Stephen Burt

Stephen Burt


Associate Professor and Chair

(207) 602-2193

Creative and Fine Arts Building

Stephen Burt is a painter and printmaker. He was born in Deland, Florida in 1962, and was educated at Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1987) and SUNY Purchase (MFA 1991). Burt has exhibited in both international and national venues, including most recently at The Third Floor Gallery in NYC; the University of Southern Maine in Portland, ME; Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA; the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ballycastle, Ireland; and the International Print Center in New York City.

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and printmaking.I have an abiding passion for the figurative and decorative art of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and have researched it extensively as part of my studio practice.

Leah Bymers


Assistant Chair, Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2601

Marine Science Center


General aquatic ecology

marine invertebrate physiology


science education

Steven Eric Byrd

Associate Professor of Spanish & Portuguese; Director of Latin American Studies Minor

(207) 602-2579

Decary Hall


Spanish and Portuguese language teaching and linguistics

Afro-Brazilian speech

Brazilian food history

civic engagement and citizenship

Carrie Byron

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2287

Marine Science Center

My research is grounded in marine ecology and integrates and interdisciplinary approach. Research disciplines include aquaculture, fisheries and coastal management. Previous projects have been based in freshwater, estuarine and marine habitats including temperate lakes, Atlantic rocky shorelines, temperate barrier-beach lagoons, tropical coral reefs and Pacific glacial fjords. I enjoy working on projects that look at biotic and abiotic dynamics and interactions as they apply to conservation and/or social development issues. My current research focuses on sustainable ecological aquaculture and food web dynamics in... Read More


Ecological Approaches to Acquaculture

Fish Ecology & Fisheries

Marine Food Web Dynamics

Associate Professor of Sociology

(207) 602-2765

Decary Hall

Alex Campbell, Ph.D., comes to UNE from England, and is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology. Alex's courses include: "Deviance," "Crime and Deviance," "Globalization and Identity," "Race, Class, and Gender," "Globalization and Technology," and "Introduction to Sociology," and she is the present coordinator of the Sociology Internship.

Alex is currently working on a book manuscript, which explores issues of race and white identities in cyberspace, and arises from research she conducted as part of her Ph.D. She has... Read More

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Microbiology

(207) 602-2213

Pickus Center




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.

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

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

Professor Emeritus of Psychology



Developmental Psychology

Stress in Childhood

Community Interventions

Stress Management in Childrern

Professor Barry A. Costa-Pierce of the UNE

Executive Director, UNE NORTH: The Institute for North Atlantic Studies

Special Assistant to President for North Atlantic Programs

Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor of Marine Sciences

2018 Knut & Alice Wallenberg Professor, SWEMARC, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Editor-in-Chief, Aquaculture (Elsevier Science, The Netherlands)

Fellow, Amercian Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

(207) 221-4262

Costa-Pierce has a 40-year career in the marine and freshwater sciences. His overall research interest is in "Ocean Food Systems": how seafood systems throughout the world interact with marine/freshwater ecosystems, fisheries, aquaculture, and people. He has worked internationally at research organizations in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and in the US at both state and private universities from Hawai'i to Maine. Professor Costa-Pierce is one of the pioneers of the field of "Ecological Aquaculture". He... Read More


Ecological aquaculture

marine ecology

social-ecological systems

Ken Courtney

Visiting Assistant Lecturer

Global Studies Coordinator

(207) 602-2123

Decary Hall

Kenneth Courtney completed his Ph.D. at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and holds an MA from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in Ancient Philosophy. His current research focuses on the role of political representatives and how to conceive of the interests of constituents.Read More


International Relations; Modern political theory; The role of political representation in domestic and international contexts.

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

Mike Daley

Michael C. Daley

Ph.D. Economics

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2592

Decary Hall

Dr.  Daley  graduated in 1984 from the University of Maine, Orono with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Daley earned a M.A. in Economics in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Economics in 2000 from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics, Durham, New Hampshire. 

Dr. Daley started working at the University of New England in fall 2004. He teaches principles courses in Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Business and Economics, as well as upper level... Read More


environmental economics

ecological economics

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies

(207) 602-2802

217 Decary

Meaghan Daly is an Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies. She has a B.A. in Environmental Science from Colorado College, a B.A. in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado Boulder. Before joining the Department of Environmental Studies, Meaghan was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the University of Leeds in England. She was previously a Research Fellow at the Center for International Climate and... Read More


climate change adaptation


science-policy interface

climate vulnerability

policy & decision-making

science & technology studies

cultural and political ecology

Tanzania & East Africa