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Jennifer R. Lussier

Senior Lecturer, Biology Dept.

PA/DPT Gross Anatomy Lab Coordinator/Instructor

(207) 602-2537

jlussier@une.edu

Decary Hall
331

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

Expertise

Gross anatomy

cadaveric dissection and dissection techniques for prosections.

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Marissa Lyon

PT, DPT, NCS

Assistant Professor

(207) 221-4573

mlyon1@une.edu

Proctor Hall
204

Dr. Lyon is originally from Texas and is a recent transplant to New England. Since Fall 2019, she has lived in Saco with her wife, Pomeranian, and golden retriever/shepherd mix. She earned her Bachelor’s in Health Science Studies from Baylor University in 2009 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2012. She is a current PhD candidate at Texas Woman’s University, currently focused on completing her dissertation project focused on physical therapist’s use and integration with clinical... Read More

Nancy MacRae

Nancy MacRae

M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor Emeritus

(207) 284-1284

nmacrae@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Nancy has been in the UNE Occupational Therapy department for 28 years and the profession for 52 years. She is past President of the Maine Occupational Therapy Association, past Director of the department, and past Chair for the University Faculty Assembly. Her work has focused on death and loss, sexuality, leadership, interprofessional education, and work. She has published many articles and chapters and has co-edited an OT text, now in its third edition. She is now retired but continues to... Read More

Expertise

Older adults

interprofessional team work

death and dying

sexuality

documentation

health management and delivery

women and work

teaching

fall prevention

supervision

Adrienne McAuley

J. Adrienne McAuley

PT, DPT, MEd, OCS, FAAOMPT

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4387

jmcauley@une.edu

Proctor Hall
207

Dr. McAuley is originally from Massachusetts and returned to New England in 2012 after nearly 20-years spent in Washington DC and New York City.  Since 2012, she has lived in Portland with her husband, son and toothless cat, "Josie".  She enjoys the nearby lakes, hiking and snowshoeing  as well as the offerings at Merrill Auditorium and Portland Stage.  She is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England.  She graduated with a Bachelor of Science... Read More

Expertise

Teaching & Learning

Manual Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Women's Health & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Sally McCormack

Sally McCormack Tutt

PT, DPT, MPH, EdD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Westbrook College of Health Professions

Clinical Professor, Department of Physical Therapy

(207) 221-4578

smccormack@une.edu

Hersey Hall
222

Dr. McCormack Tutt joined the PT faculty in the spring of 2006 as a clinician in the PT clinic.  She then moved into the role as the Director of Clinical Education in the fall of 2007.  In January of 2019, she joined the Dean's office in Westbrook College of Health Professions as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  She is an active member of the university faculty, with special interest in clinical education, healthcare education, and interprofessional education and collaboration. She received a... Read More

Expertise

clinical education

Interprofessional Education and Practice

Healthcare education

Orthopedics

Laura McGrath

Physical Therapist

This is laura's first year as a lab assistant and adjunct professor. After graduating from the Master's program at U- Mass Lowell, Laura worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings at York Hospital followed by working in an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Portland specializing in maual therapy. For the most recent 6 years Laura has been the owner of Cape Physical Therapy and practices home care locally. Her clients include the geriatric population, high school athletes and orthopedic injuries. Laura is the mother of 3 teen... Read More

Expertise

Sports Medicine

Orthopedics

Manual Therapy

Judith A. Metcalf

Judith A. Metcalf

APRN, BC, MS, FMGS

Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Coordinator, Upstream Practicums

Director, University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center

(207) 221-4459

jmetcalf@une.edu

220

Judith A. Metcalf, APRN, BC, MS, FMGS joined the faculty in the School of Nursing and Population Health - Fall 2016 and is the Coordinator of the new HRSA grant-funded program Upstream Practicum in Nursing Program. She also continues as the Director, University of New England Maine Geriatric Education Center a position held since December 2003. Judy has her Bachelor's in Nursing from Salem State College Salem, Massachusetts, her Master's from Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, and her Post-Master's Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification... Read More

Expertise

geriatrics

Fall prevention and fall risk assessment for older adults

tom

Founding Director, Center for Excellence in Aging & Health (CEAH)

Professor of Social Work

Clinical Psychologist & Applied Gerontologist

Fellow, Gerontological Society of America

(207) 221-4140

tmeuser@une.edu

Linnell Hall
102

Thomas M. ("Tom") Meuser joined the faculty of UNE in Fall, 2018, as a Professor of Social Work in the Westbrook College of Health Professions and as the Founding Director of the new university-wide Center for Excellence in Aging &... Read More

Expertise

Gerontology Education

Alzheimer disease

Reminiscence & Life Review

Mixed Methods Research

Student & Peer Mentorship

Older Driver Safety

Loss & Grief in Aging

Clinical Measure Development

Legacy Beliefs

Narrative Intervention

Bernice Mills

Bernice Mills

R.D.H., M.S., B.S.

