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Faculty & Staff - Robertson, Cheryl

Cheryl Robertson

160 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

(207) 581-2465

Coordinator of MAT Program

Specialty Areas

At-risk Education


University of Maine (2008, Ed.D., school administration and at-risk education)
University of Maine (2000, M.A., english)
University of Maine (1992, B.S., elementary education)

Courses taught

  • EDG 657 – Secondary Education Practicum
  • SAR 540 – Introduction to At-Risk Students
  • SAR 541 – Alternative Models for At-Risk Adolescents
  • SAR 542 – Working with At-Risk Adolescents
  • SAR 543 – Assessment, Methods, and Curriculum Design in Alternative Education
  • EDB 202 – Education in a Multicultural Society
  • ENG 101 – College Composition

Representative publications

  • Dicara, C., O’Halloron, S., Madden, M., Haley, D., Kalafat, J., Lubell, K., (Formerly) Saliwanchik-Brown, C. (2006, April.) Evaluating a Comprehensive School-Based Youth Suicide Program. Available at


  • Workshop with Beal College – Authentic Assessments (May 18, 2012)
  • University of Maine Technology Fair; Multicultural ELibrary (September, 2011)
  • New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO); You mean if Someone Had Cared?: Relational Factors and Conditions in Teen’s Decisions to Drop Out of High School (May, 2009)
  • NEERO, Presenter, From K-GED (Apr. 2008)
  • 2007 Summer Dropout Prevention Institute, Preliminary GED Findings from Dissertation Results
  • 3rd Annual Dropout Prevention Institute: Institute for the Study of Students At-Risk; Panel presenter, Alternative Models of Education
  • American Association of Suicidology (AAS); Panel presenter, Reconnecting Youth: A Peer Group Approach to Building Life Skills; (Apr. 2006)
  • NEERO Roundtable Presenter, Sense of Community with Upward Bound Students, Northampton, MA; (Apr. 2005)
  • Best Practices Conference, Bangor Civic Center, Presenter, Using Personal Narrative in Essay Writin (Oct. 2002)

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