Eric D. Allain

Title: Staff Associate for Academic and Career Advising
Expertise: Academic Advising, Accuplacer Placement Testing, Prior Learning Assessment - Testing (CLEP, DSST, Departmental Challenge Exams, NLN).

Program Liaison for: Architecture, Justice Studies, Music.

Robert Anderson

Title: Adjunct Professor of Architecture

Rob is a trained artist and designer, a historian of architecture and art, and devoted to the exploration of issues pertaining to cross-cultural education, phenomenology, plagiarism (and the copy), authenticity, the sacred and profane, social constructions, and challenging the bias … Read More

Michael Belleau

Title: Lecturer in Architecture

Professor Belleau grew up on Main Street in Orono Maine playing basketball, eating Pat’s pizza, and sneaking into the UMO field house. Later, as a fisherman on a dragger out of Cape Cod, he developed a love of entanglement with … Read More

Jessie Carroll

Title: Lecturer in Architecture

Jessie Carroll, a project architect at Whitten Architects, finds the practice of residential architecture to offer an opportunity for thoughtful and empathetic design. Jessie brings her experience, both practicing commercial architecture in Boston based firms including; Utile Inc., Chan Krieger and Sieniewicz, and Cannon Design, … Read More

Chris Delano

Title: Lecturer in Architecture

Professor Delano graduated from Lehigh University with a B.A and from University of Washington with a Master of Architecture in 1997.  He has practiced architecture in Baltimore, Seattle, Raleigh, and now in his own firm outside of Portland.  Chris’ work … Read More

Luc Demers

Title: Lecturer in Architecture

Luc Demers is an artist living in Southern Maine. In the early nineties he studied art at USM, completing the BFA program with a concentration in photography.  In 1994, while continuing to pursue his personal work, he began working as … Read More

Amy E. Hinkley

Title: Assistant Professor of Architecture

Professor Hinkley graduated from Cornell University with a B.Arch in 1994, with awards in both design and outstanding academic achievement.  After working at architectural firms in Illinois and Massachusetts, she moved back to Maine with her husband to raise their … Read More

Andrew Holbrook

Title: Lecturer in Architecture

Andrew Holbrook, P.E. is a Mechanical Engineer at Holbrook Engineering, LLC and has 25 years of experience in the design of mechanical systems for industrial, government, commercial and residential buildings.  He has hundreds of completed designs in the field.  He … Read More

James Kalian

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

James Kalian, PE is a Mechanical Engineer at Bennett Engineering, Inc. and has 15 years of experience designing, building, and troubleshooting HVAC and plumbing systems for commercial, governmental, and residential building projects. He has the unique perspective of having sat … Read More

Ryan Kanteres

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

With a philosophy degree and a background in construction, Ryan brings a breadth of experience, having worked in positions as diverse as a Historic Architect in Alaska’s remote Wrangel St. Elias National Park and as a researcher studying micro enterprise … Read More

William Klingelhofer

Title: Lecturer III - Part Time

William Klingelhofer holds a PhD in Fine Arts from Harvard University where he was trained as an architectural and art historian. His interests are broad and wide-ranging, from the Americas to Asia; his doctoral thesis was on Islamic architecture in … Read More

Joe Leasure

Title: Lecturer in Architecture

Joseph Leasure graduated magna cum laude from University of Maine, Orono with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, specializing in Structural Engineering. He has been providing structural engineering services primarily in the New England area for over thirty … Read More

Kevin Moquin

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Kevin grew up in Western Massachusetts and is a 1997 Magna cum Laude graduate of the architecture program at Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Portland restaurants and his belly conspired to lure him to Maine in 1999. Kevin has … Read More

Emily Pettengill

Title: Administrative Specialist

Emily first came to the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) as a student to study Jazz and Contemporary Music in 2011. In 2019 she became an employee of UMA as an Administrative Specialist for Architecture and New Ventures Maine. … Read More

Peter R. Precourt

Title: Professor of Art

“My personal interests are in the graphic novel, painting, drawing, and contemporary art practice and theory. I believe that the keys to an arts education are a synthesis of: individual facility, knowledge of contemporary studio practice and art history, making … Read More

Roger Richmond

Title: Emeritus Professor of Architecture

Student’s Choice Faculty of the Year for 2001, Professor Richmond is a registered architect and holds a Master of Arts in Architecture Degree from the University of Florida. He was the first and only architect at the time commissioned by … Read More

Carter Skemp

Title: Lecturer of Architecture

Teaching and Research Interests Learning the craft of architecture, whether it is with hand drawings or digital methods, is about the process as much as the result. In today’s paradigm of ever-shifting technologies and constant re-invention, students must learn to … Read More

