David Vardeman, M.F.A.
David Vardeman is the Testing Associate with the Office of Academic Assessment and the Office for Prior Learning Assessment. He sees assessment of students’ skills as vital to a satisfying experience at USM, ensuring that students are in appropriate courses and thus have the necessary foundations from which to be positively challenged and to grow intellectually.
David worked as a Library Assistant in the Glickman Library Interlibrary Loan office for 11 years and then as the Administrative Assistant in the Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning for 4 years. He appreciates the academic environment for the earnestness and the passion with which students and faculty strive to make this a more reasonable and humane world.
David was born and raised in Iowa, lived many years in Kentucky, and came to Maine in 1995. He holds a B.A. from Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa. He writes fiction and drama.