Meet Our Faculty

Faculty Authors

Many USM faculty members are talented authors, including English professors Shelton Waldrep, Jane Kuenz and Justin Tussing, History professor Libby Bischof, and Environmental Science professor Daniel Martinez.
Many USM faculty members are talented authors, including English professors Shelton Waldrep, Jane Kuenz and Justin Tussing, History professor Libby Bischof, and Environmental Science professor Daniel Martinez.

Susan Noyes

Occupational Therapy professor Susan Noyes is conducting research on a volunteer program for people with hoarding disorder. She is a member of the Portland, Maine Hoarding Task Force.
Occupational Therapy professor Susan Noyes is conducting research on a volunteer program for people with hoarding disorder. She is a member of the Portland, Maine Hoarding Task Force.

Accomplished Faculty

As recognized scholars, researchers, and practicing professionals, USM faculty are active contributors to their fields, opening doors to exciting real-world opportunities for our students in the Southern Maine region and beyond.
USM's distinguished faculty provide a quality education experience for our students
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Libby Bischof, Ph.D.

Libby Bischof, Ph.D.

"A study of the past provides students with the context and understanding to be an engaged citizen in the increasingly global 21st century world. Students who study History improve their writing, analytical, and oral presentation skills - all useful as they transition into professional careers."  

Libby Bischof, Associate Professor of History

Daniel Sonenberg

Daniel Sonenberg

"The School of Music has close relationships with numerous performing organizations in Portland. So world class talent that comes to Portland often also has a presence at the School, whether performing, giving master classes, or meeting individually with students."

Daniel Sonenberg, Associate Professor of Music and Resident Composer

Mariusz Jankowski, Ph.D.

Mariusz Jankowski, Ph.D.

"Our engineering programs are among the most challenging a student will face at USM - in return they develop confidence, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. They're also rewarded with some of the best starting salaries and job opportunities available."

Mariusz Jankowski, Professor of Electrical Engineering

Tammy Bickmore, OTD, OTR/L

Tammy Bickmore, OTD, OTR/L

"Pediatrics, physical rehab, mental health, hospitals, schools - there are so many careers in Occupational Therapy. And our program has great diversity in age and experience, which makes for a really rich learning environment."

Tammy Bickmore, Director and Lecturer of Occupational Therapy

Faculty by Department

Raphael DiLuzio: 7 Steps of Creative Thinking

Raphael DiLuzio, Associate Professor of Digital Art and Design, speaks on Creativity at TEDx Dirigo. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is an independently organized program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group setting.