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Peter M. Lehman
Thomaston, Maine 04861
(207) 542-1496 ▪ peter@GrowInME.com

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • University coursework in substance abuse counseling, 1999–2006: Chemical Dependency, Substance Abuse Counseling, Interviewing and Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling with Special Populations, Addiction and the Family, Trauma and Sexual Abuse, Case Management, and Crisis Intervention.
  • Ph.D.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 1978. Sociology. Dissertation: “Juvenile Justice?  Conflict Theory and Juvenile Court Processing in Florida.”
  • M.A.   Meadville Theological School/University of Chicago. 1970.  Theological Studies with a concentration in political philosophy.
  • A.B.   Oberlin College.  1968.  Government.

EXPERIENCE

  • 2/2005-present  Founder/President, Growth Industry Maine, Thomaston, Maine.
    Gardening people and organizations.
  • 3/2004-present  Program Developer,  Recovery Peer Support and Development, Inc. (see www.RPSDI.org). Thomaston,  Maine.
    Conceived and developed Rockland Recovery peer support learning center. Created state-wide agency collaboration, wrote grant, recruited and supported local steering committee, and trained peer support workers.
  • 2001-2003  Peer Educator and Support Technician, Substance Abuse Department, Bolduc Correctional Facility, Warren, Maine.
    Developed and taught educational groups on the process of addiction, the process of recovery, and the process of relapse.
  • 1975-1998  Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine.  (Tenure and promotion from Assistant Professor granted 1980.)
    Primary teaching assignment: Introductory Sociology, Criminology, Critical thinking About Social Issues, Law and Society, Social Inquiry, Drugs and Public Policy, Sociology of Crime.
  • 1984-1987  Associate Dean for Information and Development (half-time), College of Arts and Sciences, University of Southern Maine.
  • 1982-1984, 1994-1997, Chair, Department of Sociology, University of Southern Maine.
  • 1975-1982  Coordinator, Criminal Justice Program, University of Southern Maine.

PUBLICATIONS

OTHER RESEARCH ACTIVITY

  • Consultant to Cumberland County Council of Governments and Federal District Attorney on Drug Task Force (local and statewide) development and evaluation.  White paper on concerns and design.  1987.
  • Project Director, Health Needs Assessment Data Analysis project series for the Center for Health Promotion, Osteopathic Hospital of Maine, 1984-85.
  • Assistant Project Director, “Crossroads of Justice” (study of the impact of the 1975 Maine criminal code revisions). National Institute of Justice. 1981-82.
  • Principal Investigator, USM Study Group on Juvenile Justice. Funded by the Maine Legislative Committee to Oversee the Juvenile Code. 1981-82.
  • Project Director and Principal Investigator, York County, Maine, CETA Evaluation Project.  State of Maine, Office of Manpower Affairs. 1981.
  • Project Director and Principal Investigator, Maine Balance of State CETA Evaluation Project.  State of Maine, Office of Manpower Affairs. 1980-81.

SAMPLE PROFESSIONAL PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Organizer and facilitator, Association Workshop on Collaborative Groups and Active Learning in the Introductory Classroom, sponsored by the American Sociological Association, American Sociological Association annual meetings, Toronto, August, 1997.
  • Co-organizer and moderator, “Hostile Environment In The Classroom: The Tension Between Academic Freedom And Professional Responsibility,” a panel sponsored by the ASA, American Sociological Association annual meetings, Toronto, August, 1997.
  • Invited presenter/panelist, “Developing Departments.” American Sociological Association annual Chairs’ Workshop, August, 1997.
  • “Kidstuff,” with Cheryl Laz, Eastern Sociological Society annual meetings, Baltimore, April, 1997.
  • Organizer and facilitator, teaching workshop on Critical Thinking, with Cheryl Laz, and Doug Anderson, Eastern Sociological Society annual meetings, Baltimore, April, 1997.
  • “A Group Problem Solving Approach to Learning About Gender Stratification and Research Process in Introductory Sociology,” American Sociological Association annual meetings, New York, August, 1996.
  • “The Legal Ratification of Trash as a Commodity: 1970-1995,” American Sociological Association annual meetings, New York, August, 1996.
  • “Three of These Things: Conceptualization and Sesame Street in the Introductory Classroom,” a poster session at the American Sociological Association annual meetings, New York, August, 1996.
  • “Conflict, Contradiction, and Flow Control: Law Creation in the Municipal Solid Waste Industry.”  Annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society.  Boston, March, 1996.
  • “Is It White Collar Crime?  Fraud in the Waste Hauling Industry.”  Annual meetings of the American Sociological Association.  August, 1995.
  • “The Transformation of Trash: Creation of a Commodity.”  With Kathi Shibles.  Annual meetings of the Law and Society Association.  Toronto, June, 1995.
  • “Will It Be On the Exam?  Objectives Based Testing in Introductory Sociology.”  Annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society.  April, 1995.
  • “Stealing Trash: Crime in the Waste Hauling Industry.” with Donald Anspach.  Annual meetings of the Eastern Sociological Society.  April, 1995.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Faculty Senate Award for University Service, University of Southern Maine, 1997.
  • Outstanding Faculty Merit Award, University of Southern Maine, 1987.
  • Student Senate Appreciation Award, University of Southern Maine, 1982.

SAMPLE COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES

  • Knox County Recovery Coalition, Vice-Chair and webmaster 2016-17
  • Coastal Senior College, Board member 2010-14, Webmaster 2014-present.
  • First Universalist Church in Rockland, Board member, 2011-14.
  • Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition, 2007-present.
  • State Advisory Committee, Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery (MAAR), 2004 to 2007.
  • “Institute faculty,” New England August Institute on Service Learning in Psychology and Sociology, Maine Campus Compact (in conjunction with other New England state Compacts), University of New England, August, 1997.
  • USM workshops: Defining and Teaching Student Writing, with Hugh English, April, 1997; Working with First Year Students, two workshops with Deborah Johnson, Spring, 1996; Peer Mentoring, Fall, 1996; Using Collaborative Groups, Fall, 1995; Using Microcomputing to Enhance Involvement in the Classroom, April, 1994.
  • Board Member, Southern Coastal Family Planning, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, 1984-95
  • Reporter, Gorham Times, 1995-97
  • Journal peer reviewer for Teaching Sociology and Legal Studies Forum. 1988-1998.