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Eileen Ricci

Eileen Ricci

PT, DPT, MS, PCS

Associate Clinical Professor

Maine LEND Program Director

(207) 221-4588

ericci@une.edu

Proctor Hall
209

Dr. Ricci joined the PT faculty in 2009 after many years of successful pediatric clinical practice in a variety of settings, including early intervention, school based PT, group homes and private practice. She received a BS in Physical Education from Springfield College, a MS degree in Physical Therapy from Boston College, and a DPT degree from Drexel University. Since 2007, she has been a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy. She is an active member... Read More

Expertise

Pediatric physical therapy

early intervention

school based physical therapy

development of postural control

attainment of walking skills in children with cerebral palsy

prevention and treatment of deformity in severe cerebral palsy

Karen Ripley

Staff Assistant

(207) 221-4490

kripley@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
204

Originally from the Los Angeles area (where I worked on a project with a young Brad Pitt), I worked in administrative roles at a software company and executive search firm.  Moved to Maine in 2005 where I then worked in public K-12 schools until 2015 when I joined UNE.  Still loving Maine and only want to visit Los Angeles.Read More

Kelly Rizzo

Simulation Technologist

(207) 221-4434

krizzo1@une.edu

Innovation Hall

I started my career as an Elementary School Teacher. After a few years of teaching I decided to take a different career path, and eventually got into the medical field.  Before starting as the Simulation Techologist at The University of New England in October 2018, I worked for 13 years at Maine Medical Partners Maine Health Cardiology, having various positions. Read More

Christopher Rizzo, MS, ATC, CSCS

Christopher Rizzo

MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS

Associate Clinical Professor; Clinical Education Coordinator

(207) 602-2465

crizzo@une.edu

Decary Hall
LH3

Professor Rizzo is is in his 11th year of teaching and serving as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Program.  He was promoted to the rank of Associate Clinical Professor in the spring of 2015.  His primary teaching duties include Fundamentals of Athletic Training, Diagnosis of Athletic and Orthopaedic Injuries and Physical Agents in Athletic Health Care.  In addition to his teaching duties, Professor Rizzo coordinates and maintains the AT Program's clinical affiliations throughout southern and central maine.  Professor Rizzo has... Read More

Expertise

Clinical Examination and Diagnosis

Interprofessional Education and Practice

The use of simulation to enhance student learning

Educational psychology

Regi Robnett

Regula H. Robnett

Ph.D., OTR/L

Professor

(207) 221-4102

rrobnett@une.edu

Proctor Hall
318

Regi Robnett, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is an occupational therapist, gerontologist, and professor, who has joyfully worked at UNE since 1995. She teaches courses related to older adults, occupational analysis, group processing, and research. Her primary area of expertise is healthful aging and brain health. She engages students in research projects on an on-going basis, often working in the community or collaborating with other professionals. Regi finds writing gratifying and regularly presents at regional, national, and occasionally, international venues.Read More

Expertise

Cognition and aging

occupation-based cognitive rehabilitation

gerontology

functional assessments

psychometrics

productive aging

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

Christine Rogerson

Practicum Coordinator

Hello! My name is Christine Rogerson and I am so excited to be a part of the UNE School of Social Work! I myself am a UNE MSW graduate (2007). I have spent several years working in different social work capacities clinically including work within the crisis system, inpatient hospitalization with children and adults, substance abuse services, foster care programming, school social work and social work within the medical setting. In my spare time I enjoy being active, attending sporting... Read More

Professor Emeritus of Social Work

Expertise

Social determinants of health; impact of health disparities on chronic illnesses; poverty and health; social work in health and mental health; empowerment-based practices.

John Rosene

John M Rosene

DPE, LAT, ATC, CSCS, ACSM EP-C

Clinical Professor

Department of Exercise and Sport Performance

(207) 602-2068

jrosene@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum 253

EDUCATION

Dr. Rosene is a Clinical Professor in the Exercise and Sport Performance Department located in the Harold Alfond Forum. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education with an Athletic Training option from Keene State College, a Master of Science in Human Performance from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Doctor of Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Physiology from Springfield College. He holds certifications as an athletic trainer (ATC), a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS)... Read More

Nancy Jo Ross

Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing

(207) 221-4483

nross@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
Office # 215

Professional nurse with over thirty years of nursing practice in a wide variety of health care settings (med/surg., oncology, critical care, naval nurse, traveling nurse, and home health).  Nurse educator for 16 years with experience in creating an interactive learning environment in the classroom, experiential learning, and unfolding case studies in high-fidelity simulation.  Committed to excellence in professional nursing through active participation in accreditation, curriculum development, experiential learning, interprofessional collaboration/education and transformational leadership.  Professional objectives include: engaging in research related to... Read More

Expertise

Adult Medical/Surgical

Adult Critical Care

Katy Randolph

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

WCHP Research Faculty - Physical Therapy

Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory

(207) 221-4113

krudolph@une.edu

Linnell Hall
210

Dr. Katherine (Katy) Rudolph is physical therapist and researcher in the Department of Physical Therapy in the Westbrook College of Health Professions at UNE.  She earned an MSPT Boston University in 1989 and a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware (UD) in 1998.   After post-doctoral training in the Center for Biodynamics at Boston Universitiy she accepted a faculty position at UD where she remained from September, 1999 thru August, 2011.  She joined the UNE family in September, 2011.  

