Located in western Massachusetts, UMass Amherst is the flagship campus of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' five-campus University of Massachusetts system. UMass Amherst is a nationally recognized teaching and research institution with a current enrollment of about 28,500 students.
Professor of Anthropology / Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Center
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
Professor of Economics / Director, Center for Public Policy and Administration / Co-director Center for Employment Equity
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
Professor of Geosciences
Julie Brigham-Grette is an internationally-renowned expert on climate evolution in the Arctic.
Polar climate Arctic Science Climate Change Sedimentology Glaciology Stratigraphy Geological Mapping Chronology of Geologic Systems Arctic Polar Science
Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Director of the Institute of Diversity Sciences
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) Gender Inequality in STEM Fields Implicit Bias
Professor of Political Science / Associate Director of UMass Poll
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
Assistant Professor of Operations & Information Management
Priyank Apora works to improve systems to reach social and environmental goals, such as good health, reduced poverty, clean water and energy
Nonprofit Operations Operations Analysis Socially reponsible operations Heath care operations Sustainable Operations
Associate Dean and Director of Wind Energy IGERT
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
Director of Stonewall Center
Genny Beemyn is an expert on the lives of transgender college students and on trans-inclusive policies and practices on college campuses.
Transgender Law and Policy LGBTQ Equality Transgender Mental Health Trans Youth Transgender College Students Transgender Issues
Professor of Geosciences
David Boutt's research focuses on how water becomes groundwater and the sub-surface processes that impact it along its journey.
Drought Hydrogeology Groundwater Recharge Processes Groundwater Water Paleo Hydrology Groundwater Hydrology Watershed Hydrology
New England Climate Adaption Science Center Principal Investigator and Associate Professor in Environmental Conservation
Bethany Bradley studies the interactions between invasive species, land use and climate change.
Invasive Plant Species Invasive Plant Issue Invasion Ecology Climate Change Adaptation Climate Change Biogeography Spatial Ecology Invasive Plants
Industry Experience (2)