Educational Leadership

Libby Cohen EdD

Professor Emerita
Libby Cohen

Office Location

221 Bailey Hall


(207) 780-5316

Academic Degrees

  • EdD in Special Education, Boston University


I am passionate about teaching and supporting learners. I have been a professor at the University of Southern Maine and in the Republic of Singapore where I led a research team of 30 researchers who conducted various educational research projects. I was a volunteer in several educational projects in Southeast Asia and I had dinner with one of the Thai princesses. I enjoy hiking, traveling, and being with my family.

Areas of Expertise

Assessment, special education, social justice, teaching methods, research methods

Research Interests

Assessment, special education, social justice, COVID-19, research methods

Areas of Scholarship

Assessment, special education, teaching methods, research methods, arts education

Recent Publications

Cohen, L., & Spenciner, L. (2015). Assessment of children and youth (5th ed.). Boston: Pearson; Cohen, L. (2013). Signature pedagogies. In Lum, C. H. (Ed.). Contextualized Practices in Arts Education. Amsterdam: Springer.

Awards and Recognition

Holder of the Walter E. Russell Endowed Chair in Philosophy and Education

Professional Activity

Editor, journal reviewer, mentor