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The Office of Communications is here to help you find an expert for your story. With more than 900 faculty members at UMass Boston, we are sure to find someone who can speak to your topic.

Contact DeWayne Lehman
Director of Communications
DeWayne.Lehman@umb.edu
617.287.5302

Crystal Valencia
Associate Director of Media Relations
Crystal.Valencia@umb.edu
617.287.5383

Aging

  • Jane Cloutterbuck

    Alzheimer’s disease, care giving, health policy, health disparities, minority aging Read more »
  • Elizabeth Dugan

    Health and aging, medically impaired older drivers Read more »
  • Suzanne Leveille

    Geriatric nursing, primary care interventions Read more »

Armed Conflicts

  • Adenrele Awotona

    Reconstruction after disasters, design and planning, sustainable community development Read more »
  • Darren Kew

    International conflict, international negotiation, conflict and democracy in Africa, especially Nigeria Read more »
  • Padraig O'Malley

    Iraqi, South African, and Northern Ireland peace processes Read more »

Business

  • Mark Allio

    Startups, entrepreneurship Read more »
  • Nardia Haigh

    Social enterprise, social entrepreneurship Read more »
  • Werner Kunz

    Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Read more »
  • Stephan Manning

    Management, outsourcing, international business, sustainability standards. Read more »
  • Banu Ozkazanc-Pan

    Women and minority businesses, international business, globalization, ethnic and immigrant entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and development, women and business, organizations and social change, urbanization Read more »
  • Lucia Silva Gao

    Corporate social responsibility Read more »
  • Vesela Veleva

    Corporate social responsibility Read more »
  • Jurui Zhang

    Social networks and social media, innovation and new product development, third-party reviews and Information Read more »

Children/Youth

  • Laura Hayman

    Health policy, child and adolescent health, childhood obesity, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease Read more »
  • Sharon Lamb

    Moral development, abuse and victimization, sexual development, psychotherapy with children and adolescents, the sexualization of girls, media and marketing impact on the development of girls and boys Read more »
  • Deborah Mahony

    Pediatric health issues, primary care of children Read more »
  • Jean Rhodes

    Mentoring relationships, risk and protective factors in adolescent development, emerging adulthood, preventive interventions Read more »

Climate Change

  • Ellen Douglas

    Sea level rise, impact of climate change on cities, hydrology Read more »
  • Nardia Haigh

    Climate change and sustainability Read more »

Consumer Behavior

  • Werner Kunz

    Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Read more »

Disasters, Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding

  • Adenrele Awotona

    Response/recovery planning, social/cultural dimensions of disasters Read more »

Disabilities

Economics

  • Randy Albelda

    Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Read more »
  • Christian Weller

    Private pensions, Social Security, retirement income security, wealth inequality and asset development, financial institutions, international economic development Read more »

Education

  • Philip DiSalvio

    Changes in higher education, adult learning, online learning and distance education Read more »
  • Kristin Murphy

    Special education Read more »
  • Sherry Penney

    Leadership and funding in higher education Read more »

Mental Health

  • Lisa Cosgrove

    Mental health issues, mental disorders Read more »

Middle East

  • Leila Farsakh

    Arab Spring, Egypt, Middle East protests Read more »

Online Education

  • Philip DiSalvio

    Changes in higher education, adult learning, online learning and distance education Read more »

Politics/Government

  • Maurice "Mo" Cunningham

    Campaigns, politics, history of Boston politics Read more »
  • Judith Kurland

    Federalism, community democracy Read more »
  • Erin O'Brien

    How gender, race and social class affect political processes Read more »
  • Paul Watanabe

    American foreign policy, American political behavior, ethnic group politics, and Asian Americans Read more »

Pop Culture

  • Rachel Rubin

    American popular culture, ethnic literatures, American popular music Read more »

Poverty

  • Randy Albelda

    Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Read more »
  • Erin O'Brien

    Politics of poverty and U.S. social welfare policy Read more »

