People

Cynthia Simon

Director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office

(207) 602-2540

csimon@une.edu

224 "The Commons"

Cynthia Simon, director, College of Arts and Sciences Internship Office. Cynthia's expertise in experiential education spans over 30 years. She holds a Master's degree in Environmental Education from Leslie University, and has completed the National Society for Experiential Education's Academy. She is also NSEE's Northeast regional co-chair. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Northeastern University. Cynthia's background includes professional work in the international, corporate, not-for-profit, and small business sectors, with the past 20 years committed to higher education at the... Read More

Expertise

Experiential Education

Internships

Collaborative learning design

Sustainable agriculture

canis latrans (coyote)

environmental education & advocacy

wilderness skills and survival

Deena Small

Associate Professor, Biochemistry

(207) 602-2224

dsmall1@une.edu

Morgane Hall
204

Expertise

Fat and Bone Cell Differentiation

Jagged1/Notch and FGFR Signaling Networks

Biological Effects and Toxicology of Polybrominated Diphenyl Flame Retardants

David Livingstone Smith

Professor

(207) 602-2237

dsmith@une.edu

Marcil Hall
311
On Sabbatical From: Fall 2017 to Spring 2018

I earned a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of London (Kings College) where I worked on philosophy of psychology.  My dissertation was published as Freud's Philosophy of the Unconscious (Kluwer, 1999).

I am professor of philosophy at the University of New England, where I teach courses on philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and determinism, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of race, and other topics.

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Expertise

philosophy of psychology

philosophy of biology

race.

dehumanization

ideology

Glenn Stevenson

Associate Professor

Program Coordinator, Neuroscience Major

(207) 602-2285

gstevenson@une.edu

Decary Hall
329

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

Expertise

Drug development; preclinical methods development; opioid pharmacology; pain; exercise; drug abuse; drug interactions

Jennifer Stiegler-Balfour

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Program Coordinator, Psychology

(207) 602-2162

jstiegler@une.edu

Decary Hall
352

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Expertise

Cognitive psychology; memory processes underlying reading comprehension; reading interventions; and learning.

John S

Chair

Associate Professor, Chemistry

(207) 602-2152

jstubbs@une.edu

Morgane Hall
003

Dr. Stubbs is primarily interested in using computers to investigate and explain chemical phenomena.  His current research focuses on two distinct areas: DNA hybridization on a surface, an important problem for DNA sensor arrays; and supercritical fluids as separation media, which can greatly improve purification efficiency.  He is also interested in the hardware and software aspects of computers in chemistry, primarily using the GNU/Linux operating system and FORTRAN programming language.Read More

Expertise

Physical chemistry; thermophysical properties; Monte Carlo molecular simulation; phase behavior

James Sulikowski

James Sulikowski

BA, MS, PhD

Professor of Marine Science

(207) 602-2730

jsulikowski@une.edu

Marine Science Center
220

Dr. James Sulikowski is a marine biologist and professor at the University of New England. He has 25 years of experience working with cartilaginous and bony fish. He has more than 74 peer-reviewed publications and his research has garnered more than $11 million in external grant funding. James has appeared on numerous local and national television shows including NBC’s “Today Show,” “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin” and the BBC series “Rise of Animals.” His research was featured on the Discovery Channel's Shark Week in both... Read More

Expertise

Life history and population dynamics of sharks

skates

and rays

composition and spatial/temporal distribution of fish communities

physiological responses to stress and how this influences by-catch mortality

environmental adaptations in fish; conservation of fish communities

and trophic interactions between fish species

Oran Suta

Instructional Designer, Multimedia Medical Curriculum

Medical Illustrator

Adjunct Professor of Design & Illustration

(207) 730-3846

osuta@une.edu

Alfond Center

Oran Suta was born in Maine to a family of visual artists. The intersection of the artistic and the technical is the recurring theme in Oran’s work. He has a wide experience in art and design which he brings to his work designing and teaching at UNE.

