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Acker, Charles

Chuck holds a PhD in Clinical and Physiological Psychology from UCLA to help him in his understanding of belief systems and mind-body relationships. He worked with key UMA personnel to bring Senior College to Augusta.

Bailey, Jacolyn

Jacolyn is an aquatic botanist and ecologist specializing in invasive species and a recent graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program.  Her interest in the natural world started as a child taking woods walks with her father and just kept growing.

Bailey, Kim

Kim is a recent Maine Master Naturalist gradaute and a new Maine resident.  In 2011 she retired after a 28 year career in clinical and research science in the Baltimore, MD area and moved to Maine to pursue her lifelong interests in birding and environmental issues.  She currently lives in Auburn with her two beloved dogs.

Balderston, Betty

Betty has been a community educator for over 25 years, providing outreach and education on a variety of topics.  She has been a volunteer with Literacy Volunteers, the Family Violence Project, United Way of Kennebec Valley, Bread of Life Ministries and Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.  Betty's work experience includes regulatory and community services work for Central Maine Power Company and Medicare and health care fraud work for Legal Services for the Elderly.  She also offers presentations, retreats and Bible studies for faith-based organizations.  Betty is an alumni of the University of Maine-Augusta and a graduate of the Kennebec Leadership Institute.  She lives in Winthrop with her husband Lloyd and both are active leaders in their church.

Baker, Barbara Helen

Ms. Baker has a B.S. from Northwestern and an M.A. from the University of Maine at Orono.  In 2009 she completed the Master Acting Teacher Workshop in New York City studying with such notables as Ron Van Lieu, Christopher Bayes, both from Yale and Slava Dolgachev, Director of the New Moscow Art Theatre.  She is a member of Actors Equity and AFTRA as well as an Adjudicator for the Texas Educational Theatre Association and Troop Leader for the International Thespian Society.  She brings a rich background of theater and acting to her classes at Senior College.

Baldwin, Carole

Carole has a B.S. from Aroostook State College in Health, Physical Education and Recreation; an M.ED from the University of Maine at Farmington; and a Guidance and Counseling certification from the University of Maine, Orono.  She has taught high school health and physical education, coaching various sports, health educator for the School Health Education Program and Health Programming Incorporated, Substance Abuse Educator and Counselor K-12 SAD 54, Adult Education fitness instructor, guidance counselor for Skowhegan Area Middle School, and presently substitute teaching at Somerset Sports and Fitness for the Fit For Life Class.

Barter Lucas, Julie

Julie is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor.  She offers a wide range of topics to learners such as investment perspective, retirement planning and charitable gifting.  On a more personal level she discusses family matters as it relates to long-term care and estate planning.  She will also give you information about the stock market and tax-free investing.

Bazinet, Suzanne

Suzanne, a Maine Licensed and nationally Registered Dietitian, has both education and experience in nutrition and food science. She completed a B.S. degree at the University of Maine, Orono, and a Masters at the University of Florida. Her professional experiences include hospital, university, and state government settings.  She has operated a private consulting business, Bazinet Enterprise, PLLC for nearly ten years.  Recently she received her certification as a Personal Fitness Trainer, bringing an added dimension to her health and wellness classes.

Bell, Mike

Mike has been a student of the American Revolution since childhood.  A distant relative of Benedict Arnold, he has traveled to many of the sites associated with the war, particularly in the northeast section of our country and has amassed an extensive library on various revolutionary topics.  He is a life member of the Arnold Expedition Historical Society as well as a member of the Bostonian Society and the Friends of Mt. Vernon.  Mike has had a varied career in the fields of teaching and historical interpretation.  He has an undergrad degree in Political Science from Bethel University and a Master's in History from the University of Wyoming, as well as a Master's in teaching from the University of Maine.  Mike has appeared on a History Channel special about PT 109 and for over twenty years has portrayed a number of historical figures, including Butch Cassidy and Sam Houston.  He has also delivered talks on historical topics to groups across the nation.  Mike is a member of a number of groups with a focus on American History and enjoys passing his love for the field along to others, but especially to his five year old son. 

Blanchard, Ellen

Ellen is a self-taught naturalist.  She has explored many places in both Central and Northern Maine.  She was a teacher in the Maranacook School District.  Her goal, five years ago, was to learn and identify "every flowering species" in Maine.  Her ambition has paid off with a truly fascinating and information-filled offering.

Bookey, Ruth

Ruth brings her wealth of experience in drawing and painting along with her classroom teaching skills to move "beginners" to aspiring artists very quickly.

Bookey, Ted

Ted is published in many literary journals and is the author of five collections of poems, including a translation of the German poet Erich Kastner in collaboration with Ruth Bookey.  He has also published many book reviews of poetry. Ted edited the anthology, How Many Cars Have We Been Married, a collection of UMA Senior College student poets.  He taught English Literature at Long Island University and has conducted poetry workshops for students of all ages.

