Experts and Media Resources

A sampling of our experts by topic area

Adolescent sexuality, Comparative sexual culture, Inequality and insecure work
Amy Schalet

Amy Schalet (SHA-lit) is a specialist on adolescent sexuality and culture in comparative perspective.

Consumer behavior, Marketing to generational cohort segments, Implications of the aging of America
Charles Schewe

Schewe created the field of generational marketing with the publication of "The Power of Cohorts," his widely-acclaimed article in American Demographics.

biomedical materials, bioinspired materials, wound healing nanofibers, pharmaceutical nanoparticles, speakers bureau
Jessica Schiffman

Jessica Schiffman’s work is focused on synthesizing bioinspired materials for a range of biomedical, environmental and industrial applications. Schiffman’s research projects aim to develop wound healing nanofiber scaffolds, biomedical hydrogels, drug delivery nanoparticles, antifouling thin film coatings and high-flux fouling-resistant membranes. 

fruit production, wine grapes, berry production, speakers bureau
Sonia Schloemann

Sonia Schloemann is an expert on commercial and residential production of small fruit—berries and grapes—as well as the use of edible plants in sustainable landscaping practices. 

radio astronomy, new galaxies, speakers bureau
F. Peter Schloerb

F. Peter Schloerb’s research involves studying new galaxies near the edge of the visible universe. Heis the Director of the Five College Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Large Millimeter Telescope Office.

public sector information technology, environmental management and policy, speakers bureau
Charles M. Schweik

Charles M. Schweik’s work focuses on internet-based collective action and online commons-based peer production, including the study of open-source software communities and the socio-technical systems and governance structures that support these systems of co-production.

maternal and child health, breastfeeding, food security, community based research, prevention of childhood obesity, speakers bureau
Lindiwe (Lindi) Sibeko

Lindiwe Sibeko’s research interests are in working with under-served, vulnerable population groups, including families served by UMass Extension nutrition programs. Sibeko’s research addresses prenatal, perinatal and postnatal health, prevention of childhood obesity, promotion of optimal infant and young child feeding and elucidating the role of breastfeeding in healthy child development. Her global health research has also focused on maternal and child health issues, primarily in the area of nutritional status assessment, infant feeding practices and the role of breastfeeding in the prevention of pediatric HIV infections.

Standardized testing, Education policy
Stephen Sireci

Stephen Sireci’s research focuses on improving educational testing to better measure students’ knowledge and skills.

Sleep, brain function and memory, speakers bureau
Rebecca (Becky) Spencer

Rebecca Spencer’s research explores the function of sleep on memory and cognition and what processes in the brain underlie this function.

Issues facing higher education and public colleges and universities, International cooperation in higher education, Massive open online courses (MOOCs) and the globalization of education, optical physics
Kumble Subbaswamy

Subbaswamy assumed his role as chancellor of the University of Massachusetts Amherst in July 2012. His primary research area as a physicist is the optical properties of novel materials and nonlinear excitations.