Public Policy

  • Randy Albelda

    Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Read more »
  • Erin O'Brien

    How gender, race and social class affect political processes Read more »

Race/Ethnicity

  • Georgianna Melendez

    Workplace diversity Read more »
  • Erin O'Brien

    How race and ethnicity affect political processes Read more »
  • Robert L. Turner

    Diversity, inclusion and race relations, especially in Massachusetts Read more »
  • Paul Watanabe

    American foreign policy, American political behavior, ethnic group politics, and Asian Americans Read more »

Religion

Sex & Sexuality

  • Aaron Lecklider

    Sexual politics and LGBT rights/history Read more »
  • Sharon Lamb

    Sexual development, sexualization of girls Read more »

Social Media

  • Werner Kunz

    Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Read more »

Social Security

  • Christian Weller

    Private pensions, Social Security, retirement income security, wealth inequality and asset development, financial institutions, international economic development Read more »

War & Peace

  • Padraig O'Malley

    Iraqi, South African, and Northern Ireland peace processes Read more »

Web Technology

  • Werner Kunz

    Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Read more »

Women's Issues

  • Randy Albelda

    Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Read more »
  • Erin O'Brien

    How gender affects political processes Read more »
  • Jurui Zhang

    Gender equality and business practices Read more »

Ukraine

  • Cinzia Solari

    Gender and migration; transnationalism and nation-building; work and globalization; post-Soviet transformation; social theory; global ethnography Read more »

Environment

  • Maria Ivanova

    Global governance, international organizations and their performance, climate change governance, United States foreign environmental policy, United Nations reform, sustainability on campuses and in organizations, roles of individuals in organizations and institutions Read more »
  • Vesela Veleva

    Environmental and occupational health Read more »

Family

  • Randy Albelda

    Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Read more »

Finance

  • Atreya Chakraborty

    Risk management, internal finance, governance, and executive compensation Read more »
  • Vesela Veleva

    Socially responsible investing; shareholder activism Read more »
  • Christian Weller

    Private pensions, Social Security, retirement income security, wealth inequality and asset development, financial institutions, international economic development Read more »

Foreign Affairs

  • Leila Farsakh

    Egypt, Middle East protests Read more »
  • Darren Kew

    International conflict, international negotiation, conflict and democracy in Africa, especially Nigeria Read more »
  • Padraig O'Malley

    Iraqi, South African, and Northern Ireland peace processes Read more »
  • Cinzia Solari

    Gender and migration; transnationalism and nation-building; work and globalization; post-Soviet transformation; social theory; global ethnography Read more »

Foreign Policy

  • Paul Watanabe

    American foreign policy, American political behavior, ethnic group politics, and Asian Americans Read more »
  • Padraig O'Malley

    Iraqi, South African, and Northern Ireland peace processes Read more »

Health/Nursing

  • Jane Cloutterbuck

    Alzheimer’s disease, care giving, health policy, health disparities, minority aging Read more »
  • Lisa Cosgrove

    Mental health issues, mental disorders Read more »
  • Elizabeth Dugan

    Health and aging, medically impaired older drivers Read more »
  • Carol Hall Ellenbecker

    Nursing research, community health nursing Read more »
  • Laura Hayman

    Health policy, child and adolescent health, childhood obesity, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease Read more »
  • Suzanne Leveille

    Geriatric nursing, primary care interventions Read more »
  • Deborah Mahony

    Pediatric health issues, primary care of children Read more »
  • Marion Winfrey

    Acute care, critical care nursing, academic service partnerships Read more »

History

Homelessness

  • Donna Haig Friedman

    Reshaping poverty policy, family homelessness , homeless prevention Read more »

Labor Movement

Marketing

  • Werner Kunz

    Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Read more »

Media

  • Sharon Lamb

    Media and marketing impact on the development of girls and boys Read more »
  • Leila Farsakh

    Egypt, Middle East protests Read more »
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