Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation

Erika Stump Ph.D.

Research Associate
Erika  Stump Ph.D.


Rm 203, 140 School Street, Gorham, ME 04038

Contact Information

Phone: 207.228.8117

Dr. Erika (Kika) Stump earned her doctorate in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service and her master's in Education at the University of Southern Maine. As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, she majored in English with a concentration in African American Literature. Erika worked in Maine public high schools as an English teacher for ten years prior to teaching at Central Maine Community College and Bowdoin College. Her research includes quantitative and qualitative studies examining policy implementation, achievement among disadvantaged students, critical geography and education reform.


Selected Publications:

Implementation of a Proficiency-Based Diploma System: Early Experiences in Maine
Erika K. Stump, David L. Silvernail, May 2014

Pathways to Mathematics College Readiness in Maine
David L. Silvernail,  Ida A. Batista, James E. Sloan, Erika K. Stump, Amy F. Johnson, January 2014

The Relationships Between School Poverty and Student Achievement in Maine
David L. Silvernail, James E. Sloan, Chelsea R. Paul, Amy F. Johnson, Erika K. Stump, January 2014

Preliminary Implementation of Maine's Proficiency-Based Diploma Program
David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Angela Atkinson Duina, Lori Moran Gunn, 2013

Implementation of a Proficiency-Based Diploma System in Maine: Phase II - District Level Analysis
David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Anita Stewart McCafferty, Kathryn M. Hawes, January 2014

Maine's Improving Schools: An Examination of Distinguishing Features of a Sample of Maine's Improving Public Schools
Erika K. Stump, David L. Silvernail, Catherine Fallona, Lori Moran Gunn, 2013

More Efficient High Schools in Maine: Emerging Student-Centered Learning Communities
David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Richard E. Barnes, Kenneth E. Kunin, Sarah E. Wintle

More Efficient Public Schools in Maine: Learning Communities Building the Foundation of Intellectual Work
David L. Silvernail, Erika K. Stump, Richard Barnes, Kenneth Kunin, Sarah E. Wintle, January 2012