DACSS Affiliated Faculty
Below are the affiliated faculty in Data Analytics and Computational Social Science.
Andy Anderson's research interests include light pollution, remote sensing, geographic information science and technology, and data science.
Mohammad Atari examines how culture shapes moral values and norms using various methods, including computational techniques, lab experiments, and fieldwork.
Seyram Avle's research focuses on digital technology cultures and innovation across parts of Africa, China, and the United States.
Burcu Baykurt examines the social and cultural implications of digital technologies, with a particular focus on infrastructures, governance, and inequalities.
Brenda Bushouse focuses on people and organizations who work to fulfill a social mission and is particularly interested in utilizing institutional analysis.
Andrew Cohen's research focuses on cognition and cognitive neuroscience.
Graduate Program Director
Paul Collins Jr. studies the democratic nature of the judiciary, interdisciplinary approaches to legal decision making, and social movement.
Lecturer of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning
Wayne Feiden, FAICP, in addition to teaching in LARP, Wayne is the principal of Plan Sustain, Inc., a mission-driven planning and sustainability consultancy.
David Jensen's research focuses on machine learning, data science, causal inference, and computational social science.
James Kitts researches social networks, computational social science, social movements, social psychology, organizations, public health, medical sociology.
Associate Director of UMass Poll
Ray La Raja researches political parties, interest groups, campaign finance, elections, political participation, and American state and local politics.
Paul Musgrave studies U.S. foreign policy, international relations theory, and how oil revenues change political institutions.
Léonce Ndikumana has contributed to various areas of research and policy analysis on African countries.
Tatishe Nteta's research interests lie at the intersection of the politics of race and ethnicity, public opinion, and political behavior.
Mark Pachucki is a sociologist who investigates phenomena at the intersection of social determinants of health, social network dynamics and culture.
Shannon Roberts' research focuses on understanding how drivers interact with technology and infrastructure to guide the design of driver-vehicle interactions.
Professor of Political Science
Dean Robinson researches Black politics and social thought, and the political and policy dimensions of racial and class inequalities in health in the U.S.
Erica Scharrer studies media content, opinions of media, media effects, and media literacy, particularly regarding gender and/or aggression.
John Staudenmayer's research interests include measurement Error, smoothing, mixed models, kinesiology, and accelerometers.
Emily Wang's research concentrates on several areas of empirical industrial organization.
Noé Wiener's research areas include labor economics, political economy, and economic methodology.
Youngmin Yi studies the intersection of family life with the criminal justice, child welfare, and immigration systems in the United States.
Associate Professor of Journalism
Rodrigo Zamith is a media scholar whose research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of journalism and technology.