Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation

Erika Stump Ph.D.

Research Associate II
Erika Stump photo

Office Location

Rm 203, 140 School Street, Gorham, ME 04038



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Public Policy (Education Policy & Leadership) - Muskie School of Public Service at USM
  • Ed.M. Secondary Education (English) - USM
  • B.A. English - Wesleyan University


Dr. Erika (Kika) Stump earned her doctorate in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service and her master's in Education at the University of Southern Maine. As an undergraduate at Wesleyan University, she majored in English with a concentration in African American Literature. Erika worked in Maine public high schools as an English teacher for ten years prior to teaching at Central Maine Community College, Bowdoin College, University of New England and now USM. Her research includes program evaluation as well as quantitative and qualitative studies examining policy implementation, student achievement & poverty, critical geography and education reform.


Selected Publications

Erika Stump, Erin Connor, Catherine Fallona, Bernadette Doykos, April 2017

Erika Stump, Amy Johnson, Cathy Jacobs, March 2017

Erika K. Stump, Janet C. Fairman, Bernadette Doykos, Paul Fink. (2017) 

Areas of Expertise

Qualitative Research

Education Program Evaluation

Education Policy

Areas of Scholarship

Proficiency-based Education

Policy Implementation

Education Reform

Poverty - Student Achievement

College Readiness

Professional Activity

Research Briefings for Maine Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs - Live Audio Here