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Michele Alexander, a member of the UMaine psychology faculty since 1999, was killed in a Tuesday auto accident in Glenburn.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of this tragic accident,” says UMaine President Peter Hoff. “Michele was a rising star on our faculty, much loved by her students and colleagues. We have lost a highly valued member of our community. My heartfelt sympathy goes to her family and friends.”
Alexander, who specialized in social psychology, earned a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 1996. She taught undergraduate courses in social psychology, introductory psychology, organizational psychology, stereotypes and prejudice. At the graduate level, she taught social psychology and intergroup relations. She was coordinator of the social psychology graduate program and faculty adviser to the UMaine chapter of Psi Chi.
“Michele was both an outstanding professor and a wonderful person,” says UMaine Executive Vice President and Provost Robert Kennedy. “Her loss will be deeply felt by her students and her many friends on our faculty and staff.”
Alexander is survived by her husband and a young child.