Faculty Experts

Faculty Experts

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 Jane Cloutterbuck's Bio »
Elizabeth Dugan
Health and aging, medically impaired older drivers Elizabeth Dugan 's Bio »
Suzanne Leveille
Geriatric nursing, primary care interventions Suzanne Leveille's Bio »

Armed Conflicts

Adenrele Awotona
Reconstruction after disasters, design and planning, sustainable community development Adenrele Awotona's Bio »
Darren Kew
International conflict, international negotiation, conflict and democracy in Africa, especially Nigeria Darren Kew's Bio »
Padraig O'Malley
Iraqi, South African, and Northern Ireland peace processes Padraig O'Malley's Bio »

Business

Nardia Haigh
Social enterprise, social entrepreneurship Nardia Haigh 's Bio »
Werner Kunz
Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Werner Kunz's Bio »
Stephan Manning
Management, outsourcing, international business, sustainability standards. Stephan Manning's Bio »
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 Banu Ozkazanc-Pan 's Bio »
Lucia Silva Gao
Corporate social responsibility Lucia Silva Gao's Bio »
Vesela Veleva
Corporate social responsibility Vesela Veleva's Bio »
Jurui Zhang
Social networks and social media, innovation and new product development, third-party reviews and Information Jurui Zhang 's Bio »

Children/Youth

Laura Hayman
Health policy, child and adolescent health, childhood obesity, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease Laura Hayman's Bio »
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 Sharon Lamb's Bio »
Deborah Mahony
Pediatric health issues, primary care of children Deborah Mahony's Bio »
Jean Rhodes
Mentoring relationships, risk and protective factors in adolescent development, emerging adulthood, preventive interventions Jean Rhodes's Bio »

Climate Change

Ellen Douglas
Sea level rise, impact of climate change on cities, hydrology Ellen Douglas 's Bio »
Nardia Haigh
Climate change and sustainability Nardia Haigh's Bio »

Consumer Behavior

Werner Kunz
Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Werner Kunz's Bio »

Disasters, Disaster Response, Recovery, and Rebuilding

Adenrele Awotona
Response/recovery planning, social/cultural dimensions of disasters Adenrele Awotona 's Bio »

Disabilities

Economics

Randy Albelda
Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Randy Albelda's Bio »
Christian Weller
Private pensions, Social Security, retirement income security, wealth inequality and asset development, financial institutions, international economic development Christian Weller 's Bio »

Education

Philip DiSalvio
Changes in higher education, adult learning, online learning and distance education Philip DiSalvio's Bio »
Kristin Murphy
Special education Kristin Murphy's Bio »
Sherry Penney
Leadership and funding in higher education Sherry Penney 's Bio »

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 Maria Ivanova's Bio »
Vesela Veleva
Environmental and occupational health Vesela Veleva 's Bio »

Family

Randy Albelda
Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Randy Albelda's Bio »

Finance

Atreya Chakraborty
Risk management, internal finance, governance, and executive compensation Atreya Chakraborty's Bio »
Vesela Veleva
Socially responsible investing; shareholder activism Vesela Veleva 's Bio »
Christian Weller
Private pensions, Social Security, retirement income security, wealth inequality and asset development, financial institutions, international economic development Christian Weller 's Bio »

Foreign Affairs

Leila Farsakh
Egypt, Middle East protests Leila Farsakh 's Bio »
Darren Kew
International conflict, international negotiation, conflict and democracy in Africa, especially Nigeria Darren Kew's Bio »
Padraig O'Malley
Iraqi, South African, and Northern Ireland peace processes Padraig O'Malley 's Bio »
Cinzia Solari
Gender and migration; transnationalism and nation-building; work and globalization; post-Soviet transformation; social theory; global ethnography Cinzia Solari's Bio »

Foreign Policy

Paul Watanabe
American foreign policy, American political behavior, ethnic group politics, and Asian Americans Paul Watanabe's Bio »
Padraig O'Malley
Iraqi, South African, and Northern Ireland peace processes Padraig O'Malley's Bio »