Brooke, Beth

Beth is a recent graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program.  Having retired after 25 years of elementary teaching, she is eager to share her enthusiasm for the natural world.

Buccigross, Robbie

Robbie lives on Sabattus Pond and is the President of the Sabattus Pond Watershed Partnership.  She is a recent graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program, where she developed her interest in insects.

Burgess, John

John coached football for forty years at the college, high school and semi-pro levels.  He was Captain and voted MVP of both the high school team in Weymouth, Massachusetts and also at the University of Massachusetts.  John taught high school for 48 years.  He played on the state championship team in high school, and the Yankee Conference Champs in college, and the Atlantic Coast League Champions in semi-pro.  John coached 12 league championships in 2 states, 3 time state championships of Maine, and 4 times state runner-ups.

Clark, Loyd

Loyd is a self-taught wood carver who has been "sharpening" his craft for 20 years.  Ten years ago, Loyd began taking classes to expand his gift.  He is a member of the Maine Wood Carvers Assocation, serving on the Board of Directors and as President at one time.  He also belongs to the National Wood Carving Association of New England.  His long association with many similar organizations helped him start the Capital Carvers Club of Windsor.  He has given seminars for carving clubs at the YMCA and taught soap carving to youngers at the Y.  For the past two summers Loyd has taught woodcarving at a boy's summer camp, ages 8 to 16.

Coleman, Jeanne

Jeanne is a retired law enforcement officer turned photographer.  During her L.E. career she served as a certified instructor at the Maine criminal Justice Academy.  Jeanne was also certified by the State to teach Adult Ed - math and social sciences - but she primarily taught math and 'Backyard 101' which was a landscape design and problem solving course for home owners.  In late 2009 Jeanne started her own photography business which is located in Palermo, ME.

Day, Chet

Chet has degrees in math, physics, EE and computer science, and business administration.  He retired in 1995 from computer communications research for the Bell System to Fayette, Maine.  He is Chair of the Finance Committee and Co-chair of the Arts and Presentations Committee of UMA Senior College (UMASC), volunteers who do a monthly concert series sponsored by UMASC and UMA College of Arts and Sciences.  He is a member of the UMASC Board of Directors.  He and Deena have four grandchildren. 

Day, Deena

Deena majored in English Literature with a graduate degree in Library Science. She retired in 1996 from Pequannock Township Public Library in New Jersey and moved to Fayette, Maine where she served as the volunteer school librarian in the Fayette Central School for five years. She is Co-chair of the Arts and Presentations Committee of UMA Senior College (UMASC), volunteers who present a monthly concert series sponsored by UMASC and UMA College of Arts and Sciences. She is a member of the UMASC Board of Directors. She and Chet have four grandchildren.

Ezzy, Peter

Peter is an early supporter of Maine Senior Colleges and currently serves on the UMA Senior College Board of Directors.  He recently retired from State service after working in the human services program area for over thirty-three years.  He also served as a reserve officer with the Maine Emergency Management Agency.  After completing undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Maine at Orono, he served proudly in the USAF.  He is also active with the Maine Association of Retirees.  He is an avid gardener and outdoorsman.

Feagin, Tom

After a stint in the US Public Health Service, Tom Feagin practiced in Augusta, New Orleans and Memphis, gradually shifting from internal medicine to geriatrics to hospice care. He became progressively more interested in doctor-patient communication and end-of-life decision-making over a period of 33 years, and is proud to have founded the Mid-south Center for Biomedical Ethics.  He retired in 2004, moved back to Maine, and is concerned about the future of our health-care system.

Felch, Henry

Henry is a UMA Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems.

Greenham, David

David spent 14 years as the Producing Artistic Director of The Theater At Monmouth, The Shakespearean Theater of Maine, and has been a theater artist and arts administrator for more than 25 years.  He continues to participate in interesting and creative projects of all kinds around the state.  Current projects include the development of "Maine At Work," a touring performance and discussion program commissioned by the Maine Humanities Council.  During the summer of 2013, David will be directing a play for the Portland Fringe Festival and playing Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night for the premiere season of the Bath Shakespeare Festival.  David is an adjunct professor of Drama at the University of Maine at Augusta, works as a grant writer and Program Manager for the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, and is consultant for non-profit organizations around the state.  David lives in Readfield with his wife, Jeri Pitcher, and their son Zach.  He currently serves as the Chair of the RSU 38 Board of Directors. 

Hoffman, Bryant

Bryant has taught a variety of literature and business communication courses at Colby-Sawyer College, in the Republic of Ireland, and at Southwest Missouri State University (Springfield, MO).  He is a graduate of Colgate University (AB) and Rutgers University (MA and Ph.D.); his dissertation and several publications center on Anglo-Irish literature and the poetry of W.B. Yeats.  He has also owned and operated an executive outplacement firm and served within State and Federal agencies focused on career development in both Massachusetts and Maine.

