Office Hours Spring 2015Tuesday 11:00-11:45; 1:15-2:30; Thursday 11:00-11:45; 1:15-2:30 & by appt.
Maureen earned her Bachelor’s degree from Carroll College, Wisconsin in Communication, a Master’s degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a Master’s degree in Sociology from Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, England. Her doctorate is from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. In addition, she holds certification from the International/Intercultural Centre for the Built Environment, Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory at the University of Illinois. Her doctoral dissertation, which focused on women and information technology, won the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender.
Before joining the Communication department at USM, Maureen was an Associate Professor in the department of Communication at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas where she received the Distinguished Faculty award for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
In addition, Maureen was the recipient of the National Communication Association Top Paper Award in the Women’s Studies Division. Her work on gender and technology resulted in the volume Women, Information Technology, and Scholarship, co-edited with Cheris Kramarae, and published by the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Illinois.
Her teaching and research interests include communication and health, cultural studies, technology, media, theory, methods, criticism, gender, film, family communication, popular culture, organizational and interpersonal communication.
Maureen’s hobbies include music, art, travel, and cooking for friends and family. She lives in Gorham with her husband, Jeff, their two children, and numerous pets.