It is in Schoodic Institute’s mission to work through innovative partnership programs. The Institute attracts and collaborates with a diverse range of researchers and educators.

In order to honor those individuals who are not employed by Schoodic Institute or Acadia National Park but have a substantial role as researchers and educators in our partnerships, and to encourage and strengthen such partnerships, Schoodic Institute designates selected individuals as Adjunct Faculty.

Schoodic Institute is pleased to work with the following Adjunct Faculty:

Dr. Frederick Bianchi
Professor of Music/Humanities and the Arts
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Dr. Karen Hutchins Bieluch
Practice-Based Learning Specialist
Environmental Studies Program
Dartmouth College

Dr. John Cigliano
Professor of Biology and Director of Environmental Conservation
Department of Biological Sciences
Cedar Crest College

Dr. Jane Disney
Senior Staff Scientist and Director, Community Environmental Health Laboratory
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Dr. Richard Feldman
Investigador Titular C, Unidad de Recursos Naturales
Centro de Investigación Científica de Yucatán
Department of Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Dr. Karen James
Staff Scientist
Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory

Dr. Sarah Nelson
Associate Research Professor in Watershed Biogeochemistry
University of Maine, School of Forest Resources
Sen. George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
Program in Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Maine RiSE Center (Research in STEM Education)

Dr. Brian Olsen
Assistant Professor, School of Biology and Ecology
University of Maine

Dr. Jennifer Shirk
Interim Executive Director, Citizen Science Association

Adjunct Faculty candidates are evaluated by the Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park Science Advisory Committee. Partners interested in being considered for adjunct faculty status may contact Jim Andrews, Chair of the Science Advisory Committee, at any time.