Meg Cotton, deployed soldier and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Student Spotlight: Meg Cotton, SPHP Program

Meg Cotton is an active duty service member, single mom, Registered Nurse, and an aspiring Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). As a deployed soldier, she has chosen to take UNE’s SPHP classes for the flexibility of schedule and ease of access. Here she talks about being a student while on deployment, her experience with the coursework, and her goals for…

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October 12, 2020 |

Nicholas Flavin, MPH faculty member, MSIN program at CGPS

Faculty Spotlight: Nicholas Flavin, MPH, Health Informatics Program

Nicholas Flavin, MPH is a faculty member with the Health Informatics program at CGPS. Here, he talks about his professional experience and how that, combined with his passion for art, makes teaching a joy for him. You have an MPH – what drew you to teaching in the field of health informatics? My background is in healthcare, research, and teaching.…

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August 27, 2020 |

Gail Callahan, MPH Alumni of University of New England 2018

Alumni Spotlight: Gail Callahan, MPH ‘18

Gail Callahan is a Registered Nurse in a family practice with more than 22 years of clinical nursing experience. She decided to earn her MPH as a way to expand her knowledge of public health and begin to transition her career from one-on-one clinical care to a position where she can make change on a broader level. Can you tell…

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August 10, 2020 |

Faculty Spotlight: Angelina Moore Maia, PhD, RD, LD, Applied Nutrition Program Assistant Director, Graduate Programs in Applied Nutrition for the Master’s degree in nutrition online

Faculty Spotlight: Angelina Moore Maia, PhD, RD, LD, Applied Nutrition Program

Dr. Maia is the MSAN Assistant Director/Director of RDN Focus at UNE Online. Here, she talks about her background, what drew her to the field of nutrition, and why she is passionate about being an influence on what education looks like for people who intend to become a registered dietitian and get their master’s degree in nutrition online. Can you…

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July 7, 2020 |

Mike Fischer, Ed.D.

UNE Graduate Michael Fischer Appointed President of York County Community College

Dr. Michael Fischer is a recent graduate of the Ed.D. program at UNE Online and was recently named the president of York County Community College, in Wells, Maine. Fischer was chosen out of a field of nearly 50 candidates to lead this 1,600-student college in southern Maine. Dr. Fischer began his academic journey at UNE in Fall 2016 as a…

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June 16, 2020 |

Student Spotlight: Amber Silva, MSW

Student Spotlight: Amber Huff, Master's in Social Work Online

Amber Huff has overcome great obstacles to get her Master’s in Social Work online. Not only will she be the first in her family with an advanced degree, but this Mom of three will also be graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. A major source of her inspiration was to be a positive role model for her children, particularly…

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June 12, 2020 |

Jazmin Soloman, MPH

MPH Student Spotlight: Jazmin Soloman

Jazmin Soloman is an MPH student on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. She discusses here how the coronavirus has changed her work atmosphere, and how her degree in public health has opened up doors for her. Can you provide a general overview of your position with Pinellas County EMS & Fire Administration? I am a paramedic and the…

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May 12, 2020 |

Ed Adhaya, MPH graduate and Ed.D. student at UNE Online

Student Spotlight: Fred Adhaya, MPH – Doctor of Education Program

Fred Adhaya earned his Master of Public Health through UNE Online, and now he has returned to attain his terminal degree, a Doctor of Education. In this post, Fred discusses why he chose to pursue his Ed.D. with UNE, and how his MPH has helped him along that journey. You earned your MPH at UNE. What attracted you to continue…

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May 1, 2020 |

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

The Role of Public Health in a Pandemic

UNE Online Faculty member and public health expert Carol J. Ewan Whyte, Ph.D., M.Sc. discusses the role of a public health professional during the coronavirus pandemic. This information reflects the expert opinions and experiences of Dr. Ewan Whyte, and is accurate as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020. For someone working in public health right now, what is their role in…

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April 1, 2020 |

Margaret "Peggy" Wallace, educator

Peggy Wallace Responds with Online Education Modifications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Peggy Wallace has been teaching in the online Master of Science in Education program for 10+ years. She is a seasoned veteran who has taught hundreds of students online and has had to modify her instruction in those online settings many times before. With COVID-19, educators are seeing the need to extensively modify aspects of learning experiences to accommodate their…

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March 27, 2020 |

Matt Kaszubinski, Program Director Health Informatics Program

Program Director Spotlight: Matt Kaszubinski, Health Informatics Program

Matt Kaszubinski is the Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics and the new Master’s in Healthcare Administration here at UNE Online. Read on for his plan to keep students’ skills fresh, and what he is excited about for the future in the field of health informatics. Can you tell me a little about your background and what…

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March 17, 2020 |

Dr. Tim Bohinski, Medical General Chemistry II instructor in our Science Prerequisites for the Health Professions program

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tim Bohinski, Science Prerequisites Program

Dr. Tim Bohinski has a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry and is a Medical General Chemistry II instructor in our Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program. He has a deep interest in chemistry which he has applied in several different fields. Currently, he works with ultrafast lasers – and in a very recent development, a division of the company he works…

