The University of Massachusetts Amherst

PEP Co-Directors write paper for Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy on how researchers can improve their public engagement

Former PEP Director, Amy Schalet along with PEP Co-Directors, Linda Tropp and Lisa Troy, co-authored a paper entitled, “Making Research Usable beyond Academic Circles: A Relational Model of Public Engagement,” for Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy outlining a new pathway for researchers seeking to share their research with non-academic audiences, such as journalists, policymakers, practitioners and advocates. They urge scholars to engage in relationship building and mutual learning, as well as partnership during the dissemination of research in order to give it salience and practical value to non-academic audiences. Read more here.

In appreciation of their generous support, the UMass Public Engagement Project would like to thank the Office of the ProvostUniversity Relations, and the Colleges of Natural SciencesSocial and Behavioral Sciences Humanities and Fine ArtsEngineeringPublic Health and Health Sciences, and Education.  The UMass Public Engagement Project also recognizes and appreciates in-kind contributions and collaborations with the Center for Research on Families and the Institute for Social Science Research