Employment History

1997 - Present (hired full-time on 8/16/99)

Kennebec Valley Community College

Professor of Social Sciences

  • Chair, Department of Social Sciences and Psychology (current)
  • Program Coordinator, Associates of Science in Psychology (current)
  • Director, Center for Civic Engagement (current)
  • Faculty Union Steward (current)
  • Program Coordinator, Associates of Applied Science in Mental Health (past)
  • Program Coordinator, Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies (past)
  • Faculty Senate President (past)

In this work I have taught extensively in the classroom, over Interactive Television (ITV), through Video Conferencing (ATM), and on the web. I have expert skills in online course development and delivery.

The courses I have taught at KVCC including the following:

  • ANT 101: Cultural Anthropology
  • COM 101: Communication in the Workplace
  • EDU 219: Psychosocial Needs of Children with Disabilities
  • HUM 101: Multicutural Nature of American Society
  • MHT 103: Introduction to Social Services Systems
  • MHT 110: Interviewing and Counseling
  • MHT 114: Incest, Sexual Abuse, and Trauma
  • MHT 116: Mental Health and Aging
  • MHT 124: Psychosocial Rehabiltation
  • MHT 220: Case Management
  • MHT 226: Vocational Aspects of Disability
  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 200: History of Psychology
  • PSY 204: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 209: Biopsychology
  • PSY 213: Social Psychology
  • PSY 215: Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 220: Behavior Management
  • PSY 224: Statistics for Psychology
  • PSY 230: Personality
  • PSY 234: Research Methods
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 104: The Changing Workplace
  • SOC 204: Social Problems


2020 - Present

University of Maine at Augusta

Adunct Professor

The courses I have taught at UMA including the following:

  • PSY 310: Psychology of Personality
  • PSY 309: Psychology of Adulthood


2012 - 2015

Ashford University

Associate Professor

The courses I have taught at Ashford University including the following:

  • PSY 104: Child and Adolescent Development
  • HHS 440: Technology in Health & Human Services


1995 - 2000


Interactive Television Technician | Course Web Coordinator | Instructional Designer | Graphic Designer

This multi-function role supported the development and delivery of distance education through ITV. The primary role was monitoring the control room during live broadcast classes. This entailed operating cameras, cuing microphones, answering the phone for incoming student questions, and managing the graphic presentations.

The ITV Technicians also worked very closely with their associated Faculty to develop and design the distance aspects of their courses.


1997 - 1999

Maine Independent Living Services

Program Director | Coordinator of Deaf Services

Primarily responsible for coordination of state-wide independent living services across disability. I was also the coordinator of all the Deaf Services offices state wide.

While at MILS I was appointed to SILC (State Independent Living Council) and published a nationally distributed newsletter for the agency.


1995 - 1997

Croched Mountain Community Care

Case Manager

Primarily responsible for the delivery of case management services to individuals on the Medicaid Waiver Program (diversion funds for the provision of nursing home level care in the patient's home)



Medical Social Worker

Primarily responsible for the provison of medical social work to various patients receiving home health services.

Developed an expertise in Medicaid, Estate Recovery, referral, and other case management services.


Motivational Services, Inc.

Mental Health Professional

I performed many roles for this agency over several years of service. These include:

  • Independent Living Skills Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Community Support Worker
  • Representative Payee
  • Deaf Services Case Manager
  • Program Director (Middle Street House and Middle Street Apartments)
  • Client Recreational Services Coordinator
  • MANDT Trainer


Kennebec Valley Regional Health Associates (KVRHA)

Intensive Case Manager

Primarily responsible for the provision of intensive case management services to individuals living in the community.

Activities included:

  • Case Management
  • Assessment and referral
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Advocacy


Various other jobs and roles I have had…

  • "Roadie" for Stevie Ray Vaughn
  • Farm Labor
  • Construction
  • Retail (grocery, Dunkin Donuts, Dominos Pizza)
  • Work Study Positions
    • Chemistry Lab Assisstant
    • Student Center Staff
    • Rat Lab Assistant
Mark Kavanaugh 2017