Hone your writing skills while deepening your appreciation of literature. Through discussion and close personal attention, you’ll develop analytical, critical reasoning, and communication skills highly sought after by employers in many fields. These skills will also provide you with an excellent foundation for graduate study.

Degree Offered: B.A.
Offered on the Augusta and Bangor campuses


Elizabeth Powers
Assistant Professor of English

Office Location: 239 Randall Student, Augusta Campus
Phone: 207-621-3181
Email: elizabeth.c.powers@maine.edu
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Ph.D., Florida State University (2014)
M.A., Boise State University (2009)
B.A., Thomas More College (2006)

Elizabeth Powers is Writing Center Coordinator at the Augusta campus, and teaches introductory and advanced writing courses.  She loves working with students individually and in groups on exploring their writing practices and processes in academic and professional contexts.

Elizabeth’s scholarly focus is Rhetoric and Composition, especially rhetorical theory, visual rhetoric, writing center studies, and flexible academic writing.  Her current research projects include analyzing nineteenth-century travel rhetoric, studying student writing and opportunities for transfer of learning, and developing effective writing peer mentor programs.  

Previously, Elizabeth’s work has been published by Computers and Composition Digital Press, The Writing Lab Newsletter, and Praxis: A Writing Center Journal.  She regularly presents research at national conferences, including the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the Rhetorical Society of America Conference, the International Writing Center Association Conference, and the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Conference.


Karen Rogers
Lecturer in Nursing

Office Location: Civic Center, Augusta Campus
Email: karen.rogers@maine.edu
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Nancy Foster
Assistant Professor Of Dental Health

Office Location: College Center, Bangor Campus
Phone: (207) 262-7883
Email: nancy.foster@maine.edu
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Foster is a Certified Dental Assistant, Expanded Functions Dental Assistant, Registered Dental Hygienist, and has her Master of Education Degree. She is a full-time Assistant Professor of Dental Health on UMA’s Bangor campus, and practices dental hygiene part-time in a periodontal specialty practice in Bangor. She is also the co-author of multiple scientific articles published in the Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, and the Journal of Dental Hygiene.

Foster was recently appointed by Governor LePage to serve as a member of the Maine Board of Dental Examiners.


Rosemary Needham-Curtis
Lecturer in Architecture

Office Location: Gannett Building, Augusta

Email: rosie.curtis@maine.edu
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Gregory Jolda
Lecturer in CIS
Aviation Program Coordinator

Office Location: Randall 257, Augusta Campus
Phone: (207) 621-3278
Email: gregj@maine.edu
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