Marieka Brouwer burg, PH.D., lecturer
Marieka Brouwer Burg is a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. Her dissertation research focused on hunter-gatherer land use strategies in the Post Glacial Netherlands. As part of this work, she received a Fulbright fellowship and spent a year working closely with colleagues at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, the Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen, and Utrecht University. Dr. Brouwer Burg continues to research the effects of paleo-climate and paleo-environmental change on past human decision-making through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computational analyses. She has conducted research in the Netherlands, New Mexico, and most recently in central Belize. She is the Laboratory Director and GIS Specialist on the Belize River East Archaeology (BREA) Research Project and co-instructs the UNH-sponsored study abroad field school in central Belize (courses ANTH 674 Archaeological Survey and Mapping and ANTH 675 Archaeological Field School). Marieka is also passionate about pedagogy and using digital technologies to enhance learning and improve student engagement. Along with Prof. Sara Withers, she will be reworking her curricula as an Open Educational Resource (OER) Ambassador at the University of New Hampshire for 2016-2017.
Jen Frye, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor
Jen Frye is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy (RMP). She joined UNH as an adjunct professor in January of 2009 and accepted a full-time, clinical faculty position in the fall of 2013. She completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Maine in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation in 2001. She went on to complete a Master of Science from the Muskie School of Public Service in Health Policy and Management. During her professional and academic career, Jen has had a passion for therapeutic recreation advocacy and quality of life for individuals with disabilities, with a primary focus on physical disability and older adults. Her primary role in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy is coordinating the internship program, a capstone requirement of all RMP graduates, requiring a full-time, semester-long experience working in the recreation field. She enjoys engaging with students in experiential learning opportunities to help them better understand how to take classroom concepts and implement them in the real world.
khole gwebu, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Khole Gwebu is an associate professor of Decision Sciences at the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics. He joined UNH in 2006 shortly after completing his Ph.D. at Kent State University. His teaching interests include e-business, database management, management information systems and systems analysis and design. His primary research interests include data security management, decision support systems and information technology adoption and use. His articles have been published in leading information systems journals such as the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Systems and Software and Behavior and Information Technology. He has served on a number of university-level, college and departmental committees, including the UNH Writing Committee, the Paul Undergraduate Curriculum & Assessment Committee, the Paul College IT Committee and, the Paul College Promotion & Tenure Committee.
CARRIE HALL, PH.D., ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Carrie L. Hall grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, and was always interested in learning as much as possible about all of the living things all around her. This love of the natural world was fostered by excellent secondary teachers and influential mentors in her early life, and lead Dr. Hall to the decision to pursue her post-secondary education in the biological sciences. After graduating from high school, she completed an eight-year active duty career in the U. S. Air Force before returning home to attend college as a non-traditional student. Dr. Hall completed her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and her Master of Science in Biochemistry at the University of Tulsa, and then completed a dual-track Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biology Education at Idaho State University. She continued her post-doctoral training and her first faculty position at a small liberal arts college in South Dakota before joining the UNH faculty in Biological Sciences in 2015. Throughout her professional and academic career, Dr. Hall has been interested in teaching and learning methods that best work for students from diverse backgrounds. Herself being a non-traditional, veteran, low-income, woman student in the sciences, she seeks to understand how faculty decisions and adoption of teaching methodology best inspire all students to succeed.
Julien Kouame, Ph.D., Extension Specialist for Program Development and Evaluation
Julien Kouame earned a Bachelor of Art in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from Manchester University; a Master of Public Health from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University; and a Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation from Western Michigan University. He provides state-wide evaluation leadership to UNH Cooperative Extension program development. He joined Cooperative Extension in December 2015. Previously, he was Health Communication Specialist at Grady Hospital (Atlanta, GA), Research Assistant at the CDC malaria branch in Atlanta, GA. and Research Manager in the Community Research Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy (Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan). He was responsible for the evaluations of various federal and local community interventions including the Early Learning Neighborhood Collaboration (ELNC), the LINC Community Revitalization funded by W.K. Kellogg and evaluation advisor for the Kent County Community Transformation Grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Julien Kouame is a member of the American Evaluation Association since 2006.
