Academics

For the Media

Broadcast television studio on-campus for live or taped interviews

The University of Massachusetts Boston has a broadcast television studio available to regional, national, and international media outlets for live or taped interviews with the policy experts at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.

To use these facilities, contact Government Relations and Public Affairs at 617.287.5300 (9 a.m.—5 p.m. Monday through Friday) or news@umb.edu.

Names, Profiles, and Contact Information by Fields of Expertise

Updated August 2015

Affordable and Assisted Housing

Michael P. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6967; Email: michael.johnson@umb.edu

Africa

Michael Keating, Director of Operations, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Email: michael.keating@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor on Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Andean Region (especially Ecuador and Colombia)

Jeffrey D. Pugh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7165; Email: jeffrey.pugh@umb.edu

Asian Americans

Connie S. Chan, PhD, Associate Dean, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.7231; Email: connie.chan@umb.edu

Banking and Finance

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Community Development

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Professor of Urban and Community Studies:
Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7112; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

Michael P. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6967; Email: michael.johnson@umb.edu

Community Planning and Organizing

Mark Warren, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6948; Email: mark.warren@umb.edu

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Professor of Urban and Community Studies;
Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7116; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Conflict Resolution

Early Warning, Early Response, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Middle East

Karen Ross, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7489; Email: karen.ross@umb.edu

See also: Peace and Reconciliation, Peace Education, International Conflict and Negotiation, and War and Peace.

Developmental and Humanitarian Assistance

Michael Keating, Director of Operations, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Email: michael.keating@umb.edu

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Professor of Urban and Community Studies;
Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7116; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

Disasters and Post-disaster Reconstruction

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Professor of Urban and Community Studies;
Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7116; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

Diversity

Jeffrey Burr, PhD, Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7318; Email: jeffrey.burr@umb.edu

Michael P. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6967; Email: michael.johnson@umb.edu

Jan Mutchler, PhD, Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7321; Email: jan.mutchler@umb.edu

Robert L. Turner, Senior Advisor, Commonwealth Compact;
Boston Globe Senior Research Fellow
Telephone: 617.287.5579; Email: robert.turner@umb.edu

Mark Warren, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6948; Email: mark.warren@umb.edu

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Amy E. Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6935; Email: amye.smith@umb.edu

E-Government

Michael Ahn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6970; Email: michael.ahn@umb.edu

E-Health

Edward Alan Miller, PhD, Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7313; Email: edward.miller@umb.edu

Economic Development

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Economic Opportunity/Economic Mobility

Susan Crandall, PhD, Director, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.6555; Email: susan.crandall@umb.edu

Neil Siverston, PhD; Director, The Mobility Project
Telephone: 617.287.7162; Email: neil.silverstein@umb.edu

Economics

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Randy Albelda, PhD, Professor of Economics;
Senior Fellow,Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.6963; Email: randy.albelda@umb.edu

Françoise Carré, PhD, Research Director, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.5516; Email: francoise.carre@umb.edu

Education Policy

Mark Warren, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6948; Email: mark.warren@umb.edu

Elder Care

Elizabeth Dugan, PhD, Associate Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7382 (cell: 617.216.9046); Email: beth.dugan@umb.edu

Emergency Management

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7116; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

Employment

Susan Crandall, PhD, Director, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.6555; Email: susan.crandall@umb.edu

Françoise Carré, PhD, Research Director, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.5516; Email: francoise.carre@umb.edu

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Environmental Issues

Maria Ivanova, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance; Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability
Telephone: 617.287.7263; : maria.ivanova@umb.edu

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Professor of Urban and Community Studies;
Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7112; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

Ethics

Connie S. Chan, PhD, Associate Dean; Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.4838; Email: connie.chan@umb.edu

Funding for Social Services

Heather MacIndoe, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.4861; Email: heather.macindoe@umb.edu

Gerontology

Ellen A. Bruce, JD, Fellow, Gerontology Institute
Telephone: 617.287.7315; Email: ellen.bruce@umb.edu

Jan Mutchler, PhD, Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7321; Email: jan.mutchler@umb.edu

Jeffrey Burr, PhD, Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7318; Email: jeffrey.burr@umb.edu

