Meet Our Faculty

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

Experiential Learning

Assistant Professor Mehrdaad Ghorashi designs engaging exercises to expand the classroom experience for his engineering students; “[h]ands-on activities are crucial for proper education of engineers.”

Faculty Authors

Many USM faculty members are talented authors, including Professor of Social Work and Sociology Dr. David Wagner and Professor of Sociology and Director of Women and Gender Studies Dr. Wendy Chapkis.
USM has many authors among our talented faculty

Joanne Williams D.P.E.

Joanne Williams, D.PE

"Our students have had opportunities in a variety of fields. We've had students with all the Maine [Triple-A] teams: the Pirates, the Sea Dogs, and the Red Claws. ...We also have students with the Bruins, CBS Sports, even the Red Sox."

Joanne Williams, Associate Professor of Sport Marketing

Elizabeth Fisher Turesky Ph.D.

Elizabeth Fisher Turesky Ph.D.

“USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College is a collaborative learning community where faculty are innovative, nurturing, and student-oriented."

Elizabeth Fisher Turesky, Associate Professor of Leadership & Organizational Studies.

Amarpreet Kohli Ph.D.

Amarpreet Kohli

“...[M]anufacturing is gaining strength in the US, returning jobs to our shores and creating new ones–making this a good time to prepare for a career in operations management.”

Amarpreet Kohli, Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management, USM School of Business

Christopher B. Scott Ph.D.

Christopher B. Scott

“We are currently determining what exercises specifically promote...extra energy cost and will be designing exercise programs to exploit this finding.”

Christopher B. Scott, Department of Exercise, Health and Sport Sciences

Faculty by Department

Adult and Higher Education

Art Department

Biological Sciences, Department of

Book Arts, Kate Cheney Chappell 83 Center for

Business and Economic Research, Maine Center for

  • Director, MCBER EDA University Center, Chair, CPD Program and Professor of Public Policy & Management, Muskie School of Public Service

Business, School of

Chemistry, Department of

Communication and Media Studies Department

Computer Science

Counselor Education

Economics, Department of

Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, Center for

Educational Leadership

Engineering, Department of

English, Department of

Environmental Science and Policy, Department of

History Major

Leadership Studies

Lewiston-Auburn College

Liberal Studies


Literacy Education

Mathematics and Statistics, Department of

Music, School of

Muskie School of Public Service

Natural and Applied Sciences

  • Professor of Natural and Applied Science
  • Clinical Instructor for Natural and Applied Science
  • Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences, Academic Associate Dean

Nursing, School of

Occupational Therapy Program

Philosophy Department


Political Science Major


Recreation and Leisure Studies

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social Work, School of

Sociology, Department of

Special Education

  • Associate Professor and Coordinator of Abilities and Disabilities Studies, Chair of Teaching and Learning Department
  • Associate Professor
  • Professor of Education
  • Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology and Exceptionality; Co-Coordinator of Special Education Pre-Service Program

Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing

Teacher Certification

Teacher Education


TESOL: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Theatre, Department of

Tourism and Hospitality

Women and Gender Studies Program

Recent Publication

'Breaking Bad' book edited by USM's David Pierson

USM associate professor of Media Studies, David Pierson, edited a new book on the television show Breaking Bad that was published in November 2013. The book is the first publication to conduct a scholarly study of the TV series from a diverse range of critical perspectives.

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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.