Food Studies Program

Richard Bilodeau

Lecturer of Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship (ICE)
Richard Bilodeau

Office Location

214 Luther Bonney Hall


(207) 780-4302

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Marketing, University of Southern Maine
  • BS, Business Administration, University of Southern Maine


In addition to teaching in the School of Business, he also teaches in the Food Studies Program where he offers a course called Entrepreneurship and the Business of Food. Richard is a partner in two small businesses, a Maine-based direct marketing company focusing on alternative health and a Florida-based television network providing vacation information. Prior to joining USM full time, Richard dedicated his time to starting, growing, and managing these two ventures while also teaching in the adjunct faculty. Over the years, he has taught courses in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, in a wide range of subject areas including entrepreneurship, marketing, creativity, sustainability, advertising, professional selling, CRM, and product development. He also managed the USM Student Business Plan Competition for 8 years and was a senior advisor at the Center for Entrepreneurship. Prior to his career in business, he worked in a clinical laboratory where he conducted research and testing involving tumor marker analysis.

In his free time, Richard enjoys yoga, meditation, traveling, drawing, and exploring the vibrant restaurant scene in Portland, Maine (where he resides) and Montreal, Quebec (where he visits often).


Food Studies Program Council Member