Paquette named associate provost for academic affairs and faculty development

A photo of Gabriel Paquette
Gabriel Paquette

Gabriel Paquette, vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Oregon, has been named associate provost for academic affairs and faculty development at the University of Maine, effective Feb. 3. He also will be a UMaine professor of history.

“Dr. Paquette’s experience as a vice provost at the University of Oregon and as a fellow in the Office of the Provost at Johns Hopkins will serve us well at UMaine,” says John Volin, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “We look forward to having him join us in the spring semester.”

Paquette has been a member of the University of Oregon community since 2018, where he also has served as dean of the Robert D. Clark Honors College (2018–20). He is a professor of history and global studies. Prior to joining the University of Oregon, Paquette directed the Program in Latin American Studies and was a professor of history at The Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of three books, including “The European Seaborne Empires: From the Thirty Years’ War to the Age of Revolutions.”

Paquette received a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, and an M.A. from the National University of Ireland, where he was a George J. Mitchell Scholar.

“I am excited to join UMaine and thrilled to have the honor of working with an impressive faculty whose achievements as scholars and teachers both enrich the university and contribute powerfully to the State. I can’t wait to get started,” Paquette says.