Oliver Solmitz

Title: Learning Space Specialist CL2, Special Project Assistant

It was halfway through a paramedic career that Oliver Solmitz went back to school earning a BA in Architecture from UMA in 2011. Later, walking through the woods to and from a remote home he built and used to live … Read More

Eric Stark

Title: Professor of Architecture, Architecture Program Coordinator

Professor Stark came to UMA in 2005 having spent the previous 11 years in Boston, most recently working for the firm Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects. There he worked on various institutional projects including the McCain Library at Agnes … Read More

Kyle Terrio

Title: Lecturer in Architecture

Teaching became an integral part of my life when I returned to Montana in 2018 to begin graduate work in Sustainable Food Systems. My curiosity lends itself to the integration of architectural and food systems. I am drawn to the … Read More

Patricia Brace

Title: Lecturer II - Part Time

Raised in Cherryfield, Maine, Brace is a performance artist whose work addresses the relationship between intersectional feminism and politics through her use of dance, new media and installation. Brace currently teaches at University of Maine at Augusta and College of … Read More

Ted Closson

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Ted Closson is a writer, artist, and educator living in Maine. His comics and visual work have been published at The Nib, Beyond: Queer Sci-fi and Fantasy Comics Anthology, Alphabet Anthology, Black Warrior Review, Hobart Literary Journal, The Rumpus, The … Read More

Annika Earley

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Annika Earley makes multidisciplinary work about transformation, in-between states, and the experience of being a woman. Her work focuses on Swiss and German folk and fairytales and how their depiction of female characters reflect current feminist issues. Her work centers … Read More

Robert I. Katz

Title: Professor of Art

Robert Katz joined the UMA art faculty in 1981 and since then he has been teaching classes in sculpture, 3 D design and drawing. As an artist, his sculptures are often fabricated in welded steel as well as mixed media … Read More

C. June Kellogg

Title: Adjunct Professor of Art

June Kellogg lives in Brooklin, Maine and paints in a studio next to her home. She studied art and art education at Byam Shaw School of Art in London, England and at the State University of New York at New … Read More

Adam Montoya

Title: Lecturer II - Part Time

Adam Antonio Montoya was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. There, between the Uintah Mountains and the Great Basin Desert, he was surrounded by the vistas, histories, and stories of the American Southwest. Montoya received his Bachelor … Read More

Peter R. Precourt

Title: Professor of Art

“My personal interests are in the graphic novel, painting, drawing, and contemporary art practice and theory. I believe that the keys to an arts education are a synthesis of: individual facility, knowledge of contemporary studio practice and art history, making … Read More

Amy Rahn

Title: Assistant Professor of Art History and Charles Danforth Gallery Director

Amy Rahn is a teacher, curator, and scholar of American modern and contemporary art with a focus on postwar painting and women artists. Her dissertation on New York School painter Joan Mitchell reconsidered the artist’s years in Paris from 1955 … Read More

Robert Rainey

Title: Associate Professor of Photography

Thomas E. Abbott

Title: Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Manager (PI)

Jeremy T. Bouford

Title: Recruitment Coordinator
Expertise: Recruitment Territory - Central and Eastern Maine

Jeremy is currently an undergraduate student at UMA. Though Jeremy was a biology major for three years, he recently switched programs to complete a Bachelor of Liberal Studies with a minor in Biology. His intentions for doing this was because … Read More

L. Greg Curtis

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Gregory G. Jolda

Title: Lecturer in CIS/Aviation Program Coordinator

Dan Leclair

Title: Director of UAS Education & Research

Shelley G. Taylor

Title: Student Services Coordinator

UMA Brunswick Center
Phone: 
(207) 442-7736
Email:  shelley.taylor@maine.edu

Schedule an academic advising meeting with Shelley

Natasha (Natalia) A. Abramova

Title: Lecturer, PhD Biology

My teaching is based on the following principles: I love the subjects I teach, I teach them in the format easy to understand and to learn; and I encourage learners to question, challenge and apply the subject concepts and practicalities … Read More

Susan Baker

Title: Professor of Science

Teaching Philosophy The study of science requires the learning of a large amount of material at a high level of detail. My goal is to facilitate the learning of science by making it accessible while at the same time developing … Read More

Marta Frisardi

Title: Lecturer

Sandra S. Haggard

Title: Associate Professor Of Biological Science

Education B.S., Seattle University, 1966. M.S., University of Maine, 1973. ABD Zoology, University of Maine, 1982.

Anne F. Hayes-Grillo

Title: Lecturer in Science

Education B.S., University of Massachusetts, 1975. B.S., University of Massachusetts, 1979. M.S., Rutgers University, 1992.

Amber C. Howard

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology

Education B.S., Georgia Southwestern State University (2005). Ph.D., Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University (2011).

Robert T. Klose

Title: Professor Of Biological Science

Education B.S., Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1976. M.S., University of Maine, 1985. Ph.D., University of Maine, 1995.

