History Major

John Paton, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor
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Office Location

Payson Smith 100, Portland Campus

Faculty Office Hours Spring 2017

Online course, by telephone or email



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of Maine, Orono, 2013
  • M.A. American and New England Studies, University of Southern Maine, 2007
  • B.A. History, University of Southern Maine, 2006


John Paton, PhD, has been a part-time member of the History faculty at USM since 2013.  He teaches HTY 181 and HTY 182, Latin American History I and II—both online.  Professor Paton received his PhD in History from the University of Maine at Orono (2013), with a concentration in Modern Latin America and American Foreign Policy, his MA in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine (2007), and his BA in History from the University of Southern Maine (2006).  He currently resides in Florida.