Faculty

Interests
Michael Ash
Professor
Economics/SPP
105 Crotty Hall
(413) 545-6329
labor; environmental justice & policy; healthcare workers; health
M. V. Lee Badgett
Professor
Economics
102 Gordon Hall
(413) 545-3162
labor economics; employment discrimination; economics of sexual orientation; same-sex marriage
Sylvia Brandt
Associate Professor
Resource Economics/SPP
221 Stockbridge Hall
(413) 545-5722
health economics; effects of environmental regulations on health
Brenda Bushouse
Associate Professor
Political Science/SPP
624 Thompson Hall
(413) 545-1453
nonprofit organizations; child care policy; urban policy
Jane Fountain
Distinguished University Professor
Political Science/SPP
316 Thompson Hall
(413) 545-1007
institutions, global information, and communication technologies; governance
Martha Fuentes-Bautista
Research Assistant Professor
Communication/SPP
N372 Integrative Learning Center
(413) 545-3455
telecommunication and community media policy; technology and inequality; global communications; social movements and new media technologies
Krista Harper
Professor
Anthropology/SPP
214 Machmer Hall
(413) 545-0661
post-socialist societies; environmentalism; social movements
Carol Heim
Professor
Economics
223 Gordon Hall
(413) 545-0854
urban growth, property development, and land use policy in U.S. cities; municipal fiscal policy
John Hird
Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Political Science
225 Draper Hall
(413) 545-7187
policy expertise and advising; the use of information in policymaking; policy analysis; environmental policy
Kathryn McDermott
Professor
Education/SPP
N130 Furcolo Hall
(413) 545-3562
state and federal education policy; educational equity; policy implementation
David Mednicoff
Assistant Professor
SPP
240 Thompson Hall
(413) 545-3536
Middle Eastern politics, international and comparative law and politics, human rights and globalization theory
Joya Misra
Professor
Sociology/SPP
1034 Thompson Hall
(413) 545-5969
social policy, gender/race/class inequality, welfare
Ellen Pader
Associate Professor
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
319 Design Building
(413) 545-6620
cultural, social and political facets of housing policy and design; relation among nutrition, food security, mental and physical health and social participation
Maureen Perry-Jenkins
Professor
Psychology
608 Tobin Hall
(413) 545-0258
work-family issues, FMLA, child care, family-friendly workplace initiatives
Alasdair Roberts is director of the University of Massachusetts School of Public Policy
Alasdair Roberts
Professor and Director
Political Science/SPP
Thompson 226
(617) 599-9029
Governance, law, and public policy
Dean Robinson
Associate Professor
Political Science
214 Thompson Hall
(413) 545-0406
race and class disparities in health outcomes; comparative health policies
Frederic Rose
Lecturer
SPP
218 Thompson Hall
(413) 545-6574
community-based development and economic recovery strategies; urban policy and democratic participation; social change strategies and analysis; social movements and social class
Elizabeth Schmidt
Professor of Practice
SPP
220 Thompson Hall
(413) 577-2396
nonprofit law; nonprofit management; social enterprise
Charles Schweik
Professor
School of Public Policy/Environmental Conservation
324 Holdsworth Hall
(413) 545-1824
environmental policy and management, public information technology and digital government
Marta Vicarelli
Assistant Professor
Economics/SPP
318 Crotty Hall
(413) 545-3284
environmental economics, development economics, applied microeconomics and climatology