Lois-Ann Kuntz
Lois-Ann Kuntz
Professor of Psychology
Chair of Arts and Letters Division

Lois-Ann Kuntz

Title: Professor of Psychology, Chair of Arts & Letters Division
Applied Psychology Concentration
Psychology & Community Studies Program

Phone: 207.255.1244
Email: lkuntz@maine.edu
Location: 229B Torrey Hall
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1996 PhD University of Florida

1986 MS University of Central Florida

1984 BA University of Georgia

Areas of Expertise - applied psychology, evaluation, preception & cognition, psychophysiology, service learning/civic engagement, psychology of prejudice, human factors.


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 cermonies.

“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

Photo of Lois-Ann receiving the Donald Harward Award Lois-Ann receiving the Donald Harward Award from Maine Campus Compact from Left-to-Right: Left to right: Stuart Swain, Vice President of Academic Affairs, MCC Executive Director Liz McCabe Park, Lois-Ann Kuntz, Cindy Huggins, President

Courses Regularly Taught:

Photo of Lois-Ann receiving the Donald Harward AwardLois-Ann with former student Teryn Bruni and her award winning research poster. Teryn received the Marjy N. Ehmer Outstanding Undergraduate Student Poster for "A Comparative Study of Elementary School Practices for Students with AD/HD in Washington County, Maine and Algoma District, Ontario" the award was conferred at the 47th Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Danbury, CT.
  • PSY102 Personal Growth
  • PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 214 Psychology of Prejudice
  • PSY 320 Learning and Memory
  • PSY 322 Physiological Psychology
  • PSY 330 Perception and Cognition
  • SSC320 Research Methods & Design


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