Honors Program

Ronald Schmidt Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Political Science

Office Location

100 Payson Smith



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (1998)
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley (1990)
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley (1988)


Dr. Ronald Schmidt is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of History and Political Science. Professor Schmidt received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the University of Southern Maine in 1999.

Professor Schmidt specializes in political theory (American and European), racial and ethnic politics (American) and urban politics.

In the Honors Program, he teaches HON 101: Power, Corruption & Foundings.