Adult and Higher Education

Paul Manoff


Paul Manoff

Place of employment: LearningWorks
Title: Director of LearningWorks

Job description:

Director of the English Language Program at LearningWorks, a non-profit learning center that provides a broad range of educational support for atrisk populations in the communities of Portland, South Portland, Biddeford, Lewiston, and Sanford. The primary goal of the English Language Program is to help New Mainers develop or improve their spoken and written English skills as well as to cultivate cultural literacy.

Experience in the Adult and Higher Education program:

When asked how the Adult and Higher Education influences him still today, he summarized, “It helped me think in broader ways, to somehow step outside of myself and look at bigger pictures and systems.” Paul commented that having this degree ”opened a lot of doors.” In his career as an adult educator, Paul has taught English courses at the USM Lewiston-Auburn campus; at the University of New England; and at Andover, Casco Bay, and at Southern Maine Community Colleges, all positions he could not have attained without his Master’s degree. For years he also had a private part-time tutoring service in which he worked one-on-one and in small groups to help New Maine immigrants learn to read and write English.


For more information about the USM Adult and Higher Education program please contact Graduate Admission at (207) 780-4386 or visit