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Campus Directory

College of Arts and Sciences

Jason C Johnston

Jason C Johnston

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences; Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology

  • Education

    B.A., Bowdoin College, 1997
    M.S., University of Delaware, 2001
    Ph.D., University of Maine, 2007
Lea Knudsen Allen

Lea Knudsen Allen

Associate Professor of English

  • Education

    B.A., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 2000
    Ph.D., Brown University, 2008
Leigh Belair, MEd, MT (ASCP)

Leigh Belair, MEd, MT (ASCP)

MLT Program Director; NL EMMC MLS Program Director; Associate Professor of MLT

  • Education

    B.A., University of Maine, 1994
    MEd, University of Maine, 2009
    MT (ASCP),1994
Bee Khim Chim

Bee Khim Chim

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture

  • Education

    BSc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Oklahoma State University
    MSc. in Soil Fertility, Oklahoma State University
    Ph.D. in Agronomy, Virginia Tech
Meagan Corriveau

Meagan Corriveau

Clinical Microbiology Lab Instructor

  • Education

    B.A., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 2005
    A.S., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 2007
    MLT (ASCP), 2007
John DeFelice

John DeFelice

Professor of History

  • Education

    B.A., Gordon College, 1991
    M.A., Miami University, 1994
    Ph.D., Miami University, 1998
Pamela Easler

Pamela Easler

Administrative Specialist

  • Education

    A.A.S., Northern Maine Community College, 2013
    B.A., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 2018
Larry Feinstein

Larry Feinstein

Associate Professor of Biology

  • Education

    B.S., Wright State University, 1999
    Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012
Shawn Guerrette

Shawn Guerrette

Adjunct / Arts & Sciences

Rafiul Hassan

Rafiul Hassan

Associate Professor of Computer Science and Curriculum Development Specialist

  • Education

    Ph.D., University of Melbourne, 2007
    B.Eng., Shah Jalal University of Science and Technology, 1998
  • Bio

    Dr. Hassan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Software Engineering in 2007 from the University of Melbourne. He worked at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals for more than 10 years as a full-time faculty member before coming to UMPI. He is an expert in machine learning and data science with applications to biomedical, financial and reservoir engineering, network security, and big data analysis. He has 3 U.S. patents, another U.S. patent submitted, and has authored many journal and conference papers. He’ll be working to secure accreditation for the UMPI Computer Science program with ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.).

  • Areas of Expertise

    Machine Learning Data Science Network Security Big Data Analysis

  • Scholarly Activities

    • COVID-19 – Outburst prediction: Developed an automated computational system to predict the total number of expected COVID-19 patients tomorrow/next week/next month.
    • COVID19 diagnosis from CT-Scan/X-ray
    • Breast Cancer diagnosis/prognosis
    • Protein/gene identification for drug discovery
    • Stock price prediction
    • Big data analysis and knowledge discovery: Developed a number of computational methods to analyze big data and extract knowledge that are important for efficient management of a business/company (e.g., prediction of good customer of a bank)
Deborah L Hodgkins

Deborah L Hodgkins (She/Her/Hers)

Professor of English

  • Education

    B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1987
    M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1989
    Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, 1998
John Hoffses

John Hoffses

Special Project Assistant

William Jenkins

William Jenkins

Associate Professor of Psychology

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Associate Professor of Psychology

  • Education

    B.A., University of Southern Maine, 2000
    M.S., University of Southern Maine, 2003
    Ph.D., University of Southern Maine, 2008
Michael A Knopp

Michael A Knopp

Professor of Chemistry

  • Education

    B.A., State University of New York,1976
    M.S., State University of New York, 1980
    Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1989
Jacquelyn Lowman
  • Education

    B.A., Connecticut College, 1993
    M.A., University of Chicago, 1997
    Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2004
  • Bio

    Jacqui Lowman has been a professional communicator since her adolescent years. She has worked in a broad array of venues, from commercial publishing and journalism to academe. The one area that she loves even more than communicating is teaching and guiding others to do so: to help them realize their communication gifts. As founder of and chief instructor in the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s professional communication and journalism program, she has ample opportunity to do just that. The program specializes in marketing, branding and advocacy. The beautiful rural surroundings foster resilient, creative people.