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March 11, 2020 |

Stephanie Marcotte Ed.D. program

10 Tips for Online Doctoral Students: A Dissertation Success Kit

Guest blogger and doctoral student Stephanie N. Marcotte is in her last semester of the online Doctor of Education (Ed.D) program at the University of New England. Her dissertation is focused on community college academic English as a second language (ESL) programs in Massachusetts. She is currently a Nursing Resource Coordinator and Adjunct Professor of ESL at Holyoke Community College…

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March 3, 2020 |

Llanie Nobile, Science Prerequisites for Health Professions instructor for Medical Biochemistry 1005

Faculty Spotlight: Llanie Nobile, Science Prerequisite Program

Llanie Nobile is an instructor for the online Medical Biochemistry I (CHEM 1005) class. She also serves as our Adjunct Faculty Representative and is an actively contributing member at our Faculty Assembly meetings. Read more about her below! Can you tell me a little more about the work you do/have done in your field? As a subject matter expert in…

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February 28, 2020 |

Dr. Jayne Pelletier, Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Education

Program Director Spotlight: Dr. Jayne Pelletier, Education Program

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Education at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. In this post, Dr. Pelletier discusses her background, love of education, and imparts some words of wisdom to her faculty and students.  Can you tell me a little bit about your background?…

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February 5, 2020 |

Kendall Croteau, Student Support Specialist

Meet our Team: Kendall Croteau

Meet Kendall Croteau, a Student Support Specialist for the Master of Social Work program here at UNE Online. Kendall joined UNE in the winter of 2019 as an Enrollment Counselor for the Social Work program, and since then, has transitioned into a Support role. Here, she talks about her experience supporting online social work students, the best professional advice she’s…

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February 3, 2020 |

Alumni Spotlight, Mona Haimour

Alumni Spotlight: Mona Haimour, MPH

Mona Haimour, RN, BScN, MSN, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. As a 2016 inductee to UNE’s Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society, she also proved herself to be one of UNE’s brightest Master of Public Health students. From Jordan to Canada Originally from Jordan,…

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January 29, 2020 |

Dianna Montfort Ed.D.

Spotlight on Virtual Research Symposium Presenter Dianna Montfort, Ed.D.

Dianna Montfort, Ed.D. is a graduate of the UNE Doctor of Education program and was a presenter at last year’s inaugural CGPS Virtual Research and Scholarship Symposium. Here, she talks about her experience in the Ed.D. program as well as what it was like presenting at CGPS’s first Symposium in 2019. Last year you presented at our first Virtual Research…

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January 28, 2020 |

Katelyn Beeley, Health Informatics student

Student Spotlight: Katelyn Beeley, Health Informatics Program

Katelyn Beeley, RN, BSN is the Manager of Clinical Informatics under Medical Affairs for Maine Medical Center and a student in our health informatics program. Here, she talks about what led her to the field of health informatics, what she is learning from her studies, and about her experience with the UNE community. Can you tell us a little bit…

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January 21, 2020 |

Tessa Hathaway, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Tessa Hathaway

What do you do at UNE Online? I’m a Student Support Specialist for the Master of Social Work program. Where are you from? I grew up in Pittsfield, Maine, and I’ve lived in the Bangor area for the past 4 years. What’s your favorite dessert? Anything chocolate – preferably something involving frosting or peanut butter. What is the best professional…

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November 13, 2019 |

Tracey Spinato, Assistant Director for Career Services in Public Health at CGPS

Faculty Spotlight: Tracey Spinato, MPH, Public Health Program

Tracey Spinato is the Assistant Director for Career Services in Public Health at CGPS. One of her functions is to be a resource for public health students as they seek out a field experience placement. She is also a resource for UNE students and alumni who are beginning in the field of public health or for those who have decided…

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October 30, 2019 |

Henri Moser, Ph.D.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Henri Moser, Learning Specialist

Dr. Henri Moser is a Learning Specialist with the Student Academic Success Center at UNE Online. He presents online workshops to groups and works one-on-one in live videoconference sessions with our graduate students, working with them on subject-specific tutoring for statistics and research, as well as graduate-level learning strategies. Can you tell me a little about your background and what…

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October 18, 2019 |

Toho Soma

Student Spotlight: Toho Soma, Health Informatics Program

Toho Soma is the Interim Director and Senior Research Associate in the Center for Excellence in Health Innovation at UNE. He is also the supervisor of a team of evaluators in the Center. Although he is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Health Informatics, his background is in public health. For ten years prior to coming to UNE, he…

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October 17, 2019 |

Lori Rand, Writing Specialist at the Student Academic Success Center (SASC)

Faculty Spotlight: Lori Rand, Writing Specialist

Lori Rand is the Online Writing Specialist for the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) based here on the Portland Campus. Recently, we sat down and discussed a typical day for her, how she provides writing consultation for UNE students, and what she has found to be the most helpful for developing effective graduate-level writing skills. What does a typical day…

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August 1, 2019 |