Faculty/Staff Profiles

Faculty Profile: Rodrigo Zamith (Journalism)

“I fell in love with news as a child, when I’d gather around the television with my family to watch the Jornal Nacional, one of the Brazilian nightly news programs,” recounts Rodrigo Zamith, new assistant professor to the UMass Journalism Department and one of this semester’s Four @ Four presenters. Zamith joins UMass from the University of Minnesota, where he received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication.

CRF Faculty Research Scholar Sylvia Brandt Examines the Cost of Pollution to Families.

Sylvia Brandt will be researching the economic cost of environmental degradation, specifically the employment cost to mothers of children who develop diseases due to localized pollution. 

Haas Awarded for Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity

At the 2015 Faculty Convocation on Friday, October 2, Peter Haas (political science) was presented with the Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Research and Creative Activity.

 

Misra to Lead MA Part of Groundbreaking Study on Gender Differences in Faculty Workload

Professor Joya Misra (sociology and public policy) is one of seven scholars around the country working on a new $750,000 National Science Foundation project that will examine whether men and women university faculty have dramatically different workloads and, if so, what accounts for those differences and how they can be minimized.

Jennifer Lundquist (Sociology) Wins Award for Best Research on Military Families

“Reinstitutionalizing Families: Life Course Policy and Marriage in the Military,” authored by Jennifer Lundquist (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Zhun Xu (Renmin University of China) is recognized as the best piece of research on military-connected families published in the past year.

Kawar Already Making Waves for UMass

Leila Kawar, who is one of three new faculty joining the Legal Studies program this Fall, already has two noteworthy accomplishments as a member of the Department of Political Science—the publication of her book and an award for her research.

UMass Begins Search for Inaugural Director of School of Public Policy

Building on the success of the Center for Public Policy and Administration, the founding director will be in a unique position to lead a faculty hiring strategy, to make the SPP a national and international hub for policy debates, and to create multidisciplinary programs that prepare students for life-long engagement with public issues. 

The "Ivory Ceiling" and Retention of Women in Academia

UMass sociologists Jennifer Lundquist and Joya Misra report their research findings on the retention and level among tenure-line faculty, most notably women associate professors.  

Lee Badgett Tackles Marriage Equality and the Economy

“Suddenly we have 150,000 same-sex couples [in the 13 states] that can get married. That has the potential for quite a big economic boost. Bakers, hotels, people who make fancy clothing for people – those are all the types of businesses that will benefit from this ruling, and those are small businesses”

Sociologists Find Online Daters Often Prefer Mixed-Race Individuals

A new study presented today by scholars at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Texas at Austin, reports that online daters often prefer mixed-race over mono-racial individuals, challenging the common belief that people with a white parent and a parent of a different racial-ethnic group, especially ones with a black parent, are always treated as “minorities.”

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