SBE Faculty Members Receive Promotions

Congratulations to  School of Biology and Ecology faculty members that have been approved by the University of Maine System Board of Trustees for promotion and/or tenure.  The faculty were nominated by President Susan J. Hunter based on a peer and administrative review of their teaching, research and public service.


Brian McGill photoBrian J. McGill has been promoted to professor of biological sciences, previously an associative professor. McGill teaches Bio 205- Maine Natural History and two graduate courses: community ecology and advanced biometry.  His research focuses on large-scale ecology and global change.



Brian OlsenBrian Olsen was promoted to associate professor with tenure of biology and ecology, previously an assistant professor.  Olsen currently teaches Bio 200- Biology of Organisms, Bio 434- Avian Biology and Ecology and EES 590- a graduate student discussion course on ecology and evolution.  His current research focuses on the evolution and ecology of tidal marsh birds.