Thomas Mullin

Associate Professor of Parks and Forest Resources

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Academic Background

MAIS, Interpretive Services Management, George Mason University
BS, Horticulture, Virginia Tech

Tom Mullin is an Associate Professor at Unity College. He joined the faculty in the fall of 1999 and serves as the program contact for the Parks and Forest Resources major.  A founder and life member of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), he was awarded the Fellow Award by NAI in 2003 and received National Meritorious Service awards twice in the past.  In 2013 he was awarded the Maine Campus Compact’s Faculty Award for Excellence for his work in service learning/community based learning.

Past offices and elected positions held with NAI include Vice President of Administration, Vice President of Programs, a founder and director of the College and University Academics Section (three terms), Chair of the Section Leadership Council (four years) and Section Representative to the Board of Directors (three years), Northeast Regional Director and multiple term Member at Large to the Board of Directors. He is currently the National Vice President for Administration and member of the Executive Committee. Tom also serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the Maine Woods Forever, Chair of the Steering Committee for the Waldo County Trails Coalition, member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Forest Canoe Trail and on the Advisory Council for the Friends of Sears Island.

Previous professional experience includes time as the Executive Director of an environmental learning center and a land trust in New Hampshire and Maine, manager of a municipal nature center and park in Virginia, Maine Project Learning Tree Coordinator and work as a consultant on a book as well as interpretive planning and training.

Past scholarly presentations at conferences have included multiple presentations at the National Association for Interpretation’s National Conference, National Land Conservation Conference, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Maine Land Conservation Conferences, Maine Environmental Education Association and the Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show.

Mullin Curriculum Vitae