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

Cristina Cox Fernandes, biology

Evolutionary diversity, Ecology, Electric fishes, Speakers bureau

Nancy Folbre, economics

Gender economics, Family economics

Patty Freedson, kinesiology

Exercise, Women’s health, Children and exercise, Women and exercise, Assessing physical activity, Speakers bureau

Aura Ganz, electrical and computer engineering

Assistive technologies, Disaster informatics, Wireless and sensor networks, Trustworthy computing, Speakers bureau

Kimberley Geissler, health policy and management

Health economics, Health insurance, Empirical methods, Physician referrals, Access to care

John Gerber, sustainable food and farming

Sustainable agriculture, Local food, Food policy, Small farms, Speakers bureau

David Glassberg, history

History, Speakers bureau

Sheldon Goldman, political science

Ongoing federal judicial confirmation battles, Obama's lower court judiciary, Politics of judicial selection and confirmation, Backgrounds and career paths of lower federal court judges, Politics of constitutional law and civil liberties

Louis Graham, community health education

Health inequities, Community-based participatory research, Psychosocial health, LGBT health, Cultural studies

Roderic A. Grupen, computer science

Robotics, Robots for healthcare, Exploration and emergency response, Speakers bureau