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Faculty & Staff - Part-time Faculty

Loren Andrews, LCSW 

MSW University of Maine

MA University of Maine

BA University of Vermont

Loren Andrews is a Clinical Social Worker with a private practice in Camden, Maine.  His practice specializes primarily with adolescents and adults with ADHD, relational and couples counseling, as well as helping victims of trauma in their recovery.  Loren teaches in the areas of social work practice, social welfare policy, and Adult and Child Psychopathology. In addition to his practice and teaching, Loren is a member of the RSU 13 School Board from Cushing, Maine, and is also the President of the Many Flags/One Campus Foundation, a local non-profit organization advancing a single campus for secondary and higher education in the midcoast area.

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Jennie GoldenbergLCSW

Ph.D.  Bryn Mawr College                                    

M.S.S. Bryn Mawr College

BA Temple University

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Carol Ippoliti

MSW, University of Maine

Carol Ippolitti has been a part-time instructor teaching in the Human Behavior sequence.  She has over 20 years experience in health and mental health settings.  She has been a field instructor for many years and received the School’s Field Instructor of the Year Award.

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Elin MacKinnon, LCSW MSW, University of Maine  

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Judith Josiah-Martin

Ph.D. Candidate, Smith College
MSW, Washington College

Judith Josiah-Martin is Director of the Office of Multicultural Program at the University of Maine and a doctoral student at the Smith College School of Social Work.  She has over 25 years experience as a clinical social worker and was Director of Clinical Services at substance abuse and mental health programs in Antigua for many years. Areas of specialization include cultural diversity in the workplace, women and substance abuse, and social work practice with marginalized populations.


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Deborah Mattson
MSW, University of Maine

Deborah Mattson has worked as a family support specialist, and as an advocate for disability rights, and within the domestic violence field.  She was the founding partner of Mediation and Facilitation Resources (since 1993), and taught Mediation courses for the past 15 years.  She is the field instructor for the School’s Guardian Ad Litem Field unit – the first of its’ kind in Maine.  She teaches in the area of social work practice, field seminar, and mediation.

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Patricia W. Phillips, LCSW

M.Ed. University of Maine
M.S.W. University of Maine                                                              


Patricia Phillips has taught our Child Abuse and Neglect elective for over 25 years.  She has over 25 years experience working in the child abuse field as director of the Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Child Abuse and Neglect Assessment team, and more recently as a clinical social worker for a pediatric health group.

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Wendy Rapaport, LCSW
M.S.W. Barry College
Psy.D. Nova University

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Leah Maxwell, LCSW
M.S.W., University of Maine

Leah Maxwell has worked in the area of child and families’ services, developmental disability, and mental health, and served as a field instructor for many years.  She teaches human behavior and the senior field internship seminar.


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Shawn Yardley
B.A. University of Maine (Sociology/Social Welfare)
M.S. Husson College (Business)

Shawn spent 17 years in public child welfare at the Maine Department of Human Services as a caseworker, supervisor and regional administrator. Mr. Yardley was Director of Adoption for the Bangor office of MAPS for 2 years and from 2001 to 2004 he was the director of the River Coalition, an organization dedicated to primary prevention for youth and families focused on drug/alcohol use prevention, bullying and conflict resolution. For the past 5 years Shawn has directed the City of Bangor’s Health and Community Services Department. He has co-taught 2 courses focusing on child welfare for 23 years, emphasizing a multi-disciplinary approach and exploring the ethical issues inherent in this work.

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Brent Scobie
IPh.D. Candidate, University of Maine
MSW, University of Maine

Brent Scobie is a doctoral student at the University of Maine where he is pursuing his research interests in Disability Studies and the applications and impact of communication technology on social work practice and health. He has served in both administrative and clinical leadership roles, including as the Chief Clinical Officer, within a psychiatric hospital setting and has extensive experience in the treatment of youth and adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use conditions. Brent teaches a Substance Abuse elective.

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Susan Reisman Kaye
BS New York University
MS Columbia University School of Social Work
MBA Wharton – University of Pennsylvania


Susan Reisman Kaye is a part-time instructor and Coordinator of the Weekend Distance MSW program.  Ms. Kaye embodies interdisciplinary practice with a BS and MS in Social Work, and the MBA degree.  Since 2006, Ms. Kaye has been a field instructor for UMaine social work students. She has been a principal of Packard Judd Kaye Strategic Marketing Group since 2003, providing strategic and tactical marketing consultation to client organizations representing the health and human services, government, and business sectors.

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Nancy Webster
M.S.W. Simmons College
M.P.A. University of California

Ms. Webster has over 20 years experience working with children and families. She has specific expertise in early childhoodinterventions, forensic evaluations, and attachment and bonding. She teaches in the human behavior sequence, and teaches electives related to work with families under stress, young children, and trauma.

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Contact Information

School of Social Work
5770 Social Work Building
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: (207) 581-2389 | Fax: (207) 581-2396E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System