Melissa Ladenheim

B.A. Hamilton College
M.E.S. Yale University
Ph.D. Memorial University of Newfoundland

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Melissa was one of the founding members of the Honors College Sustainable Food Systems Research Collaborative. As part of SFSRC, she actively participated in mentoring students, coordinating programs, teaching a sustainable food systems tutorial and actively engaging with community partners working in this area. Additionally, she played major roles in organizing two very successful sessions for the Maine Water and Sustainability Conference in 2015 and 2016.

Recently, she was honored as the recipient of the The Dean Lucy Award, given by the University of Maine Bodwell Center for Service and Volunteerism to “recognize a faculty or staff member who has gone out of his/her way in service to the University of Maine community and surrounding area.”

Selected Publications

Amar, François, Mark Haggerty, Melissa Ladenheim, Linda Silka, Stephanie Welcomer, and John Jemison. “Leveraging the Research Capacity of the Doctoral University for Honors Education: The “Research Collaborative” Model.” Honors in Higher Education 1 (2016): n. pag. Web.

Ladenheim, Melissa (with Linda Silka, Robert Glover, Karen Hutchins, Laura Lindenfeld, Amy Blackstone, Catherine Elliott, and Claire Sullivan). “Moving Beyond the Single Discipline: Building a Scholarship of Engagement that Permeates Higher Education.” Community Engaged Scholarship. Spec. issue of Tamara: Journal for Critical Organizational Inquiry 11.4 (2013): 41-52. Web.  11 Dec. 2013.