Christopher R. Lage

Title: Associate Professor of Biology

Research Dr. Lage’s primary research interest involves the use of DNA technology to investigate wildlife and fisheries populations in and around Maine. Understanding the genetic structure of harvested, threatened, or endangered populations is paramount for their effective management & conservation. … Read More

Peter W. Milligan

Title: Professor of Biology

I want my students to come away from my classes with increased ability to understand, evaluate and interconnect complex biological concepts. By building analytical, written and oral skills, I help students obtain the confidence to learn new material. This material … Read More

Juyoung Shim

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology

Dr. Juyoung Katherine Shim joined the UMA biology department after working as a post-doctoral research fellow, studying at how dietary restriction changes gene regulation and lifespan using C. elegans at the MDI Biological Laboratory. She received her PhD in Biochemistry … Read More

Con Sullivan

Title: Assistant Professor of Biology

Frank Bean III

Title: Associate Professor of Finance & Management

Education B.S., University of Southern Maine, 1973 M.B.A., University of Southern Maine, 1975

Diane L. Boone

Title: Associate Professor of Business Administration

Education A.S., NMVTI, 1985 B.S., Husson College, 1989 M.S., Central Michigan University, 1992 D.B.A., Argosy University, 2003 Teaching courses in Accounting, Finance and Management.

Daylin J. Butler

Title: Professor Of Business and Public Administration

Education B.A., University of Southern California, 1972 M.A., University of Michigan, 1974 M.B.A., University of California, 1984 Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1984

Elisa Ellis

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

John Finnegan

Title: Lecturer III - Part Time

Thomas J. Giordano

Title: Associate Professor of Accounting

Education B.S., Bentley College, 1978 M.B.A., Hofstra University, 1985 Tom Giordano is a CPA and a graduate of Bentley College, B.S Accounting and Hofstra University, MBA. Tom has been teaching at UMA since the early 1990’s, first as an Adjunct … Read More

David Leach

Title: Lecturer III - Part Time
Expertise: Banking/Financial Services, Financial Regulation, Consumer Credit, Investments/Stock Markets, Commercial/Business Lending/Development, Personal Finance/Money Management, and Consumer Protection/Fraud Issues.

Principal Examiner for Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection. President of the American Conference of Uniform Consumer Credit Code States. Education B.A. in Public Management, University of Maine Master of Public Administration, University of Maine

Brenda O. McAleer

Title: Dean of the College of Professional Studies & Associate Provost

Education B.A., St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, 1971. M.A., Vermont College of Norwich University, 1989. Ph.D., Walden University, 2000. Courses typically taught: BUA/POS 365 Organizational Behavior – Fall semester. BUA/PHI 252 Business Ethics – spring. BUA 459 – Seminar in … Read More

J P. McGuire

Title: Professor Of Business And Governmental Sciences

Education B.A., Drake University, 1967 J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1973 LL.M., IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1981

Ronald N Norton

Title: Professor of Economics

Gary Page

Title: Assistant Professor of Accounting

Education D.B.A., Nova Southeastern University (2006) M.B.A., University of Southern Maine (1988) B.S., Bob Jones University (1975) Dr. Page is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Financial Planner and has taught accounting courses at all levels for many years … Read More

Robert K. Roper

Title: Professor of Business Administration

Education M.A., University of Maine, 2011 M.S., University of Maine, 1987 B.S., University of Maine, 1983 Hello all. I have been teaching at UMA since 1987, primarily on the Bangor campus. The academic areas in which I teach include economics, … Read More

Matthew P. Dube

Title: Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems and Data Science
Expertise: Spatial Informatics Applied Data Science Data Literacy/Ethics Human Factors Design

I am a native of the mountains of Western Maine. I am a interdisciplinary scholar with data at my very core. My work has its foundation at the intersection of data science with geography, specifically the development of formal representations … Read More

Henry J. Felch

Title: Associate Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems

Originally I am from Maine, joined the Army and served 22 years as an Armor crewman on a M1A1 Abrams tank. I was stationed in many locations around the U.S., Europe, and Korea until I retired in 2004. I worked … Read More

Anne L. Fensie

Title: Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Expertise: Digital Literacy

Rocko Graziano

Title: Lecturer in CIS-Data Science/Machine Learning

I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, with a minor in Church History, from the Boston College School of Management. My three-decade career in computing focused on software development & systems engineering, enterprise architecture, infrastructure and data center … Read More

Marilyn A. Hudzina

Title: Lecturer II - Part Time

Diana A. Kokoska

Title: Instructor of Computer Information Systems

Professionally, I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from the University System and a Master’s of Science in Business Administration from Husson College. Fifteen years of industry experience and over 25 years of post-secondary teaching have provided … Read More

Fred Strickland

Title: Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems

Betina Tagle

Title: Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Information Systems
Expertise: Security, Architect, Auditing, Governance.

