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Fellows and Affiliated Faculty

Boston College Center for Work & Family

 

Affiliated Faculty

In addition to the Center's full-time staff, there are a number of faculty members at Boston College and other universities who work closely with the Center. These outstanding individuals are doing work in the field that extends the expertise and "reach" of the Center in many interesting ways. Most often, their involvement with CWF involves collaborative research, which may be supported by our members and which we in turn make visible and available to our members. If you are interested in knowing more about the work of our Center Affiliates, please contact the Center.
 

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Jegoo Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Business, Stonehill College

Jegoo Lee is currently Associate Professor of Management and Business Ethics at Stonehill College. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Muma College of Business at University of South Florida, and Invited Visiting Faculty at the EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain. He studied organizational sociology at University of Chicago, business ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and earned his Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the Carroll School of Management, Boston College. 

Professor Lee’s research interests include interfaces between the corporate world and family/social life, intersections of corporate strategy and normative institutions, and social network approaches. His dissertation research investigating networking strategy in shareholder engagements was named Best Dissertation by both the Society for Business Ethics and the Academy of Management. Recently he has co-researched with the BC CWF to contribute to the New Dad series, i.e., The New Millennial Dad: Understanding the Paradox of Today’s Fathers (2016). He pursues a research stream on the essence and importance of fatherhood in workplaces as well as at home. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Learning & EducationBusiness & SocietyBusiness and Society Review, and Journal of the Operational Research Society, among others.

An organizing enthusiast, Dr. Lee has passionately led the nascencies of various groups, team, and institutions. Before entering academia, he worked as a social entrepreneur in Bangkok, Thailand, sponsored by both the Korean and Thai governments. He also initiated the faculty colloquium for USF Social Network Working Group, and the Steering Committee for the Tampa Bay chapter of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association. Most recently, as Representative-at-large for the Academy of Management's Social Issues in Management division, he creates a new Communication Committee. His service activities were acknowledged with the Service Awards from Academy of Management Social Issues in Management division.

As an involved father with a daughter and a son, he cooks Thai foods, enjoys board-games, plays soccer, or listens to K-pop with them. He is educated in fatherhood everyday by his wife and two children.

 

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Lauren Stiller Rikleen
President, Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership

Lauren Stiller Rikleen is the author of Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in the Law and of Success Strategies for Women Lawyers, and is currently writing a book on the Millennials in the workplace.  A former law firm equity partner, Lauren has been recognized by her peers in Best Lawyers in America for the past 20 years.  Lauren is a graduate of Boston College Law School.

Lauren speaks and writes on the multi-generational workplace, Millennials in the workforce, women's advancement and wormen's leadership. She is a regular contributor to Forbes and HBR Blogs and has been fatured on Fox 25 News Work-Life Wednesday, NECN, and the Boston Globe.

 

Fellows

One of the Center's key strategic objectives has been to strengthen the bridge between the corporate and academic worlds. Towards this end, the Center has sponsored many activities to bring together representatives from academia and organizations to encourage thoughtful and productive sharing of knowledge. The appointment of academic fellows has been an important strategy to support this. These appointments are intended to provide academic input and to stimulate the Roundtable, while at the same time providing researchers with the opportunity to interact with work/life practitioners. We are fortunate to have many leaders in the field as fellows of the Center.

 

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D.

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Professor, and Director of the Center for Families, Purdue University

Shelley joined the Center for Work & Family as an academic fellow in 1997. She received an MBA in Management and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on relationships between job conditions and family life, with special interests in organizational size, adult development, and organizational policies, and has been published in scientific journals including the Journal of Marriage and Family and the Academy of Management Journal.

Shelley is the Associate Dean of the College of Consumer and Family Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, where she also directs the Center for Families and the Military Family Research Institute. Additionally, in her role as the Director of the Midwestern Work Family Association (MWFA), Shelley joined the Center in its partnership with One Small Step on the BalanceSheets Series, and with former NEWFA Director Judi Casey, she has presented on the role of regional work/life organizations.

In 1999, Shelley's Center on Families initiated, along with CWF, the first-ever Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work/Life Research. Shelley is committed to working with the Center to strengthen the bridge between the academic and corporate worlds. Her research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Henry A. Murray Center, the Department of Defense, the Lilly Endowment, and the state of Indiana; and has earned awards from the Groves Conference and Gamma Sigma Delta.  She recently served as the civilian co-chair of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health.  She is a 2006 winner of the Work-Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute and in 2005, Shelley was named a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Family Issues, Family Relations, and Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

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Michàlle Mor Barak, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Social Work and the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Michàlle Mor Barak, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Southern California with a joint appointment in the School of Social Work and the Marshall School of Business. She received a B.A. and M.S.W. from the University of Haifa in Israel and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

She holds the Lenore Stein-Wood and the William S. Wood Professorship of Social Work and Business in a Global Society and is the Chair of the Work/Life concentration: Social Work in the Workplace. A principal investigator on several large research projects, she has published extensively in the areas of workforce diversity and inclusion in the U.S. and in a global context, social work practice in the workplace, workplace stress and social support, older workers, and work-family integration. She has authored three books, Social Networks and Health (Garland, 1991), Social Services in the Workplace (Haworth, 2000) and Managing Diversity: Toward a Globally Inclusive Workplace (Sage 2005). Her most recent book won the Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Titles for 2006 by the Association of College and University Libraries.

Professor Mor Barak has received numerous awards of distinction, including a Fulbright award, the Lady Davis award for international exchange scholars, the University of California Regents Award, the Mellon Foundation Award for Excellence in Mentorship, and the Sterling C. Franklin Distinguished Faculty Award for Research and Scholarship.  She has been invited to give keynote addresses and received grants to lead prestigious conferences around the world, including the Rockefeller Foundation's grant for a conference on global workforce diversity in Bellagio, Italy, and the Borchard Foundation's grant to lead a global think tank of scholars on diversity management at the Chateau de la Bretesche, France.

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Jennifer Swanberg, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Social Work, University of Maryland

Jennifer E. Swanberg, Ph.D., is Professor of Social Work at University of Maryland and was formerly the Executive Director of the Institute for Workplace Innovation, University of Kentucky, which she founded in 2006. Dr. Swanberg’s research focuses on the development of workplace and public policies that will enhance the health and work-life of vulnerable working populations.  Dr. Swanberg’s expertise includes low-wage work, work-life, healthy organizations, and designing and implementing community and employer-engaged studies utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches.

Dr. Swanberg is currently principal investigator of the Latino Thoroughbred Farm Worker Health and Safety Study, a five year multi-method study, funded by CDC’s National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Her research on flexible work arrangements for hourly low-wage workers, previously funded by the Ford Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, is the basis for a multisite randomized control intervention that she is designing in collaboration with a national quality of life services firm. Dr. Swanberg is also co-leading a feasibility study exploring how job conditions influence low-wage earning breast cancer survivors’ employment, treatment, and recovery.

Dr. Swanberg is Treasurer/Secretary of the Work-Family Researchers Network and Editor of Community, Work & Family. She has been published in top-tier research journals and is frequently consulted by the media about work-family issues. In 2010, she was invited by President and First Lady Obama to the White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility. Dr. Swanberg has a Ph.D. in Social Policy, a MMHS in Management from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management, and a B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of New Hampshire.