College News

Sullivan named associate dean for academics

Susan Sullivan has been named associate dean for academics of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine, succeeding George Criner on Aug. 1. A profile featuring Sullivan is on the UMaine News website.

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Dieffenbacher-Krall named Associate Director

Interim Dean Mario Teisl of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture is pleased to announce the promotion of Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall, Ph.D., to Associate Director of the University of Maine’s School of Biology and Ecology. Dr. Dieffenbacher-Krall has been with the University of Maine since 1998, and has served as Assistant Director at the […]

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Amy Engler Booth: Outstanding Public Service Award

The Outstanding Public Service Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to the University of Maine’s mission of service—disseminating university resources into the community.  No matter the miles or pandemic safety measures, Amy Engler Booth strives to provide audiology care to patients who need it most.  The staff audiologist and lecturer in the Department of […]

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Mehdi Tajvidi: Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to their profession and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship.  Cellulose nanofibrils are miniscule. You would need 100,000 to cross the width of a single human hair. In the lab of Mehdi Tajvidi, Ph.D., these tiny structural building units of wood hold tremendous potential.  The associate […]

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Lynn Atkins: Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors faculty who demonstrate their commitment to teaching and ability to deliver an excellent undergraduate learning experience. Much like the clay students mold in her Human Anatomy course, Lynn Atkins aims to make a lasting impression on the minds of her students.  “A year after my course is over, what will […]

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Isaac Shepard: Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Doctoral Student Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Isaac Shepard came to the University of Maine to transform how scientists think about ecological principles in the context of climate change. With the guidance of his advisor Hamish Greig, associate professor of stream ecology, […]

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Melissa Macphee: Master’s Student Graduate Research Excellence Award

The Master’s Student Graduate Research Excellence Award recognizes a student who has an exemplary record of research and scholarly activity. Melissa Macphee aims to understand why mental health services are underutilized by law enforcement and how they can be better delivered which, in turn, will help first responders better serve vulnerable populations and communities.  The […]

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