College of Management and Human Service


Dean of CMHS, Jo Williams, with Champ.

Dean of CMHS, Jo Williams, with Champ at 2016/2017 Opening Breakfast

CMHS Leaders attend Opening Breakfast

Coburn dissects Maine's slip in 'healthiest state' rankings

The state of Maine fell from 16 to 20 in the latest release of America's Health Rankings, matching its lowest point since the rankings began in 1990. Andrew Coburn, Associate Dean of the Muskie School of Public Service and public health professor, discussed the slip with the Portland Press Herald.

USM Students Learn on the Job as Unum Scholars

In an exciting new academic/corporate partnership, twelve students from the University of Southern Maine were chosen this summer to be the first students in Maine to become part of the new Unum Scholars program. The Scholars are hired as employees at Unum, working in a specially-created team supported by mentors, and allowing them to job shadow throughout the company. The program provides students valuable work experience at a Fortune 500 company as they apply their learning towards their jobs, and gain a head start towards potential full-time employment when they graduate.


In a new partnership with AAA, USM's Tourism and Hospitality students will be the recipients of funds raised from an event held Friday, August 22, on the Holland America cruise ship MS Veendam at the Ocean Gateway terminal in Portland. AAA has committed up to $5000 towards scholarships for a new cruise ship internship program.

Muskie School hosts local students at iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium

University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service hosted approximately 100 Maine middle and high school students participating in the iGlobal Classrooms Leadership Symposium on June 10. The students explored public policy and its global impact, with presentations they developed on topics as diverse as “Food Waste and Climate Change,” “Civil Rights,” “The Four Freedoms,” and “Hurricane Sandy Impact, Disaster Preparedness and Response Policies.” Schools participating from the surrounding communities included Portland High School, Casco Bay High School and King Middle School from Portland, Cape Elizabeth High School, Freeport Middle School and Durham Community School.

Dean Joseph McDonnell publishes new op-ed in Portland Press Herald on how to lead an angry public

Dr. Joseph McDonnell, dean of the College of Management and Human Service, discusses the character of Henry Fonda in "12 Angry Men" and how it provides us with timeless insights that might help our leaders address an angry public.

USM School of Business Ranks High as a Princeton Review 'Best Business School'

The University of Southern Maine’s School of Business is the “best choice for Portland-area professionals” for the second consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review.

Professor Matthew Dean discusses "disruptive innovation" in the Portland Press Herald

Professor Matthew Dean, Director of the Maine Center for Business and Economic Research discussed "Disruptive innovation is an advancement so powerful that it forces an entire industry to change."

Dean Joseph McDonnell discusses "Off Campus: To move forward, Washington may have to take a look back" in the Portland Press Herald

Dr. Joseph McDonnell, Dean of the College of Management and Human Service discusses today's elected officials could take a lesson from Senator Margaret Chase Smith.

Dean Joseph McDonnell discusses Off Campus: USM's Confucius Institute will help build bridges with China in the Portland Press Herald

Dr. Joseph McDonnell, Dean of the USM College of Management and Human Service discusses local community members and students will have the chance to study Chinese language and culture.