Faculty

Strout, Kruetz named presidential award winners

The University of Maine awarded two of its three top faculty honors to College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture faculty this year. Kelley Strout, associate professor and director of the School of Nursing, and interim associate dean of health science in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, received the Presidential Public Engagement […]

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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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New Faculty: Alice Doughty

Alice Doughty joined the School of Earth and Climate Sciences in January 2021, where she teaches courses in geology and coordinates the school’s undergraduate programs.  As an earth science student at UMaine, Doughty joined researchers on field expeditions in New Zealand where she discovered her fascination with how the climate shapes glaciers. Her curiosity lured […]

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Portrait of Jacquelyn Gill

Gill named 2020 recipient of 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. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. With every tweet, podcast, blog post and press interview, Jacquelyn Gill breaks down […]

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Portrait of Brian McGill

McGill named 2020 recipient of Outstanding Research Award

The Outstanding Research Award honors faculty who make significant contributions to their profession and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. When it comes to ecology, Brian McGill thinks big. The professor of biological sciences studies biodiversity on grand […]

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Portrait of Kelly Jaksa

Jaksa named 2020 recipient of Outstanding Teaching Award

The Outstanding Teaching Award honors faculty who demonstrate their commitment to teaching and ability to deliver an excellent undergraduate learning experience. It is among the most prestigious faculty awards bestowed by the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture. With an open door, heart and mind, Kelly Jaksa models the social work values she teaches […]

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New Faculty: Amanda Henderson

Amanda Henderson recently joined the School of Nursing as the director of the Nursing Learning Resource Center and a lecturer. Why UMaine? It’s home to me. What has your journey been to this point? Once I arrived at UMaine, I never left. Completing my course work (BSN, MSN) and previous employment experiences here. Please tell […]

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