    In 2014, Jacqui, inspired by her students and their needs, started a nonprofit called BEYOND LIMITS: Awaken Your Potential. Among its guiding principles are that challenge is an opportunity, it’s all about the journey, and that there is no such thing as “can’t.” With creativity, perseverance, love, the right team, we can transcend anything. One mantra is: “The difficult we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer.”

    After many adventures, In the summer of 2019, Jacqui and her service dog Saint hit the road in Miracle, their accessible van. They drove 16,000 miles across the U.S. to Washington State and back to Maine through Canada, spreading the BEYOND LIMITS’ messages and assessing accessibility. In August 2019, Jacqui and Saint went way BEYOND LIMITS by welcoming a new member of their team: Dusty, another service dog. BEYOND LIMITS is planning further adventures.

  • Areas of Expertise

    Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Accessibility Social Justice Advocacy

  • Community Involvement

    • Founder, President, BEYOND LIMITS: Awaken Your Potential
    • Speaker, Maine Humanities Council, Part of Library Programs Initiative
  • Scholarly Activities

    • Lowman, Jacquelyn A. “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Communication.” In SAGE Business Skills Inc., 2021
Zhu-Qi Lu

Zhu-Qi Lu

Professor of Mathematics

  • Education

    B.A., Beijing Polytechnic University, 1982
    M.A., Beijing Polytechnic University, 1985
    Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1989
Kevin McCartney

Kevin McCartney

Professor of Geology; Director of the Northern Maine Museum of Science

  • Education

    B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1976
    M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1981
    Ph.D., Florida State University, 1988
David E Putnam

David E Putnam

Associate Professor of Science

  • Education

    B.A., University of Maine at Farmington, 1985
    M.S., University of Maine, 1993
Judith Ladd Roe

Judith Ladd Roe

Associate Professor of Biology

  • Education

    B.A., Vassar College, 1979
    M.S., George Washington University, 1982
    Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1990
Mark Royer

Mark Royer

Asst. Prof. of Computer Science & Curricular Development Specialist

Kimberly  Sebold

Kimberly Sebold

Professor of History

  • Education

    B.A., University of Delaware, 1988
    M.A., University of Delaware, 1990
    Ph.D., University of Maine, 1998
Elisha Sirois

Elisha Sirois

UMA MLT Program Coordinator; Laboratory Education Manager at MaineGeneral

  • Education

    MSM, Southern New Hampshire University, 2019.
    B.S., University of Maine, Medical Laboratory Sciences, 2014.
Teri St. Pierre

Teri St. Pierre

Director of Early College; Assistant Professor of Mathematics

  • Education

    B.Ed., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 1999
    M.Ed., University of Southern Maine, 2005
    M.S., Texas A&M University, 2018
Fred Strickland

Fred Strickland

Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity and Computer Science

  • Education

    B.A., Stetson University
    M.A., Central Michigan University
    B.S., University of Maryland at College Park
    M.S., Troy State University
    Ph.D., Auburn University
Chunzeng Wang

Chunzeng Wang

Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies

  • Education

    B.S., Guilin Institue of Technology, 1984
    M.S., China University of Geosciences, 1989
    M.Phi., City University of New York, 2000
    Ph.D., City University of New York, 2001
John J Zaborney

John J Zaborney

Professor of History

  • Education

    B.A., Bridgewater College, 1989
    M.A., State University of New York, 1991
    Ph.D., University of Maine, 1997
Li Zuo

Li Zuo

Associate Professor of Biology, Physiology and Biomedical Sciences; Director of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Lab

Richard Zuras

Richard Zuras

Professor of English and Creative Writing

  • Education

    B.A., George Mason University, 1990
    M.A., M.F.A., McNesse State University, 1998
Ahmed Abduuljabbar Al-Gburi