At age 29, my career in IT started with the US Navy as an Information System Technician (IT). During my time with the military I worked in several different areas of IT, from help desk technician, system administrator to network … Read More

Dawn M. Bearor

Title: Professor of Dental Health

Education A.S., Westbrook College, 1976. B.S., Univresity of Maine, 1980. M.Ed., University of Maine, 1982. Ed.D., Higher Educational Leadership, University of Maine, 2012.

Diane E. Blanchette

Title: Associate Professor Of Dental Health

Dental Hygienist since 1978, instructor since 1984 in the Dental Health Programs, local anesthesia certified, nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation certified. Lives in Ellsworth. Maine Board of Dental Examiners Member 1995-2005 Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners Member 2000- present … Read More

Michelle C. Carlson

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher

John M. Caruso

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher and Lecturer

John is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army. His 21 years of service in the U.S. Army were followed by private practice in dentistry for 14 years. John is also a member of the American Dental Association. Education B. … Read More

Deborah L. Cyr

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher II

Madeline Forrest

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher (Temporary)

Kathy L. Grant

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher

Ahmad Jawad

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher

Tracey Jowett

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher

Rebekah Kaufman-Blanchette

Title: Lecturer II - Part Time

Karey Kershner

Title: Lecturer II - Part Time

Katherine Kireburns

Title: Lecturer of Dental Health

Natalie Labonte

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher

Bonny S. Largay

Title: Administrative Specialist CL1

Joleen Lee

Title: Associate Professor of Dental Health

Joleen is a Registered Dental Hygienist with permits to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation. She teaches clinical, classroom, laboratory and online courses in the Dental Hygiene Program and serves as an academic and clinical advisor. She … Read More

Danica Loring

Title: Clinic and Laboratory Coordinator

Nancy Mickles-Foster

Title: Associate Professor Of Dental Health

Nancy Foster teaches in both the dental hygiene and dental assisting programs in a wide array of didactic, online, laboratory, and clinical courses. She is currently an active member and clinical board examiner for the Commission on Dental Competency and … Read More

Emily Nelson

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher

Courtney Noonan

Title: Lecturer of Dental Health

Tricia Spearin

Title: Lecturer III - Part Time

Michele Spekhardt

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher

Manon St. Germain

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher

Kellie A. Stanhope

Title: Professional Clinical Teacher II

Torrie A. Tardiff

Title: Administrative Specialist, Career Level 2

Kathryn Walker

Title: Assistant Professor of Dental Health

Amanda E. Willette

Title: Assistant Professor of Dental Assisting

Education B.A.S., University of Maine at Augusta, 2013 A.S., Dental Assisting, University of Maine at Augusta, 2011 Certificate, Dental Assisting, University of Maine at Augusta, 2003 Amanda is a Certified Dental Assistant and Expanded Function Dental Assistant. She is an … Read More

Christopher D. Bates

Title: Professor of Communication and Drama

Education B.A., Southern Connecticut University, 1977. M.A., University of Maine, 1984.

Lisa M. Botshon

Title: 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 … Read More

Sarah Hentges

Title: 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 … Read More

Caleb James

Title: 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, … Read More

Gillian M. Jordan

Title: Associate Professor of English & Coordinator of Writing Center

Education B.A., University of Maine, 1977. M.A., University of Maine, 1980.

Robert M. Kellerman

Title: 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 … Read More

Elizabeth C. Powers

Title: 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 … Read More

Chelsea D. Ray

Title: 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 … Read More

Kay L. Retzlaff

Title: 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 … Read More

Jaime L. Spadea

Title: Administrative Specialist CL1
Expertise: Academic Advising, Accuplacer Placement Testing, Assigning Faculty and Professional Advisors, Wish List & Registration Event Planning.

Program Liaison for: English.

Jeffrey S. Sychterz

Title: 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 … Read More

Noel Tague

Title: 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 … Read More

Ellen M. Taylor

Title: 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 … Read More

Rebecca White

Title: 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 … Read More

Jessica Winck

Title: Assistant Professor of English

David Anderson

Title: Part-Time Faculty

I grew up on the coast of Maine where the sea and sailing ships were a part of my everyday life. They sparked a sense of mystery and adventure in me. I had learned to read at an early age … Read More

Donna Bancroft

Title: Part-Time Faculty

A member of the ILS faculty for over 10 years, Donna has worked as a medical librarian in the past (13 years) and has also been the director of four different libraries. Currently she works with a non-profit organization called … Read More

Tamara Blesh

Title: Lecturer III B - Part Time

Designing and teaching ILS 450 Global Librarianship is a part of my lifestyle of traveling, visiting libraries in the global arena, and working with diverse and multicultural populations. It not only encompasses my career as a library and technology specialist … Read More

