Title: Associate Professor of Chemistry; Vice Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences
Office Location: 207 Folsom Hall
Phone: (207) 768-9483
Dr. Michael Knopp's academic interests include chemistry (organic chemistry and environmental chemistry), science and mathematics.
B.A., M.S., State University of New York
Ph.D. Syracuse University
Title: Professor of Geology; Director of the Northern Maine Museum of Science
Office Location: 302 Folsom
Phone: (207) 768-9482
Dr. Kevin McCartney has done research on silicoflagellates, single-celled algae found in marine environments, for the past 25 years. During a sabbatical in 2009, he discovered 18 new species and two new genera of silicoflagellates in rock samples collected in remote islands of northern Canada. He has written five articles related to this research and has been published in the international journal Marine Micropaleontology.
B.S., Virginia Polytech Institute and State University
M.S., Ph.D., Florida State University
Title: Lecturer of Science
Office Location: 214 South Hall
Phone: (207) 768-9726
Professor David Putnam's academic interests include Quaternary geology, glacial geology, anthropology, archaeology, and cultural ecology. He has worked throughout the western US, Eastern US, Alaska, and eastern Canada. His current research examines the responses by human societies to environmental change through active field research in northern Maine, the western US, and Central Asia. He works closely with indigenous peoples, particularly the Native American Tribes of Maine and First nations of adjacent Canada.
B.A., Geology, Biology, and Anthropology, University of Maine at Farmington
M.S., Quaternary Studies, Institute for Quaternary Studies, University of Maine
Title: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Office Location: 315 South Hall
Phone: (207) 768-9652
Dr. Jason Johnston is interested in understanding how habitat quality affects the ecology of birds. His research spans forest ecology, physiological ecology, and sustainability studies. Current research projects are examining the potential impacts of the University's campus wind turbine on breeding Savannah sparrows, the effects of forest management practices on birds and the food they eat, and opportunities for sustainable alternative energy development in Northern Maine. He frequently employs student to help conduct his research, and incorporates research into introductory and upper-level coursework.
B.A., Bowdoin College
M.S., University of Delaware
Ph.D., University of Maine
Title: Associate Professor
Office Location: 306 South Hall
Phone: (207) 768-9412
Dr. Chunzeng Wang is interested in field geologic mapping and research. Since the late 1990's, he has conducted research on Maine's Norumbega Fault System. He is also interested in using GIS (geographic information system) technology in his geologic mapping and research, and in mapping environmental hazards, natural resources, and municipal infrastructures. At the University, he is in charge of the GIS program and head the GIS Laboratory.
B.S., Guilin College of Geology, 1984
M.S., China University of Geosciences, 1989
M.Phi., City University of New York Graduate Center, 2000
Ph.D., City University of New York Graduate Center, 2001