College of Management and Human Service


Professor Emeritus Stephen Murphy's book "Voices of Pineland" reviewed in Portland Press Herald

"Nobody known to this reviewer can see into the future, but by studying the past, there are signs of directions that politicians and experts du jour should never be allowed to take our society in again. University of Southern Maine professor Stephen T. Murphy has just produced such a cautionary volume..."

Finance Profesor James Bennett discusses Facebook's $100B valuation

"The raising of the veil confirmed what most had suspected — Facebook is a tremendously unique company in many respects. The number of users is staggering: 845 million monthly active users at the end of 2011, uploading more than 250 million photos on an average day. Users are eagerly embracing new ways of accessing Facebook; roughly half of active users access both at home and on mobile products. It has become an essential part of life for tens, if not hundreds, of millions of people."

USM Student Group Hosts “Stuff the Trucks” Food Drive to Support Good Shepherd Food Bank in Maine

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., members of the University of Southern Maine Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team will be at the Scarborough Sam's Club to host the "Stuff the Trucks" Food and Fund Drive in support of Good Shepherd Food Bank.

Business lessons from the Bard: Dean Joseph McDonnell explores leadership in 'Henry V'

Shakespeare on business — really? Shakespeare’s plays provide timeless insights for managers because so many deal with the dynamics of leadership — themes of power and its abuse, character and its flaws, ambition and its destructiveness, loyalty and its betrayal.

Help our USM Business Students Become the Next Sports Media Stars

Seven USM Business students are finalists in the XFINITY Next Sports Media Star contest to win a job as a social media reporter for XFINITY/Comcast Sports! To give our students the most support- and the best chance at winning- we’re asking our USM faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community to vote now and vote often...

Dean Joseph McDonnell discusses the impact of public-private partnerships on economic development in latest BDN article

Dean Joseph McDonnell examines the latest state-university partnership between New York City and Cornell University and the importance of such relationships in growing a state's economy....

Professor Charlie Colgan presents 2012 Maine Economic Forecast

On January 10, Professor Charlie Colgan presented his 2012 economic forecast for the state of Maine at the annual event “Breakfast with Charlie.” Presentation slides and audio from Dr. Colgan's presentation are available...

Geo-Anthro Professor Firooza Pavri in The Bangor Daily News: Geospatial technologies will affect our future

In the December 30 issue of The Bangor Daily News, Firooza Pavri--chair of the Muskie School's Geography and Anthropology Department--explores the future of geospatial technologies...

Dean Joseph McDonnell explores the importance of mission, vision in newest column

Is there any surprise that behind the rise of a successful company there is a visionary leader? In our own generation, leaders like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page saw the possibilities of new technology to create innovative companies that have transformed our society...

School of Education and Human Development Conference Demonstrates Collaborative Approach to PBIS Implementation

n November, the Professional Development Center in the School of Education and Human Development sponsored the 2nd Annual Maine Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Conference, welcoming 300 attendees, including teachers, DOE and DHHS representatives, and social workers, to discuss PBIS implementation throughout the state...