Health/Nursing

Jane Cloutterbuck
Alzheimer’s disease, care giving, health policy, health disparities, minority aging Jane Cloutterbuck 's Bio »
Lisa Cosgrove
Mental health issues, mental disorders Lisa Cosgrove's Bio »
Elizabeth Dugan
Health and aging, medically impaired older drivers Elizabeth Dugan's Bio »
Carol Hall Ellenbecker
Nursing research, community health nursing Carol Hall Ellenbecker's Bio »
Laura Hayman
Health policy, child and adolescent health, childhood obesity, primary prevention of cardiovascular disease Laura Hayman's Bio »
Suzanne Leveille
Geriatric nursing, primary care interventions Suzanne Leveille 's Bio »
Deborah Mahony
Pediatric health issues, primary care of children Deborah Mahony 's Bio »
Marion Winfrey
Acute care, critical care nursing, academic service partnerships Marion Winfrey's Bio »

Homelessness

Donna Haig Friedman
Reshaping poverty policy, family homelessness , homeless prevention Donna Haig Friedman's Bio »

Marketing

Werner Kunz
Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Werner Kunz's Bio »

Media

Sharon Lamb
Media and marketing impact on the development of girls and boys Sharon Lamb's Bio »
Leila Farsakh
Egypt, Middle East protests Leila Farsakh's Bio »

Mental Health

Lisa Cosgrove
Mental health issues, mental disorders Lisa Cosgrove's Bio »

Middle East

Leila Farsakh
Arab Spring, Egypt, Middle East protests Leila Farsakh's Bio »

Online Education

Philip DiSalvio
Changes in higher education, adult learning, online learning and distance education Philip DiSalvio's Bio »

Politics/Government

Maurice "Mo" Cunningham
Campaigns, politics, history of Boston politics Maurice "Mo" Cunningham's Bio »
Erin O'Brien
How gender, race and social class affect political processes Erin O'Brien's Bio »
Paul Watanabe
American foreign policy, American political behavior, ethnic group politics, and Asian Americans Paul Watanabe 's Bio »

Pop Culture

Rachel Rubin
American popular culture, ethnic literatures, American popular music Rachel Rubin's Bio »

Poverty

Randy Albelda
Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Randy Albelda's Bio »
Erin O'Brien
Politics of poverty and U.S. social welfare policy Erin O'Brien's Bio »

Public Policy

Randy Albelda
Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Randy Albelda's Bio »
Erin O'Brien
How gender, race and social class affect political processes Erin O'Brien 's Bio »

Race/Ethnicity

Georgianna Melendez
Workplace diversity Georgianna Melendez's Bio »
Erin O'Brien
How race and ethnicity affect political processes Erin O'Brien 's Bio »
Robert L. Turner
Diversity, inclusion and race relations, especially in Massachusetts Robert L. Turner's Bio »
Paul Watanabe
American foreign policy, American political behavior, ethnic group politics, and Asian Americans Paul Watanabe's Bio »

Religion

Sex & Sexuality

Aaron Lecklider
Sexual politics and LGBT rights/history Aaron Lecklider's Bio »
Sharon Lamb
Sexual development, sexualization of girls Sharon Lamb's Bio »

Social Media

Werner Kunz
Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Werner Kunz's Bio »

Social Security

Christian Weller
Private pensions, Social Security, retirement income security, wealth inequality and asset development, financial institutions, international economic development Christian Weller's Bio »

Ukraine

Cinzia Solari
Gender and migration; transnationalism and nation-building; work and globalization; post-Soviet transformation; social theory; global ethnography Cinzia Solari's Bio »

War & Peace

Padraig O'Malley
Iraqi, South African, and Northern Ireland peace processes Padraig O'Malley's Bio »

Web Technology

Werner Kunz
Social media, social networks and e-services, service marketing and consumer behavior, innovation communication and perception, consumer behavior, market research Werner Kunz's Bio »

Women's Issues

Randy Albelda
Political economy, women's economic status, family policies and poverty Randy Albelda's Bio »
Erin O'Brien
How gender affects political processes Erin O'Brien's Bio »
Jurui Zhang
Gender equality and business practices Jurui Zhang's Bio »