Assistant Dean for Clinical and Student Affairs

Interim Director of the Public Health Program, Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4314

bmills@une.edu

Hersey Hall
222

Bernice is the Assistant Dean for Student and Clinical Affairs in the Westbrook College of Health Professions.   Prior to joining the WCHP Dean's Office, Professor Mills was a member of the Dental Hygiene Program for over 20 years and has extensive experience in dental hygiene education and administration.Read More

Jennifer Morton, DNP, MPH, PHNA-B

Jennifer Lee Morton

DNP, MPH, PHNA-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

Jeanne Mullen

Jeanne M. Mullen

MSN, MSed, BSN, PMHCNS, BC

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4482

jmullen2@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
220

Extensive experience in the practice of nursing , including 18 years as a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Adult Mental Health Nursing . Expertise in the assessment, diagnosis , treatment planning , and interventions for adult with mental illness. Expertise in the development of treatment interventions in close collaboration with inter professional team members. Extensive experience in teaching adults and their families and friends about major  illnesses  (including mental and medical), and how to meet the client's unmet needs and... Read More

Jeff Nevers

Director of Career Services

(207) 221-4237

jnevers@une.edu

Proctor Hall

Jeff Nevers is an Affiliated Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of New England and teaches Physical Therapy Administration, which focuses on the business and strategic concepts central to the field. He serves as a strategic and communication faculty advisor for UNE entrants into the Clarion Case competition, an annual national interprofessional healthcare presentation contest.  

Jeff’s primary position is Director of Career Services.

Jeff focuses on communication coaching, strategic planning, positioning, writing, personal branding, intervewing,... Read More

Cheryl L Nimmo, DNP, MSHSA, CRNA, Program Director, MSNA

Cheryl L. Nimmo

DNP, MSHSA, CRNA

Program Director, Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4518

cnimmo@une.edu

Hersey Hall
215

Assistant Program Director at UNE for 6 years. Experience in  varied clinical settings including community hospitals, trauma center, office practice. Experience as a department chief/manager. Established a clinical site for a nurse anesthesia program. Preceptored nurse anesthesia students. Received my DNP from Northeastern University with a focus on generational differences as related to clinical teaching. 

Past President  of AANA. Read More

Expertise

Administration

budgeting

clinical teaching

mentoring. Active in professional organizations.

Barbara Norton

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4471

bnorton@une.edu

Barbara Norton has been at UNE since 2006 in the Department of Dental Hygiene as a Staff Assistant and provides administrative support to the departmentRead More

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Jane Clifford O'Brien

Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Professor

(207) 221-4107

jobrien@une.edu

Proctor Hall
317

Dr. O'brien has been teaching and providing occupational therapy services to children and youth for over 26 years.  She has published in topics related to occupational therapy practice for children and youth in the areas of motor control and motor learning,  play and playfulness, Model of Human Occupation, community wellness, and therapeutic reasoning. Dr. O'brien serves as co-editor and author of several textbooks, including:  Occupational Therapy for Children and Adolescents (7th ed.); Introduction to Occupational Therapy (5th ed.); Pediatric Skills... Read More

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Adjunct Professor

Toby joined the UNE faculty in 2017. Prior to PA school, he worked as an EMT and as an emergency department technician in upstate New York. After graduating from the physician assistant program at the University of New England in 2016, he began working at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. His work at MDFMR is centered around family practice with a particular interest in addiction treatment of substance and alcohol use disorders. 

In his free time,... Read More

Expertise

Family Medicine

addiction treatment

Craig Owens

Craig Owens

MSW, LCSW

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4205

cowens@une.edu

Hersey Hall
Room 423

Craig lives in Western Maine with his wife Anne Marie and faithful companion Max; a unique labrador/boxer that never tires of hiking and chasing anything that runs.  As a 2001 graduate of the UNE School of Social Work, Craig is a fervent believer that given the right resources and support individuals, families, and communities can heal and grow from individual and systemic trauma and oppression and reclaim their rightful claim to living healthy and dignified lives. He is passionate about... Read More

Expertise

Trauma Informed Care

Individual and Family Therapy

Aging with Dignity

Addictions

Specializing in Narrative approaches to complex issues

Tara Paradie

Tara Paradie

PT, MS

Assistant Clinical Professor

Assistant Clinical Director of Clinical Education

(207) 221-4572

tparadie@une.edu

Proctor Hall 206

Tara Paradie joined the PT faculty as an adjunct faculty member in pediactrics in 2009, and became a  core faculty member in 2016. Motivated by a personal love of learning and appreciation of student life, she has a paricular interest in cultivating leadership in students, international service learning and its application to pediatric physical therapy.  A life-long participant in YMCA related work, she received a BS from Springfield College in exercise science and general studies in 1993, and a Master of... Read More

karen pardue

Karen T. Pardue

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

Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions

Professor, School of Nursing and Population Health

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

patnaude

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4104

mpatnaude1@une.edu

Proctor Hall
315

Dr. Patnaude has been in practice since 1997. She began her career in pediatric practice, as a school based OT for the New York City Board of Education. After 6 years in pediatrics, she made the move to adult rehabilitation. In the years since, she has had the privilege of providing OT services in home health, acute psychiatry, acute care, acute and sub-acute rehabilitation and outpatient rehabilitation. She teaches courses in adult rehabilitation and hand therapy. 

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Expertise

Adult Physical Disabilities

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation

Neuro-rehabilitiation

Anatomy & Physiology

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