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

Lorraine Cordeiro, nutrition

Food security, Adolescent nutrition, Undernutrition, Refugees, Immigrants, Speakers bureau

Alfred Crosby, polymer science

Bio-inspired adhesion, Polymers, Nanoparticles, Materials research, Speakers bureau

Andy J. Danylchuck, fish conservation, environmental conservation

Aquaculture, Coastal fisheries, Impact of climate change on fish and aquatic ecosystems recreational fisheries, Speakers bureau

Nilanjana Dasgupta, psychological and brain sciences

Implicit bias; Stereotypes; Social identity; Diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); Social psychology

Kristen DeAngelis, microbiology

Climate change and soil microbes, Soil carbon dynamics and greenhouse gas emissions, Plant-microbial interactions, Speakers bureau

Eric A. Decker, food science

Strategies to inhibit lipid oxidation, Antioxidants, Impact of processing on bioactive lipids, Altering food lipid bioavailability, Seafood/muscle biochemistry, Speakers bureau

Carolyn DeMoranville, director of UMass Cranberry Station

Cranberries, Sustainable agriculture, Water quality, Speakers bureau

Arindrajit Dube, economics

Low-wage labor markets and the minimum wage, Fiscal policy and local multipliers, Health care reform and employer mandates, Political economy of conflict, Immigration and occupational change, Impact of unionization

Joseph Elkinton, environmental conservation

Invasive species, Invasive forest insects, Winter moth, Hemlock woolly adelgid, Emerald ash borer, Browntail moth, Gypsy moth, Speakers bureau

Robert Feldman, psychology

The psychology of lying, The factors that promote academic success in college students