Experts and Media Resources

UMass Amherst faculty experts are available to speak with reporters as expert sources for stories.

A sampling of our experts by topic area

Robert Nakosteen, operations and information management

Business and economic forecasting, Economic Indicators analysis, The Economics of the European Union, The microeconometrics of labor markets, Demographic economics

Ellen Pader, landscape architecture and regional planning

Housing discrimination; Housing, health and social policy; Social and spatial relations

Richard Palmer, civil and environmental engineering

Water resources planning, Flood management, Drought management, Impacts of climate change on water resources and flood levels, Modeling of engineering systems

Eric Poehler, archaeology

Archaeology, Pompeii, Digital humanities, Speakers bureau

Robert Pollin, economics

Economics, Green Jobs/Economy, Low-wage labor

Michael Rawlins, geosciences

Arctic water and carbon cycle, Climate variations and change across the Northeast U.S., Climate modeling

David A. Reckhow, civil and environmental engineering

Water safety, Drinking water, Water purification, Water contaminants, Speakers bureau

Stephen M. Rich, microbiology

Zoonotic diseases, Lyme disease, Malaria, Ticks, Mosquitos, Speakers bureau

Margaret Riley, biology

Microbial evolution, Microbial ecology, Antibiotic resistance, Speakers bureau

Jennifer Ross, physics

Miicrotubule cytoskeleton, Cellular processes, Speakers bureau

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