UMass Amherst has a number of faculty experts who have agreed to be available to reporters as expert sources for stories.
A sampling of our experts by topic area
Goldman is one of the nation's top experts on the politics of judicial selection and confirmation, and is a frequent source for news media covering issues surrounding the judiciary.
Aline Gubrium’s (uh-LYNN GOO-breeum) research focuses on addressing health inequities among marginalized women, youth and families using participatory digital and visual storytelling to research views on sexuality and reproductive health.
Krause studies the interplay among nationalism, gender, class, race and ethnicity in the context of population politics in Italy, where women in the 1990s reached record-low fertility rates and where reproductive practices have provoked urgent political debate.
Lundquist has conducted extensive research on various aspects of relationships, marriage and divorce, including the effects caused by race, ethnicity and gender.
Masteralexis's research and teaching interests are in sport law and labor relations in the sport industry. She is the lead editor of Principles and Practice of Sport Management, one of the most widely-used sports management text books in the country.
Mednicoff’s areas of expertise include Middle Eastern law and politics, international law, human rights, globalization studies and comparative public policy. He has appeared frequently on international television news broadcasts and in print coverage of Middle Eastern and North African issues.
Nakosteen is an oft-cited expert on the Massachusetts economy, especially the business climate of Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley.
Palmer's primary area of interest is water resource planning and management, including impacts of climate change on water resources, drought planning and real-time water resource management, and he pioneered the use of “virtual drought exercises.”
Pollin's research centers on macroeconomics, conditions for low-wage workers in the U.S. and globally, the analysis of financial markets, and the economics of building a clean-energy economy in the U.S and globally.
Michael Rawlins’ research focuses on climate process and the controls on terrestrial water and carbon cycles.