Faculty/Staff Profiles

Book by Sociologists Gerstel and Clawson Gets Media Attention

Unequal Time: Gender, Class, and Family in Employment Schedules by Prof. Dan Clawson (sociology) and Distinguished Prof. Naomi Gerstel (sociology) has been getting an increasing amount of coverage in prestigious media sources such as NBC News, The Nation, and The American Prospect.

Wellspring Collaborative Receives New Grants

The Wellspring Collaborative, an innovative economic development organization in Springfield co-directed by Fred Rose, lecturer at the Center for Public Policy and Administration, has received two new grants totaling $70,000. 

Freezing Plans for Motherhood Mask Larger Issue of Wage Penalties

In the New York Times Opinion Pages' "Room for Debate" (October 15), Prof. Joya Misra (sociology and public policy), editor of the journal Gender & Society, speaks out about "Freezing Plans for Motherhood and Staying on the Job."

$457,000 NSF Grant for Election Panel Survey Goes to Schaffner

Schaffner's funding will allow him to create one of the largest multi-year election panel surveys ever produced.

Jane Fountain Named Spotlight Scholar

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy), director of the National Center for Digital Government, has been named a UMass Spotlight Scholar. 

Social Science Matters

Don't miss our newly launched "Social Science Matters" section of the website. Faculty doing research in all areas of SBS are featured in video and Q&As about how their research relates to the world at large.

New Journalism Chair Forde Finds Home at UMass

It’s the first day of classes of the fall semester, and Kathy Roberts Forde, new chair of the Journalism Department, is introducing herself to excited students in the department’s new home in the Integrative Learning Center.

Heintz Appointed to Andrew Glyn Professorship

James Heintz is appointed to the professorship, funded by an anonymous donor and a matching fund established by the Provost’s Office.

Fountain Gives Keynote at Conference in Brazil

Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain (political science and public policy), Director of the National Center for Digital Government, gave the keynote address at the opening of Brazil’s first national digital government conference.

Ash Receives Award for Research and Creative Activity

At the tenth annual Faculty Convocation in September Michael Ash, chair of the Department of Economics, was among the recipients of the 2014 Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.

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