Jill Hooper

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Jill, a school librarian, has experience working on public library boards, the YSS Lupine Committee, and collaborating with public libraries. When not in libraries or schools, Jill can be found in her garden, camping, or in a theater working with … Read More

Jodi W. Kosakowski

Title: Associate Professor of Information and Library Science

When I was an undergraduate student at a state school in Connecticut, I learned something that our UMA students continue to reinforce as one of the most basic truths of learning: It’s not just the education; it’s what you do … Read More

Daniel Norton

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

I’m a first-generation college student of Irish-American heritage. I live and work in Boston. I’ve earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Maine at Augusta, and I’m pursuing a graduate degree from Drexel University. I have experience working in … Read More

Melissa Orth

Title: Lecturer III - Part Time

A member of the ILS faculty since 2001, Melissa M. Orth serves teens full time as the teen librarian in the Youth Services Department at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, ME. When not teaching online, hosting fandom club or a … Read More

Anastasia Weigle

Title: Assistant Professor of Information and Library Sciences (ILS)

Anastasia has a diverse background in archives management in museums, historical societies, and libraries. Anastasia’s research interests are in materials experience as information gathering, particularly for users in the studio arts and material culture. When she is not teaching, she … Read More

Brian Adler

Title: Applied Music Instructor

Eric D. Allain

Title: Staff Associate for Academic and Career Advising
Expertise: Academic Advising, Accuplacer Placement Testing, Prior Learning Assessment - Testing (CLEP, DSST, Departmental Challenge Exams, NLN).

Program Liaison for: Architecture, Justice Studies, Music.

Scott Hughes

Title: Instructor of Applied Music

Anita-Ann Jerosch

Title: Assistant Professor Of Music

Education B.M., University of Maine at Augusta, 2001 M.M, University of Maine, 2003

Dr. Krista Kwon

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Music
Expertise: Flute, Piano, Theory.

Education DMA Boston University BM & MM Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University Flutist Krista Kwon has performed in venues throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia, including the Boston Symphony Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, … Read More

Christine Letcher

Title: Lecturer in Music
Expertise:  Piano, Voice, Theory, Music History, Steel Drum Ensemble.

Education M.M. Piano Performance, Northwestern University B.M. Piano Performance, Westminster Choir College Christine Letcher is a Professor of Music at the University of Maine at Augusta. She teaches applied lessons in Piano and Voice, Music Theory courses, and 20th and … Read More

John Mehrmann

Title: Adjunct Instructor of Music
Expertise: Percussion, Piano, Voice, Composition, Theory, Analysis.

Education M.M. Composition, New England Conservatory B.M. Performance, University of New Hampshire John Mehrmann writese music for choirs, orchestras, soloists, movies, kids’ shows, commercials, churches, and more. He also performs music as a pianist, singer, conductor, percussionist, accordionist, and a few … Read More

Richard Nelson

Title: Professor of Music

Described as “an ambitious and daring composer” who has “come up with a distinctive synthesis of modern jazz, and contemporary orchestral music” (Dave Wayne, All About Jazz), composer/guitarist Richard Nelson fosters a healthy creative interplay between the in-the-moment spontaneity of improvisational explorations … Read More

Jeff Rojo

Title: Instructor of Applied Music
Expertise: Classical guitar, Composition and Theory.

Education LRSM Guitar Performance (ABRSM) 2006 LRSM Theory (ABRSM) 2006 BM (CIEM) 2002 Jeff began his musical studies at age 13 in Mexico City. Throughout his career he has collaborated with a wide number of musicians and has been part … Read More

Thomas Suczek

Title: Applied Music Instructor

Linda Theriault

Title: Instructor of Applied Music

Education M.M. in Viola Performance, Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University B.M. in Viola Performance: University of Washington For almost two decades, Linda Theriault played viola for the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. There, she performed much of the major … Read More

Eric D. Allain

Title: Staff Associate for Academic and Career Advising
Expertise: Academic Advising, Accuplacer Placement Testing, Prior Learning Assessment - Testing (CLEP, DSST, Departmental Challenge Exams, NLN).

Program Liaison for: Architecture, Justice Studies, Music.

Pierrette Ayotte

Title: Lecturer II - Part Time

Pierrette Ayotte retired from the State of Maine after a 28-year career. Twelve years included working for the Department of Public Safety at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy, ending as the Training Coordinator for Basic Corrections. The last 12 years … Read More

Anthony Cartlidge

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Anthony Cartlidge is currently at the Maine State Prison as Corrections Unit Management. Education BS in Justice Studies, UMA. BS in Business Admin. Mgt., UMA. Masters of Business Administration, Thomas College.

