Field Education

Greetings from the University of Maine Field Placement Department.  Field Education is designed to provide BSW and MSW students with an opportunity to integrate and use their academic learning in a practice setting. We believe that each student brings to the field experience unique abilities, learning styles and career goals. In addition, the learning experiences available in each agency differ. In recognition of all of these variables each student at the University of Maine participates in an individual educational survey prior to entering field.

Leah Maxwell
Field Education Director

Ann Hartman, LCSW

Distance Program Coordinator

(207) 581-3586

Robin Whitney, MSW
MSW Assistant Field Coordinator

Elaine O’Leary
Administrative Assistant

Meet the New Member of the Field Team

School of Social Work Welcomes Ann Hartman, LCSW as Distance Program Coordinator

Please welcome Ann Hartman, LCSW, who has joined the School of Social Work as the
Distance MSW Program Coordinator. Ann has a long history with the School, having earned her
MSW from the University of Maine in 1998. She has been a part-time faculty member at the
School since 2011, teaching the specialization year field seminar (SWK 695) in both the on-
campus and online-blended programs. Ann has also served as a field instructor to students doing
placements at Glenburn School and Rape Response Services. She received the 2018 School of Social Work Outstanding Alumna Award.

Ann is a clinical social worker who has provided individual and family therapy through her
private practice since 2004. She has served as a clinical consultant in several settings over the
years, and continues in that role with Rape Response Services. Her practice experience includes
five years at Wings for Children and Families in Bangor and three years as a school social
worker at Nokomis Regional High School.

The Field Department has put out the inaugural issue of the “Field Flyer”. See link below for news on new and retired field faculty, spotlights of current students in Field, and more.

School of Social Work 2021 Field Newsletter:

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