School of Education and Human Development


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.
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