Debra J. Crosby

Title: Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies

Not long ago I was a single parent, working part-time as a personal care attendant. I came to the UMA Bangor Campus and signed up as a part-time student, and now I am proud to say that I’m a UMA … Read More

Graham Danzer

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Graham Danzer is a Senior Psychologist at Florida State Hospital. Education BS in Political Science, Northern Arizona University. MSW, PPSC in Social Work, San  Francisco State University. Master Registered Addiction Specialist (M-RAS) in Substance Abuse, Breining Institute. PsyD in Clinical … Read More

Cynthia Homer

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Cynthia Homer is a Latent Print Supervisor & Technical Manager at the Maine State Police Lab. Education BS in Chemistry, John Carroll University. MS in Forensic Science, University of Illinois @ Chicago.

Thomas Howland

Title: Part-Time Lecturer of Justice Studies

Thomas Howland is a Correctional Care and Treatment Worker at the Maine State Prison. Education Master of Science in Justice Studies, Southern New Hampshire University, 2014. Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice, University of Maine at Augusta, 2009. Training Maine Criminal … Read More

Richard Lumb

Title: Lecturer III - Part Time

Chief Noel C. March, M.A.

Title: Lecturer of Justice Studies, Director of the Maine Community Policing Institute

Noel March is presently serving as both a member of the Justice Studies faculty and as Director of the Maine Community Policing Institute at the University of Maine at Augusta. He is most notably the former 39th United States Marshal … Read More

Bry Martin

Title: Assistant Prof. of Justice Studies; Public Administration Program Coordinator

Bry Martin’s teaching interests center on legal writing, legal history, administrative law, and property law. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he has served as a managing editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review, mediated in small claims courts throughout … Read More

Grace McCarthy

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Sharon McMahon Sawyer, J.D., LL.M.

Title: Program Coordinator of Justice Studies, Assistant Professor

Email: sharon.mcmahon@maine.edu
Phone: 207.621.3257
Address: Jewett Hall Room 118

Jeffrey Silverstein

Title: Part-Time Faculty

Jeffrey Silverstein has a Bachelor of Music from Syracuse University and his J.D. and M.S.L. (Master of Environmental Law) from Vermont Law School. He is a criminal defense attorney in Bangor, Maine.

Brian Strout

Title: Part-Time Faculty

Eugene Sullivan

Title: Lecturer II - Part Time

Gene Sullivan is a Junior Partner at the Joseph M. Baldacci Law Firm. Education BA, School of Communications. JD, Roger Williams University of Law.

Tammy Thompson

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Tammy Ham-Thompson was appointed a District Court judge in 2018. Before her appointment to the District Court, Judge Ham-Thompson was a Family Court Magistrate in Lewiston, Maine. Before serving as magistrate, she was a partner at Farris Law in Gardiner, … Read More

Stephen Wessler

Title: Lecturer II - Part Time

SteVE  Wessler, an attorney, developed and directed the civil rights enforcement effort at the Maine Department of the Attorney General from 1992 to 1999. In 1996, Mr. Wessler developed with others the Civil Rights Teams Project, a hate violence prevention … Read More

Amber Wotton

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Amber Wotton is a Project Manager and Case Manager at Maine Pretrial Services. Education BA in Psychology, University of New Hampshire. BA in Justice Studies, University of New Hampshire. MA in Forensic Psychology, Argosy University Washington, DC.

Norma Bisulca

Title: Professor of Mathematics

Education B.A., University of Maine, 1971 M.A., Rutgers University, 1984

Anne M. Blanke

Title: Lecturer In Developmental Mathematics

Education B.A., University of Maine, 1976 M.A., University of Maine 1984

Rochid J. Elias

Title: Professor Of Mathematics & Computer Information Systems

Education B.A., Saint Francis College, 1963 M.A., University of Maine, 1965

Lester A. French Jr

Title: Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics

Education B.S. Electrical Engineering/Minor in Optical and Illumination Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 1993 M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 2002 Ph.D. Interdisciplinary in Sensors, University of Maine, Orono, ME 2011

Constance C. Holden

Title: Professor of Developmental Mathematics and Science

Education B.A., Brandeis University, 1965 M.Ed., University of Maine, 1968 Ed.D., University of Maine, 1979 M.S., University of Maine, 2002

In Hak Moon

Title: Lecturer III - Part Time

Lynn Twitchell

Title: Lecturer of Mathmatics

Education M.A., University of Maine, 1985 B.S., University of Farmington, 1978

Jonathan M. Bowen

Title: Lecturer of Mental Health and Human Services

Education B.S., Kutztown University, 2001 M.Ed., University of Maine, 2008 Ph.D., University of Maine, 2014

Catherine Chichester

Title: Lecturer I - Part Time

Patricia M. Clark

Title: Director of Early Childhood Studies & Lecturer of Mental Health and Human Services and Education

