Program Coordinator

Ellen TaylorEllen Taylor

Title: Professor of English
Address: Jewett Hall 165

Christopher Bates

Christopher D. Bates

Professor of Communication and Drama
Education B.A., Southern Connecticut University, 1977. M.A., University of Maine, 1984.
Lisa Botshon

Lisa M. Botshon

Professor Of English
Lisa Botshon is a Professor of English who teaches a wide variety of courses, including American literature, graphic storytelling, and women's and gender studies. Her research interests include women writers; issues of gender, race and ethnicity; American popular culture; and early 20th-century back-to-the-land narratives.  She has published articles in a range of collections and scholarly journals, … Read More
Laurie Grant

Laurie A. Grant

Student Services Coordinator

Program Liaison for: English

UMA Saco Center
Phone: (207) 282-4111

Schedule an academic advising meeting with Laurie

Sarah Hentges

Sarah Hentges

Associate Professor of American Studies
Dr. Sarah Hentges teaches a variety of classes including introductory courses in American studies, women and gender studies, and interdisciplinary studies. She also teaches many upper-level courses including courses about Girls on Fire, Hip Hop America, American Fitness, cultural criticism and theory, and intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Sarah is the coordinator of … Read More
Caleb James

Caleb James

Assistant Professor of English, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Caleb James teaches courses in composition and professional writing. His research interests include classical Greek rhetoric, the pedagogical development of writing teachers, and writing instruction as a community-based practice. Teaching Philosophy I view writing as a lifelong academic, professional, personal, and civic activity, and I approach teaching writing with the assumption that students bring a … Read More
Gillian Jordan

Gillian M. Jordan

Professor of English & Coordinator of Writing Center
Education B.A., University of Maine, 1977. M.A., University of Maine, 1980.
Rob Kellerman

Robert M. Kellerman

Professor of English
A Michigan native, Robert Kellerman holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan at Flint and a master’s and doctoral degree from Michigan State University, where he specialized in medieval and Renaissance English literature. Dr. Kellerman has worked both in and out of academic settings. He has worked a professional editor, a communications and … Read More
Elizabeth Powers

Elizabeth C. Powers

Associate Professor of English & Coordinator of Augusta Writing Center
Elizabeth Powers coordinates the Augusta Writing Center and teaches courses in writing and the humanities. Her current research projects focus on access and equity in the writing classroom, multiliteracies, and multimodality. Previously, Elizabeth’s work has been published by Computers and Composition Digital Press, WLN: Journal of Writing Center Scholarship, Journal of Florida Studies, and Praxis: A Writing … Read More
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Chelsea D. Ray

Associate Professor of French Language and Literature
Chelsea Ray received her doctorate in Comparative Literature at UCLA, where she focused on nineteenth and twentieth-century French and Russian literature. She completed her B.A. in Comparative Literature and Russian at Beloit College. Her classes at UMA range from French language and composition courses to international literature courses. Most recently, she taught “Francophone Literature,” “The … Read More
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Kay L. Retzlaff

Professor of English
Introduction to All Things Retzlavian: Kay Retzlaff grew up on a Nebraska farm. Her father’s grandparents emigrated from Frankfurt on Oder, Germany, to Nebraska in the 1880s. Her mother’s great grandparents came from Ireland a bit earlier than that. As a child, Retzlaff attended a one-room country schoolhouse for kindergarten through second grade then moved … Read More
Jeffrey Sychterz

Jeffrey S. Sychterz

Assistant Professor of English
Jeff Sychterz is an Assistant Professor of English and teaches classes in composition and literature on the Bangor campus. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1991 with a Bachelors of Science in English and then served eight years as a Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. In 1999, he left the … Read More
Noel Tague

Noel Tague

Assistant Professor Of English, Rhetoric and Technical Communication
Noel Thistle Tague holds a Ph.D. in Critical and Cultural Studies, with a focus on Composition and Rhetoric, from the University of Pittsburgh. Before coming to Pitt, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Montana, where she taught her first college-level writing course. She has experience teaching public and professional writing, … Read More
Ellen Taylor

Ellen M. Taylor

Professor of English
Professor of English, Dr. Ellen M. Taylor received her doctorate in the Language, Literacy, and Culture program at Harvard University, focusing on narrative development. She completed her BA in English at Tulane University, and her MA in poetry from the University of New Hampshire. Her classes at UMA include Creative Writing, which focuses on the … Read More
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Rebecca White

Assistant Professor of History
Teaching Interests My teaching interests include US social history, women’s history, and gender/queer studies. The central focus in all of my history courses is to introduce students to a social history of ordinary people in US History, examine critical turning points from multiple points of view, and think about the ongoing consequences of events into … Read More
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Jessica Winck

Assistant Professor of English