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Jeanne A.K. Hey

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. She was a faculty member in Miami University's (Ohio) department of political science and program in international studies from 1992-2011, serving as the director of international studies for nine years. She also served as interim dean of Miami University's Middletown campus in 2009-10. In 2011, she joined the University of New England as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, a position she held until 2019. 


Ph.D., M.A.

The Ohio State University



Bucknell University


Post-Doctoral Training

HERS Institute in Higher Education Leadership

Wellesley College




Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University




Comparative foreign policy

Latin America

developing world.

Leadership Development

Global Education

Study Abroad Curriculum Integration

Jeanne Hey

Jeanne A.K. Hey



Dean Emerita, College of Arts and Sciences

Professor of Political Science

Biddeford Campus

Decary Hall

(207) 602-2929

On Campus