Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S., University of Central Florida
B.S., University of Georgia
Phone: (207) 255-1424
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 improving human relations within the physical, biological, social occupational and technological environments. Dr. Kuntz believes that classroom opportunities, including service learning/community engagement (SL/CE), are crucial preparation for students. These activities prepare both on-campus and distance learning students for both graduate school and immediate employment, as problem solving skills, critical thinking and collaboration are vital for success 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 learning classes and recently had a chapter published with a colleague in 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, and have chosen her as 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