Howard, Gabriella

Gabriella was a librarian at UMA for many years and is a recent graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program.  Her interest in birds and their lives was the starting point for her continuing exploration of Maine's rich natural world.

Ladd, Lincoln

After studying at Brown, the University of Virginia and Duke, Lincoln taught English at North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He moved to Maine, where he served as the first Team Leader of the English and Foreign Language Departments at Maranacook Community School for eleven years.  He taught part-time for three years at the University of Maine at Farmington and co-taught a two-semester literature course with Byron Skinner, who was then President of UMA.

Leigh, David

David was a high school social studies instructor and a building principal in Maine for 31 years.  He holds a bachelor's degree from Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and master's degrees from both Syracuse University and the University of Maine, Orono.  He has taught classes at Kennebec Valley Community College and is a lecturer on cruise ships to the Canadian Maritimes, the Caribbean and Great Britain.  He and his wife own and manage a 62 acre tree farm in Belgrade.

Lepoff, Jonathan

Jonathan is the Senior College's sage of meditation. He teaches a course in mindfulness based stress reduction. He hopes to take the "mystery" out of meditation and look at how it relates to the conscious and unconscious mind. Meditation is a way of quieting the brain in order to look at your own mind and how it functions. His work experience includes Staff Development Coordinator for the Maine Department of Labor Bureau and Labor Standards. For 10 years he was Visiting Scholar Harvard School of Public Health. He also taught courses in ergonomics and occupational health and safety at the Central Maine Technical College.  This semester he is teaching a course using the ecological novel Ishmael as a text.

Lindsley, James 

Jim resides in Boston but comes to Maine to share his insights into a wide range of psychological issues.  At the present time he is a member of The Center for Integrative Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Weston, Massachusetts.  He is also a Clinical Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and supervises trainees in the Behavioral Medicine Program at Cambridge Hospital at Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He is currently in private practice working with adults and couples on many psychological issues.  He contributes to a number of publications such as The Boston Globe, The Behavior Therapist, and The Journal of Cognitive Psychology as well as being an international presenter.

Michaud, Kevin

Kevin was born and raised in Maine, the number six child of a family of nine.  Having worked for the American Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross, his extensive work in human rights and international humanitarian law brings a unique perspective on the issue of human rights as a member of the Board of Directors of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center at UMA.  Kevin is a guest lecturer in the Holocaust and Genocide Studies program at the University of Maine at Augusta.  He is the full-time Dining Services Coordinator at UMA where he works for Aramark Higher Education, LLC.

Morgan, Janet

Janet lives in Wiscasset and received a BA in English from UMA in 2001 while working full-time as library director at the Wiscasset Public Library.  She retired to pursue her interest in writing.  She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime New England, and Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance and the Wiscasset Public Library Writing Group.  She has three Killdeer Farm mysteries.  The third one, Katahdin Drowning, was published in 2013.  Janet has also been published in the Goose River Anthology and The UMA Scholar.  She is currently editing a book about homesteading and is writing her fourth Killdeer Farm mystery.

Morison, Lisa

Lisa, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor is the Bereavement Coordinator for Beacon Hospice in the Augusta and Lewiston areas.  She is responsible for the development and implementation of the bereavement program encompassing 13 months for the hospice patient's caregiver and/or designated survivors.  Lisa participates in interdisciplinary team meetings and works collaboratively with cross disciplines.  She provides education and service to nursing facilities and surrounding communities through in-services and support group offerings.  Additionally, Lisa maintains a part-time private psychotherapy practice treating adolescents, young adults and adults presenting with a wide range of clinical issues.

Pelletier, Bob

Bob began his career as an educator and superintendent but his abiding passion has been family genealogy.  For 40 years Bob has been hard at work teaching himself the skills of research of genealogy.  He works hard to keep the cost of researching minimal and his class is taught using everyday language with careful definitions of terms.

Prugh, Duane

Duane is a semi-retired professional, an electrical engineer and computer consultant by trade. He loves the outdoors and has for many years been interested in the technical aspects of lighthouses, their history, how they were built, what materials were used, and how these pillars of the past have stood for a hundred years or more.

Ray, Art

Art is a graduate of the University of Maine in electrical engineering and retired after 35 years at CMP Co. He has taken courses at UMASC since Fall 2003 and is a member of the Brown Bag subcommittee, the Curriculum and the Finance Committees. He has done various PowerPoint programs on art, Maine & local history related subjects at the Granite Hill lecture series & at the Brown Bag programs.  His interests are cars, sports and history and he enjoys skiing, hiking, and biking.

