State Capital Center

The Muskie School maintains a significant presence in the Maine's state capital, Augusta, as faculty and staff routinely engage in work with state government. In Augusta, the School houses over 80 staff members who provide research, technical assistance and training to many departments of Maine's executive branch. Faculty and staff also serve as resources to the legislature, providing instruction, research and policy analysis. Students at the Muskie School gain experience directly with state government as they work with faculty and research staff on capstones, internships, and graduate assistantships.

Visit the eLearning Group website for more information on the Center's work throughout Maine and the nation.


Sue Ebersten, Director
12 East Chestnut Street
Augusta, Maine 04330
p: (207) 626-5229
f: (207) 626-5210 

Featured Project

Maine DHHS Distance Education Initiatives

The School is working with the Maine Department to Health and Human Services to develop initiative designed to provide greater access and more cost-effective delivery of training for staff. Primary goals are to implement up to three distance education initiatives based on the best practices in the field and establish criteria to evaluate their effectiveness.

Project Director: Marshall Soloway


New Publications

What's New?

Building Bridges Beyond the Quadrangle: The CAO and the External Community
(Book chapter by Mark Lapping in: Martin J, Samuels JE, eds. The Provost's Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2015:200-206.)

Health Data and Financing and Delivery System Reform: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (Issue Brief by Barbara Shaw, Andy Coburn, Kimberley Fox, Andrea Gerstenberger, and Barbara Leonard)

New Jersey's Manage by Data Program: Changing Culture and Capacity to Improve Outcomes(Report by David Lambert and Julie Atkins).

Rural Implications of Medicaid Expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (Issue Brief by Erika Ziller, Jennifer Lenardson, and Andy Coburn).

Safety of Rural Nursing Home-to-Emergency Department Transfers: Improving Communication and Patient Information Sharing across Settings. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 37(1), 55-65. (Authors: Judy Tupper, Carolyn Gray, Karen Pearson, and Andy Coburn).

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