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CAFE Extension Faculty

Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment (CAFE) Extension Faculty are UMass Amherst faculty members located within academic departments.  In addition to their teaching duties, the academic research conducted by Extension Faculty is integrated with educational programs, resources, tools or technologies that meet the needs of citizens, communities, organizations, businesses, government agencies, or policy-makers. Extension Faculty portfolios are diverse but they hold in common a responsibility to conduct, disseminate and apply research in practical ways so as to address some of our Commonwealth’s most pressing needs. All CAFE Extension Faculty are listed below and you can find more information on each of them by consulting their Profiles or Personal Webpages.

Amanda Bayer
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
Bowditch Hall
University of Massachusetts
201 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9294
abayer10@umass.edu Tel: (413) 545-1059
Dwayne Breger
Environmental Conservation Dept.
Director, Clean Energy Extension; Extension Professor, Environmental Conservation
Specialty: Renewable energy and energy efficiency
209 Agricultural Engineering Building
University of Massachusetts
250 Natural Resources Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9295
dbreger@umass.edu Tel: (413) 545-8512
Paul Catanzaro
Environmental Conservation Dept.
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Stewardship of privately owned forests and legacy planning for land
329 Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
University of Massachusetts
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285
cat@umext.umass.edu Tel: (413) 545-4839
Landscape Arch. & Regional Planning Dept.
Extension Assistant Professor of Regional Planning
Specialty: Sustainable Community Development
Design Building 236
UMASS Amherst
551 North Pleasant St.
Amherst, MA 01003
dipasquale@umass.edu Tel: 413-545-2188
Rick Harper
Environmental Conservation Dept.
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Community forestry and urban landscaping
320 Holdsworth Hall
University of Massachusetts
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285
rharper@eco.umass.edu Tel: (413) 545-3747
Masoud Hashemi
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Extension Professor
Specialty: Sustainable Food and Farming
207 Bowditch Hall
University of Massachusetts
201 Natural Resources Rd
Amherst, MA 01003-9294
masoud@umass.edu Tel: (413) 545-1843 Fax: (413) 545-0260
Christine Hatch
Geosciences Dept.
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Hydrogeology; Water Resources and Climate Change
240 Morrill 4
University of Massachusetts
639 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003-9298
chatch@geo.umass.edu Tel: (413) 577-2245
Scott Jackson, Extension Associate Professor
Environmental Conservation Dept.
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Wetlands, Reptiles and Amphibians
328 Holdsworth Hall
University of Massachusetts
160 Holdworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285
sjackson@umass.edu Tel: (413) 545-4743
Peter Jeranyama
UMass Cranberry Station
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Plant Physiology
One State Bog Rd.
E. Wareham, MA 02538
peterj@umass.edu Tel: 508-295-2212 x29
Katie Kahl
Environmental Conservation Dept.
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Sustainable Fisheries and Coastal Resilience
Gloucester Marine Research Station
932 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
kkahl@umass.edu Tel: 978 865-3472
Amanda Kinchla
Amanda Kinchla
Food Science Dept.
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Food Safety, Product Development, Commercialization, Food Science Outreach Education.
231 Chenoweth Laboratory
University of Massachusetts
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9282
amanda.kinchla@foodsci.umass.edu Tel: (413) 545-1017
Olga Kostromytska
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: insect pests of turfgrass (primarily) and landscape plants
104 Agricultural Engineering
University of Massachusetts
250 Natural Resource Rd.
Amherst, MA 01003
okostromytsk@umass.edu Tel: 413-577-3997
Giverson Mupambi
UMass Cranberry Station
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Cranberry plant physiology
One State Bog Rd.
East Wareham, MA 02538
gmupambi@umass.edu Tel: 508-295-2212 X24
Jaime Piñero
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Extension Professor
Specialty: Tree Fruit Entomology/IPM
207 Fernald Hall
University of Massachusetts
270 Stockbridge Rd
Amherst, MA 01003-9320
jpinero@umass.edu Tel: 413-545-1031
UMass Cranberry Station
Director, UMass Cranberry Station; Extension Professor
Specialty: Integrated Pest Management, Weed Science
One State Bog Rd.
East Wareham, MA 02538
hsandler@umass.edu Tel: (413) 800-6531
UMass Cranberry Station
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Plant Pathology
One State Bog Rd.
East Wareham, MA 02538
suppala@umass.edu Tel: 508-295-2212 X18
Ben Weil
Environmental Conservation Dept.
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Energy efficient buildings
115 Holdsworth Hall
University of Massachusetts
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285
bweil@eco.umass.edu Tel: (413) 545-1820