Whitney Battle-Baptiste

Associate Professor of Anthropology / Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Whitney Battle-Baptiste's research focuses on how the intersection of race, gender, class and sexuality look through an archaeological lens.

Archaeology Black Feminist Theory Heritage Studies African Studies

Paul M. Collins

Professor of Legal Studies and Political Science / Director of Legal Studies · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Paul Collins' research interests include understanding the democratic nature of the judiciary.

American Politics Public Law

Rachel A. Volberg

Research Professor, School of Public Health & Health Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rachel Volberg is one of the world's leading experts on the social and economic aspects of gambling and problem gambling.

Societal Impacts of Gambling Problem Gambling Gambling Economic Impact of Gambling

Erin Baker

Associate Dean and Director of Wind Energy IGERT · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Erin Baker informs policymakers on energy technology in the face of climate change.

Wind Turbines Environmental Decision-Making Wind Energy Industrial Engineering Energy Economics and Policy

Michael Hamblin, PhD

Principal Investigator, Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital · Associate Professor, Dermatology, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Hamblin's research interests are now broadly in the area of phototherapy for multiple diseases

Microscopy Molecular Biology Photomedicine Flourescence Microscopy Biotechnology

Rob DeConto

Professor and Co-Director of the School of Earth and Sustainability · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rob DeConto is one of the world's leading experts on modeling polar ice sheets, sea level rise and ocean response to climate change.

Ice Sheets and Sea Level Antarctica Glaciology Climatology Earth System Modeling

Nilanjana Dasgupta

Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Institute of Diversity Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nilanjana "Buju" Dasgupta studies how implicit or unconscious bias influences people’s first impressions and behavior toward others.

STEM Education Stereotypes Social Identity Diversity in Science Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Margaret "Peg" Riley

Professor of Biology · University of Massachusetts Amherst

The focus of Peg Riley's research is in the area of microbial evolution - namely antimicrobial resistance evolution - and drug development.

Evolution of microbial resistance Alternatives to antibiotics Drug Discovery Antimicrobial Drug Discovery Antibiotic Resistance

Richard Peltier

Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences · University of Massachusetts Amherst

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Richard Peltier has conducted urgent research to determine if health care workers can safely reuse face masks.

Environmental Health Face Masks Aerosol filtration

Ronald Shapiro

Speaker & Consultant · Ronald G. Shapiro, Ph. D.

Improve job or school performance, educate, and entertain at the same time!!! Learning which is applicable and a ton of fun!!!

Human Factors/Ergonomics Leadership/Management/Teamwork Career Development Understanding Human Capabilities and Limitations Special Recognition

M.V. Lee Badgett

Professor of Economics / Director, Center for Public Policy and Administration / Co-director Center for Employment Equity · University of Massachusetts Amherst

M. V. Lee Badgett is one of the world’s leading experts on the economics of same-sex marriage.

Economics of Sexual Orientation and Same-Sex Marriage Gay Marriage LGBT Inclusion Labor Economics Same-sex Couples

Arindrajit Dube

Professor of Economics · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Arin Dube’s research focuses on labor economics, fiscal policy, minimum wage policies, income inequality and the economics of conflict.

Unemployment Labor Unions Income Inequality Minimum Wage Policies Fiscal Policy

Raymond Hill

Senior Lecturer in Finance · Emory University, Goizueta Business School

Project Finance Macroeconomic and Monetary Policy Energy Economics and Finance

Joseph F. Coughlin

Director, MIT AgeLab · Massachusetts Institute of Technology

You're not getting older, you're getting better! MIT's AgeLab Director explains how changing demographics will impact business & government

Aging Social Innovation Gerontology New Technology Understanding the Impact of Place On Well-Being

Nicholas Reich

Professor of Biostatistics · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nicholas Reich's research focuses on infectious disease modeling and optimizing design and analysis for cluster-randomized studies.

Influenza Pandemics COVID-19 (Coronavirus) forecast models COVID-19 forecasting Biostatistics Infectious disease forecasting

Jonathan Kolstad

Associate Professor | Egon & Joan Von Kaschnitz Distinguished Professorship · Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

Applied Microeconomics Industrial Organization Health Economics Public Economics

Linda Tropp

Professor of Social Psychology · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Linda Tropp's research looks at how people’s group membership effects how we see and experience our relationships with other people.

Responses to prejudice Social Psychology Intergroup Relations Intergroup Conflict Intergroup Interactions

Raymond L. La Raja

Professor of Political Science / Associate Director of UMass Poll · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Ray La Raja's research interests include political parties, interest groups, elections, campaign finance and political participation.

Public Policy and Organizations Elections and Polling Political Science Campaign Finance American Politics

Jack Whelan

Research Advocate - Event Speaker · Jack-Whelan.com

Inspire audience: see Clinical Trials as safe & effective treatment option vs conventional chemo as we travel road to Personalized Medicine

Clinical Trials Personalized Medicine Genomics Based Therapy Novel Molecular Targeting Agents to Treat Rare Incurable Cancer

D. Julian McClements

Distinguished Professor, Food Science · University of Massachusetts Amherst

David Julian Research studies food architecture, examining the molecular organization of food in an attempt to increase it more nutritious

Food Architecture Food Nanotechnology Food Science

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