Beth Maberry, M.Ed.

Elisabeth (Beth) Poling Maberry is the Director of Operations for the Division of Lifelong Learning. In this role, Beth manages and oversees divisional budgets, day to day operations and marketing, summer program development, and short-term travel study.

Beth holds a Master of Education in Student Development in Higher Education with a concentration in At Risk Students, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Ecology and Environmental Sciences, both from the University of Maine. Her areas of specialty include program development and assessment, strategic planning, operations, student crisis response and intervention, and marketing/communications.

After graduating from the University of Maine, Beth served in several roles with Student Affairs- Residence Hall Director at the University of New Hampshire, Assistant Director of Housing Services at the University of Maryland South Campus Commons, and most recently as the Associate Director of Housing and Residence Life at Springfield College. Beth joined the DLL team in July, 2019 as the Coordinator for Summer Program Development, leading staff and faculty across the University in the development of robust summer programs to aid in student recruitment, retention, and success, including obtaining multiple grants to fund these new initiatives. Beth has also taught as an adjunct here at UMaine.

When not at work, Beth loves to travel, spend time outdoors (especially hiking and fishing), cooking, sewing, and spending time with her partner and young son.

Selected scholarship:

Competing Priorities: Revamping a Large-Scale Early Arrival Process,

Northeast Association of College and University Housing Officers (NEACUHO)

Annual Conference

October, 2018

Meeting Them at Their Speed: Adapting Social Media Policy for Our On-Demand Students,

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Techne Conference

October, 2015

Setting the Stage for Social Justice,

University of New Hampshire

January, 2015

Going Against Their Gut: Resident Assistants and Morality,

University of New Hampshire

September, 2013- August, 2014

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts for Professionals,

University of New Hampshire

January, 2014

Juggling Social Media and Student Affairs: A Marketing and Tech Person’s Worst Nightmare

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Blog

April, 2013

Drinking from the Firehose: Managing Information Overload,

Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA) Annual Conference

March, 2013

Housing Preferences Debunked: Factors Influencing Housing Selection

University of New Hampshire

November, 2012- April, 2013

The Writing is on the Wall: Engaging Students Through Social Media

Maine Educational Opportunity Association Annual Conference January, 2012

Maine Association of Student Affairs Professionals Conference October, 2011