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Research & Engagement Academy

2014 Faculty Scholars

Research and Engagement Academy Faculty Scholars
Class of 2014



Standing, left to right (back row): Andre Garron, Kyung Jae Jeong, Sandra Rehan, John Hasseldine, David Plachetzki, Alyson Eberhardt, and Christopher LeBlanc.
(middle row), Debra Brucker, Matthew MacManes, Shelley Mulligan, Jennifer Dijkstra, Erin Sharp, May-Win Thein, Jayson Seaman, and Winston Thompson.
Seated, left to right: Shane Bradt, Harish Vashisth, Andrew Earle, Emilie Reagan, Robert Ross, Jade Caines, and Brett Gibson.

The University of New Hampshire’s Research and Engagement Academy is designed to enhance faculty members’ scholarly careers by strengthening the quality and quantity of proposals submitted to external funders and to increase the diversity of faculty who are awarded grant funding. Tenure-track, research, and extension faculty who exhibit promise are nominated to the Research and Engagement Academy by their dean or director. As a result of a competitive application review process, conducted by a team of UNH faculty, faculty scholars are selected from those who applied. Participation in the Academy is representative of all UNH Colleges, UNH-Manchester, and UNH Cooperative Extension.

The Research and Engagement Academy: Advancing Scholarship and Partnerships through External Funding Opportunities


Shane Bradt
Extension Associate Professor/Specialist
Geospatial Technologies
UNH Cooperative Extension

Debra Brucker
Senior Research Associate
Institute on Disability
College of Health and Human Services

Jade Caines
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
College of Liberal Arts

Jennifer Dijkstra
Affiliate Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering

Andrew Earle
Assistant Professor
Department of Management
Paul College of Business and Economics

Alyson Eberhardt
Extension Specialist
Coastal Ecosystems
UNH Cooperative Extension

Andre Garron
Extension Specialist
Regional Economic Development
UNH Cooperative Extension

Brett Gibson
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

John Hasseldine
Associate Professor
Department of Accounting
Paul College of Business and Economics

Kyung Jae Jeong
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Christopher LeBlanc
Assistant Professor
Engineering Technology Program
University of New Hampshire - Manchester

Matthew MacManes
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Shelley Mulligan
Associate Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
College of Health and Human Services

David Plachetzki
Assistant Professor
Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Emilie Reagan
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
College of Liberal Arts

Sandra Rehan
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

Robert Ross
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Jayson Seaman
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Services

Erin Sharp
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Studies
College of Health and Human Services

May-Win Thein
Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Winston Thompson
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
College of Liberal Arts

Harish Vashisth
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences