M.V. Lee Badgett, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Science
April 12th, 2016
Calhoun Hall Rm 109, 4:10-5:30 pm with reception to follow
How To Use Your Research to Change the World
M. V. Lee Badgett, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will be giving a presentation on “Going Public: How Researchers Can Engage with the Public.” She is the author of The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World. Her presentation will show that the work of academics can matter and be influential on a public level, but the path to becoming a public intellectual, influential policy advisor, valued community resource or go-to person on an issue is not one that most scholars are trained for. Badgett will offer scholars ways to use their ideas, research and knowledge to change the world. She will discuss practical strategies for scholars to become more engaged with the public on a variety of fronts: online, in print, at council hearings, even with national legislation. This information will be useful for faculty at all stages, as well as for graduate students and post-docs.