Faculty

Brenda Hall hiking along a coastline during a research expedition.

College names Hall winner of 2019 Outstanding Research Award

Dr. Brenda Hall, a professor of glacial geology in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute, was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine’s 2019 Outstanding Research Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college […]

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Paul Rawson helping a student

College names Rawson winner of 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award

Dr. Paul Rawson, an associate professor of marine sciences in the School of Marine Sciences, was awarded the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine’s 2019 Outstanding Teaching Award. The award was presented at the college’s annual Celebration of Excellence on April 17. The college also awarded the 2019 Outstanding […]

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bone shaped dog biscuits

Dog biscuits made with invasive green crabs pass the taste — and sniff — test

Angela Myracle’s research is going to the dogs. Or, more accurately, for the dogs. As a scientist with Maine EPSCoR’s Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET), Myracle looks for innovations in aquaculture. And when the assistant professor of human nutrition at the University of Maine spied dog treats at a local supermarket that were made with […]

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roof of Winslow Hall through tree twigs

Eleven college faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

Thirty-four University of Maine faculty have received tenure and/or promotion. The faculty members were nominated by UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy based on a peer and administrative review of their successful teaching, research and public service, and approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees. “We are extremely proud of our world-class faculty who […]

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New Faculty: Pascal Berrill

Pascal Berrill recently joined the School of Forest Resources as an Associate Professor of Silviculture. What has your journey been to this point? I moved from New Zealand to do graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, then taught forestry at Humboldt State University in north coastal California for 10 years, before moving to […]

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University of Gothenburg's Sven Loven Center in Tjärnö, Sweden

In Sweden, Waller shares in-depth knowledge of cold-water corals

Rhian Waller’s front yard is a 660-foot-deep fjord. The long, narrow sea inlet nestled between cliffs in Tjärnö, Sweden is home to a host of marine species, including seabirds and harbor seals. And corals. Until January 2020, the fjords also will be areas of exploration for Waller, a University of Maine marine scientist based at […]

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Portrait of Jane Puhlman

New Faculty: Jane Puhlman

Jane Puhlman joined the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders as an assistant professor this fall. What has your journey been to this point? I obtained a master’s in speech pathology at Southern Connecticut State University. After graduation, I moved to upstate NY for 4 years and worked as a school based speech pathologist and […]

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Portrait of Jay Wasson

New Faculty: Jay Wason

Jay Wason joined the School of Forest Resources as an Assistant Professor of Forest Ecosystem Physiology this fall. What has your journey been to this point? Native of Syracuse, New York. BA from the University of Pittsburgh. PhD from State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry studying mountain spruce-fir forest responses […]

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Gill included in Grist feature on science communicators

Jacquelyn Gill, an assistant professor of paleoecology and plant ecology at the University of Maine, was included in the Grist article, “9 science geeks you need to know.” Gill is an ice age ecologist and host of the climate change podcast “Warm Regards.” One reason she studies the past is that it can inform the […]

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