The Academic Advisory Board is composed of experts from all kinds of interdisciplinary fields with both local, national and international backgrounds.
Professor Doug Anderton PhD, Associate Dean for Research Affairs in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor and Director of the Social and Demographic Research Institute (SADRI) in the Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts
Professor Lee Badgett PhD, Professor in Economics and Director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA), University of Massachusetts
Professor David Buchanan DrPH, is Professor of Community Health Education, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Global Health, University of Massachusetts
Professor Elizabeth Chilton PhD, Professor and Chair in Anthropology, and Director of the Center for Heritage and Society, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professor Frank Hugus PhD, Associate Provost, Director of International Programs, and Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Professor Guy Lanza PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Director, Environmental Sciences Program, University of Massachusetts
Professor Sally Powers PhD, Professor in the Department of Psychology, Clinical Division, and Director, Center for Research on Families, University of Massachusetts
Professor Janet Rifkin, former Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and PProfessor in Legal Studies and Conflic Resolution.
Professor Rick Taupier PhD, Associate Director for International Research in the Office of Research, Liaison, and Development, University of Massachusetts