The University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Faculty and Staff by Department/Program

SBS Dean's OfficeFaculty and Staff
AnthropologyFaculty  |  Staff
CommunicationFaculty  |  Staff
Data Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS)Faculty  |  Staff
EconomicsFaculty  |  Staff
Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)Staff, Consultants, Scholars, and Board
JournalismFaculty | Staff
Labor CenterFaculty and Staff
Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP)Faculty  |  Staff
Legal StudiesFaculty | Staff
Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)Faculty, Fellows, and Staff
Political ScienceFaculty | Staff
Resource EconomicsFaculty | Staff
School of Public PolicyFaculty |  Staff
Social Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)Faculty and Staff
SociologyFaculty | Staff

 

SBS Staff by Function

Communications
NameDepartment/Program
Sam Sarfaty-JacksonSBS Dean's Office
Shelley SilvaAnthropology
Hannah JaberCommunication
Nancy BillingsData Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS)
Sheila GilroyEconomics
Elisa MartinezInstitute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
Nikia BurdickJournalism
Nellie TaylorLabor Center
Hunter ProulxLandscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP)
Kim WeinsteinPolitical Economy Research Institute (PERI)
Crystal PaulPolitical Science
Kellie NicholasResource Economics
TBDSchool of Public Policy
Monica GarciaSocial Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)
TBDSociology

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Enrollment Management
NameDepartment/Program
Shelley SilvaAnthropology
Hannah JaberCommunication
Donna UtakisData Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS)
Patrick FentonEconomics
Sophie WilliamsonJournalism
Nellie TaylorLabor Center
TBDLandscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP)
Emily WhitePolitical Science
TBDSchool of Public Policy
Kellie NicholasResource Economics
Donna VanasseSocial Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)
Jennifer BeckhamSociology

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Events
NameDepartment/Program
Saulo DePaulaSBS Dean's Office
Shelley SilvaAnthropology
Hannah JaberCommunication
Donna UtakisData Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS)
Sheila GilroyEconomics
Elisa MartinezInstitute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
Nikia BurdickJournalism
Nellie TaylorLabor Center
Terry TrudeauLandscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP)
Kim WeinsteinPolitical Economy Research Institute (PERI)
Crystal PaulPolitical Science
Kellie NicholasResource Economics
TBDSchool of Public Policy
Monica GarciaSocial Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)
Jennifer BeckhamSociology

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Finance
NameDepartment/Program
Tom Szumita and Melissa WalshSBS Dean's Office
Grace RockAnthropology
Donna BergCommunication
Donna UtakisData Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS)
Joan GraneyEconomics
Katie SmithInstitute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
Sophie WilliamsonJournalism
Nellie TaylorLabor Center
Terry TrudeauLandscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP)
Nicole DunhamPolitical Economy Research Institute (PERI)
Muhammad ChaudhryPolitical Science
Amy CryselResource Economics
Patrice ParéSchool of Public Policy
Donna VanasseSocial Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)
Cindy PattenSociology

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Personnel
NameDepartment/Program
Mary Ann LibardiSBS Dean's Office
Beverly MorrisonAnthropology
Jasmine BalkCommunication
Donna UtakisData Analytics and Computational Social Science (DACSS)
Sheila GilroyEconomics
Katie SmithInstitute for Social Science Research (ISSR)
Sophie WilliamsonJournalism
Nellie TaylorLabor Center
Terry TrudeauLandscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP)
Nicole DunhamPolitical Economy Research Institute (PERI)
Crystal PaulPolitical Science
Amy CryselResource Economics
Patrice ParéSchool of Public Policy
Donna VanasseSocial Thought and Political Economy (STPEC)
Angela GivensSociology

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SBS Chairs, Directors, UPDs, and GPDs

SBS Committees and Councils

College Personnel Committee

The SBS College Personnel Committee has many annual duties as well as some case-by-case responsibilities. Each year, the committee is tasked with reviewing: exceptional merit awards (September); faculty tenure (November); promotion cases (January); and mini tenure cases (March). A sub-committee of the Personnel Committee meets in April to handle Periodic Multi-Year Review cases. Additionally, the committee reviews tenure with hire cases based on the hire date throughout the year and it reviews distinguished professorship cases based on when the individual cases are received throughout the year. After the Personnel Committee review level, the cases are then reviewed separately by the Dean and the Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development.

