Spotlight

Dr. Sue Cooke ’94, ‘04G has been part of the UNH community for more than two decades. After earning a B.S. in Marine and Freshwater Biology and a Ph.D. in Zoology on the Durham campus, Cooke joined UNH Manchester as an adjunct instructor of biological...
Dr. Nick Mian has focused on connecting UNH Manchester students with real-world experience since joining the faculty as assistant professor of psychology in 2015. Bringing his expertise as a clinical psychologist, Mian’s courses allow students to explore child and family psychotherapy first-hand....
Since joining the faculty in 1998, Dr. Barbara Jago has challenged her students to become braver, stronger, and more thoughtful. Jago, associate professor of communication arts, has taught courses in relational communication for two...
Since joining the UNH Manchester faculty in 2014, Dr. Kyle MacLea has made it his mission to give students research experience in areas that interest them. A member of the Council on Undergraduate Research and the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching, MacLea focuses on allowing students to pursue...
Since joining the faculty in 2015, Dr. Stephen Pimpare has inspired students with his passion and expertise on American politics and public policy. Pimpare was integral in the creation of the Public Service and Nonprofit Leadership...
Dr. James Ramsay arrived at the University of New Hampshire in 2015 to spearhead UNH’s Homeland Security program, which has grown significantly on both the Manchester and Durham campuses. In his three years as professor of security studies, Ramsay...
Carolyn Gamtso has been instrumental in bringing information literacy into the classroom since joining the UNH Manchester faculty in 2000. As head of reference and instruction at the college’s library, she works closely with fellow faculty members to design interactive, experiential student...
Dr. Patricia Halpin has been an integral part of UNH Manchester’s biology department since joining the faculty in 2000. As associate professor of biological science and biotechnology, Halpin fuses hands-on learning and technology to enhance her students’ classroom experience. Halpin’s...
Dr. Alison Paglia, associate professor of psychology, has focused on connecting her students with real-world experiences since she began teaching at UNH Manchester 21 years ago. Centering on research methods, developmental psychology and health psychology...
Dr. Laurie Shaffer has shared her expertise and passion for American Sign Language/English interpretation with students since joining the UNH Manchester faculty in January 2017. An active practitioner of ASL/English interpreting for nearly...
In her decade-long tenure at UNH Manchester, Dr. Melinda Negrón-Gonzales has transformed the way students approach social and political change. The enthusiasm and experience she brings to her role as associate professor of politics & society has garnered praise from students and faculty alike,...
Economics Professor Dr. Thomas Birch has been a staple of UNH Manchester’s business program since he joined the faculty in 1987. Fusing economics with liberal arts principles, Birch’s classes explore the interactions between business and economics, politics...