Ellen Beaulieu headshot

VP for Strategic Initiatives and Communications

(207) 221-4744

Ginn Hall

Ellen Beaulieu brings outstanding academic and administrative experience to her role as the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Communications. Dr. Beaulieu has facilitated university-level strategic planning, implementation mapping, plan communication and evaluation — all important processes for enhancing institutional effectiveness. Currently, she is leading the Communications professional staff team and coordinating systems for program and institutional innovation.

Ellen Beaulieu has served as a UNE program director and VPAA, along with other administrative and faculty roles. She is a... Read More


Product Design

Strategic Planning


Health Promotion

Full-time Faculty

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

Professional Staff

Hilary Babbitt

Office Manager for Strategic Initiatives

(207) 221-4735

Proctor 305

Hilary Babbitt joined UNE in 2017 as the Office Manager for Strategic Initiatives.  She comes to us with a solid background in administrative work after managing a small laboratory in Orono for several years before relocating to Portland.  Hilary holds a BA in Semiotics with double minors in Anthropology and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto.  Read More