Psychology, biology, biomedical sciences and chemistry faculty teach a number of the neuroscience course requirements and electives and also provide research opportunities.
Dr. Christina Leclerc is an Associate Lecturer in the psychology department with training in lifespan developmental psychology (with a research focus on the aging portion of the lifespan), as well as the cognitive and affective neural mechanisms of age-related change. Dr. Leclerc is currently teaching Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development in Context, and Research Methods in Psychology. Read More
I am broadly interested in studying negative emotionality and pain using behavioral neuroscience techniques using a developmental lens. I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels.
learning and memory
Brain Research relating to behavior
Trish Long joined UNE in 2014 as Clinical Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department. Her area of specialization is Clinical Psychology and her interests span the issues of sexual victimization, abnormal psychology, psychological research & statistical methods, and gender issues. Dr. Long’s research investigates both the factors associated with the perpetration of rape and sexual assault and the mental health issues experienced by survivors of sexual victimization. She invites students who are interested in participating in research on these... Read More
Psychological Research & Statistical Methods
Psychology of Gender
Julie Longua Peterson is an Associate Professor of psychology at the University of New England and the principal investigator of the Self and Close Relationships Lab. Her program of research investigates the ways in which explicit (conscious, controlled) and implicit (unconscious, automatic) self and relationship processes influence how people navigate the ups and downs of daily life (e.g., acceptance, rejection). Julie's courses include Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, and a seminar in Self... Read More
Explicit and Implicit self-esteem; self-regulation; the role of the self in close relationships (e.g.
Dr. Ian Meng received his ScB and PhD in Neuroscience at Brown University. Following completion of his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Howard Fields in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), studying the brain circuits mediating the analgesic properties of cannabinoids. Dr. Meng joined the University of New England (UNE) in 2003 where he is currently a professor of Biomedical Sciences, Director of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences (CEN),... Read More
Before joining the faculty in 2005, Dr. Stevenson had two successful careers: one as a professional musician in Boston; the other working for luxury hotel brands in Washington, D.C. and Boston. Dr. Stevenson embarked on his third career by completing a Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at American University and trained in the Psychopharmacology laboratory of Dr. Anthony L. Riley. Following his graduate training, he did a post-doctoral fellowship in Pharmacology in the laboratory of Dr. Steve Negus at McLean Hopspital / Harvard Medical School.... Read More
Drug development; preclinical methods development; opioid pharmacology; pain; exercise; drug abuse; drug interactions
Dr. Deveau, named “Dr. D” by her students, is an energetic professor who primarily teaches organic chemistry. She also teaches courses in general chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and NMR spectroscopy. Dr. D is passionate about undergraduate education and mentoring students in research, serving as a Chemistry Councilor for the Council of Undergraduate Research. Also a member of UNE’s Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, Dr. D’s laboratory focuses on the discovery of organic small molecules with therapeutic potential, across the areas... Read More
Organic and medicinal chemistry; small molecule synthesis; nitrogen heterocycles; marine natural products; organic structure elucidation; molecular modeling; green chemistry; chemistry pedagogy
I am a molecular biologist with an interest in the regulation of gene expression and its role in development and diseases. I teach several undergraduate courses including Cell Biology (BIO 106 and BIO 370), Developmental Biology (BIO 407), and Developmental Neurobiology (BIO 450). My research currently focuses on the roles of the transcription factor Sox11 in sensory neuron development, neuropathic pain, and forebrain neurogenesis. Read More
neural stem cell