Thirty-eight faculty members receive tenure and/or promotion

At the University of Maine, 38 faculty members have received tenure and/or promotion this spring. The annual announcement recognizes outstanding achievement in teaching, scholarship and research, and community engagement.

Tenure for 28 of the faculty members was approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees on March 28.

“It’s rewarding to recognize these members of UMaine’s world-class faculty for their leadership in the classroom, in research and scholarship, and in outreach,” says John Volin, UMaine executive vice president for academic affairs and provost. “They contribute to the transformative UMaine student experience for undergraduate and graduate students, and the university’s overall strength and success as a comprehensive Research 1 university.”

Promoted to Professor

College of Engineering

  • William Manion, Construction Engineering Technology

 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Darren Ranco, Anthropology and Native American Programs

 College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

  • Heather Hamlin, Aquaculture
  • Sara Lindsay, Marine Sciences
  • Paul Rawson, Marine Sciences

 Promoted to Associate Research Professor 

 College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

  • L. Brian Perkins, School of Food and Agriculture

Promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure 

College of Education and Human Development

  • Justin Dimmel, Mathematics Education and Instructional Technology
  • Leah Hakkola, Higher Education

College of Engineering

  • Sheila Edalatpour, Mechanical Engineering
  • Aaron Gallant, Geotechnical Engineering
  • Bashir Khoda, Mechanical Engineering
  • Lauren Ross, Hydraulics and Water Resources Engineering
  • Qian Xue, Mechanical Engineering

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Donald Beith, Philosophy
  • Matthew Brichacek, Chemistry
  • Philip Edelman, Music Education
  • Zachary Ludington, Spanish
  • Rebecca MacAulay, Psychology
  • Karyn Sporer, Sociology
  • Peter Stechlinski, Mathematics            

College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

  • Katherine Allen, Earth and Climate Sciences
  • Seth Campbell, Glaciology
  • Andrew Crawley, Regional Economics Development
  • Angela Daley, Health Economics and Policy
  • Allison Gardner, Arthropod Vector Biology
  • Valerie Herbert, Nursing
  • Pauline Kamath, Animal Disease/Diagnostics
  • Joshua Kelley, Biochemistry
  • Benjamin King, Bioinformatics
  • Danielle Levesque, Mammalogy and Mammalian Health
  • Ek Han Tan, Plant Genetics
  • Mary Tedesco-Schneck, Nursing

Maine Business School

  • Tanya Beaulieu, Management Information Systems
  • Stephen Jurich, Finance

Promoted to Associate Extension Professor with Continuing Contract 

Cooperative Extension

  • Deborah Bouchard, Aquatic Animal Health Specialist
  • Colt Knight, Extension Livestock Educator
  • Robson Machado, Food Science Specialist
  • Alicyn Smart, Plant Pathologist

Contact: Margaret Nagle,