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...Read More
Henry Renski serves as Associate Director of ISSR. He joined the faculty of the Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP) in the fall of 2007. He teaches courses in quantitative methods, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis,...Read More
Jessica Pearlman joined ISSR in September 2016 and serves as the ISSR Research Methodologist. Dr. Pearlman came to University of Massachusetts from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she earned a PhD in Sociology and a MS in Statistics. She also holds a MA in...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...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....
Megan Paik joined ISSR as the Foundation Grants Development Specialist in February 2017. She supports faculty with all aspects of foundation relations, including prospect identification and funding strategy. She offers individual consultations and will facilitate seminars on topics related to...Read More
Elisa Martinez supports ISSR staff in planning and publicizing ISSR-supported events and the work of social science researchers at UMass. She is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at UMass, studying the politics of aid and activism in the international...
Viacheslav Yurchenkov is a Master's student in the College of Education, specializing in Learning, Media, and Technology at the University Massachusetts Amherst.
Viacheslav is an international student who is holding two grants from the U.S. Department of State...Read More