Patricia Clark came to the University of Maine at Augusta as a Libra Professor of Early Childhood in 2001 after a career that ranged from editing a weekly newspaper to nearly two decades as a kindergarten teacher. At UMA she … Read More

Guy R. Cousins

Title: Lecturer of Mental Health and Human Services

Education B.S., University of Maine at Fort Kent, 1983 M.S.W., University of Dundee, 1991 I have been in the social work, counseling, and education fields for over 32 years.  I am a native Mainer from Aroostook County.  I received my Bachelor’s … Read More

William F. Ellis

Title: Professor of Psychology and Human Services

Education B.A., Merrimack College, 1974 Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 1983

Mary Jo Jakab

Title: Part-time Professor Of Human Services

Education A.B., Ohio University, 1973 M.S.W., St. Louis University, 1975

Kim M. Lane

Title: Associate Professor Of Mental Health & Human Services

Education 2008, PhD, Human Services emphasis on organization leadership, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN 1991, M.S.W., University of Maine, Orono, ME 1981, B.S., Rehabilitation Services, University of Maine, Farmington, ME 1979, A.S., Criminal Justice, University of Maine, Augusta, ME Prior to … Read More

Diane Y. Lemay

Title: Associate Professor Of Mental Health & Human Services

Education B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1974 M.Ed., University of New Hampshire, 1975 Ed.D., University of Maine, 1980

Magdalena Linhardt

Title: Associate Professor Of Psychology And Mental Health

Education B.A., Safarik University [Czechoslovakia], 1977 M.A., Safarik University [Czechoslovakia], 1977 Ph.D., Safarik University [Czechoslovakia], 1979 Ph.D., Komensky University [Czechoslovakia], 1989 Post.Doc., Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, 1996 Post.Doc., Boston University, 1997

John McLaughlin

Title: Coordinator of Online Orientation Programming & Professional Guide
Expertise: Academic Advising, Online Orientation Programming, Moose Answers Q&A.

Program Liaison for: Mental Health and Human Services.

David J. Samuelian

Title: Professor of Mental Health and Human Services

Education B.A. Psychology, Bridgewater State College, 1972 M.A., State University of New York at Brockport, 1974 C.A.S., University of Maine, 1980 Ed.D., University of Maine, 1982

Wendy St. Pierre

Title: Assistant Professor Of Mental Health & Human Services

Education  B.A., University of Maine at Farmington, 1992. MSW University of New England, 1994. Ph.D. University at Albany, State University of New York, 2006.

Erin Bellaire

Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing, Clinical Coordinator

My name is Erin Bellaire and I live in Clinton with my husband and 14 year-old son. I have been a nurse for 23 years and worked in healthcare for the last 25 years! I spent the first 19 years … Read More

Pamela Caldwell

Title: Part-Time Faculty

Professor Pam Caldwell has been a registered nurse for over 25 years with a variety of nursing and educational experiences.  She has worked for 20 years on a medical-surgical unit, as Charge Nurse/Nurse-in-Charge.  Nursing experiences also include geriatric nursing in … Read More

Terry D. Colby

Title: Professor Of Nursing

Statewide Nursing Committee Involvement Maine Partners in Education and Practice Steering Committee. Maine Nurse Educators Council. Advisory Council Member for Eastern Maine Community College. Campus Community Committee Involvement UMA Senator representing the College of Professional Studies. Member of General Education Committee. … Read More

Laurie Ficker

Title: Assistant Director of Advising & Prior Learning Assessment
Expertise: Change of Programs, Prior Learning Assessment, and Academic & Career Advising.

Program Liaison for: Nursing, Information & Library Science.

Shannon Gauvin

Title: Director of Nursing & Program Coordinator

Dr. Gauvin has been a nurse for 23 years.  She earned her ADN from CMMC School of Nursing, her BS in nursing from USM, and her Master’s in nursing with a dual concentration in nursing education and management from the … Read More

Julie Guimond

Title: Administrative Specialist CL3

Kristie Harrison

Title: Lecturer of Nursing

After graduating from USM in 2005 Kristie began working in a small community hospital.  In the beginning, she thought she would get her  year of medical surgical experience and move to a bigger hospital, but developed a fondness for nursing … Read More

Lisa Heald

Title: Assistant Professor of Nursing

Vickie Ireland

Title: Lecturer in Nursing

Hello everyone! My name is Vickie Ireland and I am an active-duty military spouse, mother, nurse, and nurse educator who has just moved back to the US after several years overseas. We just bought an 1820’s farmhouse with 20 acres … Read More

Jennifer Lakey

Title: Lecturer in Nursing

Jennifer Lakey, MSN, RN, has over twenty years’ experience as a registered nurse, with most of her career spent in the Emergency Department and as a local school nurse. Lakey graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2000 … Read More

