The University of Massachusetts Amherst

PEP Publications

On Public Engagement

Schalet, Amy T., Linda R. Tropp, and Lisa M. Troy.  2020. "Making Research Usable Beyond Academic Circles: A Relational Model of Public Engagement." Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.

Chasan-Taber, Lisa. 2018. "10 Tips for Successful Grant Writing." The Chronicle of Higher Education. February 14.

Schalet, Amy. 2018. "The Media: Helping Journalists Use and Interpret Your Research." In Making Research Matter: A Psychologist's Guide to Public Engagement. Tropp, Linda (Ed). Washington DC: APA Books.

Tropp, Linda R. (Ed.) 2017. Making Research Matter: A Psychologist's Guide to Public Engagement. Washington, DC: APA Press.

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On Politics 

Collins, Paul. 2022. "Should Breyer's Supreme Court replacement have a term limit?Salon. January 31. 

Collins, Paul. 2022. "The moderate, pragmatic legacy of Stephen BreyerThe Conversation. January 27. 

Collins, Paul. 2022. "Stephen Breyer is set to retire – should his replacement on the Supreme Court have a term limit?The Conversation. January 26. 

Misra, Joya. 2021. "US families with kids are getting monthly payments from the government: 4 essential reads". The Conversation. July 15.  

Collins, Paul. 2020. "How conservative groups will advance their agendas before a Supreme Court with Amy Coney Barrett." The Conversation. October 19. 

See more readings from this category here: Politics

On Environment

Vickery, Margaret Birney. 2020. "Solar farms, power stations and water treatment plants can be attractions instead of eyesores.The Conversation. May 15.

Lackner, Matthew, and Erin Baker. 2018. "Why the Offshore Wind Industry is About to Take Off." The Conversation." May 15.

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On Climate Change

Rawlins, A., Michael. 2022. "Why a warming climate can bring bigger snowstorms.The Conversation. February 2. 

Lackner, Matthew. 2021. "California is planning floating wind farms offshore to boost its power supply – here’s how they work.The Conversation. July 14. 

Brigham-Grette, Julie and Petsch, Steve. 2020. "The Arctic hasn’t been this warm for 3 million years – and that foreshadows big changes for the rest of the planetThe Conversation. September 30. 

Markowitz, Ezra, and Adam Corner. 2019. "Climate Change is Really About Prosperity, Pease, Public Healthy and Posterity - Not Saving the Environment.The Conversation. September 27.

Rawlins, A., Michael. 2017. “How Can We Predict the Hottest Year on Record When Weather Forecasts Are So Uncertain?” The Conversation. January 18.

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On Education

Sireci, Stephen. 2020. "Que Hacer con la PSU/What to Do About the PSU?El Chile Mercurio. January 18. 

Sireci, Stephen. 2016. “Want to Understand Your Child’s Test Scores? Here’s What to Ignore.” The Conversation. September 29.

Sireci, Stephen, Craig Wells and Lisa Keller. 2016. "Why We Should Abandon Student Growth Percentiles." Center for Educational Assessment. Research Brief 16-1. 

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On Health

Greyson, Devon. 2021. "School Kids and Faculty Should Mask Up -- Will They?" Medpage Today. July 30. 

Balzer, B. Laura, and Whitcomb, W. Brian. 2020. "Coronavirus deaths in San Francisco vs. New York: What Causes Such Big Differences in Cities' Tolls?The Conversation. June 2. 

Basu, Deepankar, and Priyanka Srivastava. 2020. "Corona Response: Sri Lanka leads in South Asia." Daily News. May 12.

Spencer, Rebecca. 2020. "Napping helps preschoolers unlock their full potential for learning." The Conversation. May 20.

Zoeller, R. Thomas. 2020. "From Coronavirus to Chemicals - When the Government Ignores Science, Americans Die.Environmental Health News. April 10.

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On Race

Kang, Miliann. 2022. "Asian American mothers confront multiple crises of pandemic, anti-Asian hate and caregiving." March 25. 

Swerzenski, J.D., Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, and Eric Hoyt. 2020. "Where are the Hispanic Executives?The Conversation. January 22.

Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald, and Eric Hoyt. 2019. "Why Trump's Stoking of White Racial Resentment is Effective - But Makes All Working-Class Americans Worse Off.The Conversation. July 29.

Knowles, Eric D. and Linda R. Tropp. 2016. "Donald Trump and the Rise of White Identity in Politics.The Conversation. October 20. (reprinted by Huffington Post, The New Republic, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, Raw Story, and Quartz)

Tropp, Linda R. 2016. "Campus Racial Diversity is Worth the Effort.Wall Street Journal. May 19. 

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On Gender 

Sharrow, Elizabeth. 2021. "Texas isn’t the only state denying essential medical care to trans youths. Here’s what’s going on.Washington Post. March 10. 

Sharrow, Elizabeth. 2020. "How High School Sports Became the Latest Battleground Over Transgender Rights.The Conversation. December 22.  

Sharrow, Elizabeth. 2020. "Pitting Men's and Women's Sports Against Each Other at the U is Wrong." Minneapolis Star Tribune. December 08. 

Scharrer, Erica. 2020. "Why Are Sitcom Dads Still So Inept?The Conversation. June 16. 

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On Sexuality 

Schalet, Amy. 2020. "U.S. Teens Are Having Less Sex - but Stigmatizing Their Sexuality Does More Harm Than Good." NBC THINK. October 6. 

Badgett, M.V. Lee. 2020. The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All. Boston, MA: Beacon Press.

Badgett, M.V. Lee, Amanda Baumle, and Steven Boutcher. 2018. "Keep the Door to Challenging LGBT Discrimination Open.The Houston Chronicle. August 16.

Durso, Laura E. and M. V. Lee Badgett, 2016. “Policymakers Should Take Seriously the Need to Make All LGBT Stories Visible Through Data,” The Hill, Congress Blog. September 20.  

Graham, Louis. 2016. “Gains for the LGBT Community Must Include Gay People of Color.” The Valley Advocate. April 18. 

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On Work and Labor

Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald. 2022. "The Key to Retaining Young Workers? Better Onboarding." Harvard Buisiness Review. May 12. 

Misra, Joya, & Walters, Kyla. 2022. Walking Mannequins: How Race and Gender Inequalities Shape Retail Clothing Work. University of California Press.

Misra, Joya. 2022. "Store credit cards generate corporate profits and disgruntled worker.The Conversation. April 13. 

Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald. 2022. "Diversity in tech industry: Research shows little improvement.The Hill. March 10. 

Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald. 2022. "Pay transparency can close the gender gap — if done correctly." Business Mirrors. March 3. 

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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