Uriah Anderson

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

M.A., Ph.D., Arizona State University
B.S., Indiana State University

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 255-1329
Email: uriah.anderson@maine.edu
Location: Torrey 227D

Areas of Expertise

Uriah Anderson received his PhD in social psychology from Arizona State University. His graduate worked focused on evolutionary social cognition, specifically how fundamental social motivations like protecting ourself and our loved ones, finding a mate, making friends, and gaining status influence the ways we perceive and think about others. For example, if we are worried about our physical safety, what types of people do we attend to? Whom do we remember later?

Since joining UMM in 2011, Dr. Anderson has taught a wide range of online courses in experimental psychology for the Psychology and Community Studies program. After spending his graduate career focused on such a narrow aspect of psychology, he is excited to have a chance to broaden his focus and teach some of the courses that first attracted him to psychology, like Intro to Psychology and Learning and Memory.


Heather Ball

Associate Professor of Special Education

Education

Ed.D., Ph.D., University of Maine
C.A.S., University of Maine
M.S.Ed., Duquesne University
B.A., Rhode Island College

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 255-1381
Email: hball@maine.edu
Location: Torrey 229B

Areas of Expertise

Social Context of Education, Social Justice, Special Education, New Teacher Induction, and Distance Education.


Meghan Wilson Duff

Associate Professor of Psychology

Education

M.S., Psy.D., Antioch New England Graduate School
B.S., Emory University

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 255-1227
Email: meghan.duff@maine.edu
Location: Torrey 227C

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Meghan Wilson Duff is an Associate Professor of Psychology in UMM’s Psychology and Community Studies Program. Meghan is originally from southern Vermont. She has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Antioch New England Graduate School in Keene, NH. She previously worked as a child & family therapist and an adolescent substance abuse treatment provider. Her undergraduate majors at Emory University were Russian Language & Linguistics and Physical Anthropology & Human Biology. Meghan was a 2003-2004 NH/VT Schweitzer Fellow while completing her graduate work. The Schweitzer Fellowship was started to develop leaders in service from different professions to address health and wellness needs of communities and achieve health equity. Meghan continues to be involved with the Schweitzer Fellowship. Her service work influences her teaching, and she is happy to be part of program that integrates Service Learning and Community Engagement (SL/CE) throughout the curriculum. Meghan currently helps support the Machias Cohort of the University of Southern Maine’s Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling. The Machias Cohort makes it possible for students in Washington County to attain their Masters via a combination of distance technology and local classes while remaining in county.


Lois-Ann Kuntz

Professor of Psychology
Chair of the Arts and Letters Division

Education

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S., University of Central Florida
B.S., University of Georgia

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 255-1424
Email: lkuntz@maine.edu
Location: Torrey 229B

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Kuntz joined the UMM faculty over 10 years ago bringing expertise as an applied psychologist. She is interested in how to improve human relations within the physical, biological, social occupational and technological environments. Dr. Kuntz believes that classroom opportunities that include service learning/community engagement (SL/CE) are crucial preparation for majors. These activities prepare campus and distance students for both graduate school and immediate employment as problem solving skills, critical thinking, and collaboration are vital to be successful in either realm. Dr. Kuntz received the Donald Harward Award from Maine Campus Compact in recognition of her SL/CE course work. She facilitates workshops for other faculty utilizing SL/CE in distance classes and recently had a chapter published with a colleague in the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook, by SAGE publication. Dr. Kuntz is the advisor for the 100% Society which hosts an LGBTA youth state-wide Rainbow Ball Weekend. She is very honored that graduating senior classes have named her the recipient of the Frederick Reynolds Faculty Award several times as well as naming her their Class Marshall during graduation.

“I’ve always been interested in what we can do to improve people’s lives. I’m interested in how to improve human relations within our physical, biological, social, occupational and technological environments. Unlike many people’s image of a psychologist, I am not trained to ‘psychoanalyze’. Instead, my quest is to apply psychological theory to real world problems for groups and individuals, and this is exactly what my students get to experience with their research projects for various community agencies.” Lois-Ann Kuntz


James Moreira

Associate Professor of Community Studies

Education

M.A., Ph.D., Memorial University of Newfoundland
B.A., University of King’s College

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 255-1414
Email: james.moreira@maine.edu
Location: Torrey 227A

Areas of Expertise

Anthropology and Community Studies.


Lori Schnieders

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

Ed.D., University of Louisville
M.Ed., Xavier University
B.A., Northern Kentucky University

Contact Information

Phone: (207) 255-1460
Email: lschnieders@maine.edu
Location: Torrey 117B

Areas of Expertise

Counseling and School Psychology


Part-Time Instructors

Lisa Athearn

Assistant Professor of Communication

Chris Crittenden

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Matthew Day

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Pamela Feeney

Lecturer of Counseling

Michelle Garcia

Instructor of Anthropology

Kathy Hecht

Lecturer of Animal Science/Psychology

Tora Johnson

Associate Professor of Geographic Information Systems

Frank Lane

Assistant Professor of Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Jordan Litman

Associate Professor of Psychology

Kharyssa Rhodes

Assistant Professor of Anthropology