The program office is located at Five Colleges, Inc., 97 Spring Street in Amherst. Students interested in learning more about the Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Certificate or internship program should schedule a meeting with
Program Coordinator Cindy Bright, available by appointment on your home campus (see contact info below).

Students affiliated with the program receive information on campus lectures, films and events as well as information on internships and research opportunities in the field.

If you would like to sign up to receive email updates or have any questions about the program, email us at or call us at (413) 542-4024.

Steering Committee and Faculty Advisors

The FCCMS Program is guided by a steering committee with members from each of the five campuses. Steering committee members also serve as faculty advisors to certificate students.

Amherst College
Alexandra Purdy, Associate Professor of Biology
David Jones, Associate Professor of Geology

Hampshire College
Laela Sayigh, Associate Professor of Animal Behavior

Mount Holyoke College
Jason Andras, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Renae Brodie, Professor of Biological Sciences
Al Werner, Professor of Geology

Smith College
Bosiljka Glumac, Professor of Geosciences
Paulette Peckol, Louise C. Harrington Professor of Biological Sciences

University of Massachusetts Amherst
Brian Cheng, Assistant Professor of Environmental Conservation
Andy Danylchuk, Professor of Fish Conservation, Director of Five College Coastal and Marine Sciences Program
Adrian Jordaan, Associate Professor of Fish Population Ecology and Conservation
Steve Petsch, Associate Professor of Geosciences
Jonathan Woodruff, Associate Professor of Geosciences

Five Colleges, Incorporated (Steering Committee only)
Cindy Bright, Program Coordinator
Ray Rennard, Director of Academic Programs