Lori Schnielders is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine at Machias. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northern Kentucky University, her Master’s degree from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio and her Ed..D. from the University of Louisville. “Dr. Lori” came to Maine in 2007, after having previous teaching experiences at Vanderbilt University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and the University of Louisville. She has also worked as a professional school counselor and special education teacher as well as counseling children at the Family Nurturing Center in Northern Kentucky. Summer 2013 brought Dr. Schnieders to downeast Maine where her primary teaching responsibilities are in the Psychology and Community Studies Department;College of Arts and Letters.Prior to coming to UMM she introduced an innovative distance learning model for practicum and internship supervision using Skype technology. Dr. Schnieders has edited 2 books about using videoconferencing, which is the primary focus of her scholarship work. She has written several journal articles and numerous conference presentations, including several at international conferences. Her participation in the Crossing Borders project has been on-going since 2003 (you can find more information about this on the Crossing Borders tab of this website). Dr. Lori has multiple interests and talents, and enjoys participating in a local choral groups, Playing her double bass "Fred" and "Otto" the banjo basswith the UMM Ukulele Club, crocheting shawls for shut-ins, connecting with friends and family, and spending time with her cat Ms. Clare. She has a son and daughter in law and two grandsons who are the joy of her life.