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Campus Directory

Education

Alana Margeson

Alana Margeson

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning, Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Education Program

  • Education

    B.S., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 1999
    B.S., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 1999
    M.Ed., Saint Joseph's College of Maine, 2008
    Ed.D., Walden University, 2019
Courtney Boma

Courtney Boma

YourPace Curriculum Coordinator, CBE Academic Success Coach, Coordinator of Student Teaching & Field Experience

  • Education

    B.S., University of Southern Maine, 2002
    M.Ed., Walden University, 2008
Tomasz Herzog

Tomasz Herzog

Professor of Social Foundations of Education and Social Studies Education

  • Education

    B.A., Theological Seminary, 1989
    M.A., Adam Mickiewicz University, 1993
    (Non-degree) Postgraduate Studies, Georgetown University/The George Washington University, 1996
    Ph.D., Adam Mickiewicz University, 2002
  • Bio

    Tomasz Herzog was awarded a Ph.D. in Educational Studies and Master’s degree in Sociology at Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland). He also completed postgraduate studies in Civic Education and Educational Leadership at Georgetown University and The George Washington University.

    He has been a Professor of Social Foundations of Education and Social Studies Education at the University of Maine at Presque Isle since 2006. Previously, he has also held research and teaching positions at Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland), SUNY at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY), Empire State College, and Gratz College (USA).

  • Areas of Expertise

    Social foundations of education Social studies Civic education Multicultural education Political and social post-Holocaust Polish Jewish history Holocaust education

  • Community Involvement

    In Poland

    • co-founder – the Poznań chapter of the Poland-Israel Friendship Association,
    • co-founder – “Otwarta Rzeczpospolita” (Open Republic – Association against Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia).

    In the USA

    • Board of Directors member – the Maine Council for the Social Studies
    • Dr. Herzog actively participates in the life of the Jewish community in Maine
  • Scholarly Activities

    • Affiliated Faculty – Judaic Studies, University of Maine (Orono)
    • MA thesis advisor – Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Gratz College
    • Review Board member of the following peer-reviewed journals:
      • “Dyskursy Młodych Andragogów” (publisher: University of Zielona Góra, Poland); -“Collaborations: A Journal of Community-based Research and Practice” (publisher: Miami University, OH & Rutgers University, USA)
      • “The Journal of Social Studies Research” (publisher: The International Society for the Social Studies, USA).
      • Former International Advisory Board member – a peer-reviewed “Przegląd Politologiczny” (Political Science Review), (publisher: Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland).
      • Former International Advisory Board member – the Maryland Council for the Social Studies, – Former Academic Advisor – The Mark and Gail Appel Program in Holocaust and Antiracism Education – “Learning from the Past, Teaching for the Future” (The Centre for Jewish Studies and The Canadian Centre for German and European Studies, York University in Toronto, Canada).
Wendi Malenfant

Wendi Malenfant

Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education

  • Education

    B.S., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 1993
    M.Ed., University of Maine, 2011
    Ph.D., University of Maine, 2021
  • Bio

    Dr. Wendi Malenfant has dedicated her career to the field of Education. She is a proud graduate of the teacher preparation program at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and taught in the Presque Isle school system for 17 years. She served as Easton Elementary School principal for five years and has been teaching in the teacher preparation program at UMPI since 2015. Dr. Malenfant did her doctoral dissertation on mathematics anxiety in first-generation pre-service teachers and aspires to help mitigate that anxiety in her students in order to break the mathematics anxiety cycle. She believes building relationships with students is the first crucial step in educating tomorrow’s leaders, and she looks for ongoing opportunities to immerse her students in the field to interact with teachers and students in local public schools. Dr. Malenfant is passionate about teaching and learning and strives to inspire her students to learn and grow along with her. She lives in Westfield with her husband, Kevin, who is also an educator and University of Maine at Presque Isle graduate.

  • Areas of Expertise

    Elementary Education Early Childhood Education Educational Leadership/Administration Math Anxiety in Pre-Service Teachers

  • Scholarly Activities

    • Ph.D. in Educational Leadership: “A Quantitative Study of Mathematics Anxiety in First-Generation Pre-Service Teachers”
Kristy Dube

Kristy Dube

Adjunct Faculty, Lecturer I

Julia Flacke

Julia Flacke

Adjunct Faculty

Loni Nadeau

Loni Nadeau

Adjunct Faculty; UMPI/UMFK Education Support Professional

  • Education

    B.S., University of Maine Fort Kent, 2011
    Graduate Certificate, University of Farmington, 2015
    M.S. Ed., University of Farmington, 2018
Heather Nunez-Olmstead

Heather Nunez-Olmstead

Senior Instructional Designer

  • Education

    B.A.A.E., University of Maine at Presque Isle, 2009
    M.S.Ed., University of New England, 2016