Food Studies Program


Matthew Hoffman

In the Spotlight: Food Studies Professor Matthew Hoffman

One of our new Food Studies professors, Matthew Hoffman, is interviewed!
Asia DiBenedetti

Asia DiBenedetti contributes article to Free Press on sustainability initiatives on campus

Student Asia DiBenedetti wrote an article on the impact of food insecurity on college campuses and how USM is addressing these issues with our own student and staff populations.
Ardis Cameron

Ardis Cameron, visiting professor in Food Studies, writes op-ed piece in PPH

Ardis Cameron, visiting professor in USM's Food Studies Program, contributed an op-ed piece in the Portland Press Herald called "Real Food Shouldn't Be Hard to Get in Maine."
Michael Hillard, Food Studies Program executive director

USM celebrated new Food Studies Program with well-attended launch event

On Tuesday, March 21, USM's new Food Studies Program celebrated with an official program launch event at the Glickman Family Library.
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USM's new food studies program featured by BDN

The Bangor Daily News profiled USM's new food studies program in a feature story published on Feb. 21. The piece, by reporter Lauren Abbate, was featured in the newspaper's Homestead section and included interviews with Executive Director Michael Hillard and visiting professor Kristen Reynolds.
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USM Grad Students aid report on hunger in Maine

The report, "Hunger Pains: Widespread food insecurity threatens Maine's Future," was released Feb. 10 by the Good Shepherd Food Bank and Portland's Preble Street agency and featured in stories by both the Portland Press Herald and Bangor Daily News. The report's authors used a 2,000-person survey and in-depth interviews conducted by Preble Street staff and the USM students to examine why food insecurity persists.
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WMPG interviews Michael Hillard about new Food Studies Program

Dr. Michael Hillard, Executive Director, chats with WMPG's Chris White about the new Food Studies Program at USM.

USM's Michael Hillard quoted in BDN article on Maine's food insecurity

Michael Hillard, a USM Economics Professor and the Executive Director of the Food Studies Program, was quoted December 23rd in a Bangor Daily News story on food insecurity in Maine's rural towns dealing with the transition to a service economy. This story is part of a 6-part series. The story was written by reporters Erin Rhoda and Matthew Stone.

USM Food Studies Program Featured in the Portland Press Herald

The USM Food Studies Program will begin offering classes to students in Spring 2017.
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USM’s Michael Hillard quoted in New York Times story on Superrich

Michael Hillard, a USM economics professor and the executive director of its new Food Studies program, was quoted Dec. 10 in a prominent New York Times story on profits among private equity firms.