USM Art Department

Jennifer McDermott

Part-time Associate Professor of Art

Office Location

109 Robie-Andrews Hall, Gorham, ME 04038

Faculty Office Hours Fall 2022

Before and After Class



Academic Degrees

  • M.P.S., Digital Photography, The School of Visual Arts
  • M.F.A., Photography, Yale University
  • B.F.A., Photography, Maine College of Art


Jen teaches in the Art Department and the Russell Scholars Program at the University of Southern Maine. Jen also serves as the Adjunct representative in the UMaine Faculty Senate.

In Portland, and surrounding communities, Jen runs socially based photography programs she developed. A couple of these programs serve individuals with a dementia diagnosis and their care partner and children whose lives have been impacted by a parent who has fallen into the disease of an opioid addiction.

Jen lives in Portland, Maine with her wife and their child.