Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Kim Charmatz Ph.D.

Part-time Faculty
Kim Charmatz

Office Location

137 Luther Bonney Hall, Portland Campus


207-780-4040 / Direct 207-228-8471

Academic Degrees

  • B.S. Biology, Virginia Polytechnic University
  • M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary Education, University of Maryland
  • Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, Science Education, University of Maryland


Kim Charmatz is originally from Maryland and has also lived in Florida, New York, and Virginia.  She began working for the University of Southern Maine in 2015, and is currently an Academic Advisor in the Advising Department.  She is also a liaison with the Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Policy, and Physics departments.

She attended Virginia Tech, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and attended the University of Maryland, receiving a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and a Ph.D. in Science Education.  In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, being outdoors, hiking, bicycling, and swimming.  She has a passion for protecting animals and nature.

Areas of Expertise

Certified Interpretive Guide, National Association of InterpretationFacilitator: Project WILD, Project WILD Aquatic, Project WETTeacher: Project Learning Tree, Schoolyard Habitat Program, Wonders of WetlandsTeaching Certification: Grades 1-8