At the University of Maine at Farmington, our professors are first and foremost teachers, and many are nationally-recognized experts in their fields.

Though many UMF faculty are nationally-recognized experts in their fields, they have a passion for teaching and take the time to get to know their students. Collaborating with students on a research project, holding office hours to review a term paper, or chatting over a cup of coffee, UMF professors take the time to get to know you — your research passions, your favorite sports teams, what bands you’re listening to, your favorite authors and more.

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At UMF, our low, 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you’ll work closely with your professors. Sharing ideas, debating issues, conducting research, or helping with a tricky assignment, our professors will become an active part of your life. And some will even become treasured lifelong mentors.

Here, the vast majority of our classes – even introductory classes – are taught by full-time faculty. We do not use graduate assistants to teach our classes. (This is not the case at all universities.)

UMF – A Top Fulbright Scholar Producer

UMF was recognized as a 2012 Fulbright Scholar “top producer” by the Institute of International Education and the Fulbright Program’s sponsor, the U.S. Dept. of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of the prestigious Fulbright award are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

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Currently, UMF has 11 faculty members who have been named Fulbright Scholars:

  • Assistant Professor of Anthropology Gaelyn Aguilar
  • Associate Professor of Political Science Linda Beck
  • Associate Professor of Biology Chris Brinegar
  • Professor of English Eric Brown
  • Professor of Social Studies Education Rod Farmer
  • Assistant Professor of English Sabine Klein
  • Professor of Creative Writing Gretchen Legler
  • Associate Professor of Creative Writing Jeffrey Thomson
  • Assistant Professor of History Anne Marie Wolf
  • Adjunct faculty Bruce McInnes (Music)