Full-time Faculty

Susan McHugh

Professor of English, Chair

(207) 602-2615

Marcil Hall

Susan McHugh teaches courses in writing, literary theory, and animal studies.  She is the author of Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines (2011), a volume in the University of Minnesota Press's Posthumanities series, as well as Dog (2004), a volume in Reaktion Books' groundbreaking Animal series. With colleagues in the UK, she co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Human-Animal Studies (2014) and Literary Animals Look (2013), a special issue of Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture.  Additionally, she has published dozens of essays in edited... Read More

Matthew Anderson


(207) 602-2726

Marcil Hall

Ph.D. Yale University (Comparative Literature, 1999)Read More


Law and the Humanities

French and American lyric poetry (19th and 20th century)

photo of Michael J. Cripps, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Composition, Director of Composition

(207) 602-2908

Marcil Hall

Michael J. Cripps directs English Composition at the University of New England. He is Associate Editor for Across the Disciplines: A Journal of Language, Learning, and Academic Writing, an online, international peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles related to writing in disciplinary contexts. He serves on the editorial board for the WAC Clearinghouse, a venue internationally recognized as the leading resource for information related to the writing-across-the-curriculum movement. He is a member of the Northeast... Read More


Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines

Writing Program Administration

New Media Composition

Catherine Frank


(207) 602-2709

Marcil Hall


19th and 20th-century British literature

law and literature

Victorian studies

the novel

children's literature.

Anouar Majid

Vice President for Global Affairs; Managing Director of UNE Morocco; Founding Director of the Center for Global Humanities, Founding Director of the Tangier Global Forum; Professor of English

(207) 221-4447

Proctor Hall

Anouar Majid is Vice President for Global Affairs, founding director of the Center for Global Humanities (Maine, USA) and the Tangier Global Forum (Morocco), and founding chair of the Department of English, which he headed from 2000 to 2009. He conceived and established UNE's campus in Tangier and is the managing director of UNE's operations in Morocco. Majid has published widely on relations between Islam and the West. He is the author of Islam and America:  Building a Future Without Prejudice (Rowman &... Read More

Sean Ramey


(207) 602-2292

Marcil Hall

Sean Ramey was born in Lewiston, Maine. He graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn, Maine.  Sean received a BA from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia and an MFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. A member of the Actor's Equity Association, Sean has performed at many of the fine regional theatres across the US. He now lives in Auburn once again with his lovely wife, Catherine, and their son, James.Read More


Classical Drama

Comedia Del Arte

Contemporary American Theatre

Public Speaking

Jennifer S. Tuttle

Dorothy M. Healy Professor of Literature and Health

Professor of English

Director, Maine Women Writers Collection

Co-founder and faculty, Women's and Gender Studies Program

(207) 602-2539

Marcil Hall

Jennifer Tuttle teaches courses on literature and health studies, US Literature and cutlure, women's writing, and the US West. Holding an endowed chair in literature and health, she designs courses, pursues scholarship, and develops curricular and programming initiatives that integrate the health sciences and the humanities at UNE. As the Dorothy M. Healy Professor, she is also director of the Maine Women Writers Collection. Beyond UNE, she is coeditor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers.

She... Read More


Literature and Health

United States literature and culture

Women's literary history

Literatures of the US West

Charlotte Perkins Gilman studies

Women's detective fiction

literary recovery and archival studies


Adjunct Faculty

(207) 776-3376

Marcil Hall

Nicole Chaison, M.A., teaches English Composition at UNE and also specializes in teaching Introduction to Literature, Oral Communications, and the Graphic Novel. A writer herself, Chaison has published a graphic novel, The Passion of the Hausfrau: Motherhood Illuminated (Random House/Villard), which has been described by the Utne Reader as "hilarious" and by Mothering Magazine as a "must-read." The book sprang out of Chaison's self-produced magazine, Hausfrau muthah-zine, which she's been producing since 2003. Chaison also wrote the James Beard-award nominated Spice (ReganBooks,... Read More


Creative non-fiction

essay writing

oral communications

American literature

and graphic novels.

Adjunct Faculty

(207) 602-2509

Marcil Hall

Retired high school teacher (Traip Academy in Kittery, ME: American literature, journalism, fiction writing); former public affairs writer for private industry and government agencies; recipient of several national awards for editorial excellence in the production of government publications; fiction has appeared in The Minnetonka Review, The Roanoke Review (winner of 2006 short fiction competition), The New England Review, The Gihon River Review and The Amoskeag Review. Early in his career, he was a reporter at the New Haven Register, an... Read More


English language usage


technical writing



(207) 602-2509

Marcil Hall

Lisa Giles teaches composition and creative writing courses, often with an emphasis on environmental topics. She has also taught at Boston University, the University of Delaware, and the University of Southern Maine. Her current research focuses on the poetics of gardens: literary history, aesthetics, ethics. Her poems have appeared in the Black Fly Review, Puckerbrush Review, HaydenÕs Ferry Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, and California State Quarterly. She lives in Freeport, in a family house built in 1830, where she cultivates... Read More

Josh Pahigian


McDougall Hall

Josh has been affiliated with UNE since joining the English Department as an adjunct instructor in 2004. He currently teaches the annual Center for Global Humanities Seminar Series and English Composition, and writes part-time for the Office of Communications. 

Josh is also the author of several books, including popular baseball titles like The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip... Read More



Writing Instruction

Script Writing

Content Editing

Copy Editing

Baseball Culture

Adjunct in English and Languages; Fellow in Global Humanities

(207) 602-2509

Marcil Hall

Ph.D., Yale University

Before coming to UNE, George Young taught Russian language and literature from 1965 to 1978 at Grinnell and Dartmouth Colleges. He is the author of a collection of poems, a study of the life and work of the nineteenth century Russian religious philosopher Nikolai Fedorov, and a book on the early twentieth century American artist Charles H. Woodbury. He wrote the article on Fedorov for the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and many of his poems, translations, essays,... Read More


Russian literature


and philosophy

Professional Staff

Elaine Brouillette

Administrative Assistant

CAS Administrative Mentor

(207) 602-2144

Marcil Hall


I am the administrative assistant for English

History & Philosophy

Core Connections

Liberal Studies

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