Contact Us

Staff offices are located on the fourth floor of Machmer Hall and are closed between 12:00 and 1:00 pm for lunch. The map of Machmer Hall and its surrounding area is below.

Click here or the map below to get a pdf file of the full UMass campus map.

Main Office

Susan Dreyer
Receptionist 

Communication Department,
Machmer Hall
, University of Massachusetts

240 Hicks Way

Amherst, MA 01003-9278

tel. (413) 545-1311

fax (413) 545-6399 


M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

The following listings all use the same street address as above.

Department Chair

Erica Scharrer

tel. (413) 545-6339

Undergraduate Program

April Tidlund
Secretary to the Undergraduate Program Director 

tel. (413) 545-3539 

M-F 8:00am-4:00pm

Graduate Program

Kathleen Ready
Secretary to the Graduate Program Director

tel. (413) 545-2795

M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Financial Records

Donna Berg
Bookkeeper

tel. (413) 545-2220 

M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Alumni & Development

Debra Madigan
Office Manager

tel. (413) 545-4314 

M-F 8:00am-4:00pm 

Please fill out the alumni update form to stay connected to the Department.