At USM, we are wholly dedicated to creating opportunities that foster learning, achievement, and success. These opportunities may happen in the classroom, on the playing field, or in cyberspace. They may happen in the residence hall, the concert hall, or a laboratory. Wherever these moments of learning, achievement and success present themselves, they are opportunities for USM students.

Our students are critical thinkers, engaged community members, and citizens of the world. How do we know this? We see it every day when they seize the opportunity to articulate a new concept, volunteer at a school, or seek knowledge of another culture. These individual moments, in aggregate, are the “USM Experience.”

Every student can partake in the “USM Experience” and yet it is profoundly different for everyone. As faculty, staff, and administrators, we are proud of what our students make of their education. We’re committed to student opportunities and everything that our students can gain from each moment of learning, achievement, and success.

Join us for the opportunities that will become your “USM Experience.”

Adam Tuchinsky, Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
(207) 780-4485

About the Office

The Office of Academic Affairs works under the leadership of the Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Adam Tuchinsky. As the Chief Academic Officer for the University, the Provost is responsible for administering the academic program, including both instruction and research, and for the strategic planning and budgeting, coordination, monitoring, and development of all academic activities at the University. 

Along with Interim Provost Tuchinsky, Dominic Barraclough is the Vice Provost and there are two Assistant Provosts and four deans in Academic Affairs.

The following University deans and administrators report to the Provost:

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs

Assistant Provost for Research Integrity

Dean, College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Dean, College of Management and Human Service

Dean, College of Science, Technology and Health

Dean, USM Libraries & Learning

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