Muskie School of Public Service

Maureen LaSalle

Instructor in Tourism and Hospitality
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Office Location

306 Masterton Hall, Portland

Phone

(207) 780-4264

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Saint Joseph's College
  • BS, University of Southern Maine

Profile

"I want students to see the world as their oyster and how many great opportunities there are in the hospitality field. I’m here to teach students what service really means in this industry and prepare them with the valuable skills employers are looking for. The hospitality and food industry is huge in Maine, providing our students with numerous prospects for bright careers. I love the energy that students have and how they’re at a stage in their lives where they’re trying to figure out what they want to do."

Before coming to USM's Tourism and Hospitalty Department as an instructor, plus, being the Chair of the Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts programs at SMCC, Maureen worked at St. Joseph’s College, where She was director of the Alfond Center, events and wellness, as well as an adjunct professor. She has also taught at Johnson & Wales University and York County Community College, and once was the innkeeper at Kennebunkport’s award-winning White Barn Inn.