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Nancy Jo Ross

Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing

(207) 221-4483

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


Adult Medical/Surgical

Adult Critical Care

Katy Randolph

Associate Professor, Physical Therapy

WCHP Research Faculty - Physical Therapy

Director, Motion Analysis Laboratory

(207) 221-4113

Linnell Hall

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.  

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rehabilitation research

knee osteoarthritis

electromyography (EMG)


motor control

chronic pain

acute and chronic pain

clinical research


Headshot of Dr. Marx

Associate Professor

(207) 602-2207

Morgane Hall

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



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

Charlene Sargent

Office Manager

(207) 221-4278


Charlene Sargent has been with the Dental Hygiene Program for 10 years, most recently as the Office Manager.  The dental hygiene program runs a clinic, serving the general public, for which Charlene oversees the day to day operations, ensuring the clinic runs smoothly.  She also provides academic support to the program director as well as faculty. Read More

Ashley Sculac

Ashley Sculac

M.S.N, B.S.N

Assistant Clinical Professor

Blewett Science Center

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

Proctor Hall

Nichol Shea is the Department of Physical Therapy’s Clinical Placement Coordinator and provides direct support to the Director of Clinical Education (DCE) and Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education (ACCE).  She has been with the University of New England for over 15 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... Read More

Nancy Shore

Nancy Shore

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


Senior Consultant Community-Campus Partnerships for Health

(207) 221-4507

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


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

Nancy Simpson

Nancy Simpson


Associate Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4488

Blewett Science Center

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


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

Harold Alfond Forum

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


Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4592

Proctor Hall

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


Manual Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Shoulder Rehabilitation

Healthcare Administration

Healthcare Leadership/Strategy

Spine Rehabilitation

Scott Stackhouse

Associate Professor

(207) 221-4581

Proctor Hall

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


Applied Neuromuscular and Connective Tissue Physiology; Pain Science; Electrotherapy

Alia G. Sullivan


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


Geriatric Physical Therapy

clinical education

Anatomy Education

Dissection and Prosection

LuAnn Thibeau

Manager of Finance and Administration

(207) 221-4568

Linnell Hall

Lu’Ann provides finance support on pre- and post-award functions for various federal, state and private grants/contracts .  Administratively, she coordinates and oversees the department operations.

She joined UNE in 2006 bringing with her 15 years of extensive state and federal tax knowledge in all aspects of the accounting functions for individuals and small corporations.  She started her career with a local CPA firm before establishing her own accounting company focusing on assisting individuals and small business owners.  Lu’Ann earned her Bachelor... Read More


Accounting principles

financial reporting and analysis


federal and state compliance

analytical and problem-solving

Alissa initially started her career in physical therapist in 1986 as a Physical Therapist Assistant.  In 1995 she returned to university at the University of New England to persue a degree in physical therapy, graduating in 1999.  She then went on to obtain a tDPT in the fall of 2014 from UNE.  The majority of her career has been as a generalist working in various settings for New England Rehabilitation Hospital.  She has worked in outpatient and inpatient acute rehab, skilled care, acure care, and home health settings.  Currently,  she is working... Read More

John Tumiel

John Tumiel


Vice President for Board Relations

Senior Advisor to the President

Chief Compliance Officer

(207) 221-4628

Goddard Hall


Developmental disabilities

learning disabilities

Foundations of Occupational Therapy

inter-professional practice

general OT practice

occupational therapy research

OT intervention approaches

Mandy Turner headshot

Clinical Research Coordinator

(207) 221-4214

Blewett Science Center

Amanda Turner is the Clinical Research Coordinator for Dr. Katherine Rudolph and Dr. Scott Stackhouse. She has been involved in research for over 18 years utilizing both animal and human models. She has coordinated clinical trials for 10 years across topics including the use of transcutaneous stimulation in spinal cord injury and the use of exoskeleton devices and simvastatin to prevent SCI-induced osteoporosis.  Read More

Courtney Vannah

Courtney Vannah


Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4249

Hersey Hall

Professor Vannah graduated with her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from the UNE Dental Hygiene Program in 2003 and returned to complete her Bachelor of Science in 2009. She worked in various clinical practices in Maine ranging from general dentistry to cosmetics. In 2009 Professor Vannah returned to UNE as the founding Program Director of the Dental Hygiene Outreach Program, generously funded by the Ludcke Foundation, in which she set up extramural clinical rotations for students in interdisciplinary FQHCs across... Read More


Community Health & Public Health

Dana Villmore

Dana L Villmore


Assistant Clinical Professor

(207) 221-4525

Hersey Hall

Dana Villmore Ph.D, PA-C joined the UNE PA Program faculty in January 2019. She did her undergraduate studies in Biology at Florida Gulf Coast University and completed her Doctorate in Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Florida in 2012. While doing research at the University of Florida on inflammatory-mediated bone loss in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, she became interested in pursuing a clinical career to treat these complicated diseases. She then attended MCPHS University in Boston and... Read More


primary care medicine






Paul Visich

Paul Steven Visich


Professor, Chair of Exercise and Sport Performance Department

(207) 602-2203

Harold Alfond Forum


Dr. Visich is a Professor and the Chair of the Exercise and Sport Performance Department located in the Harold Alfond Forum.  He received his Bachelors in Health Education from Pennsylvania State University and Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology from George Williams College and his Doctorate in Exercise Physiology along with his Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology from University of Pittsburgh.   He is also certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine.  Prior to... Read More

Diane Visich

Diane Visich


Associate Clinical Professor

Associate Program Director of Assessment,

Associate Academic Coordinator

(207) 221-4266

Hersey Hall

 Diane joined the UNE faculty in August of 2011.  For 12 years prior to PA school, she worked as a clinical exercise physiologist in cardiac rehabilitation.  After graduating from the physician assistant program at Central Michigan University, Diane worked for eleven years as a PA in family practice, cardiology, and neurosurgery.

Since 2000, Diane has had been involved in higher education, teaching as both part time and full time faculty in the School of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University,... Read More