NameDepartment/Program
Lynnette SievertAnthropology
Leda CooksCommunication
Arslan RazmiEconomics
TBDJournalism
Frank SleegersLandscape Architecture and Regional Planning (LARP)
TBDPolitical Science
Nathalie LavoieResource Economics
Michael AshSchool of Public Policy
Ofer SharoneSociology

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Department Personnel Committee Chairs
NameDepartment/Program
Brigitte HoltAnthropology
Shawn ShimpachCommunication
Donald KatznerEconomics
Karen ListJournalism
Henry RenskiLandscape Architecture and Regional Planning
Paul CollinsPolitical Science
David KeiserResource Economics
Brenda BushouseSchool of Public Policy
Tom JuravichSociology

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Dean's Research Council

The Dean's Research Council reviews internal grant applications in SBS and applications for the ISSR Scholars program and makes recommendations to the Dean. The Council offers two categories of grants to support research each year. A strong preference is given to generating a new research project or a new direction within an existing project. Priority in most cases is given to those projects that are likely to lead to external foundation or government funding; however, SBS also supports high-quality, meritorious research for which opportunities for extramural funding are limited. All ranks of tenure track faculty and lecturers whose major responsibilities include research are eligible to apply to both categories.

NameTitle or Department/Program
Jennifer Lundquist, ChairSenior Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development
Charli CarpenterPolitical Science
Ventura PérezAnthropology
Jamie RowenPolitical Science
Wayne XuCommunication

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Dean's Staff Advisory Council
NameMajor
Karen SchoenbergerDean's Office
Saulo DePaulaDean's Office
Mary Ann LibardiDean's Office
Shelley SilvaAnthropology
Marianne Neal-JoyceCommunication
Sheila GilroyEconomics
Sophie WilliamsonJournalism
Terry TrudeauLandscape Architecture and Regional Planning
Rhys LivingstonePathways Center
Nicole DunhamPolitical Economy Research Institute
Crystal PaulPolitical Science
Patrice ParéPublic Policy
Amy CryselResource Economics
Donna VanasseSocial Thought and Political Economy
TBDSociology

 

Dean's Student Advisory Council
NameMajor
Mikayla Stormo DolgeAnthropology
Ame TsamaaseAnthropology
Emaan TariqCommunication
Mia Ransom YanceCommunication
Aryaan KulkarniEconomics
Aishwarya RajapurEconomics
Haley LaKindJournalism
Ana PietrewiczJournalism
Joyia SmilkeLandscape Architecture
Francesca GuerrieraLegal Studies
Zach StewardLegal Studies
Vincent ChenManagerial Economics
Nicole OjugbanaManagerial Economics
Francesca GalazziPolitical Science
Afra RindaniPolitical Science
Michael OrlandoPublic Policy and Management
Sierra Hays-RivestResource Economics
Kaleigh HillResource Economics
Leora LevittSBS Exploratory Track
Jennie ChangSocial Thought and Political Economy
Shelby CasimirSociology
Amari ThomasSociology
Olivia BeckSustainable Community Development
Anna Morel-PalettaSustainable Community Development
Dean's Office MembersTitle
R. Karl RethemeyerDean
Lynn PhillipsSenior Associate Dean for Education and Student Development
Koni DenhamDirector of Student Success 
Felicia Griffin-FennellDirector of the Academic Fellows Program 
Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion Committee

At the UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), we strive to foster a college culture and climate that is strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. 

NameTitle/Department
Kathy Roberts FordeAssociate Dean for Equity and Inclusion & Professor of Journalism
Saulo DePaulaDirector of Analytics and Operations
Felicia Griffin-FennellDirector of the Academic Fellows Program
Jennifer LundquistSenior Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development & Professor of Sociology
Lynn PhillipsSenior Associate Dean for Education and Student Development & Senior Lecturer of Communication
Thomas WilsonAnthropology Ph.D. Student

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Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

The Undergraduate Curriculum Committee is charged with enhancing and improving instruction and student learning in SBS.

NameTitle or Department/Program
Lynn Phillips, chairSenior Associate Dean for Education and Student Development
R. Karl RethemeyerDean
Kelly GrayAssistant Dean for Advising
Koni DenhamDirector of Student Success
Boone ShearAnthropology
Allison ButlerCommunication
Itai SherEconomics
Rodrigo ZamithJournalism
Patricia McGirrLandscape Architecture
Lauren McCarthyLegal Studies
Scott BlinderPolitical Science
Andrew MarchPolitical Science
Nathalie LavoieResource Economics
Kelly GraySBS Exploratory Track
Brenda BushouseSchool of Public Policy
Graciela MonteagudoSocial Thought and Political Economy
Wenona Rymond-RichmondSociology
Mark HaminSustainable Community Development

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