Faculty/Staff Profiles

LARP Students in Planning Studios Complete Projects in Springfield

Teams of LARP graduate students develop plans for the Pioneer Valley Riverfront Club and Develop Springfield.

Mellon Foundation's Prestigious Sawyer Grant Goes to UMass Faculty

A team of interdisciplinary scholars from the College of Humanities and Arts, the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Commonwealth Honors College has received the prestigious John E. Sawyer Seminar Grant for the comparative study of cultures from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Ohio Campus Honors Freedom Summer ’64 Volunteers

On Friday, June 20, at Miami University Prof. David Kotz (economics) joined former civil rights activists to recall their 1964 Freedom Summer experiences in as volunteers registering African-American voters in Mississippi. 

Public Service Endowment Grant Goes to Anthropologist

Jonathan Rosa (anthropology) receives a Public Service Endowment Grant from the Office of Research and Engagement to teach Holyoke high school students to document and analyze language practices in their communities.

Fountain, World Econ Forum Release Government Toolbox

Professor Jane Fountain pens section of World Economic Forum's new guide to help governments use technology to build better trust and deliver more efficient public services.

Schoenberger Receives Chancellor's Citation Award

We are delighted to report that longtime Assistant Dean Karen Schoenberger was named a recipient of the 2014 Chancellor's Citation Award for her dedication to the University.

Desmarais and Hird Awarded $527K NSF Grant

Assistant Professor Bruce A. Desmarais (political science), associate director of the Institute for Social Science Research, and Interim Dean John A. Hird (political science and public policy) have received a $527,233 National Science Foundation grant for “Scientific Evidence in Regulation and Governance.”

SBS Names Outstanding Teachers for 2014

Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji, assistant professor of economics, and Brian McDermott, lecturer and Online Program Co-Director in the Journalism Department, are recipients of the SBS Outstanding Teaching Award.

School's Out

Research by Jesse Rhodes (political science) reveals that standardized tests have a negative impact on parents' civic engagement.

Focusing on International Cultural Sustainability

Flavia Montenegro-Menezes (landscape architecture and regional planning) has been actively engaging international communities, both locally and abroad, through research and teaching initiatives that involve assessing cultural values and behaviors.

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