Catherine E. Cutler Institute


Catherine Cutler Institute logoThe Cutler Institute is named for Catherine E. Cutler who devoted herself to public service in Maine for many years.

The Catherine E. Cutler Institute, the research arm of the Muskie School of Public Service, collaborates with partners throughout the nation and across the world to find sustainable practical solutions to critical societal issues.

The experienced staff of the Cutler Institute work collaboratively to help organizations and communities thrive in a changing world by translating knowledge and best practices into sustainable solutions that are responsive to societal needs and focused on both short-term and long-term outcomes.

Cutler Institute staff bring decades of experience and advanced degrees in areas of policy, social work, law, education, business administration, and public health. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to provide innovative outcomes to complex local, national, and international issues.

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The Cutler Institute’s primary focus areas are:

If you are interested in collaborating with the Cutler Institute, please contact the Director, Kris Sahonchik.