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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
Amanda (Mandy) Bayer, PhD
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
Bowditch Hall
University of Massachusetts
201 Natural Resources Road
Amherst, MA 01003-9294
Tel: (413) 545-1059 Email: abayer10@umass.edu
Dwayne Breger
Dwayne Breger
Department of Environmental Conservation
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
Tel: (413) 545-8510 x1 Email: dbreger@umass.edu
Paul Catanzaro
Paul Catanzaro
Department of Environmental Conservation
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Forestry
329 Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
University of Massachusetts
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285
Tel: (413) 545-4839 Email: cat@umext.umass.edu
Rick Harper
Richard (Rick) Harper
Department of Environmental Conservation
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Community forestry and urban landscaping
320 Holdsworth Hall
University of Massachusetts
160 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285
Tel: (413) 545-3747 Email: rharper@eco.umass.edu
Masoud Hashemi
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
Tel: (413) 545-1843 Fax: (413) 545-0260 Email: masoud@umass.edu
Christine Hatch
Christine Hatch
Department of Geosciences
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Hydrogeology; Water Resources and Climate Change
240 Morrill 4
University of Massachusetts
639 N Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01003-9298
Tel: (413) 577-2245 Email: chatch@geo.umass.edu
Scott Jackson, Extension Associate Professor
Scott Jackson
Department of Environmental Conservation
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Wetlands, Reptiles and Amphibians
328 Holdsworth Hall
University of Massachusetts
160 Holdworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9285
Tel: (413) 545-4743 Email: sjackson@umass.edu
Peter Jeranyama
Peter Jeranyama
Cranberry Station
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Plant Physiology
UMass Cranberry Station
P.O. Box 569
1 State Bog Rd.
E. Wareham, MA 02538
Tel: 508-295-2212 x29 Email: peterj@umass.edu
Katie Kahl
Katie Kahl
Department of Environmental Conservation
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Sustainable Fisheries and Coastal Resilience
Gloucester Marine Research Station
932 Washington St.
Gloucester, MA 01930
Tel: 978 865-3472 Email: kkahl@umass.edu
Amanda Kinchla
Amanda Kinchla
Department of Food Science
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
Tel: (413) 545-1017 Email: amanda.kinchla@foodsci.umass.edu
Olga Kostromytska
Olga Kostromytska
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Turf Entomology
104 Agricultural Engineering
University of Massachusetts
250 Natural Resource Rd.
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-577-3997 Email: okostromytsk@umass.edu
Frank Mangan, Extension Associate Professor
Frank Mangan
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Vegetable Crops
416 Paige Laboratory
University of Massachusetts
161 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9286
Tel: (413) 545-1178 Email: fmangan@umext.umass.edu
Giverson Mupambi
Giverson Mupambi
Cranberry Station
Extension Assistant Professor
UMass Cranberry Station
P.O. Box 569
1 State Bog Rd.
E. Wareham, MA 02538
Tel: 508-295-2212 X24 Email: gmupambi@umass.edu
Jaime Piñero
Jaime Piñero
Stockbridge School of Agriculture
Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Tree Fruit Entomology/IPM
207 Fernald Hall
University of Massachusetts
270 Stockbridge Rd
Amherst, MA 01003-9320
Tel: 413-545-1031 Email: jpinero@umass.edu
Hilary Sandler
Hilary Sandler
Cranberry Station
Director, UMass Cranberry Station; Extension Associate Professor
Specialty: Integrated Pest Management, Weed Science
UMass Cranberry Station
PO Box 569
1 State Bog Road
E. Wareham, MA 02538
Tel: (508) 295-2212 x21 Email: hsandler@umass.edu
Lindiwe Sibeko
Lindiwe (Lindi) Sibeko, PhD, IBCLC
Department of Nutrition
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Nutrition
204 Chenoweth Lab
University of Massachusetts
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9282
Tel: (413) 545-1693 Email: lsibeko@nutrition.umass.edu
Sai Sree Uppala, PhD
Sai Sree Uppala, PhD
Cranberry Station
Extension Assistant Professor
Specialty: Plant Pathology
P.O. Box 569
1 State Bog Rd.
E. Wareham, MA 02538
Tel: 508-295-2212 X18 Email: suppala@umass.edu