Faculty/Staff Profiles

SBS Faculty Members Named Public Engagement Project Fellows

Sylvia Brandt (resource economics/CPPA), Paul Collins (legal studies) and Elizabeth Krause (anthropology) are three of nine recipients of the 2015 Public Engagement Project Fellowship.

Anthropologists Discover Extinct Lemur Fossils in Underwater Cave

Co-primary investigators Laurie Godfrey, professor emerita of anthropology, and Alfred Rosenberger, professor of anthropology and archaeology at Brooklyn College, found thousands of specimens in the first exploration of three deep underwater inland caves on the island of Madagascar off of the southeastern coast of Africa.

New Website for Hear Our Stories Project

Associate Professor Aline Gubrium (community health education) and Professor Elizabeth Krause (anthropology) have announced the launch of the Hear Our Stories website. Funded by a $500,000 grant from the Ford Foundation, Hear Our Stories is a digital storytelling project that uses new media to reveal how young parenting Latinas, in particular, experience and negotiate sexual health disparities.

State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer ’71 to Join CPPA

State Sen. Stephen M. Brewer will join the faculty of the Center for Public Policy and Administration after he retires in January from a 26-year career as a state lawmaker. Brewer, a UMass Amherst alumnus, will serve as a professor of practice at CPPA.

Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman Named Fellow of AAAS

Deputy Chancellor Robert Feldman has been recognized as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his distinguished contributions to the field of social behavior, teaching psychology and promoting student success.

Sociologist Jennifer Lundquist Publishes New Research

While numerous studies have shown that the marriage rate among military service members is much higher than civilians of the same age, new research from Jennifer Lundquist (sociology) has found specific reasons that lead these young men and women to make this important decision.

Political Scientists Receive Grant From the Russell Sage Foundation

Kevin Young and Bruce Desmarais receive a $77,658 Russell Sage Grant to study Revolving Doors in Financial Regulation

 

Anthropologist Eric Johnson Featured on History Channel Series

Did giants walk the earth? This age-old question is the basis of the new History Channel series Search for the Lost Giants, which featured Eric Johnson (anthropology) on one of the latest episodes.

New Study Shows Financial Burden of Asthma in Los Angeles

Asthma caused or worsened by living near major roadways cost Los Angeles County more than $441 million in 2007 alone, according to a new peer-reviewed article by researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Southern California and the University of Basel, Switzerland.

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