Peter M. Lehman
20 Lawrence Avenue, Thomaston, Maine 04861
(207) 542-1496 ▪ peter@GrowInME.com
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.
2/2005-present Founder/President, Growth Industry Maine (see www.GrowInME.com) Rockport, Maine. Gardening people and organizations.
3/2004-present Program Developer,
Support and Development, Inc. (see
2001-2003 Peer Educator and Support
Technician, Substance Abuse Department, Bolduc Correctional
Facility, Warren, Maine.
1975-1998 Associate Professor of
Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of Southern Maine,
Portland, Maine. (Tenure and promotion from Assistant Professor
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.
“The Politics of Trash: Flow Control and Corporate Growth” in Stuart Nagel, ed., Handbook of Global Technology Policy, Marcel Dekker, 2001.
“Economic Policy: Trash as a Commodity,” symposium on “History and Public Policy” in the Journal of Management History (5:3) 1999.
“Critical Thinking About Social Issues: A Focused Alternative to Social Problems” with Doug Anderson, Wendy Chapkis, and Cheryl Laz, in J. Michael Brooks, ed., Instructor’s Resource Manual on Social Problems, American Sociological Association, 1997.
“A Group Problem Solving Approach to Learning About Gender Stratification and Research Process in Introductory Sociology.” Teaching Sociology, January, 1997
“Will that be on the exam? Schema Theory and Testing in Sociology.” Teaching Sociology, October, 1996.
“Stealing Trash: Gray-Collar Crime.” With Mark Dion. Police Chief, the journal of the International Chiefs of Police, August, 1996.
“Is Your Hauler Dumping On You?” With Mark Dion. Maine Townsman, the journal of the Maine Municipal Association. May, 1995.
Instructor’s Manual with Test Items for Sociology, by Rodney Stark, with Lawrence Mencotti, Wadsworth: Belmont, CA, 1992 (revised 1994 and 1996)
"Teaching With Testing: Some Notes on Evaluation of Students." in Instructor’s Manual with Test Items for Sociology, by Rodney Stark. Wadsworth: Belmont, CA.1992.
"Parking, Law and Society." Legal Studies Forum (journal of the American Legal Studies Association). 1989.
"Lawyering As Work." with Eve Spangler. in C. Derber, ed., Professionals As Workers. G. K. Hall: Boston. 1982. Pp. 63-99.
"Maine Rejects Indeterminacy," with Donald Anspach and John Kramer, Final Report of the Crossroads of Justice Project, National Institute of Justice. 1982.
"Defining and Meeting Goals: Maine Balance of State CETA Participant Follow-Up Study." with Thomas Frank. Maine State Office of Manpower Affairs, 1981.
"Remeasuring Delinquency: A Replication and Overdue Review Essay." with Henry Lesieur. British Journal of Criminology. 1974.
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.
Recent 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
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.