Faculty/Staff

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UMass Amherst is home to a faculty second to none. Recognitions come to them from near and far for their outstanding teaching, innovative research and dedicated community service. These researchers and scholars find ways to change the world for the better through their own accomplishments and their engaging teaching skills.

SBS students find themselves in classrooms, both large and small, with some of the most amazing social scientists. They include Distinguished Professors Robert Pollin (economics), Jane Fountain (political science and public policy), Sheldon Goldman (political science), and Naomi Gerstel (sociology) and many other leaders in their areas of expertise. Our professors pride themselves on passing their own love of learning and discovery to their students.

Of course, keeping all the systems running is the dedicated SBS staff. These unsung heroes manage the multitude of administrative and organizational tasks that keep all of the departments in the College running smoothly and efficiently.

Faculty and Staff by Department/Program

Anthropology Faculty  |  Staff
Communication Faculty  |  Staff
Economics Faculty  |  Staff
Journalism Faculty & Staff
Labor Studies:  Faculty & Staff
Landscape Architecture & Regional Planning  Faculty  |  Staff
Legal Studies Faculty & Staff
Political Science Faculty & Staff
Public Policy & Administration Faculty & Staff
Resource Economics Faculty  |  Staff
Social Thought & Political Economy Faculty & Staff
Sociology Faculty & Staff

 

SBS Staff by Function

Finance | PersonnelUndergraduate Advising/RegistrationGraduate ProgramsScheduling 
Travel ProcessingIT Support | Web Updates & Communication | Stewardship | Grants

Finance

Lisa Wegiel Anthropology
Mary Butler Anthropology/Archeological Serv.
Stephanie Covelli Center for Research on the Family
Donna Berg Communication
Nancy Lattinville Economics
Karen Mason ISSR
Maryann Cinelli Journalism
Donna Vanasse Journalism
Denise Moreno Latin American Studies
Terry Trudeau LARP
Judy Fogg PERI
Trish Bachand Political Science/Legal Studies
Jackie Bishop Public Policy
Gail Fleischaker Resource Economics
Cindy Patten Sociology/Labor Center
Wendy Wilde Sociology/Labor Center
Deb Reiter STPEC

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Personnel

Lisa Wegiel Anthropology
Mary Butler Anthropology/Archeological Serv.
Deb Averill Anthropology/Tenure & Promotion
Stephanie Covelli Center for Research on Families
Deb Madigan Communication
Nancy Lattinville Economics
Karen Mason ISSR
Donna Vanasse Journalism
Terry Trudeau LARP
Judy Fogg PERI
Jackie Bishop Public Policy/Grants
Kathy Colon Public Policy
Stephen Marvell Political Science/Legal Studies
Gail Fleischaker Resource Economics
Maureen Warner Sociology/Labor Center
Deb Reiter STPEC

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Undergraduate Advising/Registration

Shelley Silva Anthropology
April Tidlund Communication
Elizabeth Kazinskas Economics
Razvan Sibii Journalism
Donna Vanasse Journalism/Overrides & Enrollment
Gloria Bernabe-Ramos Latin American Studies
Marny West LARP
Lori Sadler Political Science/Legal Studies
Barb Ciesluk Political Science/Legal Studies
Satu Zoller Public Policy
Lianne Hansen Resource Economics
Barbara Talenda Resource Economics
Juliet Carvajal Sociology/Labor Center
Wendy Wilde Sociology/Labor Center
Deb Reiter STPEC
Tyler Rocco-Chaffee STPEC
Katherine Mallory

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Graduate Programs

Shelley Silva Anthropology
Kathy Ready Communication
Joseph Pickul Economics
Sandi Potyrala LARP
Jennie Southgate Political Science/Legal Studies
Kathy Colon Public Policy
Satu Zoller Public Policy
Barbara Talenda Resource Economics
Beth Berry Sociology/Labor Center

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Scheduling

Shelley Silva Anthropology
April Tidlund Communication
Nancy Nash Economics
Donna Vanasse Journalism
Gloria Bernabe-Ramos Latin American Studies
Marny West LARP
Stephen Marvell Political Science/Legal Studies
Kathy Colon Public Policy
Barbara Talenda Resource Economics
Wendy Wilde Sociology/Labor Center
Deb Reiter STPEC

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Travel Processing

Grace Rock Anthropology
Mary Butler Anthropology/Archaeological Serv.
Stephanie Covelli Center for Research on Families
Donna Berg Communication
Nancy Lattinville Economics
Maryann Cinelli Journalism
Crystal Nielson LARP
Denise Moreno Latin American Studies
Judy Fogg PERI
Trish Bachand Political Science/Legal Studies
Jackie Bishop Public Policy
Gail Fleischaker Resource Economics
Barbara Talenda Resource Economics
Cindy Patten Sociology/Labor Center
Deb Reiter STPEC

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IT Support

Carla Williamson Center for Research on Families
Bruce O'Leary Communication
Eileen Atallah Economics
Dan Cannity ISSR
Bruce O'Leary Journalism
Marny West LARP
Jackie Bishop Public Policy
Jeannette Wicks-Lim PERI
Eileen Keegan Resource Economics
Heather Ockington Sociology/Labor Center

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Web/Communication/Events

Shelley Silva Anthropology
Carla Williamson Center for Research on Families
Marty Norden Communication
Sheila Gilroy Economics
Wendy Dagle ISSR
Beth Wallace Journalism
Crystal Nielson LARP
Denise Moreno Latin American Studies
Emily Bloch PERI
Michelle Goncalves Political Science/Legal Studies/Grant Support
Michal Lumsden Public Policy
Eileen Keegan Resource Economics
Wendy Wilde Sociology/Labor Center
Heather Ockington Sociology/Labor Center
Deb Reiter STPEC

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Stewardship

Lisa Wegiel Anthropology
Wendy Varner Center for Research on Families
Deb Madigan Communication
Nancy Lattinville Economics
Beth Wallace Journalism
Terry Trudeau LARP
Michelle Goncalves Political Science/Legal Studies
Gail Fleischaker Resource Economics
Wendy Wilde Sociology/Labor Center
Beth Berry Sociology/Labor Center
Deb Reiter STPEC

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Grants

Lisa Weigiel Anthropology
Donna Berg Communication
Melissa Walsh Dean's Office Staff
Nancy Lattinville Economics
Sarah Vega-Liros ISSR
Donna Vanasse Journalism
Terry Trudeau LARP
Gloria Bernabe-Ramos Latin American Studies
Judy Fogg PERI
Cheryl Kehoe Political Science
Michelle Goncalves Political Science
Trish Bachand Political Science
Stephanie Covelli Psychology
Dorothy Morua-Fernandes Psychology
Jackie Bishop Public Policy
Kathy Colon Public Policy
Susan Newton Public Policy
Gail Fleischaker Resource Economics
Wendy Wilde Sociology
Deborah Reiter STPEC

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