Muskie School of Public Service

Emeritus Faculty

Richard Barringer
Research Professor Emeritus

Professor Barringer taught Foundations of Public Policy, Sustainable Communities, and Environmental Policy, and was principal investigator for the EPA's New England Environmental Finance Center. He served in the administrations of three Maine governors, as commissioner of conservation and director of state planning; and is the author of numerous books, reports, and landmark Maine laws in the areas of land use, education, the environment, energy, economic development, and tax policy.He organized two recent Blaine House Conferences, on Maine's Natural Resource-based Industries and on Maine's Creative Economy, the results of which are available on the State of Maine website. Among his recent publications are the edited "Toward a Sustainable Maine: The Politics, Economics and Ethics of Sustainability" and "Changing Maine, 1960-2010" (Tilbury House, Gardiner. 2004) based on the Maine Public Radio lecture series of the same title.

Email: barringr@usm.maine.edu

 

Bruce Clary
Professor Emeritus (retired)

Professor Clary taught Research Design, Evaluation Methods, Organizational Dynamics, and Managing in the Nonprofit Sector. His research focus is in program evaluation methods, organizational design issues in governmental and nonprofit service delivery, and citizen participation in a democratic society. He recently served as Project Director for Maine research conducted as part of a 50-state study of the role of faith-based organizations in the delivery of social services conducted by the Rockefeller Institute at SUNY-Albany. His current work includes an evaluation of a US Department of Education program, "Teaching American History," for the Maine Humanities Council and on-going research in the United Kingdom and the United States on community currency systems. He is also working on a collaborative initiative between the American University in Bulgaria and the Muskie School.

Email: bclary@maine.edu

 

Charles Colgan
Professor Emeritus (retired)

Charles S. Colgan was a Professor of Public Policy and Management in the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine and Chair of the Master's in Community Planning and Development program.  He is also associate director of the USM Center for Business and Economic Research and a senior fellow at the Center for the Blue Economy in Monterey, California.  He served as Chair of the State of Maine Consensus Economic Forecasting Commission from 1992-2010.  Prior to coming to USM, he served in the Maine State Planning Office under three governors.  He received his BA from Colby College and his PhD in Economic History from the University of Maine.

Email: colgan@maine.edu

 

Dinah C. Crader
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology

Dinah has worked on prehistoric and historic sites in Africa, Europe and the U.S., and has also conducted ethnoarchaeological research in Africa. She has published her research in journals such as American Antiquity, Archaeofauna, Anthropozoologica and the Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, and she has presented papers at conferences of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for American Archaeology and the International Council on Archaeozoology. Currently Dinah is working on two major zooarchaeological research projects: the analysis of medieval and pre-Roman faunal remains from the site of Capalbiaccio, Italy, and the analysis of Iron Age horse remains from Cameroon, Nigeria and Chad.

Email: dinah@usm.maine.edu

 

Dave Davis
Emeritus Professor of Anthropology

Dave was a Professor at the University of Southern Maine from 1988-2001. He taught Archeology Field School, prehistory of the West Indies and Ancient MesoAmerica to name a few. Research interests include Material culture and social change, innovation diffusion and environmental history.

Email: n/a

 

Luisa DePrez
Emeritus Professor of Sociology (retired)

Email: luisa.deprez@maine.edu

 

Kate Forhan
Professor Emerita (retired)

Kate’s research interests are American political thought, history of political ideas and institutions, political rhetoric and metaphor; gender, ethnicity, class, and politics along with higher education management and administration.

Email: kate.forhan@maine.edu

 

Barbara Fraumeni
Professor Emerita (retired)

Barbara M. Fraumeni joined the USM Muskie School of Public Service in 2005 as a Professor of Public Policy and Chair of the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy. She currently serves on the National Research Council/Transportation Research Board’s Value of Transportation Infrastructure Task Force and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics/U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Advisory Committee. Previously, Barbara served as Chair of the American Economics Association's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession and Chief Economist of the Bureau of Economic Analysis. She has won CSWEP’s Carolyn Shaw Bell award for advancing the status of women in the economics profession and a U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medal for her innovative research treating R&D as investment in GDP. At Muskie School, Dr. Fraumeni served as Chair of the Public Policy and Management Master's Program and the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy, and was a Professor of Public Policy.

Email: barbara_fraumeni@hotmail.com

 

David Hartley
Professor Emeritus

Professor Hartley taught Health Information Management in the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree program. Dr. Hartley directed the development of such tools as the Rural Active Living Assessment (RALA) tools with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and continues to monitor and advise on their use as they are implemented in numerous rural states and provinces in North America. He previously served as President of the Maine Rural Health Association and on the National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Board for 6 years. In 2004, he served on the National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine Committee on the Future of Rural Health, which published "Quality through Collaboration: The Future of Rural Health" in 2005. Some of David’s most recent publications include “Built Environments and Active Living in Rural and Remote Areas: A Review of the Literature”, “Promoting Active Living in Rural Communities” both from 2015 and “Pilot Testing a Rural health Clinic Quality Measurement Reporting System” in 2016.

Email: davidh@usm.maine.edu

 

Jack Kartez
Professor Emeritus (retired)

Email: jackk@maine.edu

 

Mark Lapping
Distinguished University Professor Emeritus (retired)

Research Interests: community and rural planning and development; regional and local economic development; natural resources policy and economics; social capital; democratization; food systems planning and policy.

Professor Lapping taught Introduction to Community Planning, Planning History and Theory, Foundations of Public Policy and Management, Intellectual Foundations of Public Policy, and Food Systems Planning and Policy. A planner by profession, Lapping was Founding Dean of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University prior to joining USM. He also has held leadership posts at the University of Guelph (Ontario), where he founded the School of Rural Planning and Development, and Kansas State University, where he served as Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Design. Author of several books that are "best-sellers" in planning, he also has written well over 150 articles and monographs, and has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Planning Association, the Journal of Rural Studies, Agriculture and Human Value, and the Journal of Planning Research and Education. He acted as the Interim President of Unity College for the Academic Year of 2005-06 and served as USM's provost from 1994-2000 and 2007-2009.  Dr. Lapping has worked on environmental and food/agricultural issues as a consultant for a number of federal, state/provincial, and local governments across the United States and Canada, and also in Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia and in several other nations. He acted as the Interim President of Unity College for the Academic Year of 2005-06 and served as USM's provost from 1994-2000 and 2007-2009.

Email: mlapping@maine.edu  

 

Judy Tizon
Emeritus Associate Professor of Anthropology

Judy received her Ph.D. at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She is a cultural anthropologist, having come to USM in 1972 from the Amazon rainforest where she study the changing lifeways of indigenous peoples. Judy taught courses on Amazonian and other native peoples, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, the History of Anthropological Thought and the Anthropology of Sex and Gender.

Email: tizon@usm.maine.edu