Social Sciences

UMA’s Social Science program provides students with a curriculum and supports to increase their knowledge and skills in the social sciences. The program offers courses supporting UMA’s General Education requirements and in depth training for social science majors. The program is committed to supporting institution wide research literacy and engaging in applied social science research projects. The program delivers its curriculum using a range of hybrid designs, to students on campuses and at a distance. UMA's Social Science program is an online degree program.

Degree Offered: B.A.

Social Sciences

UMA Social Science Faculty: Credentials and Interests

Program faculty in social science hold offices on both the Augusta and Bangor campuses but regularly travel/teach on other campuses. We teach in a number of ways, in traditional face-to-face classes but also over ITV, compressed video, online and in hybrid modes that mix more than one of these methods.  Our teaching, research and service interests span a wide variety of subjects, but all hold in common the study of humanity in cognition, in learning, and in association.

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  • Assistant Professor James Cook
    Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Arizona, 2000
  • Assistant Professor Kati Corlew
    Ph.D. in Community and Cultural Psychology, University of Hawai'i, 2012
  • Assistant Professor Cynthia Dean
    Ed.D. in Literacy Education, University of Maine, 2010
    M.Ed. in Literacy Education, University of Maine, 2005
    M.A. in English from the University of Maine, 2000
  • Professor Kenneth Elliott 
    Ph.D. in Psychology, Alliant University, 1976
  • Professor Charles Grunder 
    Ed.D. in Foundations of Education, Rutgers, 1979 
    Ed.S. in Counselor Education, University of Virginia, 1986
  • Assistant Professor Lorien Lake-Corral
    Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Arizona, 2011
  • Professor Charles Waugh 
    Ph.D. in Interpersonal Communication, Kent State University, 1982