Ahmed Abduuljabbar Al-Gburi

Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer II

Anabela Ançã Mendes
  • Education

    B.S., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 1994
    M.A., Appalachian State University, 2013
  • Areas of Expertise

    French Spanish Portuguese

Brent Andersen
  • Education

    B.A., University of Utah, 1987
    M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1991
    Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 2002
Jeffrey S. Armstrong
  • Education

    M.S., Brunel University, 1991
    Ph.D., Tulane University, 1995
Natalija A Brewer
  • Education

    M.S., Chernovesty State University, 1994
Helena Brigman

Helena Brigman

Adjunct Faculty

Kennard Brown

Kennard Brown

Adjunct Faculty

C. Anne Chase

C. Anne Chase

Adjunct Faculty; Tutor Coordinator and Science Specialist

  • Education

    B.S., University of Vermont, 1979
    M.S., California State University, 1987
Jorge Conesa-Sevilla

Jorge Conesa-Sevilla

Adjunct Faculty

meagan Corriveau

meagan Corriveau

Adjunct Faculty

Malcolm Coulter

Malcolm Coulter

Adjunct Faculty

J Donald Cyr

J Donald Cyr

Adjunct Faculty

  • Education

    B.S., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 1969
    M.S., University of Maine at Orono, 1971
    M.E.D., University of Maine at Orono, 1971
    B.A., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 1974
Tammy Day

Tammy Day

Adjunct Faculty

Krista A Delahunty
  • Education

    B.S., Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2000
    M.S., Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2003
Carson V Dobrin
  • Education

    B.S., University of Colorado, 2004
    Ph.D., Wake Forest University, 2011
    M.E.D., Wake Forest University, 2012
Elizabeth R Flaherty
  • Education

    B.A., Moravian College, 1997
    M.A., Marywood University, 2001
Ruba Haddad

Ruba Haddad

Adjunct Faculty

Denise Hamlin

Denise Hamlin

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Hannigan

Michael Hannigan

Adjunct Faculty

John Harrington
  • Education

    B.S., University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point, 1975
    M.A., Ball State University, 1976
Jennifer Lynds
  • Bio

    Adjunct English professor with 23 years of experience as a journalist for both the Bangor Daily News and the Houlton Pioneer Times. Received a bachelor of arts in Communication with a minor in creative writing from the University of Maine at Presque Isle, and a master of arts in English and creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University. Served for three years as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer.

  • Areas of Expertise

    English Composition Journalism Creative Writing Poetry

  • Community Involvement

    • UMPI University Senate
    • AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer
Araminta Matthews

Araminta Matthews

Adjunct Faculty

Rowena McPherson

Rowena McPherson

Coordinator of Graphic Design, Social Media and Photography; Adjunct Faculty

Michelle Mishaan

Michelle Mishaan

Adjunct Faculty, Assistant Professor

Ronald Henry Murray
  • Education

    B.A., Bob Jones University, 1970
    M.E.D., University of Maine at Orono, 1982
David Murray

David Murray

Adjunct Faculty

Malissa Norfolk

Malissa Norfolk

Adjunct Instructor - Hematology/Coagulation

  • Education

    B.S. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Medical Laboratory Science – Clinical, 2010
    M.B.A. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Business Administration, 2018
    Online Teaching Certificate, Online Learning Consortium, 2020
Christopher Rabideau

Christopher Rabideau

Adjunct Faculty

Ted Shapiro

Ted Shapiro

Adjunct Faculty

  • Education

    B.A., University of Wisconsin, 1983
    M.S., Mississippi State, 1998
Frank Sullivan

Frank Sullivan

Adjunt Faculty; Director of Reed Art Gallery

  • Education

    B.A., College of the Holy Cross, 1986
Franklin V Thompson

Franklin V Thompson

Adjunct Faculty

  • Education

    B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1966
    M.Ed., Kutztown State University, 1973
    Ed.D., Lehigh University, 1981
Noah Winslow

Noah Winslow

Adjunct Instructor of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness

  • Education

    B.S., University of Maine, 2002
    M.S., Purdue University, 2003