New Faculty 2017—18

Peter Madigan

Lecturer in Leadership Studies and Public Policy

Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center

Dmitri Markovitch

Assistant Professor of Marketing

Maine Business School


Julia McGuire

Julia McGuireLecturer in Biology

School of Biology and Ecology

Ph.D. in ecology and environmental sciences, University of Maine

Specialty: food systems and socioeconomic systems

Why UMaine? Because of the quality of the biological and environmental teaching.

Neil Mucha

Neil MuchaLecturer in Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Vermont

Specialty: synthetic inorganic chemistry, with an emphasis on catalysis

Why UMaine? I am excited to be at UMaine because it has combines the resources available at a large school, yet still offers the guidance and support characteristic of smaller institutions. (Furthermore, the state is absolutely beautiful.)


Muhammad Nawaz

Muhammad NawazLecturer in Political Science and International Affairs

Department of Political Science

Ph.D. in security studies, Kansas State University

Specialty: international relations

Jennifer Newell-Caito

Jennifer Newell-CaitoLecturer and Lab Coordinator

Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

Ph.D. in biochemistry, University of Rochester

Specialty: blood coagulation protein biochemistry

Why UMaine? So excited to move back to my home state and have the opportunity to teach science courses at UMaine.


Bonnie Newsom

Bonnie NewsomAssistant Professor of Anthropology

Department of Anthropology

Ph.D. in anthropology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Specialty: maine archaeology

Why UMaine? UMaine offers the best opportunity for me to feed my passion for Maine archaeology, contribute to Maine’s archaeological story, and share my knowledge with students, Indigenous communities and Maine people.

Robert Northington

Lecturer in Biology

School of Biology and Ecology


Erin Percival Carter

Erin Percival CarterAssistant Professor of Marketing

Maine Business School

Ph.D. in business administration with an emphasis in marketing, University of Colorado Boulder

Specialty: consumer behavior

Why UMaine? On my visit to Maine, it was obvious to me that the faculty that I met were able to produce good work, have substantive interactions with students, and enjoy themselves while doing both.

Olivier Putzeys

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering


Judith Rosenbaum

Judith RosenbaumAssistant Professor of Communication and Journalism

Department of Communication and Journalism

Ph.D. in mass communication, Radboud University, Netherlands

Specialty: media selection and reception, social media and digital cultures, health literacy

Why UMaine? With its focus on cross-disciplinary, collaborative and community-oriented research, as well as an incredibly supportive faculty, the University of Maine is the ideal place to grow, learn and give back.

Jean-Sebastien Senecal

Assistant Professor of New Media

New Media Program