School of Education and Human Development


Teacher Education Faculty Scholarship

Several ETEP and Teacher Education faculty members are engaged in scholarship throughout the state.
Dr. Ervin Staub

USM hosts symposium on active bystandership and inclusivity featuring Libra Scholar, Dr. Ervin Staub

USM welcomes Dr. Ervin Staub professor emeritus of psychology and founding director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to present a public talk and symposium on active bystandership and inclusive communities on October 24 - 25 on USM’s Portland Campus. In addition to the public talk and symposium, he will be holding training sessions for USM faculty, staff and students, as well as community leaders on October 23 on the USM Gorham Campus.
Heather Whitaker '05G, courtesy Maine Department of Education

Maine's Teacher of the Year, a USM alumna, is proud to be a 'Maine-ah'

USM alumna Heather Whitaker '05G, an alternative education teacher at Gorham Middle School, has been named Maine’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.

USM leads the conversation with lectures on food service industry, higher education and more

Don't miss these free lectures this month, all at Hannaford Hall on the University of Southern Maine Portland Campus!

USM announces leaders, new members to its volunteer Board of Visitors

The University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members to its Board of Visitors. Additionally, the full 20-member Board of Visitors has elected its chair and vice-chair, Luc Nya and Jane Eberle.
From left: Theresa LaPlane, Sue Donovan, Cecile LaPlante. Courtesy of NewsCenter Maine

Alumnae, sisters, retiring from decades of teaching

Two University of Southern Maine (USM) alumnae, Cecile LaPlante and Sue Donovan, sisters who both shared the same passion for teaching, are now sharing another milestone: retirement.

USM double alumnus to become RSU 14 superintendent

University of Southern Maine double alumnus Chris Howell will take over as superintendent of Regional School Unit 14 on July 1.

Teacher Education Student Makes a Big Difference

Joni Gordon, who is working toward her bachelor’s degree with a teacher education certification, started The Pink Feather Foundation, a volunteer organization that collects gently-used clothing and offers an online shopping experience for K-12 students — at no cost to them.
Public Policy PhD candidate Regan Thibodeau

Public Policy PhD candidate to be first deaf Mainer to earn PhD in the state

Thibodeau, Public Policy PhD candidate, to be first deaf Mainer to earn PhD in the state.
Images of professors Peabody, Stewart McCafferty and Gerstenblatt

Trustees approve promotions and tenure for three USM faculty members

The University of Maine System Board of Trustees approved tenure this Spring for three University of Southern Maine faculty members: Mary Anne Peabody, Ph.D., Anita Stewart McCafferty, Ed.D. and Paula Gerstenblatt, Ph.D. All three have been promoted to the rank of associate professor.