Experts and Media Resources

UMass Amherst faculty experts are available to speak with reporters as expert sources for stories.

A sampling of our experts by topic area

Sonya Atalay, anthropology

Archaeology, Cultural anthropology, Linguistics, Heritage studies, Native American and indigenous studies, Speakers bureau

Wesley Autio, pomology and director of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture

Apples, Tree fruit, Pomology, Rootstock, Peaches, Pruning, Speakers bureau

Lee Badgett, economics and director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration

Economics of sexual orientation and same-sex marriage, Labor economics, Employment discrimination

Erin Baker, mechanical and industrial engineering

Industrial engineering, Wind energy, Energy, the environment and economic decision-making

Eric L. Bittman, biology

Circadian rhythms, reproduction, seasonal changes in brain function, jet lag

Jeffrey Blanchard, biology

Microbiome research, Microbe environments,Microbe metabolism, Gut microbiomes, Forest soil microbiomes, Speakers bureau

Jeffrey Blaustein, psychological and brain sciences

Hormones and behavior, Neuroendocrinology and behavior, Ovarian hormone action in the brain, Effects of antiestrogens on brain and mental health, Antihormone treatment for breast cancer

David F. Boutt, hydrogeology

Hydrogeology, Watershed hydrology, Geomechanics, Speakers bureau

Bethany Bradley, environmental conservation

Invasion ecology, Invasive species, Climate change, Speakers bureau

Raymond Bradley, geosciences, and director of the Climate System Research Center

Climatology, Paleoclimatology, Global change, Arctic environments