Edward Alan Miller, PhD, Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7313; Email: edward.miller@umb.edu

Global Governance and Human Security

Maria Ivanova, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution, Human Security and Global Governance; Director, Center for Governance and Sustainability
Telephone: 617.287.7263; Email: maria.ivanova@umb.edu

Jeffrey D. Pugh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7165; Email: jeffrey.pugh@umb.edu

J. Samuel Barkin, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance
Telephone: 617.287.4845; Email: samuel.barkin@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development

Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Health Policy and Politics

Edward Alan Miller, PhD, Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7313; Email: edward.miller@umb.edu

Pamela Nadash, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7342; Email: pamela.nadash@umb.edu

Homelessness

Donna Haig Friedman, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.5565; Email: donna.friedman@umb.edu

Household Wealth

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Immigration and Immigrant Integration Policies

Christine Thurlow Brenner, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6977; Email: christine.brenner@umb.edu

Immigration and Refugees

Jeffrey D. Pugh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7165; Email: jeffrey.pugh@umb.edu

Income and Wealth Inequality

Randy Albelda, PhD, Professor of Economics;
Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.6963; Email: randy.albelda@umb.edu

Donna Haig Friedman, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.5565; Email: donna.friedman@umb.edu

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Ellen A. Bruce, JD, Fellow, Gerontology Institute
Telephone: 617.287.7315; Email: ellen.bruce@umb.edu

Jan Mutchler, PhD, Professor of Gerontology;
Director, Center for Social and Demographic Research in Aging
Telephone: 617.287.7321; Email: jan.mutchler@umb.edu

Information Technology in the Public Sector

Michael Ahn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6970; Email: michael.ahn@umb.edu

Michael P. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6967; Email: michael.johnson@umb.edu

International and Comparative Education

Karen Ross, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7489; Email: karen.ross@umb.edu

International Comparative Public Administration

Michael Ahn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6970; Email: michael.ahn@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Professor of Urban and Community Studies;
Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7112; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

International Conflict and Negotiation

Jeffrey D. Pugh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7165; Email: jeffrey.pugh@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Karen Ross, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7489; Email: karen.ross@umb.edu

International Finance

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

International Relations

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Professor of Urban and Community Studies;
Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7112; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

Latin America

Jeffrey D. Pugh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7165; Email: jeffrey.pugh@umb.edu

Lifelong Learning for Older Adults

Wichian Rojanawon, PhD, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
Telephone: 617.287.7090; Email: wichian.rojanawon@umb.edu

Long-term Care

Edward Alan Miller, PhD, Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7313; Email: edward.miller@umb.edu

Pamela Nadash, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7342; Email: pamela.nadash@umb.edu

Media

Robert L. Turner, Boston Globe Senior Research Fellow;
Senior Advisor, Commonwealth Compact
Telephone: 617.287.5579; Email: robert.turner@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Mental Health

Connie S. Chan, PhD, Associate Dean; Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.4838; Email: connie.chan@umb.edu

Nonprofit Advocacy and Political Engagement

Heather MacIndoe, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.4861; Email: heather.macindoe@umb.edu

Nonprofit Organizations/Nonprofit Management

Heather MacIndoe, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.4861; Email: heather.macindoe@umb.edu

Michael P. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6967; Email: michael.johnson@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Older Drivers' Safety

Elizabeth Dugan, PhD, Associate Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7382 (cell: 617.216.9046); Email: beth.dugan@umb.edu

Older Persons' Economic Security

Jeanne M. Medeiros, JD, Director, Pension Action Center
Telephone: 617.287.7333; Email: Jeanne.Medeiros@umb.edu;

Jan Mutchler, PhD, Professor of Gerontology;
Director, Center for Social and Demographic Research in Aging
Telephone: 617.287.7321; Email: jan.mutchler@umb.edu

Ellen A. Bruce, JD, Fellow, Gerontology Institute
Telephone: 617.287.7315; Email: ellen.bruce@umb.edu

