Associate Research Professor
Executive Director, Center for Work and Family
Dr. Brad Harrington is the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work and Family (CWF) and an associate research professor in the Carroll School of Management. CWF is the country’s leading university-based center that assists employers in their efforts to improve the lives of working people and their families. Prior to coming to Boston College, Dr. Harrington was an executive with Hewlett-Packard for 20 years, serving in business unit and global leadership roles in the US and Europe.
Harrington’s work has always focused on fostering more democratic leadership in organizations and helping people find greater meaning in their lives and their work. He is the lead author of Career Management and Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers (Sage Publications, 2007) and The New Dad: Caring, Committed and Conflicted (2011). His research on fatherhood has garnered international media attention.
Harrington is a graduate of Stonehill College and has completed graduate studies in psychology, human resources, and organizational behavior at Boston College and Boston University. He is married to Dr. Annie Soisson, Associate Director of the Tufts University Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching. They are the proud parents of Maggie, Hannah, Dillon, and Chelsea (the family dog). His passions are traveling and spending time with his family, deeply appreciating Celtic music and all things Dickens, and playing tennis (but unfortunately never to his full potential).