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Jennifer Swanberg, PhD

Associate Professor of Social Work
College of Social Work, Colleges of Medicine and Public Health, University of Kentucky
Executive Director
Institute for Workplace Innovation, University of Kentucky
Research Fellow
Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Boston College

Jennifer E. Swanberg is Executive Director of the Institute for Workplace Innovation at the University of Kentucky, and associate professor in the UK College of Social Work with joint appointments in the Colleges of Medicine and Public Health. She is also a faculty affiliate with the UK Center on Poverty Research and the Center for the Advancement of Women’s Health, a research investigator at the Boston College Center on Aging and Work/Workplace Flexibility and a Research Fellow of the Boston College Work & Family Roundtable. Her research focuses on quality workplaces as a business and work-life effectiveness strategy, access to workplace flexibility among under-represented populations, and the use of human capital and quality employment as a form of economic development. She is Co-Principal Investigator of the Workplace Culture and Flexible Work Arrangements study funded by Center on Aging and Work/Workplace Flexibility.

Dr. Swanberg has published widely in research journals and has appeared as a national work-life expert on television and radio. Dr. Swanberg was a recipient of the Alliance of Work-Life Progress Rising Star Award, and in 2005 her research was selected as one of the top 10 research articles by the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

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