Laurel Smith-Doerr came to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in September 2013 to serve as the inaugural Director of the Institute for Social Science Research; she was also appointed professor in the Department of Sociology. After earning her PhD in sociology from the University of...Read More
Bruce Desmarais is the Associate Director of the Institute of Social Science Research and one of the core faculty members of the Computational Social Science Institute, a collaborative organization of scholars spanning the social, mathematical, and computational sciences focusing on problems...Read More
Waylon J. Howard, PhD is a Research Methodologist in the Institute for Social Science Research at the University of Massachusetts and serves as affiliated faculty at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Howard completed his PhD in quantitative psychology at the University...Read More
Karen Mason, Grants, Personnel and Budget Manager at ISSR, has been working in the field of research support her entire UMass career. Initially hired as support staff and moving into grant administration at the Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI), housed within the Department of...Read More
Sarah Vega-Liros is a staff member at the Institute for Social Science Research and serves as the Research Business Manager Liaison assigned to faculty, graduate students, and staff in the Colleges of Humanities and Fine Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. She specializes in...
Wendy is a UMass Amherst 2014 Alum with a Master of Public Policy and Administration. Prior to graduate school she spent over 10 years working in the foster care system in Massachusetts (Metro Boston and Lawrence) where she served as a key contributor to a management team at Massachusetts...Read More
Daniel Cannity is a PhD Student in the Department of Sociology at the University Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his BA in Sociology from American International College. His research interests include computational social science, data mining, and quantitative research methods....Read More