Jeanne Hey

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Political Science

(207) 602-2371

Decary Hall

Jeanne Hey earned a B.A. in international relations and Spanish from Bucknell University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the Ohio State University. She is a frequent leader of professional development programming for emerging leaders in higher education. She has lived and worked in the US, Luxembourg, the Caribbean, Ecuador, Colombia and Scotland. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of leadership development, international politics, comparative foreign policy, the developing world, Latin America, and small states.... Read More


Comparative foreign policy

Latin America

developing world.

Leadership Development

Global Education

Study Abroad Curriculum Integration

Susan Gray

Susan S. Gray

Ed.D. in Mathematics Education

Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2248

Decary Hall

Susan Gray received an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University, the MAT degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and a doctorate in Mathematics Education from Boston University.  She taught mathematics at UNE and conducted research on issues related to mathematics teaching and learning for over twenty years.  She was Chair of the Department of Mathematical Sciences prior to assuming the role of Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. Her current responsibilites include curriculum, assessment, program development and program... Read More




program development

mathematics education

David Guay headshot

Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Senior Lecturer, Department of Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2188

Decary Hall


Benthic marine ecology

community & population ecology

invertebrate zoology


evolutionary biology

science education

Amy Keirstead

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Interim Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

(207) 602-2261

Decary Hall

Dr. “K” is a physical organic chemist who originally hails from the wilds of Nova Scotia, but has made her home in Maine and at UNE since 2008. A two-time recipient of the Debra J. Summers Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence, she primarily teaches organic chemistry lecture and laboratory, as well as mechanistic organic chemistry and the chemistry seminar course, and is notorious for being very excited about all things o-chem even during her 8 am lectures. Dr. K engages undergraduate... Read More


Physical organic chemistry

organic photochemistry

laser flash photolysis

green chemistry.

Professional Staff

Cynthia Simon

Director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office

(207) 602-2540

224 "The Commons"

Cynthia Simon, director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office. Cynthia's expertise in experiential education spans over 30 years. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Education from Leslie University, and has completed the National Society for Experiential Education's Academy. She is also NSEE's Northeast regional co-chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northeastern University. Cynthia's background includes professional work in the international, corporate, not-for-profit, and small business sectors, with the past 20 years committed to higher education at the... Read More


Experiential Education


Collaborative learning design

Sustainable agriculture

canis latrans (coyote)

environmental education & advocacy

wilderness skills and survival