Oran is currently UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine’s medical illustrator/medical curriculum multimedia designer and teacher of the Scientific Illustration course for the Art and Communications department at the University of New England College of... Read More

Expertise

Illustration

Animation

Computer Graphics

graphic design

design

Evaluation Design

Web Design

Project management

Course Design

CHris Syvinski

Christopher Syvinski

M.S., Chemistry

Assistant Lecturer, Chemistry

(207) 602-2593

csyvinski@une.edu

Morgane Hall
18

Raised in Maine, Chris returned after earning his master’s degree to join UNE in 2002. He is a strong proponent of experiential learning and spends his time working with students in organic chemistry laboratories, where he can sometimes be found elbow deep in a fume hood providing assistance. He is also the chief caretaker of the university’s ECX300 NMR spectrometer supporting its use in teaching and research. Read More

Craig Tennenhouse

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2380

ctennenhouse@une.edu

Decary Hall
345

Craig is from Maryland and Indiana, and has taught in Colorado, California, and North Dakota. He lives in Portland, ME with his wife, 2 kids, and a cat. Craig likes board games, rock climbing, and spending time outdoors with his family.Read More

Expertise

Extremal graph theory

combinatorial game theory

Chuck Thompson

Professor of Art/Department Founder

(207) 602-2883

cthompson@une.edu

Creative and Fine Arts Building
201

Expertise

Plein Air landcape painter. Have shown throughout the United States and Europe. Have had over 20 solo shows and have been included in over 100 group shows in Museums and Galleries.

Charles Tillburg

Chair, Marine Sciences

Director, Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center

Professor, Marine Sciences

(207) 602-2422

ctilburg@une.edu

Marine Science Center 207

Dr. Charles Tilburg is the Chair of the Department of Marine Sciences, Director of the Arthur P. Girard Marine Science Center, and a Professor of Marine Sciences at the University of New England. He received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from the University of Texas and a PhD in Oceanography from Florida State University. He has twenty years of research and teaching experience in physical oceanography, numerical modeling, and bio-physical coupling of... Read More

Expertise

Physical oceanography

numerical modeling

coastal oceanography

larval transport

river plume dynamics

Steven E. Travis

Professor

(207) 602-2715

stravis@une.edu

Morgane Hall
120

Expertise

Molecular ecology

Community Genetics

conservation genetics

Invasive Species Biology

Global Change Ecology

Plant Clonal Dynamics

Hybridization

Animal Social Systems

Non-invasive Population Estimation

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

jtuttle@une.edu

Marcil Hall
106

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

Expertise

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

James V

Professor, Physics

Director of Microscopy Core Facility

(207) 602-2560

jvesenka@une.edu

Morgane Hall
016

History and Research:

The moniker "Dr. V" is in veneration to his late father, an outstanding teacher in the Concord Massachusetts school system who went by the name of "Mr. V."  Dr. V teaches general physics and undertakes research in molecular self-assembly of four-stranded DNA and physics education.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Clark University with a dual major in chemistry and physics in 1982.  He graduated with... Read More

Expertise

Physics education pedagogy

physical science teacher training

scanning probe microscopy.

biomaterials nanotechnology

Aimee Vlachos

Assistant Lecturer

(207) 602-2441

avlachos@une.edu

Decary Hall
309a

While attending Western State College of Colorado for my undergraduate degree, my passion for outdoor recreation blossomed. I was fortunate that the recreation classes I completed included a number of field work experiences. This included: ice climbing up frozen waterfalls, building winter snow caves at the top of a 16,000 foot mountain, river rafting through the Grand Canyon, and planning skateboard contests.
 
I have been teaching sport management courses for the past 8 years and have experience instructing at... Read More

Expertise

Outdoor recreation

Gender and Sport

America Reads America Counts Program Coordinator

College Aspirations Program Coordinator

(207) 602-2043

swade3@une.edu

Decary Hall
321

Lori Wall

Lori Wall

M.B.A.

Developmental Mathematics Supervisor

Associate Adjunct Faculty Mathematics Department

(207) 602-2794

lwall@une.edu

Student Academic Success Center
13

I began my professional career as a cartographer, stumbled into education in my mid-twenties and have been happily teaching mathematics ever since. Through hard work, a series of good turns and a bit of luck, I've developed an expertise in developmental mathematics specifically and developmental education more generally.  I am passionate about learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others.  

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Brian Wallace

Assistant Director for Student Activities/Organizations: Recreation and Wellness

Adjunct Faculty Business

(207) 602-2768

bwallace2@une.edu

Campus Center
100

Brian joined UNE in the summer of 2013 as the Assistant Director of Student Activities/ Organizations, and became an adjunct in the Department of Business in 2015. He specializes in outdoor recreation and student leadership development. Brian also manages the recreational waterfront at UNE comprising several dozen boats and watercraft which are available for UNE community use, and bike share programs on the Biddeford campus.

Along with an M.B.A., Brian holds an Adolescent Education credential from The American Montessori Society, is... Read More

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