School of Education and Human Development


Olivia Mull, Jennifer Mull-Brooks, Charlie Mull and Lyndsey Anderson

For these graduates, Commencement is a family affair

Jennifer Mull-Brooks, a long-time student of USM and assistant principal of Westbrook High School, will earn her second master's degree in May, and she'll graduate with her daughter, her son and his fiancée.
USM alumnus Henry Ingwersen ’13

USM Alumnus Serves First Term in Maine House

Alumnus Henry Ingwersen ’13 is currently serving his first term as State Representative to Maine’s district 10.
USM Counselor Education alumna Tara Kierstead, 2019 Maine School Counselor of the Year

USM Alumna Named Maine School Counselor of the Year

USM Alumna Honored as 2019 Maine School Counselor of the Year
2019 Maine Assistant Principal of the Year Kimberlee Bennett

USM Alumna Named 2019 Assistant Principal of the Year

USM Alumna Awarded 2019 Vice Principal of the Year
Gorham. Robie Andrews Hall cupula.

USM announces Fall 2018 Dean's List

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is pleased to announce that more than 1,200 undergraduate students from across the globe have been named to the Fall Semester 2018 Dean's List.

USM lessons helped alumni reach top of U.S. military

“USM exposed me to what was going on locally, nationally and internationally,” said Vice Adm. Michael Dumont. “I think that’s what piqued my interest for what was possible for me.”

USM alumni nominated for leadership roles in state government

On Dec, 26, Pender Makin, a double alumna with USM degrees in 1991 and 2008, was nominated by then-Governor-elect Janet Mills to lead the Maine Department of Education. Two days later, Mills nominated former Portland Police Chief Mike Sauschuck '98 to lead the Department of Public Safety.

Dr. Stewart-McCafferty and Dr. Beaudry publish their new book!

The Department of Education’s Dr. Anita Stewart McCafferty and Dr. Jeffrey S. Beaudry have published a book, Teaching Strategies That Create Assessment-Literate Learners.

Compassionate intervention needed for veterans, USM's Bernacchio and Reagan wrote in Portland Press Herald

Caring and compassionate individuals can lessen the tragic trend of veteran suicide, Associate Professor Charles Bernacchio and USM student Tiffany Reagan wrote in the Portland Press Herald.

Dean Joanne Williams connecting students with real world professions

“Last year, we did more than 1,000 internships and field placements in our college,” said Joanne Williams, dean of USM's College of Management and Human Services. “Connecting our students to real world experiences is one of our strengths. There are a lot of really good things happening.”