Bobbi J. McCarthy

Title: Lecturer of Nursing

Bobbi McCarthy has been a nurse since 1992 with a wide range of experience including med-surg, home-care, hospice, interventional radiology, ER and teaching. She teaches Caring Concepts, Adult Mental Health, and Pharmacology for Nurses; as well as other courses as … Read More

Lynett Roy

Title: Staff Associate for Academic Advising

Lynett Roy is an academic advisor on the Bangor Campus. Lynett started her career in the Enrollment & Advising office in February 2019. Her prior experience in this office has made for a smooth transition to her new role. Lynett … Read More

Erin Voisine

Title: Lecturer of Nursing

Erin Voisine has been a nurse since 2004, with a range of nursing experience including medical-surgical, OB maternal-newborn, pediatric, long-term care nursing, as well as education. She instructs adult and pediatric nursing skills. Her lab focus is supporting the student … Read More

Frank Bean III

Title: Associate Professor of Finance & Management

Education B.S., University of Southern Maine, 1973 M.B.A., University of Southern Maine, 1975

Diane L. Boone

Title: Associate Professor of Business Administration

Education A.S., NMVTI, 1985 B.S., Husson College, 1989 M.S., Central Michigan University, 1992 D.B.A., Argosy University, 2003 Teaching courses in Accounting, Finance and Management.

Daylin J. Butler

Title: Professor Of Business and Public Administration

Education B.A., University of Southern California, 1972 M.A., University of Michigan, 1974 M.B.A., University of California, 1984 Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1984

J P. McGuire

Title: Professor Of Business And Governmental Sciences

Education B.A., Drake University, 1967 J.D., Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1973 LL.M., IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1981

Ronald N Norton

Title: Professor of Economics

Haley A. Brown

Title: Coordinator of Career Connections
Expertise: Academic Advising, Career Exploration (self-assessments, selecting a major), Job Search Strategies (resume/cover letter development, interviewing, job and internship search, employer networking, graduate school), Prior Learning Portfolio Assessment Process.

Program Liaison for: Liberal Studies, Social Science.

Patrick Cheek

Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology

Patrick Cheek is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Social Science Program. His academic interests include family poverty, non-resident parenthood, the college trajectories of rural students, and family policy. Before joining the Social Science faculty at UMA, Patrick has … Read More

James M. Cook

Title: Associate Professor Of Sociology
Expertise: Social network analysis, Social media, Political sociology, Sociology of gender

Office Hours Wednesdays 9 AM – 3 PM via Zoom (see course syllabi or send e-mail for link information) Education B.A. Oberlin College, Sociology, 1993 M.A. University of Arizona, Sociology, 1996 Ph.D. University of Arizona, Sociology, 2000 Recent Publications [see … Read More

Laura Kati Corlew

Title: Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Corlew joined the UMA Social Science Program faculty in 2014. She teaches a variety of courses in Psychology (PSY) and Social Science (SSC). She has served as Faculty Coordinator of Civic Engagement since 2015, and has coordinated UMA campus … Read More

Katherine Darling

Title: Assistant Professor Of Sociology

I am a sociologist working across the boundaries of medical sociology, feminist science studies, public health and bioethics. I am an Assistant Professor of Sociology in the UMA Social Science Program and affiliated at University of Maine Graduate School of … Read More

Charles S. Grunder

Title: Professor Of Psychology

Charles S. Grunder earned an Ed.D in Foundations of Education from Rutgers University and an M.A. in Psychology from Catholic University. He has done post-doctoral work at the Center for Personal and Career Development at the University of Virginia, where … Read More

Lorien T. Lake-Corral

Title: Associate Professor of Sociology

Lorien Lake-Corral is an Assistant Professor of Social Science and is the Coordinator of the Social Science Program. She earned a B.A. from SUNY Geneseo in Sociology and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona (also in Sociology). … Read More

Valerie Rubinsky

Title: Assistant Professor of Communication
Expertise: Interpersonal Communication; Intimate Relationships; Health Communication; Intergroup Communication.

Academic & Teaching Interests Valerie’s research, which has appeared in more than a dozen peer-reviewed journal publications and 26 competitive conference presentations, explores how individuals manage challenging conversations with important others, primarily about intimacy and intimate health. Specifically, she has … Read More

Alexander D. Carson

Title: Administrative Specialist CL2

Jennifer Freese

Title: Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator, Veterinarian in Veterinary Technology

Patricia Glidden

Title: Licensed Veterinary Technician

Lena Michaud

Title: Director of Enrollment & Advising Services
Expertise: Academic Advising, Change of Program forms, Bangor One-Stop, UM/UMA Foundations. 

Program Liaison for: Veterinary Technology, UM Foundations.

Kristen Mugnai

Title: Part-Time Faculty

Allison P. Simpson

Title: Licensed Veterinary Technician

Margaret Wheeler

Title: Part Time Faculty