Ann Cohen
Ann CohenOnline Master in Education Faculty
PhD candidate, University of Southern Maine
MA, University of Southern Maine
BA, University of Maine Orono

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Since 2004, when Ann Cohen first joined the faculty at Saint Joseph’s College, she has taught two undergraduate courses: ED 414: Teaching Methods in the Elementary Social Studies and ED 416: Teaching Methods in Secondary Social Studies, on campus and online. Since then, she has been teaching the following graduate courses at Saint Joseph’s College: ED 536: Educational Leadership,  ED 545: The American Public Education; ED 537: Staff Development; ED 600: the Capstone, and CAG ED 600: the Capstone. Cohen is a James Madison Fellow, a Library of Congress/American Memory Fellow, an Ada C. Leeke Fellow, a two-time NEH program participant, and an APUSH reader.

Her work as a Quality Matters (QM) Master Reviewer enables her to work with graduate faculty and their courses nationwide. She is inspired daily by the dedication and passion of her students! Her hobbies include writing, gardening, and weaving and spinning.


QM Master Reviewer, 2013 to present

QM Peer Reviewer, Quality Matters, University of Maryland, 2009 to present

Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Kappa Phi

Three year National Endowment for the Humanities Maine-Mississippi Program, 1992-1995

James Madison Memorial Foundation Fellow, Washington, D.C.,  1996

Ada C. Leeke Fellowship, Margaret Chase Smith Library, 1997

Participant in first ever Library of Congress, American Memory online workshop, Spring, 1999.

American Memory Fellow at Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 1999

Member of Executive Council, Maine Council for the Social Studies, 1990-2000

Member of National Council for the Social Studies, 1989-2000

Member of Advisory Board, Margaret Chase Smith Library Center, 1997-2000

Member of Advisory Board, Maine History Textbook Committee, 1997-2000

Participant in Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, Taught Years 7-13 at Kings Norton Boys’ School and Sixth Form Centre, Kings Norton, UK, 2001-2002


Workshop presenter: SJCME Course Design (2009)

Attendee/participant: SJCME Course Design workshops (2009 to present)

Clinic Presentation: New England Regional Conference for the Social Studies, Spring 1998, Spring 2000

Workshop Presentation: Maine Council for the Social Studies, Fall Conference, 1999

Clinic Presentation: Teaching History in Maine, University of Maine in Orono, (1996, 1997, and 1999).

Numerous Additional workshops, conferences and council meetings.

Pedogogical Methods

Created and developed the ABSLP (Academically Based Service Learning Project) for ED 536 students that offers them the opportunity to apply educational leadership theories and concepts learned to their real world professional setting. Students claim it was one of the best learning experiences they ever had and the best way to actually function as an educational leader! Students continue their ABSLP well beyond their course enrollment!

Instituted the 3-Year Professional Development presentation and project component of ED 537 coursework. Students claim that it was one of the most meaningful learning experiences they have had. She hears from students whose professional development plan for the course continues to grow and expand even unto today in their workplace setting.

Four years of weekly online MEEBO chats with ED 536 students.

Currently readying a blog for each course.

Excursions/Trips with Students or for Academic Research

Several Trips to Washington, DC and other historical sites with Morse HS students

Yearly research trips to Margaret Chase Smith Library and Edmund S. Muskie Archives with Morse HS students

Trips to many, many more historical sites, archives, and historical societies with Morse HS students, resulting in original research and papers.

Multiple trips to London, Paris and other European galleries, museums, and historical centres with King’s Norton Boys Sixth Form Centre students. Also, many Midlands historical sites with them. Two trips to US embassy in London, one before and one after 9/11 — Incredible!