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Peace and Reconciliation

Jeffrey D. Pugh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7165; Email: jeffrey.pugh@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Padraig O’Malley, John Joseph Moakley Professor of Peace and Reconciliation
Telephone: 617.287.5558; Email: padraig.omalley@umb.edu

Karen Ross, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7489; Email: karen.ross@umb.edu

Peace Education

Karen Ross, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7489; Email: karen.ross@umb.edu

Pensions

Ellen A. Bruce, JD,  Fellow, Gerontology Institute
Telephone: 617.287.7315; Email: ellen.bruce@umb.edu

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Jeanne Medeiros, JD, Managing Attorney, Pension Action Center
Telephone: 617.287.7332; Email: jeanne.medeiros@umb.edu

Poverty Policy

Donna Haig Friedman, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.5565; Email: donna.friedman@umb.edu

Randy Albelda, PhD, Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.6963; Email: randy.albelda@umb.edu

Adenrele Awotona, PhD, Professor of Urban and Community Studies;
Director, Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities after Disasters
Telephone: 617.287.7112; Email: adenrele.awotona@umb.edu

Public Project Impact: Facility Location and Service Delivery

Michael P. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6967; Email: michael.johnson@umb.edu

Race

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Dispute Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Mark Warren, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6948; Email: mark.warren@umb.edu

Retirement Income

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

Ellen A. Bruce, JD, Fellow, Gerontology Institute
Telephone: 617.287.7315; Email: ellen.bruce@umb.edu

Social Movements

Jeffrey D. Pugh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7165; Email: jeffrey.pugh@umb.edu

Social Networks in Organizational Settings

Amy E. Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6935; Email: amye.smith@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of  Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Social Policy

Donna Haig Friedman, PhD, Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.5565; Email: donna.friedman@umb.edu

Heather MacIndoe, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.4861; Email: heather.macindoe@umb.edu

Michael P. Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6967; Email: michael.johnson@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution;
Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Pamela Nadash, PhD, Assistant Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7342; Email: pamela.nadash@umb.edu

Social Security

Ellen A. Bruce, JD, Fellow, Gerontology Institute
Telephone: 617.287.7315; Email: ellen.bruce@umb.edu

Christian Weller, PhD, Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6947; Email: christian.weller@umb.edu

State and Local Government

Stephen McGoldrick, Interim Executive Director, Collins Center for Public Management
Telephone: 617.287.4824 (cell: 617.306.3129); Email: stephen.mcgoldrick@umb.edu

Robert L. Turner, Boston Globe Senior Research Fellow and Senior Advisor, Commonwealth Compact
Telephone: 617.287.5579; Email: robert.turner@umb.edu

Transportation Policies in Massachusetts

Elizabeth Dugan, PhD, Associate Professor of Gerontology
Telephone: 617.287.7382 (cell: 617.216.9046); Email: beth.dugan@umb.edu

War and Peace

Jeffrey D. Pugh, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7165; Email: jeffrey.pugh@umb.edu

Darren Kew, PhD, Associate Professor, Dispute Resolution; Executive Director, Center for Peace, Democracy, and Development
Telephone: 617.287.7428; Email: darren.kew@umb.edu

Karen Ross, PhD, Assistant Professor of Conflict Resolution
Telephone: 617.287.7489; Email: karen.ross@umb.edu

Women/Gender Issues

Ann Bookman, PhD, Director, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
Telephone: 617.287.5554; Email: ann.bookman@umb.edu

Ellen A. Bruce, JD, Fellow, Gerontology Institute
Telephone: 617.287.7315; Email: ellen.bruce@umb.edu

Christa Kelleher, PhD, Research Director, Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy
Telephone: 617.287.5530; Email: christa.kelleher@umb.edu

Randy Albelda, PhD, Professor of Economics;
Senior Fellow, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.6963; Email: randy.albelda@umb.edu

Amy E. Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Telephone: 617.287.6935; Email: amye.smith@umb.edu

Workforce Development

Susan Crandall, PhD, Director, Center for Social Policy
Telephone: 617.287.6555; Email: susan.crandall@umb.edu

Youth Development

Neil Siverston, PhD; Director, The Mobility Project
Telephone: 617.287.7162; Email: neil.silverstein@umb.edu