Amanda Bourgoin received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Bonaventure University in New York and her Master of Business Administration degree from Wayne State College in Nebraska.
Amanda began her career at Husson as an admissions recruiter before moving into the classroom. Along with being a full-time lecturer for the School of Business, she is also the University's Head Women's Softball Coach. Coach Bourgoin has been with the team since 2006.
Kris Bridges is a visual storyteller. He teaches courses in Video Production including Advanced Video Compositing & Motion Graphics, and Video 1. One of his favorite projects is working on the annual short film production with a team of students.
In 1998, Kris started working with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. Here his interest in production grew, so he attended NESCom. After college, Kris worked as an Assistant Video Editor for a Russian tour company. He became a Production Assistant and then Director for ABC7 in Bangor. He directed a live statewide TV show there, before accepting a position as Editor/Director at the Maine Public Broadcasting Network in 2004. Kris has edited short form documentaries and directed live programs for the PBS affiliate ever since.
Kris is a motion graphic artist, blogger and video podcaster. He is a voracious reader of filmmaking books, an Alfred Hitchcock aficionado, and a member of several film organizations including the Maine Film and Video Association and Northeast Historic Film.
Currently, Kris is producing a documentary about Maine's state treat, the Whoopie Pie. In his spare time, instead of buying lottery tickets, Kris writes screenplays.
Brooks, Robert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Science and Humanities
Robert Brooks received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Idaho with a dual-major of Zoology and Chemistry with an Art Design minor. His Master of Science degree in Human Biodynamics and Physiology is from the University of Wisconsin. Most recently, Robert's Ph.D. was earned at Washington State University, where he again dual-majored and authored two dissertations in the disciplines of Biomechanics and Health Services Education.
Robert worked as an Anatomical Pathologist at the Washington State University's Human Anatomy Lab for nearly a decade. He has been a Visiting Professor at Wake Forest University; an Assistant Professor at Lyndon State College in Vermont; an Assistant Professor/Director of Biomechanics Laboratory at Pacific University in Oregon; and an Assistant Professor at Fort Lewis College in Colorado.
Along with teaching duties at Husson, he also pursues his own research interests. Most recently, those interests have involved cellular mechanisms associated with aging, muscle growth and wasting. He is interested especially in the effects of swimming on the body.
Nancy Bubar serves as executive assistant to the president, secretary to the Board of Trustees, and is active in Husson event planning. She has been with Husson since 1991, working in admissions, the information center and in telephone communications, as well as serving as advisor to the International Club, before joining the president's office in 2000.
Born and raised in Aroostook County, the daughter of a potato farmer, Nancy graduated from Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton in 1966, and from Beal College, with a degree in business, in 1969. Prior to coming to Husson, she was employed with Steven's Studio, as well as with a private physician's office in Bangor.
Nancy and her husband Cal reside in Brewer, are in real estate and as of late, take pleasure in “flipping houses.” They enjoy traveling adventures both here and abroad with their three grown children Amy, Heidi '02 (Psychology) and Ben '03 (Business Administration). The Bubar family is proud to have added Husson alumna, Madhu Adhikari '02 (Business Administration--Hospitality Management) of Nepal, as daughter number three.