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
Zoe Hull is the Program Manager for the Maine Area Health Education Center Network (Maine AHEC Network), working with academic and community partners across the state to provide rural, community-based clinical training experiences for medical and other health professions students, encourage Maine youth and mid-career professionals to explore health careers, and support practicing health professionals with continuing education and distance learning opportunities. Zoe also coordinates Maine AHEC Network's HPV Vaccination Project, which is aimed at... Read More
Public Health Research
Comprehensive Program Evaluation
Caryn Husman is Director and Assistant Clinical Professor of Health, Wellness and Occupational Studies. Caryn teaches courses related to human occupation and wellness such as Health and Wellness in an Aging Society, Research Methods, Occupational Science, and Disability Studies. As an occupational therapist, Caryn has worked with individuals across the lifespan in home, community and medical settings. She is most interested in working with young children who experience difficulty with social, emotional and behavioral performance. ... Read More
Pediatric occupational therapy
Sarah has been with the University of New England since 2003, and the Department of Exercise and Sport Performance since 2009 as the administrative assistant.Read More
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 Critical Care
Jed D. Jankowski, PA-C is a graduate of the University of New England Physician Assistant Program in 2011. His clinical experience includes inpatient medicine, emergency medicine, and neurosurgery.
His background includes over 20 years of pre-hospital EMS experience in rural, suburban, urban, and wilderness settings; most recently as a critical care paramedic for King County Medic One.
As an instructor, he has had the opportunity to lecture in a variety of settings on... Read More
Dr. Johnson received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Vermont, his Masters Degree from UMASS Amherst, and his Ph.D from Virginia Tech. After receiving his Ph.D, he did a one year fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Mt Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, NY, studying the pharmacology of drugs of abuse under Dr. Joe Goldfarb. After that, he trained for two more years as a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience at Albany Medical College... Read More
Neurobiology of drugs of abuse
including anabolic steroid abuse; expertise on validity of supplements as well as other modalities advertised to laypersons as being capable of enhancing health
Valerie is a 2007 graduate of the UNE MSW program. She was an adjunct instructor at UNE from 2010 to 2016 teaching courses in groups, grief and loss, social work practice with children, adolescents, and families, and field education. She was hired as a full time Assistant Clinical Professor in August of 2016 focusing primarily in the area of Field Education.Read More
Debbie graduated from Quinnipiac University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. She has experience in adult neurologic rehabilitation in the acute, SNF and home health setting. Debbie's career also lead her to a management role in the Home Health setting . Recently, she has returned to clinical practive at Falmouth by the Sea . Read More
balance and falls interventions
Evaluation and treatment of neurologic disorders
Traumatic Brain Injury and stroke specialty
Balance and falls intervention
Judy is the Founding Director of and Professor Emeritus in the Occupational Therapy Department. She has been an OT for almost 50 years, has served as the Director and Post-Professional Graduate Coordinator for the OT program, founded the Community Occupational Therapy Clinic, was the first female Full Professor at UNE and is a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her clinical work, presentations and research are in the areas of sensory integration, sensory modulation, manual therapies, clinical research techniques,... Read More
Sensory Integrative OT
School Based OT
Use of Manual Therapies in OT Practice
Research on Sensory Integration and New Applications of OT for Veterans with PTSD
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
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
Family Presence During Resuscitation
Dr. Krause received her undergraduate degree from The University of Kansas and her DDS from The University of Missouri at Kansas City. She has taught at The University of New England continuously since 1988 in the Department of Dental Hygiene.Read More
Amy has been with the Physician Assistant Program since 2009 and her role is primarily involved with the Didactic year team functions. She is a graduate of Newbury College with a Travel & Hospitality Degree and enjoys working with people. Her responsibilities include working on: Admissions, didactic year schedule, room scheduling, adjunct faculty contracts, the cooridination of guest lecturers, student exams, program budget, organizing class ceremonies, administration of the program's LinkedIn / Facebook pages along with many other miscellanous duties. She serves as the primary facilitator of communication between Didactic year students,... Read More
Professor Lamarre began his career in 1992 as an Athletic Trainer working in outpatient orthopaedic sports rehabilitation clinics and public/private high schools. He has been teaching at the college level for over 15 years in subject areas such as athletic and orthopaedic injury diagnosis, therapeutic modalities, rehabilitative intervention following musculoskeletal injury, general medical conditions affecting the physically active, pharmacological considerations in athletics, and ethical practice in an interprofessional health care model.
He has athletic training experience that spans the sporting continuum and... Read More
Athletic Injury Diagnosis & Management
Musculoskeletal Injury Rehabilitation
Kinesiology and Human Movement
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
Dr. Law-Ham graduated in 1983 with a BS in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine and in 1990 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 a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Law-Ham worked in a private OBGYN practice, Community Health Center setting, OB Residency clinic, and an urgent care/primary care office (to name a few). Dr. Law-Ham became a nurse... Read More
Michael Lawrence is the Manager of the Motion Analysis Laboratory (MAL) at the University of New England's Biomechanics Laboratory and supports all faculty research in the MAL. Mike also mentors both graduate and under graduate students in the MAL.
His personal research interests include the mechanics of various strength training exercises, strength and conditioning, and the neuromuscular control of movement.
Outside of UNE, he is a competitive powerlifter and holds an Professional total in the 275lb weight class. His best... Read More
Kinesiology and Biomechanics
Strength and conditioning
Lower Extremity Biomechanics
Dr. Kathleen Leahy is a native of Massachusetts who attended the University of Maine at Orono under a swimming scholarship. During her time at UMaine, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Health and Fitness and was recognized as an All American Swimmer. Her Scholarly Internship, in 1988, was in a Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation program at New England Memorial Hospital in Stoneham, Ma. Dr. Leahy is also a graduate of the University of... Read More