Welcome to Maine SSN

About the chapter

Maine SSN was launched in 2012 with engaged scholars from public and private colleges and universities. As Maine is a geographically expansive state with strong participatory traditions, we meet in different locales, often in conjunction with civic organizations. Among our interests are tax policy, policies promoting opportunity for the poor and middle class, health care, immigration, and challenges for American democracy. Members contribute to a biweekly column and blog, Research Shows, in the Bangor Daily News.

Leaders
Maine SSN Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maine
Co-Director of the Maine SSN Regional Network; Professor of Political Science, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Honors and Political Science, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Teacher Education; and Faculty Coordinator, Newcomer Extended Teach Education Program, University of Southern Maine
Members
Professor of Sociology, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of International and Global Studies, University of Maine at Farmington
Associate Professor and Chair of Sociology, University of Maine
Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology, The University of Maine
Professor of Social Work and Master of Social Work Coordinator at School of Social Work, University of Maine
Assistant Director, University of Maine Center on Aging
Special Projects Manager, University of Maine System
Senior Manager, Workforce Development at Aroostook County Action Program
Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies, and Faculty Affiliate at the Muskie School of Public Policy, University of Southern Maine, Portland
Director, Labor Market and Workforce Research, Jobs for the Future
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Maine
Professor of Philosophy, University of Maine
Professor of Social Work, University of Maine School of Social Work and Director, University of Maine Center on Aging, University of Maine
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Maine Farmington
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Maine
Assistant Professor of Government, Colby College
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Texas Christian University
Provost Emeritus, Elizabethtown College
Professor Emerita of Educational Leadership, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Southern Maine
Doctoral Student, Smith College School for Social Work; Adjunct Instructor, University of Maine
Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Maine
Professor of Biology, University of Southern Maine
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine
Assistant Professor of Sociology, Bates College
Lecturer, School of Economics and Honors College, University of Maine
Professor of Environmental Science & Policy, University of Southern Maine (resides part-time in the Bay Area)
Sumner T. Bernstein Professor of Law, University of Maine School of Law

Latest Briefs

Helping Parents Get a College Education Helps Children Succeed

  • Luisa S. Deprez
  • Lisa Dodson

How to Fix America's Teacher Shortage

  • Flynn Ross

The Case for Universal Family Care in Maine- and Beyond

    Sandra Butler
  • Luisa S. Deprez

Reducing the Burden of Solid Waste in Towns and Cities

  • Travis P. Wagner

Latest in the News

"Commentary: Retooling Maine’s Displaced Workers," John Dorrer (with David Vail), Portland Press Herald, July 1, 2018.
Amy Fried's research on public opinion discussed in Michael Hobbes. Amy Fried (with Edward Walker), "The Selling Of Judge Brett Kavanaugh," Huffington Post, July 21, 2018.
"Why Can't We Admit When We're Wrong?," Jordan P. LaBouff, Interview with Jennifer Rooks, Maine Calling, July 24, 2018.
"Universal Basic Income: The Way of the Future or a Work-Crippling Safety Net?," Michael Howard, Interview with Chris Farrell, MPR News, July 19, 2018.
"Why We Must Re-Engage, Even When We Disagree," Chad Posick (with Michael Rocque), Bangor Daily News, July 19, 2018.

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