Reinsborough, Elizabeth

Elizabeth was born in Northern Ireland.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Queens University, Belfast, a Masters of Science from London University and teaching credentials from the University of Maine.  She has worked in a plant breeding program in Tanzania and taught Biology in Maine for 20 years.  Elizabeth has traveled extensively both in this country and abroad.  She enjoys hiking and is a maintainer on the Appalachian Trail in the 100 mile wilderness.  She teaches the National Park course for Senior College and often contributes to the Brown Bag Lecture Program.

Rosenberg, Peter

Peter is a graduate of Poughkeepsie High School, Princeton University Magna cum laude, and Tufts Medical School. After completing his training in Otolaryngology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC, he served two years at Fort Bragg. He then had a private practice in Ear, Nose and Throat in Norwich, Connecticut from 1972 until 2004. Now he is a part-time Otolaryngologist at the Togus Veterans Administration Hospital. Peter joined the Norwich Rotary Club in 1975 and is now a member of the Winthrop Rotary Club. His interests include piano, magic, history, stained glass, radio-controlled model boats, golf, tennis, travel and food.

Sacks, Julian

Julian has been drawing and painting most of his life. Since retiring from the practice of psychiatry, art has become his primary occupation. Through the years he has studied art in New York, California, Boston and Maine. His work has been exhibited in many places throughout Maine including the Kennebec Valley Medical Center and Miles Memorial Hospital, and several galleries including the Harlow Gallery, Saltwater Artist Gallery, and the New O'Farrell Gallery. Although he works predominantly in watercolor, his interest extends to oil painting, pastel drawing and printmaking. Recent subjects have been landscapes and seascapes in Maine, Alaska, Arizona and Italy. He usually works directly from the subject, which he feels helps him create a more immediate and spontaneous quality in his pictures. He lives in Whitefield with his wife Marie. He is not only a gifted watercolorist but a gifted teacher also.

Smith, Edna

Edna earned an Associate Degree from Boston University and her B.S. at UMA. After working at Central Maine Power Company for 25 years as an Accountant, Computer Analyst, their first Woman Manager and as Manager of Customer Operations, she decided to delve in the world of personal computers and digital cameras. She is a member of the Kennebec Valley Art Association and Camera Club. With her husband, the Reverend Roger Smith, she has traveled extensively, always with her camera.  Enda has taught several courses at Senior College on playing with your pictures on your computer, an art class, and has given lectures at the Granite Hill Lecture Series.

Smith, Jeanette

Jen has had a lifelong interest in the natural world around her and sharing it with others.  After a busy career in medicine and law, she recently graduated from the Maine Master Naturalist Program and is a regular volunteer at the Viles Arboretum helping kids explore our environment and learning about the importance of protecting it.

Thibault, Sharon

Sharon recently retired from a 29 year career teaching elementary students.  As a 2013 graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program, she looks forward to sharing her love of Maine and its natural environment.

Thurston, Lynn

Lynn is a produce wholesaler and recent graduate of the Maine Master Naturalist Program.  She loves being outside, learning and exploring all that our natural world consists of.  She wants to share how identifying and learning about trees provides endless hours of enjoyment, anytime of the year.

Wagley, Sally

Sally is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northeastern University School of Law. She moved to Maine from Washington D.C. in 1984 to start her legal career. She has over 22 years experience in the field of law and aging, as a legal aid lawyer, government lawyer and lobbyist, and now in private practice with the firm of Levey and Wagley, P.A. in Winthrop. She has participated in the development of Maine laws affecting older people and has published articles on these subjects. Her practice focuses on elder law, estate planning and estate administration.

Ward, John

John taught English literature and held administrative positions at Kenyon College in Ohio and Centre College in Kentucky for almost forty years.  He earned his A.B. from Amherst College and his PhD. from the University of Virginia, and went on to teach courses in eighteenth-century British literature and the history of the British novel.  He has published on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British works, and on two twentieth-century American poets, Vachel Lindsay and Robert Lowell.  He came to Kenyon in 1970, was promoted to professor and chair of the English department before leaving in 1990 to become Dean of the College at Centre.  Since his retirement in 2006, he has worked in his parish church, assisted his wife with extensive gardening projects, renewed an interest in modern fiction, helped restore an 1840's reverside house and rediscoved the game of tennis.  His current reading interests include naval fiction, detective novels, modern fiction, biography and cookbooks.

Ward, Maryanne

Maryanne comes from a very distinguished background in literature.  Her teaching areas are the British Nineteenth-century Literature, History of the Novel, Interdisciplinary Humanities, and Russian Nineteenth-century Literature.  She has been a Professor of  English at Centre College as well as the Chair for the English Program.  In 2006 She was Professor Emerita at Centre College.  She has received numerous grants and has been very busy with Administrative activities.  She became a Maine Master Gardener in 2008.  She brings a wealth of teaching experience to Senior College.