Faculty/Staff Profiles

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.

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.

Green Growth Report for the U.S. Released

Groundbreaking report quantifies the investment and technology deployment needed for the U.S. to avoid the consequences of climate change.

The Motherhood Penalty vs. the Fatherhood Bonus

Michelle Budig's research on the parenthood pay gap goes viral.

Chilton to Present Talks on Heritage Studies in Madrid & Paris

Prof. Elizabeth Chilton (anthropology), founding director of the Center for Heritage & Society (CHS), has been invited to present at international conferences in Madrid and Paris.

Sociologists Receive NSF Grants

Michelle Budig and Enobong (Anna) Branch receive NSF grants totaling nearly $400,000 to study entrepreneurship, employment and income.

College Presidents Honor Cooks for Civic Engagement

Leda Cooks, professor of communication, receives the 2014 Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award from Campus Compact.

Wooten Discusses Underprivileged Children

Melissa Wooten (sociology) was tapped by WalletHub, which has rated 2014′s Best and Worst States for Underprivileged Children, to share her expertise.

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