College of Management and Human Service



In a new partnership with AAA, USM's Tourism and Hospitality students will be the recipients of funds raised from an event held Friday, August 22, on the Holland America cruise ship MS Veendam at the Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland. AAA has committed up to $5000 towards scholarships for a new cruise ship internship program.

Muskie School hosts local students at iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium

University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service hosted approximately 100 Maine middle and high school students participating in the iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium on June 10. The students explored public policy and its global impact, with presentations they developed on topics as diverse as “Food Waste and Climate Change,” “Civil Rights,” “The Four Freedoms,” and “Hurricane Sandy Impact, Disaster Preparedness and Response Policies.” Schools participating from the surrounding communities included Portland High School, Casco Bay High School and King Middle School from Portland, Cape Elizabeth High School, Freeport Middle School and Durham Community School.

Dean Joseph McDonnell publishes new op-ed in Portland Press Herald on how to lead an angry public

Dr. Joseph McDonnell, dean of the College of Management and Human Service, discusses the character of Henry Fonda in "12 Angry Men" and how it provides us with timeless insights that might help our leaders address an angry public.

USM School of Business Ranks High as a Princeton Review 'Best Business School'

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business is the “best choice for Portland-area professionals” for the second consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review.

Professor Matthew Dean discusses "disruptive innovation" in the Portland Press Herald

Professor Matthew Dean, Director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research discussed "Disruptive innovation is an advancement so powerful that it forces an entire industry to change."

Dean Joseph McDonnell discusses "Off Campus: To move forward, Washington may have to take a look back" in the Portland Press Herald

Dr. Joseph McDonnell, Dean of the College of Management and Human Service discusses today's elected officials could take a lesson from Senator Margaret Chase Smith.

Dean Joseph McDonnell discusses Off Campus: USM's Confucius Institute will help build bridges with China in the Portland Press Herald

Dr. Joseph McDonnell, Dean of the USM College of Management and Human Service discusses local community members and students will have the chance to study Chinese language and culture.

Dean Joseph Mcdonnell asks universities to 'rethink the college major' in the Portland Press Herald

Dr. Joseph McDonnell, dean of the USM College of Management and Human Service, encourages universities to consider integrating career and liberal education.

Muskie School Statistician and Business Faculty Member Responds to Maine School Grading System in the Portland Press Herald

Prashant Mittal, statistician in the Muskie School and part-time faculty in the School of Business at USM, examines the math behind Maine's new school grading system.

Professor David Silvernail discusses Maine school grading system with Channel 6-WCSH

David Silvernail, director of the Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation at the USM School of Education and Human Development, spoke to Caroline Cornish at Channel 6-WCSH about Maine's new school grading system-