Susan Russell

Susan Russellsrussell@maine.edu

Associate Director

University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
5717 Corbett Hall, Room 225
Orono, ME 04469-5717
207.581.1381
207.581.1084
800.203.6957
207.581.1231 (Fax)
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Education

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program, University of Maine (in progress)
M.S. in Accounting, University of Maine
B.S. Human Development & Family Relations, University of Maine

Project Affiliations

Specialty Areas and Areas of Interest

  • Budgets
  • Grant Management
  • Child Development
  • Family Studies
  • Disability Studies
  • Public Policy

Honors and Recognition

  • 3.5 Academic Achievement Pin, University of Maine College of Education and Human Development (1997)
  • University Continuing Education Association, Region One Outstanding Student Award (1997)
  • University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning, Outstanding Achievement Award (1997)

University and Community Service

  • Maine Developmental Disabilities Council Member (2011- present)
  • Search Committee Member for University of Maine Office of Research and Sponsored Programs Grant & Contract Specialist Search (2011)
  • University of Maine Associate Deans & Directors (2010 – present)
  • University of Maine Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) Diversity Initiatives Review Committee (2007 – 2010)
  • University of Maine Protection of Human Subjects Review Board (2006 – present)
  • University of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute Alumni and Planning Committee Member (2004 – present)
  • University of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute Member (2004 – 2006)
  • Search Committee Member for University of Maine Research and Sponsored Program Director (2004)
  • University of Maine President’s Council on Women (2002 – 2004)

Professional Memberships

  • Member – Data Coordinators, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD
  • Member – Council for Interdisciplinary Services (CIS), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD
  • Member – National Training Directors Council (NTDC), Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD

Professional Development

  • Team Member: MCHB-AUCD Interprofessional Leadership Learning Collaborative, (2012 – 2013)
  • Trainee: Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program, NH LEND Program Partnership with University of Maine (2011 – 2012)
  • Developing Communication Skills and Insights for a Multicultural World. University of Maine Cooperative Extension (June 9-11, 2008)
  • Supervisor Development Institute. University of Maine (2008)
  • Diversity Leadership Institute. University of Maine (Cohort 1, 2004)

Publications

Humphreys, B., Couse, L., Sonnenmeier, R., Kurtz, A., Russell, S., & Antal, P. (August 2014). Transforming LEND leadership training curriculum through the Maternal and Child Health leadership competencies. Maternal and Child Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s10995-014-1587-8.

Kurtz, A., Schickle, A., Carr, M., Bragdon-Morneault, M., Russell, S., Rainey, D., Downs, J., & Cronin, N. (2014). Accessing healthcare: The experience of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Maine (110 pg. PDF). Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Presentations

Humphreys, E., Sonnenmeier, R., Russell, S., Kurtz, A., & Couse, L. (2016, December). NH LEND Program analyses of the Maternal and Child Health leadership competencies self-assessment over five cohort years. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 2016 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, DC.

Russell, S., Kurtz, A., Humphreys, E. & Sonnenmeier, R. (2016, December). Navigating distance and technology: Successfully engaging LEND trainees from New Hampshire and Maine in a synchronous online team-based learning environment. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 2016 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, DC.

Sonnenmeier, R., Humphreys, B., Kurtz, A., & Russell, S. (2016, December). Improving effective interdisciplinary teamwork using team-based learning within the NH LEND curriculum: Evaluation from year 2. Peer-reviewed poster presentation at the 2016 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, DC.

Haworth, S., Humphreys, B., Russell, S., Ellis, C., Ellerbusch, K., & Reimschisel, T. (2015, November). Implementation of LEND trainee diversity quality improvement projects. Moderated panel discussion at the 2015 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Sonnenmeier, R., Humphreys, B., Russell, S., & Kurtz, A. (2015, November). Effective interdisciplinary team work: Integrating team-based learning methodology into the NH LEND curriculum. Poster session at the 2015 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Labas, L. & Russell, S. (2014, November). The power of re-engagement: Re-establishing Maine’s Head Start State Collaboration Office. Poster session at  the 2014 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, D.C.

Humphreys, B., Sonnenmeier, R., Russell, S. and Kurtz, A. (2014, November). Utilizing the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies v3.0 for LEND Program Evaluation. Poster presented at the 2014 Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Conference, Washington, DC.

Kurtz, A., Schickle, A., Carr, M., Bragdon-Morneault, M., Russell, S., Rainey, D., Downs, J., & Cronin, N. (2014). Accessing healthcare: The experience of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Maine. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

Humphreys, B., Russell, S., Margolis, L., Pearson, D., & McHugh, M. (2013, November). Intentional leadership: Incorporating leadership training in MCH training programs. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

Humphreys, B., Russell, S., Couse, L., Kurtz, A., & Sonnenmeier, R. (2013, November). Developing interdisciplinary leadership training at the NH LEND through the MCHB/AUCD Interprofessional Leadership Learning Collaborative. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

Humphreys, B, Moeschler, J., Zeph, L., Russell, S., & Antal, P. (2012, December). The New Hampshire LEND Partnership with Maine in Year One. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

Russell, S., Horne, S., and Kurtz, A. (2011, November). A UCEDD’s activities supporting individuals with ASD and their families across the age span. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

Zeph, L., and Russell, S. (2010, November). Disability Studies Roundtable. Annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.