Academic Programs

Program Directors

  • Jennifer-ONeil

    Jennifer O'Neil, MSW, LCSW

    Director, Graduate Programs in Social Work Online
    (207) 221-4926 | joneil4@une.edu
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    Education

    Ph.D. Adult Learning and Development Lesley University, ABD
    M.S.W. Simmons College

    Expertise

    Women Veterans
    Trauma
    Adult Learning and Development

  • Megan Landry, Program Manager UNE College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Health Informatics Program

    Megan Landry, B.S.N., M.H.A.

    Director, Graduate Programs in Health Informatics
    (207) 221-4726 | mlandry6@une.edu
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    Education

    M.H.A.-Informatics Saint Joseph University, PA
    B.S.N. Husson University

    Expertise

    Healthcare Quality
    Patient Safety

  • Ellie Dodge, M.S., Ph.D.

    Director, Graduate Programs in Applied Nutrition
    (207) 221-4785 | edodge1@une.edu
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    Education

    Ph.D. University of Maine, Food and Nutrition Sciences
    M.S. University of Maine, Food Science and Human Nutrition
    B.S. University of Maine, Food Science and Human Nutrition

    Expertise

    Food Systems and Sustainability
    Environmental Nutrition
    Instructional Technologies
    Online Course Design
    Curriculum Development, Implementation and Evaluation

    Research Interests

    Nutrition Education within the community, especially nutrition for children and the incorporation of experiential learning through the use of gardens as instructional tools. Other research includes using online and instructional technologies in course design program development and implementation of a blended delivery (online and face-to-face) weight management program for University of Maine Employees.
  • Barbara Fortier

    Barbara Fortier, M.S.

    Director, Science Prerequisites for Health Professions
    (207) 221-4829 | bfortier1@une.edu
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    Education

    M.S. University of New England
    M.S. Mississippi State University

    B.S. Lesley University

  • Erin Connor

    Erin L. Connor, Ph.D.

    Director, Graduate Programs in Education
    (207) 221-4962 | econnor@une.edu
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    Education

    Ph.D. University of Southern Maine
    M.S.Ed. Harvard Graduate School of Education
    B.A. Swarthmore College

    Expertise

    Decision-making through Consensus
    Shared Leadership Models in Schools
    Education Policy and Leadership

    Research Interests

    Experiences of Maine high school graduates who require remediation as part of their post-secondary studies.
  • Nang Tin Maung, Field Practicum Coordinator, UNE Public Health

    Nang H. Tin Maung, Ph.D., M.P.H.

    Director, Graduate Programs in Public Health
    (207) 221-4952 | ntinmaung@une.edu
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    Education

    Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Medical School
    M.P.H. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    Expertise

    Health Informatics
    Global Health
    Practice Experience

Academic Administration

  • Brianna Bates Parsons

    Brianna Bates Parsons, Ed.D.

    Assistant Director, Education Curriculum & Research
    (207) 221-4962 | bparsons4@une.edu
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    Education

    Ed.D. Northeastern University
    M.P.W. Chatham University
    B.A. University of Maine, Orono

    Expertise

    Motivational Theory
    Academic and social integration with emphasis on first-generation low-income students
    Non-traditional students and the role of gender with regard to academic persistence

  • Christine Rogerson

    Christine Rogerson, M.S.W., LCSW

    Practicum Coordinator
    (207) 310-7876 | cizzi@une.edu
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    Education

    M.S.W. University of New England
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    Nicole Beaulieu

    Assistant Director, Science Prerequisites for Health Professions
    (207) 221-4859 | nbeaulieu2@une.edu
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    Education

    M.A. Rutgers University
    B.A. University of Florida

  • Wanda Anderson, M.S.W., LCSW

    Practicum Coordinator
    (207) 468-8979 | wanderson4@une.edu
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    Education

    M.S.W. University of Hawaii of Manoa

    Expertise

    Case Management Services 
    Working with Adult Survivors 
    Poverty Issues and Strength Based Supervision 
    Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice 
    Family and Child Sexual Abuse 
    Special Needs of Children

  • Sharla Willis

    Sharla Willis, DrPH, MPH, MA

    Associate Director, Graduate Programs in Public Health
    (207) 221-4794 | swillis3@une.edu
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    Education

    DrPH University of Illinois at Chicago
    MPH University of California Los Angeles
    MA University of California Los Angeles

    Expertise

    Community-based Participatory Research
    Qualitative Research Methods
    Maternal and Child Health
    Health Disparities
    Women’s Health

    Current Teaching Areas:
    Social and Behavioral Health

  • Autumn-Straw

    Autumn Straw, MSW, LCSW

    Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Social Work Online
    (207) 221-4856 | astraw@une.edu
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    Education

    M.S.W. Simmons College of Social Work

    Expertise

    Individual and Family Therapy
    Children and Families
    Trauma
    Adoption
    Child Mental Health
    Case Management
    Systems Work

  • Nan Solomons, Practicum Coordinator Health Informatics program at UNE Online

    Nan Solomons, Ph.D.

