Faculty Expertise

Faculty members are committed to teaching and ongoing professional study in their fields. Below is a list of their areas of expertise, by general topic. Please click on an individual professor’s bio link for more information about his or her professional activities. Contact individual professors by calling media relations director David Svenson at 207-893-7723.

Art

Scott Fuller, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Art

Digital imaging, public art, primitive ceramics processes, digital photography, new media, drawing, sculpture.
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Business

Antony Girlando, D.B.A.
Associate Professor of Business Administration

International business, cross-cultural management, Rome, conducting business in Italy, application of technology to international business
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John Zerillo, M.S.
Associate Professor of Business Administration

Comparison of state income tax structures, state income tax analysis, credit unions.
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Crime, Criminal Justice, Sociology

Dale Brooker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Corrections, correctional policy, prisons, correctional education, prisoner reentry, prisoner reintegration, criminological theory, theories of crime, gender and crime, qualitative methods in criminal justice research, crime statistics, justice studies, peacemaking criminology, critical criminology, online learning, distance learning, restorative justice, white-collar crime, corporate crime.
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Katrina Hoop, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology

Activism, social movements and political mobilization.
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Education

Kathleen Kiley Clements, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Special education law and legislation, educational leadership, and postsecondary disability law and services.
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Janice Rey, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Education

Cognitive Coaching.
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Environmental Science

Mark Green, Ph.D.
Professor of Environmental Science

Oceanography, ocean acidification, marine pollution, shellfish, shellfish mortality, Casco Bay, estuarine nutrient cycling.
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Greg Teegarden, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Marine/Environmental Science

Coastal ocean ecology and oceanography, harmful algae, red tides, marine food webs.
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Ethics & Philosophy

Christopher Callaway, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Ethics and political philosophy, applications of virtue ethics to discussion of issues of citizenship, relationship between religious commitment and political life.
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Sister Patricia Flynn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Ethics, on both the theoretical level and on the applied level, bioethics and institutional ethics, moral obligations of boards of trustees and directors.
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Walter Ludwig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy

Metaphysics and German philosophy.
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Health & Fitness

Tom Dann, M.Ed.
Instructor of Exercise Science
Fitness training for health/wellness and sports performance.
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History

Mike Connolly, Ph.D.
Professor of History

Irish and Northern Irish history and politics, the Irish in Maine, the life and times of John Ford.
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Michelle Laughran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Social and cultural history, Medieval history, Italian Renaissance, history of gender, history of science and medicine.
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Andrea Vianello, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of History

Social and economic history, history of poverty and assistance, history of marginality, 17th-18th century European history, Italian history, fashion history, Ancient Roman history, international relations and comparative politics.
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Jonathan Malmude, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of History

History of modern economic diplomacy, military history.
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Media, New Media, Digital Technology

John Hufstader, M.S.
Associate Professor of Communications

Digital media, new media, electronic imaging, video production, video editing, film, electronic media distribution.
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William Yates, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communications

Public relations, electronic journalism, new media, plagiarism and academic integrity.
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Natural Sciences

Nick Benfaremo, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Organic chemistry, conducting polymers, synthesis of materials with interesting electrical and optical properties, preparation and investigation of fluorescent molecules.
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Johan Erikson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Environmental Science

Sedimentary geology, interaction of climate and tectonics and erosion and sedimentary processes, environmental geology, geology of South America.
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Jeanne Gulnick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Sustainability, bacterial production relating to phytoplankton production, carbon mineralization
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William Hoyt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Astronomy, solar system, chemistry
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Nursing & Health Care

Gail Marchigiano, M.S.N.
Associate Professor of Nursing

Critical care nursing, pharmacology in nursing, RNs returning to nursing, new graduates beginning in nursing, medical-surgical hospital units, critical care nursing.
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Sharon Martin, M.S.N.
P
rofessor of Nursing

Public, community, and home health nursing, infection control, pandemic flu preparedness in home health, lead poisoning prevention, folic acid promotion, wound care.
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Psychology

Nina Eduljee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Academic success, psychological and sociodemographic predictors, teaching processes, constructivism, memory and learning strategies.
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Josh Schoenfeld, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

General clinical psychology, clinical science, health psychology, associations between personal relationships and health.
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Religion

Steven Bridge, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology

Jewish scriptures (law, prophets, wisdom literature), Christian scriptures (gospels), social justice, international service, sacramental theology.
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Daniel P. Sheridan, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology
Islam, Hinduism, inter-religious dialogue, Christian ecumenism, Catholic doctrine and life.
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Sister Marilyn Sunderman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Theology

Liberation theologies, Christian spirituality (especially Christian mystics), writings of Thomas Merton, Christology (especially the writings of Juan Luis Segundo and Karl Rahner), spirituality of Catherine McAuley, theology of grace.
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Writers & English

Edward Rielly, Ph.D.
Professor of English

Poetry, popular culture, baseball and American society, literature of the Vietnam War, Western film, Sitting Bull’s resistance to Euro-American expansionism.
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Jacqueline McCurry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English

Contemporary Irish poets, especially Paul Muldoon and Seamus Heaney; contemporary Native American novelists, especially Louise Erdrich & Sherman Alexie; African-American literature.
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