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Cynthia Thompson, PhD

Professor of Management
Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
Academic Director
Opting Back In: A Program for Professionals Re-entering the Workforce, Baruch College
Research Fellow
Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College 

Cynthia Thompson is Professor of Management in the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College, where she teaches courses organizational behavior and human resource management. She recently served as Director of the Zicklin Opting Back In Program, a program she designed to help women and men relaunch their careers after a career hiatus. In addition to her consulting and teaching, she has conducted research on work-family issues for 20+ years. Two of her articles were nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Dr. Thompson’s research focuses on the integration of work and life, and in particular, the extent to which supportive work-family cultures affect employee attitudes and behaviors. She is also interested in studying the efficacy of social networks, social support, and coping resources in relation to unemployment duration.