Faculty

From the Heart
"If you are full within, you have plenty to give others by helping, listening, guiding. I live my calling and it is my joy to serve." Born to Nigerian parents living in England, most of Tai Slyne’s immediate family work in the medical field. Although her original goal was to become a physician,...
Learning is Play
Learning is all about play. With so much importance placed on testing and structured education methodology, we sometimes lose our sense of play but students learn best when the objective requirements of teaching are balanced with their individual learning paths. Coming from a long lineage of...
The Tap on the Shoulder
Completing a BSN in Nursing from Husson College through Eastern Maine Medical Center, Cathleen Colleran also earned a master’s degree in Community Health Nursing from the University of Mass-Dartmouth in 2000, and a DNP from Regis College in 2010. She remembers with great affection her undergraduate...
A Love of Learning
“I could go to school forever, there are so many things I want to know,” declares Clarissa Michalak, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Nursing Department at UNH. Clarissa’s lifelong passion for learning is evidenced by an impressive list of academic accomplishments. In 2007, she earned a...
Tackling security
A conversation with Andrew Macpherson, Assistant Professor at UNH, reveals both a razor-sharp focus and an enormous wealth of knowledge in the field of security intelligence. Macpherson attended Mercyhurst College, where he studied intelligence analysis as an undergraduate, and then interned as an...
Pushing the boundaries
Education was not gifted to Dr. Robert McGrath. On the contrary, he earned it by working his way through school, dividing his time between days in the classroom and evenings tending bar. Hard work, however, did not prevent him from graduating with degrees in Health Policy and Management from...
A durable peace
Growing up with media images of faraway children carrying machine guns struck a chord with Professor Melinda Negrón-Gonzales, lighting a spark that evolved to a lifelong interest in global studies and human conflict. Initially aspiring to journalism, she switched to anthropology, then eventually to...
Making hard days a little brighter
Patricia (Trish) Cox radiates passion when speaking about her career in social work, painting a clear picture of deep commitment and strong values.  After college Cox accepted a job in the pediatric cancer ward at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Witnessing first-hand ...
Eyes on the Horizon
As a college graduate in India, Phani Kidambi decided to break out of a traditional family-centered role to forge his own path. Emigrating to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Wright University, he faced a choice of either returning home or mastering ...