Office of the Provost

Susan McWilliams

Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs

Office Location

45 Exeter Street



Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Washington, 1997
  • B.A. German and Sociology, Wesleyan University, 1986


Susan oversees USM’s Core Curriculum and supervises the directors of Academic Assessment, International Programs, Orientation and Transitional Programs, and Russell Scholars.

Susan also manages USM's membership in and our annual reporting requirements for the National Council of State Authorization of Reciprocity Agreements, NC-SARA. For information on licensure, state authorization for distance education, and for student complaints concerning distance education, please visit


Susan received her BA in German and Sociology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and her PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington.  Susan lives in Brunswick with her husband and their parrots.  Susan loves working at USM because it is student focused every day.