Lina lee, PH.D., PROFESSOR
Lina Lee is a professor of Spanish. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin with a specialty in second language acquisition and assessment. She has been a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire since 1996. She regularly teaches courses in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, and foreign language methodology. Her research focuses on oral assessment, computer-mediated communication and discourse analysis.
ALISON PAGLIA, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Alison Paglia’s teaching focus is on research methods, developmental psychology, and health psychology. Many of her courses have an applied focus, as she requires her students to apply course material to real world settings. She has been formally recognized for her ability to connect service to the community with course content. The service learning partnership for students in Adult Development and Aging between UNH Manchester and Pearl Manor at Birch Hill Terrace (formerly Pearl Manor at Hillcrest Terrace) was acknowledged for its success in service to the community and enhancement of the students’ academic experience. Campus Compact of New Hampshire awarded Professor Paglia the 2004 President’s Good Steward Award, and awarded Pearl Manor at Hillcrest the 2004 President’s Community Partner Award. Professor Paglia and Neila Dagget, former Activities Director at Pearl Manor were also the recipients of the 2004 UNH Manchester Dean’s Award for Service to the Community and College. Dr. Paglia’s research and service work also have an applied focus. Dr. Paglia’s partnerships have included the NH Cooperative Extension, Southern New Hampshire AIDS Task Force, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services STD/HIV Prevention Section, Easter Seals / Seniors Count, the Manchester YWCA, and the Concord Boys and Girls Club.
sam pazicni, PH.D., ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Sam Pazicni is an associate professor of chemistry at the University of New Hampshire. He received B.A. degrees in Chemistry and Music from Washington and Jefferson College, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, and performed post-doctoral research in Biophysics and Chemistry Education at the University of Michigan. At UNH, Sam leads an active research group, specializing in both bioinorganic chemistry and chemistry education research, and co-directs the CC2CEPS scholarship program. He presents research and workshops on teaching and learning both nationally and internationally and regularly publishes in The Journal of Chemical Education and Chemistry Education Research and Practice. Sam is also a member of the American Chemical Society, and currently serves on the Society's Committee on Education and Chemistry Education Research Committee.
Leah A. Plunkett, PH.D., ASsociate PROFESSOR
Leah A. Plunkett is an Associate Professor of Legal Skills and a member of the leadership team at University of New Hampshire School of Law, where she is responsible for accreditation and standards compliance. In addition, she directs UNH Law’s Academic Success Program, which engages students in “meta-learning”: learning about how they learn best so they can excel in law school, on the bar exam, and in law practice. Leah also is a Fellow with the Youth & Media team at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Previously, she was a Climenko Fellow & Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Leah does legal and interdisciplinary research into how digital technologies are transforming education and other core components of youth and family life. Leah has a background as a legal aid and a consumer rights lawyer; these past experiences as an advocate inform her current academic work with an awareness of the often over-looked challenges facing indigent and low-income individuals and families. Digital educational technologies and digital data are also central to her own teaching and administrative responsibilities. She holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in American History and Literature from Harvard College, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School, where she was training director for the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
bill ross, PH.D., PROFESSOR
Bill Ross has been Special Collections Librarian at UNH since 1990. He has a BA in American history from East Carolina University, an MA in history and an MLS in library science from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from American University. His teaching and research interests range from the use of primary resources in the classroom to the preservation of memory and culture in post-Katrina New Orleans. Bill has developed and taught three first-year seminars at UNH: one uses primary source material to teach the Civil War, another is an in-depth course on New Orleans, and a third looks at fly fishing and American identity. He is the father of three and grandfather to twin granddaughters; He and his wife live in nearby Dover, NH.