    Assistant Director, Health Informatics Practicum
    (207) 221-4258 | nsolomons@une.edu
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    Education

    Ph.D. Arizona State University, College of Nursing and Health Innovation
    M.S. University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service
    B.A. Mount Holyoke College

    Expertise

    Software Support and Implementation
    Quality Improvement
    Evidence-based Practice
    Patient Experience
    Social Network Theory
    Research Methods

  • Titilola Balogun, Practicum Coordinator for UNE Online Public Health

    Titilola Balogun, MBBS, MPH, DrPH

    Field Practicum Coordinator
    (207) 221-4689 | tbalogun@une.edu
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    Education

    DrPH University of Texas School of Public Health
    MPH University of Texas School of Public Health
    MBBS Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

    Expertise

    Community Health Practice
    Maternal and 
    Child Health
    Adolescent Health
    Epidemiology

    Current Teaching Areas:
    Practice Experience
    Epidemiology
    Community Assessment

  • Jennifer R. Ceide, MPH, CHES

    Assistant Director, Public Health Workforce Development
    (207) 221-4879 | jceide@une.edu
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    Education

    M.P.H., Health Education and Communication, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 2018
    B.S., Community Health Education, City University of New York, 2009

    Expertise

    Program Planning and Evaluation

  • Mary Lou Ciolfi

    Mary Lou Ciolfi

    Assistant Director, Thesis Advising
    (207) 221-4791 | mciolfi@une.edu
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    Education

    A.B. University of Chicago
    J.D. University of New Hampshire School of Law
    M.S. University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service

    Expertise

    Public Health Law and Ethics
    Policy
    Practice Experience
    Integrative Learning Experience

  • Carol Ewan Whyte, Research and Service Coordinator, Public Health, UNE Online

    Carol J. Ewan Whyte, Ph.D., M.Sc.

    Assistant Director, Public Health Research & Service
    (207) 221-4128 | cewanwhyte@une.edu
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    Education

    Ph.D. The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
    M.Sc. The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica
    B.Sc. (Hons) The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica

    Expertise

    Career Coaching
    Cultural Competency
    Global Health
    Health Disparities
    Health Literacy
    Healthy Aging
    Maternal and Child Health
    Nutrition
    Research Project Development and Management
    Women’s Health

    Current Teaching Area:
    Maternal and Child Health

  • Jennifer-Healy

    Jennifer Healy, M.Ed., MBA

    Assistant Director, Career Services in Public Health
    (207) 221-4916 | jhealy3@une.edu
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    Education

    M.Ed. Cambridge College
    MBA Northeastern University

    Expertise

    Professional Preparation Workshop

  • Monique Roy, Assistant Program Manager - Graduate Programs in Education, UNE Online

    Monique Roy

    Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Education
    (207) 221-4793 | mroy20@une.edu
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    Education

    CAGS University of Southern Maine
    M.A.  University of Southern Maine

    Expertise

    Adult Education/Human Resource Development
    Organizational Leadership

Administration

  • Heidi Lynch

    Heidi Lynch

    Administrative Assistant
    (207) 221-4506 | hlynch3@une.edu
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  • Joy Hammonds

    Joy Hammonds

    Administrative Assistant
    (207) 221-4676 | jhammonds@une.edu
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  • Katharina Gifford

    Administrative Assistant
    (207) 221-4542 | kgifford@une.edu
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  • Kelsey Oltz

    Kelsey Oltz

    Staff Assistant
    (207) 221-4960 | koltz@une.edu
    Kelsey Oltz is the Staff Assistant for the Graduate Programs in Education.

  • Lindsey Vazquez

    Administrative Assistant
    (207) 221-4961 | lvazquez@une.edu
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  • Susan Rooker, Program Assistant, Health Informatics Programs

    Susan Rooker

    Administrative Assistant
    (207) 221-4967 | srooker@une.edu
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