of settings throughout southern Maine. In 2004 she began exclusively treating children with cranial deformities and torticollis, and in 2008 she presented at the AOTA national conference. Currently, she works at South Portland Nursing Home treating both skilled and
James C Conley, PA-C is a graduate of the Arizona School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program. After graduation he worked in a Rural Emergency Department before transitioning to UNE's PA Department in 2012. His first Masters Degree was in Cardiopulmonary Perfusion studies from Northeastern University. He worked in Cardiac Surgery for 18 years prior to becoming a Physician Assistant. Prior to that, he worked as a Surgical Technician while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Technology from Texas Christian... Read More
Delivery of Services in Urgent/Emergent Setting
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