Interim Dean, College of Health & Education
Paula returns to Husson University after having formally served as the Director of the School of Education in the College of Health and Education. She brings over 37 years of diverse professional experiences in public and private education in Massachusetts, Wisconsin, New York, and Maine including K-16 classroom teaching, adult learning, school counseling, academic advising, and administration. Just prior to her employment at Husson University she had served for 11 years as Dean of Students and Guidance Director at one of the largest high schools in Maine. Paula received her M. Ed., C.A.S. and Ed. D. degrees from the University of Maine. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and holds State of Maine K-12 School Counseling licensure. Research interests and curriculum development efforts have concentrated primarily on student aspirations and attitude towards learning. A Blaine House Scholarship recipient, Paula has served on a number of stakeholders groups and task forces at the Maine Department of Education focusing on various initiatives including state and local assessments, comprehensive K-16 teaching and program planning, student aspirations, mentoring, and health & wellness. Paula is also a member of several national, regional and state professional associations and organizations.
I strongly believe that experience is unquestionably one of the most powerful teachers and that individuals learn most effectively in a supportive, intellectually stimulating environment. Husson University’s College of Health and Education offers future professionals a truly unique and enriched learning experience that integrates both theory and extensive clinical practice. Upon program completion and entrance into their chosen career paths, our graduates are well prepared to make significant and innovative contributions to their respective professional fields. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work with administrators and faculty to help ensure that each of our graduates is personally and professionally prepared for continued success.