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

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, Department of

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

Geography-Anthropology

History Major

Leadership Studies

Lewiston-Auburn College

Liberal Studies

Linguistics

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

Physics, Department of

Policy, Planning, and Management

  • Chair, Graduate Program in Policy, Planning, and Management (MPPM); Assistant Professor
  • Professor of Policy, Planning, and Management

Political Science Major

Psychology, Department of

Public Health

Recreation and Leisure Studies, Department of

School Psychology

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
  • 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

Technology

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.