People

Administration

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Shelley Cohen Konrad

Ph.D., L.C.S.W., F.N.A.P.

Director, School of Social Work

Director, Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Professor

(207) 221-4514

scohenkonrad@une.edu

Hersey Hall
426

Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, FNAP is the Director of the School of Social Work, Professor in the School of Social Work and Director of the  Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC). A clinical social worker by training Shelley specializes in practice with children and families. Her book, Practice with Children and Families: A Relational Perspective was published in 2013. In 1988 Shelley established Touchstone Psychotherapy Associates, a mental health collaborative designed to meet the complex needs of children, families, and carers.... Read More

Expertise

Shelley's research and scholarship focuses on children and families; and end-of-life; health perspectives of vulnerable populations

Full-time Faculty

karen pardue

Karen T. Pardue

Ph.D., M.S., RN, CNE, ANEF

Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions; Professor, Department of Nursing;, Interim Director, Nutrition

(207) 221-4361

kpardue@une.edu

Hersey Hall
209

Karen is the Dean for the Westbrook College of Health Professions.  She brings to this role 7 years of experience as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, providing leadership in health profession curriculum development and outcomes assessment, faculty development, and speciality accreditation expertise. Her research and scholarship focuses on interprofessional (IPE) curriculum development and evaluation. Karen led the design and implementation of UNE's innovative undergraduate IPE coursework.   

Her experience in nursing education is diverse, having held faculty and administrative positions in associate, RN to BSN,... Read More

Expertise

nursing education

curricular innovation in higher education

interprofessional/ interdisciplinary education approaches

use of arts & humanities in higher education

Millennial-generation learning

active learning pedagogies

academic leadership

interna

Director, Department of Nursing; Associate Professor

Jennifer Lee Morton

DNP, MPH, APHN-BC

Director of Nursing; Associate Professor

(207) 221-4476

jmorton@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
205

Teaching Experience:  Dr Morton's teaching experience includes pediatrics, evidence-based practice, nursing theory and community heatlh nursing.

Direct Care/Clinical Experience:  Dr Morton has a wide variety of experiences with pediatric clients ranging from the neonatal intensive care unit to school health.  She additionally has worked in community based settings locally and abroad in Ghana, West Africa.  Dr. Morton is board certified in Advanced Public Health nursing.

Research and Scholarship: Dr. Morton's research and scholarship interests lie in community based care with vulnerable... Read More

Expertise

Utilization & Translation

Neonatal ICU

International Health-specifically Sub-saharan Africa

Clinical Areas-School Health

community health

public health

Research Utilization and Translation

Ling Cao

Ling Cao

M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Microbiology

(207) 602-2213

lcao@une.edu

Pickus Center
207

Expertise

immunotoxicology

neuroimmunology

Affiliated Faculty

Clay Graybeal

Clay Graybeal

Ph.D., M.S.W.

Professor of Social Work

Director, SBIRT Training for Maine's Future Health Professions Leaders

Chair, York District Public Health Council

(207) 221-4509

cgraybeal@une.edu

Hersey Hall
415

Dr. Graybeal is a Professor in the School of Social Work.  From 2014-2016 he served as Director of the School of Community and Population Health and from 2008-2015 he was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   In 2012-13 he also served as the Interim Director of the School of Social Work.  His  research and scholarship has focused on evidence-based practice in social work,  interprofessional education in the health professions, and more recently on the role and... Read More

Arafat

Hwyda A. Arafat

M.D., Ph.D., MSc. MEdL

Clinical Professor, Physiology

(207) 602-2389

harafat@une.edu

Stella Maris
420

Dr. Hwyda Arafat graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt with highest honors. Upon completing her residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Clinical Pathology, she joined the faculty of Ain Shams University as an instructor of Anatomy and Histology. She received her Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences (Histopathology/Biochemistry) and her PhD in Cell Biology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Arafat received her... Read More

Professional Staff

Kris Hall

Program Manager, Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Program Manager, Collaborative SBIRT Grant

(207) 221-4491

chall4@une.edu

Hersey Hall
326

I am an artist with an extensive background in theatre.  From 2000-2010 I worked for the Department of Theatre at University of Southern Maine.  In 2006, I received my MFA from Maine College of Art where my thesis project was a protest against unfair labor practices in the form of a podcast walking tour of Wal-Mart. I also attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture where I continued to develop alternative delivery systems for art in service of social... Read More

Expertise

design

audio art

non-profit board leadership

multi-disciplinary team leadership and management

Kira Rodriguez

Research Associate

Adjunct Faculty

(907) 360-8687

krodriguez@une.edu

As a member of UNE's Center for Excellence in Health Innovation’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez has worked on program evaluation projects and population health needs assessments for regional and state governments as well as health workforce programs, health care providers and health systems.  This includes responsibility for the design, implementation and analysis of evaluation research; responding to internal and external reporting needs and evaluation project management.  During her tenure at UNE, major projects have included managing a... Read More

Expertise

Biostatistics

michelle

IPEC Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4114

mcote8@une.edu

Hersey Hall
326

Michelle is thrilled to be part of the UNE team, coordinating IPEC events on Portland/Biddeford campuses and serving as an ambassador for collaboration among healthcare students.

Inspired by her grandfather – a Biddeford physician who relied heavily on his interprofessional connections to help create a better patient-centered experience – she happily brings her extensive communications, design and marketing experience to the IPEC table.

A Hills Beach native, Michelle graduated from Catherine McAuley High School in 2001, and received bachelor’s... Read More

Expertise

Art

design

Communications

Writing

French

Event Coordination and Promotion

Debra Kramlich

Debra Kramlich

PhD, RN, CNE, CCRN-K

Assistant Professor of Nursing

ABSN Program Coordinator

SBIRT Champion

(207) 221-4456

dkramlich@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
230

Debra is a graduate of Saint Joseph's College of Maine with an MSN in nursing education and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a PhD in Nursing, where her work focused on care of the substance-affected mother/baby dyad. She has over 35 years of nursing experience in the specialties of adult and pediatric critical care and school nursing. She is an independent child care health consultant and co-owner of Nursing Knowledge Solutions, LLC. She has published and presented nationally and internationally... Read More

Expertise

leadership

evidence-based practice

research

Critical Care

Pediatrics

Family Presence During Resuscitation

Brianna Nalley

Project Assistant, SBIRT Training Grant

Program Assistant, Interprofessional Education Collaborative

(207) 221-4114

mnalley@une.edu

Hersey Hall
326

Brianna joined the SBIRT Grant and IPEC Department in February 2017. She came to the University of New England from MaineGeneral Health, where she worked on various grants for their Prevention & Healthy Living Department, including harm reduction education and facilitating evidence-based programs.Read More