Our Staff

Kreg Ettenger, Ph.D.

Kreg Ettenger, Ph.D.


Kreg Ettenger is a cultural anthropologist and ethnographer with interests in cultural heritage documentation, tourism, digital research methods, and northern peoples.He has worked in India, Canada, and the U.S. on a variety of projects including oral history, environmental impacts and land claims research. He is also coordinator of the Maine Studies Program and Associate Professor of Anthropology at UMaine. His doctorate in anthropology is from Syracuse University.

Email: kreg.ettenger@maine.edu           Phone: 207.581.1840


Karen Miller, M.A.

Publications and Outreach Coordinator

Karen Miller is a folklorist with a master’s degree from UC Berkeley, where she helped found the online journal Cultural Analysis. She is now a Senior Editor with that journal, as well as Managing Editor of Northeast Folklore, our annual monograph. She has traveled widely and is an expert on Iranian folktales and myths, among other subjects. Karen is also a faculty associate in the Department of Anthropology, where she teaches “Introduction to Folklore,” “Folklore of Maine and the Maritimes,” and other courses.

Email: karen.miller@maine.edu

Patricia Maher, M.Ed.

Administrative Specialist

Pat Maher is part-time Administrative Specialist for the Maine Folklife Center, in addition to her primary role with the Department of Anthropology. At MFC she handles communications, memberships, and general office administration. She has interests and background in digital media, including creating educational videos for the Cooperative Extension unit at UMaine.

Email: patricia.maher@maine.edu          Phone: 207.581.1891


Anthony ‘Nesey’ Gallons

Sound Engineer/Equipment Manager

Nesey Gallons is a student in the Department of History who is working on a variety of audio editing and remastering projects at MFC, as well as helping to create our new podcasting studio. He has a background in music (as a musician and recording engineer) and an interest in vintage recording equipment and technology. You can find his music here on bandcamp.

Email: anthony.gallons@maine.edu