Faculty/Staff Profiles

Jasmine Kerrissey and Rodrigo Zamith Selected as 2016 Lilly Fellows

Jasmine Kerrissey, assistant professor of sociology and labor studies, and Rodrigo Zamith, assistant professor of journalism, have been selected as two of the 2016-17 Lilly Fellows for Teaching Excellence.

Carol Heim Receives 2016 SBS Outstanding Teaching Award

This year’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award goes Carol Heim, Professor of Economics at UMass Amherst since 1981. 

Senior LARP Urban Design Studio Receives 2016 BSLA Merit Award

The Senior Urban Design Studio in Landscape Architecture has received the 2016 Merit Award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects. The award was given in the student category for the work done on the project, Claiming Market Place.

The Center for Public Policy is Now the School of Public Policy

Formerly known as the Center for Public Policy & Administration (CPPA), the establishment of the School of Public Policy (SPP) was approved by the UMass Board of Trustees in September 2015.  The Class of 2016 will be the first graduates of the new School.

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey Awarded the Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowships

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, sociology, along with Melinda Novak, psychological and brain sciences and David Reckhow, civil and environmental engineering, are the recipients of the 2016-17 University of Massachusetts Amherst Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowships.

Fountain Makes Recommendations for Next Administration

Political Science Professor Jane Fountain’s white paper, Building an Enterprise Government: Creating an Ecosystem for Cross-Agency Collaboration in the Next Administration, makes recommendations for building enterprise approaches in government. It was published on Monday, March 14, 2016 jointly by the Partnership for Public Service and IBM Center for the Business of Government

Inside the Classroom with Milena Marchesi of Anthropology

We took a peek inside Milena Marchesi's Spring 2016 semester course, Anthropology 205: Inequality and Oppression.

Professor Jane Fountain Attends World Government Summit in Dubai

The World Government Summit focuses on shaping governments of the future and improving government service delivery through innovation. Billed as the largest annual government gathering in the world, the Government Summit serves as a global platform by gathering officials, thought leaders, policy makers and business leaders dedicated to developing the future of government.

Bushouse Kicks off Spring 2016 CPPA Faculty Colloquium

The Center for Public Policy and Administration will kick off its Spring 2016 Faculty Colloquium on February 1st with a talk by Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Brenda Bushouse. 

Badgett Discusses Book on Public Engagement in Higher Ed

Over the past 25 years, Lee Badgett’s own research has helped to shape state and national policies governing the rights of LGBT individuals, including the legalization of same-sex marriage. Badgett draws on her experience, along with the experiences of other public intellectuals, to show how academics can successfully create the professional networks and “voice” that allow their research to be heard before Congress, on public radio, or on the editorial pages of such national newspapers as the New York Times or Washington Post. She will discuss her newly-released book, The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World, on Wednesday, January 27, at 4:00 p.m. in the Amherst Room at the UMass Campus Center (10th Floor).