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Full-time Faculty

Lane Clarke

Associate Professor Literacy

(207) 602-2682

Decary Hall

Lane W. Clarke is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of New England. .She teaches classes at the undergraduate level to pre-service teachers in literacy and global education. Her research interests include workign with English Language Learners, digital litearcy, technology,  working with students who struggle in literacy, online teaching pedadogy, and interprofessional collaboration. She has published three books: Educating Literacy Teachers Online: Tools, Techniques, and Transformations (Clarke & Watts-Taffe, 2013), The reading turn-around: A five part framework for differentiated instruction... Read More



Struggling Readers

Literacy and Technology

Course Development

Literature Circles

Gender and Education

Audrey Bartholomew

Associate Professor

Department Chair

(207) 602-2685

Decary Hall

Audrey Bartholomew is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department.  She teaches special education courses, both face to face and online, on introduction to special education, Autism, differentiation, and data-based decision making. Audrey's research interests include scholarship of her own teaching and learning, and how to include students with disabilities in general education through meaningful instruction.  Audrey has conducted extensive training in Maine and other states on writing effective and compliant transition plans and she volunteers her time as... Read More


Secondary transition for students with disabilities

inclusive practices and schools

positive behavior support

effective online teaching practices

scholarship of teaching and learning

Michelle Collay

Director, Online Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership


(207) 602-2010

Decary Hall

Michelle Collay is professor in the Department of Education. A former public school music teacher, she is a scholar-practitioner who integrates teaching and scholarship in higher education and PK-12 settings. Her research interests include teacher professional socialization with attention to how life experience shapes teachers' professional identities. Collay has worked as a school leadership coach in urban and rural settings, with school leaders engaged in developing professional learning communities. She continues to study constructivist teaching, leading, and equity-focused inquiry in... Read More

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2515

Decary Hall

Krysten Gorrivan is an Assistant Lecturer in the Education Department.   Krysten will teach education courses  - Curriculum and Assessment, Methods of Teaching Science, Methods of Teaching Math, and Classroom Management.  She was an elementary eductors for over fifteen years with a focus on the social and emotional well-being of students in order to teach the whole child.   She has a passion for implementing Trauma-Informed Educational practices in all classrooms in order... Read More


Elementary Education

Classroom Management

Curriculum & Instruction

Inclusive Classroom/School Climate

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports

Teaching Strategies for Active Learning

Trauma-Informed Education

Whole Child Education

Carol Marcotte

Senior Lecturer

(207) 602-2242

Decary Hall

Dr. Carol Marcotte completed her doctorate in School Administration & Supervision at Berne University International Graduate School in St. Kitts, West Indies. Her primary specialty areas include educational leadership and literacy instruction.

Carol’s education career started as a regular classroom and special education teacher. Multi-age and looping schedules were part of her classroom expertise as well as being a resource room teacher.  Being passionate about school improvement and cultivating teacher leaders, she was a principal for 8 years.... Read More


Educational leadership

curriculum development


PK-12 School Administration

Professional Development

Adult Learning Theory

School Improvement

Heather Sadlier

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2566

Decary Hall

Dr. Heather Dwyer Sadlier is an Associate Professor and Diversity Educator. She teaches the following courses: Diversity & Social Justice in the ClassroomControversial Issues in Education, Causes & Costs of Inequity, Literacy for Diverse Learners, and Social Studies Methods. Dr. Sadlier also works with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity and contributed to the development of the University of New England's Diversity Leadership Certificate program. She teaches two of the DLC program's required workshops: Implicit Bias & Stereotypes and Socioeconomic Class-Classism.... Read More


Biases & Stereotypes


& Hate Prevention

Inclusive Classroom/School Climate

Critical thinking

Controversial Issues

Equity in Education

Professional Staff


Professor Emeritus

(207) 602-2685

Decary Hall


Distance / online education

adult/continuing education

international education

program planning/evaluation


educational leadership.