Research

USM Office of Research

The USM Office of Research advances and supports research at USM for faculty, staff, and students as they pursue scholarly knowledge regionally, nationally, and internationally. Staff provide oversight for research administration, development, and investment.

The Office is headed by Kris Sahonchik, who serves as the Director of USM Research & the Director of the Cutler Institute. Other staff provide development, financial, administrative, and compliance support for all research efforts around USM.

 

Kris Sahonchik, Director of USM Office of Research & the Director of the Cutler Institute
kris.sahonchik@maine.edu 
207-780-5856

 

Tamara Blair Kirk, Director of Research Service Center
tammy.blair@maine.edu
207-228-8538

 

Terry Shehata, Ph.D. Senior Policy Associate, Research & Economic Development
Maine Economic Improvement Fund Coordinator
a.shehata@maine.edu
207-228-8239

 

Maggie Vishneau, Senior Policy Associate, Research & Organizational Development
vishneau@maine.edu
207-780-5469

 

Laura Woods-Vachon, Policy Associate, Research & Organizational Development
laura.woodsvachon@maine.edu
207-626-5028

 

Ross Hickey, Director, Office of Research Integrity and Outreach (ORIO)
ross.hickey@maine.edu
207-780-4340


Research Service Center (RSC)
Tamara Blair Kirk, Director 

Research Service Center Staff:
Jennifer Camire
Noreen Cremin
Dee Dipaolo
Melissa McLellan
Tony Molina
Maggie Mondak
Kurt Stokes
Gwendolyn Swan
Maureen Wissman