Ryan Hedstrom

Associate Lecturer

Math Club Advisor

(207) 602-2508


Born and rasied in Maine, I have lived here most of my life and I wouldn't want it any other way!  Prior to UNE I taught all levels of High School Math for a decade.  Since arriving at UNE in 2008 I have taught Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, Math for Elementary School Teachers, and Geometry. 

My professional interests include academic assessment, fractal geometry, math education and math outreach.

My personal interests are skiing, traveling about New England and Atlantic Canada, hiking... Read More


mathematics education

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

Faculty Adjunct

(207) 602-2509

Marcil Hall


Ph.D (Linguistics), University of Texas at Austin (2010). Dissertation: Negative Concord in Levantine Arabic.

M.A. (Linguistics), Cornell University (2000). Thesis: Word Order, Agreement and Specificity Effects in Rural Palestinian Arabic Existential Sentences

B.A. (English), University of New Hampshire (1990). 


Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship (August 2006).

National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award (August 2007). 

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (for Arabic, 2005).

UT-Austin Bruton Fellowship (2005).

Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (for German,... Read More


Arabic linguistics; formal syntax and semantic theory; formal pragmatics and discourse semantics; intonational phonology; historical linguistics (Germanic


Semitic); Anglo-Saxon language and literature; "Tolkienian" linguistics.

Cris Edward Johnson

(207) 391-9717

Marcil Hall

Cris Edward Johnson is a graduate of Colgate University (B.A.) and Pace University School of Law (J.D.)

He has been a teacher of English and Humanities, a writer of educational curriculum and resource materials and an attorney practicing for 30 years in the fields of business and financial services where he was counsel to multi-national corporations as well as local community organizations.

Now retired from the practice of law, Cris is actively engaged in... Read More

Mary Johnson

Administrative Assistant, Political Science, Business and Communications, Global Studies

(207) 602-2483

Decary 334


Guidance & Counseling

Child Development and Family Relations

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.

Tom Klak

Professor, Dept of Environmental Studies

Board of Directors, Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation

(207) 391-9496

Decary Hall

also: Professor Emeritus, Department of Geography, Miami University, Oxford OH USA

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local ecological restoration and native landscaping

study abroad partnerships & pedagogy

the Eastern Caribbean (especially Dominica)

the theories



and ecological consequences of development

American Chestnut restoration

woon yuen koh

Assistant Professor

(207) 602-2609

Decary Hall



Design of Experiments


Lab Assistant/Coordinator

(207) 602-2649

Marcil Hall 28


Environmental Science

fisheries biology

Christina Leclerc, Ph. D.

Associate Lecturer

(207) 602-2163

Decary Hall

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


Developmental Psychology

Lei Lei at White Mountain on 2016-10-10

Lei Lei


Associate Professor

(207) 602-2353

Morgane Hall
On Sabbatical From: Fall 2016 to Spring 2017

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences, University of New England

Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University

Research Assistant Professor, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Awards and Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research... Read More


Cell biology


developmental biology


neural stem cells

sensory neurons

Genetic Engineering

Professor Emeritus of Biology and Environmental Science

(907) 299-7779

Decary Hall

Dr. Lemons received his Ph.D in zoology and physiology from the University of Wyoming in 1975. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles; edited eight books; served as Editor-in-Chief of "The Environmental Professional," the official journal of the National Association of Environmental Professionals; served as environmental science book series editor for Blackwell Science, Inc., and has directed numerous grants and international projects. In addition to being the recipient of various research awards and fellowships, John received the Career Distinguished Research... Read More


Global climate change

nuclear waste disposal

national park policy

environmental ethics

scientific uncertainty and public policy

Kristin Linder

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2498

Decary Hall 317

Joining the Department of Business in 2015, Kristin teaches a variety of courses across the Communication program, with special emphasis on new and digital media. She is currently pursuing a research focus centered on social media and digital games, investigating reciprocity and altruistic behavior across social media networks, as well as the rise of social games and social media play as it intersects with issues of gender, sexuality and the video game industry. Kristin earned her BA in Speech Communication at Pennsylvania State University,... Read More


Social Media

digital media

communication studies

patricia long

Clinical Professor & Chair, Department of Psychology

Affiliated Faculty, Women's and Gender Studies

(207) 602-2099

Decary Hall

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


Clinical Psychology

Psychological Research & Statistical Methods

Psychology of Gender

Sexual Victimization

Julie Longua Peterson, Ph.D.

Program Director, Women's and Gender Studies

Associate Professor of Psychology

Decary Hall
On Sabbatical From: Fall 2017 to Spring 2018

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.

romantic relationships)

Jennifer R. Lussier

Senior Lecturer, Biology Dept.

PA/DPT Gross Anatomy Lab Coordinator/Instructor

(207) 602-2537

Decary Hall

Jennifer started working at UNE in 2002, and teaches the gross anatomy labs for the PA and DPT graduate students, as well as A&P and Intro BIO for the undergradutates.  She grew up in central Maine, graduated from Foxcroft Academy, went to Stonehill College for Biology, and studied Anatomy & Cell Biology at the UMDNJ-Graduate School Biomedical Sciences, Newark, NJ. Read More


Gross anatomy

cadaveric dissection and dissection techniques for prosections.