 ... Read More

Expertise

rehabilitation research

knee osteoarthritis

electromyography (EMG)

locomotion

motor control

chronic pain

acute and chronic pain

clinical research

electrotherapy

Headshot of Dr. Marx

Associate Professor of Anatomy

(207) 602-2207

csadacharan@une.edu

Morgane Hall
107

Dr. Chakravarthy Marx Sadacharan, PT, MSc (Medical Anatomy), PhD (Clinical Anatomy), joined UNE in the year 2018 as an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the Biology Department. Currently at UNE, he teaches Human Gross Anatomy, Histology, and Cell and Molecular Biology courses.

Dr. Marx has 19 years of academic and research experience in the field of Clinical Anatomy and Physical Therapy from American University of Antigua and Manipal University. Dr Marx has experience in teaching human gross anatomy, neuroanatomy, embryology... Read More

Expertise

neuroscience

Immunohistochemistry (IHC)

Histologic Techniques

Human gross and microanatomy

human embryology

Human Cadaveric Dissection

animal handling

Physical Therapy

Active learning pedagogies in medical education; innovations in medical education; online education for health sciences

Ashley Sculac

Ashley Sculac

M.S.N, B.S.N

Assistant Clinical Professor

asculac@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
232

Professor Sculac received her B.S.N degree from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2011 and began her professional nursing career in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Allegheny General Hospital.  She returned to RMU shortly after starting her nursing career to pursue her Master's Degree in Nursing Education, which she received in 2013 and began teaching part time at Robert Morris University for their School of Nursing. She has taught a variety of classes including Adult Health/Critical Care, Pathophysiology,... Read More

Nichol Shea

Clinical Placement Coordinator

(207) 221-4589

nshea@une.edu

Proctor Hall
219

Nichol Shea is the Department of Physical Therapy’s Clinical Placement Coordinator and provides direct support to the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) and Assistant Director of Clinical Education Clinical (ADCE).  She has been with the University of New England for over 20 years and joined the Department of Physical Therapy in the spring of 2008 after serving in the University’s Office of the Registrar for over 8 years.  Her primary role is to work closely with students’ throughout their clinical practica... Read More

Nancy Shore

Nancy Shore

Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H.

Professor

Senior Consultant Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

(207) 221-4507

nshore@une.edu

My desire to pursue a MSW solidified after working abroad in Central America. Given my interest in maternal and child health, I went to the University of Washington for my MSW and MPH. After working in the field for about four years at a Head Start program, I became increasingly interested in research and policy and opted to return to the University of Washington for a doctoral degree in social welfare.

I joined UNE’s social work faculty in 2004 moving... Read More

Expertise

Community-Campus Partnerships; Community-Engaged Research; Research Ethics

Nancy Simpson

Nancy Simpson

MSN, RN-BC, CNE

Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4488

nsimpson@une.edu

Blewett Science Center
229

I have twenty plus years experience teaching nursing, in this country and internationally and am certified in nursing education by the National League for Nursing. My areas of practice have included community and public health, maternal-neonatal care and mental health nursing. My current practice focus is working with older adults. I am certified in Gerontological Nursing through the ANCC and as a trainer in End of Life Care Nursing Education. Read More

Expertise

I teach Introduction to Nursing and basic skills

Adult Health I

End of Life Care

Gerontological Nursing and a variety of courses in the Interprofessional curriculum.

Joanne Smith

Staff Assistant, WCHP Dean's Office

(207) 602-2020

jsmith31@une.edu

Harold Alfond Forum
263

Joanne is a Maine native and has been with UNE for 25 years, and with the WCHP Dean's Office as a Staff Assistant since 2014.  In addition, Joanne enjoys providing vocal entertainment at various UNE events, as well as events within the local community.  Read More

Matt Somma

Matthew Somma

PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS

Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4592

msomma@une.edu

Proctor Hall
212

Matt Somma, PT, DPT, MTC, CSCS, is a licensed physical therapist with a clinical doctoral degree in physical therapy, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist.  He attended the University of New England for his undergraduate and graduate studies.  He has been an adjunct faculty member with UNE since 2017.  Matthew is currently serving a two year term as president for the Maine Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.  Prior to joining the University of New England, Matthew worked for OA Centers for Orthopaedics where he... Read More

Expertise

Manual Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Leadership/Strategy

Spine Rehabilitation

Scott Stackhouse

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4581

sstackhouse@une.edu

Proctor Hall
205

Dr. Stackhouse received a B.A. in Biology-Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior from Franklin and Marshall College in 1995. Following his strong interest in human movement, he attended Arcadia University and obtained a M.S. in Physical Therapy in 1997.  After working full-time as a physical therapist, Scott pursued a research career and obtained a Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware in 2003, where he studied applied muscle physiology in healthy young and older adults... Read More

Expertise

Applied Neuromuscular and Connective Tissue Physiology; Pain Science; Electrotherapy

Alia G. Sullivan

PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA

Director of Clinical Education

Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Sullivan is the Director of Clinical Education and is an Associate Clinical Professor who joined the PT faculty in 2019. She received a B.S. in Health Sciences in 2004, and completed her physical therapy training with a DPT degree in 2006. She is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. She has extensive clinical experience in Acute Care and Home Health Physical Therapy, and her current clinical practice is in the Home Health setting. Dr. Sullivan has... Read More

Expertise

Geriatric Physical Therapy

clinical education

Anatomy Education

Dissection and Prosection

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