Work-Family Research Coalition
The Work-Family Research Coalition was created by the Berger Institute to encourage collaborations among researchers who are doing important work in the field of work, family, and children. The coalition is designed to disseminate research to academics and researchers, as well as to impact public-sector and private-sector business practices. Below is a list of participating researchers from around the country:
Rosalind Chait Barnett, Ph.D.
Mary Blair-Loy, Ph.D.
University of California, San Diego
June Carbone, Ph.D.
University of Missouri at Kansas City
June Carbone is the Edward A. Smith/Missouri Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. Her research addresses the legal issues surrounding marriage, divorce, and family obligations, especially within the context of the recent revolutions in biotechnology. Her recent projects include examination of the changing legal determinations of parenthood, juxtaposing the rules that have come from assisted reproduction with those produced in the face of increasing certainty about biological paternity. She has also been examining the constitutional framework for the family values debate, maintaining that the debate is particularly intense because of the different family patterns in various part of the United States.
Ellen Galinsky, Ph.D.
Families and Work Institute
Ellen Galinsky is President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute. She is the author of over 40 books and reports, including the highly acclaimed Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ask The Children and the now classic The Six Stages of Parenthood. She has published more than 100 articles in academic journals, books and magazines. At the Institute, Ms. Galinsky co-directs the National Study of the Changing Workforce, the most comprehensive nationally-representative study of the U.S. workforce-updated every five years and originally conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor in 1977. She also co-directs When Work Works, a project on workplace flexibility and effectiveness funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation that has produced a series of research papers, and has launched the Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility as well as conducted the National Study of Employers, a nationally representative study that has tracked trends in employment benefits, policies and practices since 1998.
The City University of New York
Janet Gornick is Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) and Director of the Luxembourg Income Study (LIS), a cross-national data archive and research center located in Luxembourg. Most of her research is comparative, across the industrialized countries, and concerns welfare policies and their impact on family well-being and gender equality.
Jeff Greenhaus, Ph.D.
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business
Jeffrey H. Greenhaus is Professor and William A. Mackie Chair in the Department of Management at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. Jeff’s research focuses on career dynamics and work-family relationships. His current research and writing include (1) the implications of adopting a decision-making perspective on the work-family interface and (2) the role of sex and gender in the interplay of work and family lives, and (3) the clarification of the meaning of “balance” between work and family roles. The fourth edition of his book Career Management (Greenhaus, Callanan, & Godshalk) was published by SAGE in 2010.
Institute for Women's Policy Research
Heidi Hartmann is the President of the Washington-based Institute for Women's Policy Research, a scientific research organization that she founded in 1987 to meet the need for women-centered, policy-oriented research. Dr. Hartmann is also a Research Professor at The George Washington University. Dr. Hartmann has published numerous articles in journals and books and her work has been translated into more than a dozen languages. She lectures internationally on women, economics, and public policy, frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress, and is often cited as an authority in various media outlets.
Karine Moe, Ph.D.
Karine S. Moe is the F.R. Bigelow Professor of Economics at Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota. She is a labor economist with particular interests in how the use of time (especially for women and girls) affects labor market outcomes. She is the editor of Women, Family, and Work: Writings on the Economics of Gender. Most recently, she co-authored Glass Ceilings and 100-hour Couples: What the Opt-Out Phenomenon Can Teach Us About Work and Family.
Vicky Lovell, Ph.D.
California Budget Project
Vicky Lovell's expertise involves employment opportunities and outcomes, economic analysis of public policies, and technical assistance for policymaking. She joined the California Budget Project in January 2009 as a senior policy analyst. Her research at the CBP focuses on the state budget, workforce development programs, unemployment insurance, and work supports. Before coming to the CBP, Dr. Lovell conducted research and provided technical assistance on employment, unemployment, and work supports – particularly as those issues intersect with gender and class – for nine years as the director of employment and work/life programs at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research in Washington, DC.
Pamela Stone, Ph.D.
Hunter College, CUNY
Pamela Stone is Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She has contributed articles to numerous books and refereed journals on topics such as gender inequality in employment, occupational classification and measurement, job segregation, pay equity, and the work-family interface. Her book, Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home (University of California Press, May 2007), winner of the William S. Goode Award of the American Sociological Association, challenges prevailing understandings of this phenomenon. In current research, she is examining long-term trends in women’s unpaid caregiving as well as carrying out a cross-national comparison of determinants of the utilization of flexible work options and a follow-up study of the women profiled in her recent book.
Sherylle J. Tan, Ph.D.
Claremont McKenna College
Špela Trefalt, D.B.A.
Špela Trefalt is Professor of Organizational Behavior at Simmons School of Management in Boston, MA. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Gender in Organizations at the school. In her research, Trefalt focuses on the issues of managing competing demands of work and life outside of work. She is particularly interested in the role of relationships at work in this process. Prior to her academic career, Trefalt spent six years as a human resources management and consultant, and eight years working in the media in her native Slovenia.
Jennifer Ward-Batts, Ph.D.
Wayne State University
Dr. Ward-Batts is an economist with interests in labor economics, economics of the family, economic demography, and economics of aging and retirement. Dr. Ward-Batts received a Fulbright Senior Researcher award to conduct research on behavioral effects of education policy and of changes in law in Turkey that may have impacts on outcomes for women and children.