Faculty Expertise

Child and Family Studies

  • Ian Cameron, Lecturer in Human Development and Family Studies
    Expertise: Adolescent development; adult development and aging; thanatology (death studies); family relations.
  • Sandy Caron, Professor of Family Relationships
    Expertise: Sexual decision making; contraceptive use; safer sex; sexual assault; sexuality education; cross-cultural perspectives on human sexuality; peer sexuality education
  • Patrick Cheek, Visiting Assistant Professor in Human Development and Family Studies
    Expertise: Family systems and relationships
  • Renate Klein, Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
    Expertise: Psychology, gender and violence

Counselor Education

  • Annette Nelligan, Lecturer in Counselor Education
    Expertise: Group counseling; multicultural and international counseling; school and mental health counseling

Curriculum & Instruction

  • Rebecca Buchanan, Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
    Expertise: Teacher identity; professional development; school reform; literacy and language; qualitative methods and discourse analysis
  • Vanessa Klein, Assistant Professor of Education
    Expertise: Environmental education; science education; STEM; 4-H
  • John Maddaus, Associate Professor of Education (Emeritus)
    Expertise: Social context of education; student diversity; secondary education; student access to post-secondary education; teacher research; pre-service teacher education; rural education; teaching Native American history and culture
  • Tammy Mills, Assistant Professor of Education
    Expertise: Preparation of teachers for culturally and linguistically diverse K-12 student populations; poverty, equity and education; community-based teacher preparation; relationship between professional educators’ knowledge, inquiry and practice; qualitative research methods
  • Asli Sezen-Barrie, Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
    Expertise: Science education; climate change education; preservice and beginning teacher science teaching
  • Bryan Silverman, Lecturer in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction
    Expertise: Education and identity

Early Childhood & Early Childhood Education

  • Margo Brown, Lecturer in Child Development and Family Relations and Coordinator of the Katherine Miles Durst Child Development Learning Center
    Expertise: Early childhood and early childhood special education
  • Julie DellaMattera, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Development
    Expertise: Early childhood education; child development; leadership; early education policy; antisocial behaviors; math/numeracy
  • Mary Ellin Logue, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
    Expertise: Early childhood education; social development; teacher preparation; play; early intervention

Educational Leadership

  • Richard Ackerman, Professor of Educational Leadership
    Expertise: Organizational development; leadership development; school culture; interpersonal dimensions of leadership
  • Catharine Biddle, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
    Expertise: Rural communities and school relationships
  • Ian Mette, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
    Expertise: School reform and instructional leadership

Higher Education

  • Elizabeth Allan, Professor of Higher Education Leadership
    Expertise: Campus diversity; gender equity in higher education; campus and classroom climates; hazing; policy discourses; feminist theory
  • Kathleen Gillon, Visiting Assistant Professor, Higher Education
    Expertise: Access and equity in higher education; geography’s role college access for marginalized students; qualitative explorations of gender, geography and community capital and how these factors influence post-secondary educational opportunity for rural college students
  • Leah Hakkola, Lecturer in Higher Education
    Expertise: Diversity discourses in higher education; recruitment and admissions

Human Development & Educational Psychology

  • Sid Mitchell, Associate Professor of Education
    Expertise: Cognitive processes in attributions; control; expectations; motivation and self-regulation; cyber-bullying; cognition and instruction; scale development and assessment of individual differences

Kinesiology & Physical Education

  • Jun-Hyung Baek, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
    Expertise: Instructional technology integration in physical education; effectiveness of integrating technology into physical edcuation and sport settings
  • Lauren Jacobs, Lecturer in Kinesiology and Physical Education
    Expertise: Outdoor education; recess; team sports and games
  • Robert Lehnhard, Professor of Education
    Expertise: Exercise physiology; cardiovascular physiology; metabolic support of exercise and growth
  • Jennifer McNulty, Lecturer in Kinesiology and Physical Education
    Expertise: Health education pedagogy/methodology; health promotion and disease prevention; community health; health profession supervisor
  • Chris Nightingale, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Athletic Training
    Expertise: Athletic training; mentoring; physical education pedagogy
  • Sherrie Weeks, Athletic Training Program Director
    Expertise: Electrotherapy; ultrasound; musculoskeletal anatomy; thermotherapies; functional assessments; corrective exercise training
  • Kaz Yanagi, Lecturer of Athletic Training
    Expertise: Prevention and care of injuries; therapeutic exercise

Literacy

  • Susan Bennett-Armistead, Associate Professor of Literacy
    Expertise: Emergent literacy; early childhood teacher literacy knowledge; early childhood literacy pedagogy; school-family relationships; pre-service teacher training; in-service teacher training
  • Marcia Nye Boody, Director of Maine Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy
    Expertise: Literacy education; literacy coaching; behavior management
  • Richard Kent, Associate Professor of Literacy Education
    Expertise: High school writing centers; athlete journals; athletic team notebooks; writing instructions; portfolios; writing in the arts
  • Kenneth Martin, Lecturer in Literacy
    Expertise: Educational uses of technology; online discussion; digital writing; professional development
  • William “Dee” Nichols, Professor in Literacy Education
    Expertise: Literacy; comprehension; vocabulary; fluency
  • Mary Rosser, Director of Reading Recovery and Coordinator of Literacy Professional Development Programs
    Expertise: Literacy education; curriculum development; literacy intervention and coaching
  • Jane Wellman-Little, Lecturer in Reading/Literacy
    Expertise: K-8 literacy instruction and assessment; children’s literature

Research Methods

  • Janet Fairman, Associate Research Professor
    Expertise: Education policy; education reform; teacher leadership; district consolidation; research methods
  • Craig Mason, Professor of Education and Applied Quantitative Methods
    Expertise: Developmental epidemiology; informatics; quantitative methods; statistics; birth defects; parenting; ethnic minority youth
  • Shihfen Tu, Associate Professor of Education and Applied Quantitative Methods
    Expertise: Behavioral informatics; data linkage; instrumentation development; applied quantitative methods; developmental epidemiology; public health; developmental disabilities; birth defects; newborn hearing screening

Social Studies Education

  • Patrick Womac, Assistant Professor of Curriculum Assessment & Instruction
    Expertise: Geographic literacy and social studies education

Special Education

  • James Artesani, Associate Professor of Special Education
    Expertise: Emotional/behavioral disorders; positive behavior intervention and support; Autism Spectrum Disorders; at-risk students; implementation science
  • Sara Flanagan, Assistant Professor of Special Education
    Expertise: Writing literacy in secondary education students with and without high incidence disabilities; written expression; technology in classrooms
  • Diane Jackson, Lecturer in Special Education
    Expertise: Adapted instruction; adolescent/adult assessments; standardized test prep; math workshops; study skills training; disability testing; inclusion; learning disabilities; ADHD
  • Courtney Pacholski, Lecturer in Special Education
    Expertise: Positive behavior intervention and support
  • Deborah Rooks-Ellis, Assistant Professor of Special Education and Director of the Maine Autism Institute for Education and Research
    Expertise: Autism Spectrum Disorders

STEM Education

  • Justin Dimmel, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education and Instructional Technology
    Expertise: Communication practices used in mathematics education
  • Elizabeth Hufnagel, Assistant Professor of Science Education
    Expertise: Emotional expressions in teaching and learning about science; framing of climate change and environmental issues in learning settings
  • Eric Pandiscio, Associate Professor of Education
    Expertise: Geometry; proportional reasoning