Internal Advisory Board

Internal Advisory Board

The OFD Internal Advisory Board includes all UMass Associate Deans for Research, and up to two additional representatives from each School, College, and other collaborative offices.  Members serve a two-year term, and during that time gather once each semester to provide input that shapes OFD priorities and programming, and the work of UMass Schools, Colleges and others working to support UMass faculty and librarians. 

OFD Internal Advisory Board Members

Steve Acquah (Digital Media Lab Coordinator, University Libraries)

Lara Al-Hariri (Senior Lecturer II, Department of Chemistry , College of Natural Sciences)

Heidi Bauer-Clapp (Associate Director for Grants & Fellowships, Office of Professional Development, Graduate School)

Terrie Black (Clinical Associate Professor, Elaine Marieb College of Nursing)

Sergio Breña (Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering)

Lauren Caldwell (Lecturer, Department of Classics, College of Humanities and Fine Arts)

Elena Carbone (Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Oversight, Commonwealth Honors College)

Catherine Dimmitt (Professor, Department of Student Development, College of Education)

Sarah Fefer (Associate Professor, Department of Student Development, College of Education)

Colby Gray (Lecturer, Department of Resource Economics, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Karen Helfer (Associate Dean of Graduate, Post Doctoral, & Faculty Development, School of Public Health & Health Sciences)

Eric Holmes (Senior Lecturer, Business Communication Program, Isenberg School of Management)

Meghan Huber (Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering)

Judi LaBranche (Senior Lecturer II, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences)

Beth Lisi (Assistant Director and Lecturer, Center for Teaching & Learning)

Jennifer Lundquist (Sr. Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Ezra Markowitz  (Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Conservation, College of Natural Sciences)

Alexandra Meliou (Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences)

George Milne (Associate Dean of Research, Isenberg School of Management)

Jason Moralee (Associate Dean of Research and Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, College of Humanities and Fine Arts)

Kimberlee Pérez (Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences)

Katherine Reeves (Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences)

Emiliano Ricciardi (Associate Professor, Department of Music and Dance, College of Humanities and Fine Arts)

Maria Ríos (Humanities Research Services Librarian, University Libraries)

Matthew Sherwood (Assistant Professor, Department of Accounting, Isenberg School of Management)

Cheryl Swanier (Senior Lecturer II, Manning College of Information & Computer Sciences)

Russell Tessier (Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Operations, College of Engineering)

Eve Weinbaum (Co-President, Massachusetts Society of Professors, and Associate Professor, Labor Center, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences)

Brian Whitcomb (Associate Dean for Research, School of Public Health and Health Sciences)

Eric Wirth (Manager of Global Partnerships, International Programs Office)