Legal issues and labor relations in the sport industry, Sport law, Sports agencies
Lisa Masteralexis's research and teaching interests are in sport law and labor relations in the sport industry. She is the lead editor of the book Principles and Practice of Sport Management, now in its fourth edition, which is one of the most widely-used sports management text books in the country.
Masteralexis is frequently quoted by the national media on issues pertaining to professional sports management and collective bargaining.
Middle Eastern and North African politics, Law and public policy, U.S. foreign policy, International and comparative law and politics, Human rights, Globalization theory
The director of the master's degree programs in public policy and Middle Eastern studies, David Mednicoff’s areas of expertise include Middle Eastern law and politics, international law, human rights, globalization studies and comparative public policy.
Business and economic forecasting, Economic Indicators analysis, The Economics of the European Union, The microeconometrics of labor markets, Demographic economics
Robert Nakosteen is known across Massachusetts as executive editor of MassBenchmarks, a quarterly economic journal published by the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. He is an oft-cited expert on the Massachusetts economy, especially the business climate of Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley.
He is also available to comment labor force participation, earnings and migration.
Economics of sexual orientation and same-sex marriage, Labor economics, Employment discrimination
M. V. Lee Badgett is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of same-sex marriage, and is interviewed frequently in media coverage of gay marriage efforts both domestically and internationally.
Corporate bankruptcy, Mergers and acquisitions, Investments, Bank Management
Ben Branch has a background in corporate finance, financial institutions, futures markets, bankruptcies, strategic planning, and industrial organization. As an expert on mergers and acquisitions, his research has focused on valuation, deal structures, and risk assessment, and the impacts of mergers and acquisitions on investors, consumers and the economy in general.
Climatology, Paleoclimatology, Global change, Arctic environments
The research interests of internationally acclaimed climate scientist Raymond Bradley are in climate variability across a wide range of time scales, particularly how present day climate differs from climates in the past, and what may have caused climates to change.
Adult development and aging, Psychology of sports fans, Coping with tragedy and recovery
Susan Krauss Whitbourne is one of the pioneers of the field of adult development and aging, and coordinates the Aging and Development Lab where students conduct research on personality, aging and cognition. She is also frequently quoted in media regarding the psychology of sports fandom.