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 contacting Director of Communications & Government Relations Patricia Erikson at 207-893-7721 or perikson@sjcme.edu.

Art

Scott Fuller, MFA
Associate Professor of Art
Digital imaging, public art, primitive ceramics processes, digital photography, new media, drawing, and sculpture
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Business

Antony Girlando, DBA 
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, MS
Associate Professor of Business Administration

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

Dale Brooker, PhD
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, restorative justice, white-collar and corporate crime 
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Katrina Hoop, PhD
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Activism, social movements, and political mobilization
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Education

Kathleen Kiley Clements, PhD
Assistant Professor of Education
Special education law and legislation, educational leadership, and postsecondary disability law and services
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Janice Rey, EdD
Assistant Professor of Education
Cognitive coaching
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Environmental Science

Mark Green, PhD
Professor of Environmental Science
Oceanography, ocean acidification, marine pollution, shellfish, shellfish mortality, Casco Bay, and estuarine nutrient cycling
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Greg Teegarden, PhD 
Associate Professor of Marine/Environmental Science
Coastal ocean ecology and oceanography, harmful algae, red tides, and marine food webs
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Ethics & Philosophy

Christopher Callaway, PhD
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, PhD
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, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Metaphysics and German philosophy
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Health & Fitness

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

Mike Connolly, PhD
Professor of History
Irish and Northern Irish history and politics, the Irish in Maine, and the life and times of John Ford
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Michelle Laughran, PhD 
Associate Professor of History 
Social and cultural history, Medieval history, Italian Renaissance, history of gender, and history of science and medicine 
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Andrea Vianello, PhD 
Associate Professor of History
Social and economic history, history of poverty and assistance, history of marginality, 17th- and 18th-century European history, Italian history, fashion history, Ancient Roman history, international relations, and comparative politics 
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Jonathan Malmude, PhD 
Assistant Professor of History 
History of modern economic diplomacy and military history 
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Media, New Media, Digital Technology

John Hufstader, MS
Associate Professor of Communications
Digital media, new media, electronic imaging, video production, video editing, film, and electronic media distribution
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William Yates, PhD
Associate Professor of Communications
Public relations, electronic journalism, new media, plagiarism, and academic integrity
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Natural Sciences

Johan Erikson, PhD
Associate Professor of Environmental Science
Sedimentary geology, interaction of climate and tectonics and erosion and sedimentary processes, environmental geology, and geology of South America
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Jeanne Gulnick, PhD
Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Sustainability, bacterial production relating to phytoplankton production, and carbon mineralization
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Emily Lesher, PhD 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry 
Lead, arsenic, and uranium contamination in drinking water, analytical methods for environmental contaminants, metal speciation in environmental systems, environmental effects of mining, element cycling in lakes
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Psychology

Nina Eduljee, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Academic success, psychological and sociodemographic predictors, teaching processes, constructivism, and memory and learning strategies
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Josh Schoenfeld, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
General clinical psychology, clinical science, health psychology, and associations between personal relationships and health
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Religion

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

Edward Rielly, PhD
Professor of English
Poetry, popular culture, baseball and American society, literature of the Vietnam War, Western film, and Sitting Bull’s resistance to Euro-American expansionism
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