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.

See more readings from this category here: Public Engagement

On Politics 

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

Collins, Paul, and Matthew Eshbaugh-Soha. 2020. "Trump Attacked the Supreme Court Again. Here Are 4 Things to Know.The Washington Post. February 27.

Rowen, Jamie. 2020. "8 Ways Veterans Are Particularly At Risk From The Coronavirus Pandemic." The Conversation." April 16.

Schmidt, Elizabeth. 2020. "Can Capitalism Solve Capitalism's Problems?The Conversation. January 22.

Smith-Doerr, Laurel. 2020. "Hidden Injustice and Anti-Science.Engaging Science, Technology, and Society. 

Basu, Deepankar. 2019. "How to Tackle India's Current Deceleration." Hindustan Times. November 10.

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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.

See more readings from this category here: Environment

On Climate Change

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

Haas, Peter. 2015. “The Day After Paris: Politicians Hand the Baton to Green Industries.” The Conversation. December 17.

Rawlins, Michael. 2015. “Will the Arctic Shift From a Carbon Sink to a Carbon Source?” The Conversation. November 5. 

See more readings from this category here: Climate Change

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

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. "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.

Rowen, Jamie. 2020. "8 Ways Veterans are Particularly at Risk From the Coronavirus Pandemic." The Conversation. April 16. 

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

Ready, Becky. 2020. "COVID-19, Older Adults, and Loneliness.Psychology Today. March 11. 

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On Race

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.

Godsil, R., Tropp, L. R., Goff, P. A., Powell, J., and MacFarlane, J. 2017. The Science of Equality in Education: The Impact of Implicit Bias, Racial Anxiety, and Stereotype Threat on Student Outcomes.  Report published by the Perception Institute, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, and the Center for Policing Equity.

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. 

Kang, Miliann. 2016. “An Asian American Mother’s Question to Chris Rock and the Academy.” Contexts Blog. March 17. 

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On Gender 

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. 

Smith-Doerr, Laurel, Sharla Alegria, Kaye Husbands Fealing, Debra Fitzpatrick, and Donald Tomaskovic-Devey. 2020. "For Gender Pay Gaps, Organizations Matter." Work in Progress. February 25.

McCann, Carly, and Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald. 2018. "Nearly All Sexual Harassment at Work Goes Unreported - and Those Who Do Report Often See Zero Benefit.The Conversation. December 14.

Smith-Doerr, Laurel and Jennifer Croissant. 2016. Gender Equity and Interdisciplinary CollaborationItems: Insights from the Social Sciences. SSRC. November 1.

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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. 

See more readings from this category here: Sexuality 

On Work and Labor

Kerrissey, Jasmine, Hammonds, Clare, and Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald. 2020. "Black and Latino Essential Workers Experience Greater Safety Concerns Than Their White Counterparts." The Conversation. August 18. 

Tomaskovic-Devey, Donald, Eric Hoyt, J.D. Swerzenski, Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas. 2020. "How the Coronavirus Recession Puts Service Workers at Risk.The Conversation. April 2.

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

Schmidt, Elizabeth. 2020. "Can Capitalism Solve Capitalism's Problems?The Conversation. January 22. 

Schmidt, Elizabeth. 2019. "Investors, Consumers and Workers Are Changing Capitalism for the Better by Demanding Companies Behave More Responsibly." The Conversation. July 24.

Kang, Miliann. 2018. "[Royal Asiatic Society] 52-hour Week is a Positive Step, But More Support Needed For Working Mothers." July 17. 

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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