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Laura Mellisa Cyr

Executive Director, Kennebec Valley Council of Governments
Chapter Member: Maine SSN
Areas of Expertise:
  • Education
  • Civic Engagement
  • Democracy & Governance

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About Laura

Cyr's research focuses on public higher education funding as well as on issues of redistribution in tax policy, state politics, and grassroots communication strategies. Overarching themes in Cyr's writing include critiques of the neoliberal approach to education and threats to American middle-class education, phantom savings as budgetary stop-gaps in public policy. She serves as Special Projects Manager for the University of Maine System and is a Ph.D. Student at the University of Southern Maine.