Gender and Use of Workplace Policies

Allen, Tammy D

Tammy Allen is Professor of Psychology at the University of South Florida. She teaches, consults, and conducts research on work-family issues and career development within organizations.  Her research focuses on individual and organizational factors that contribute to employee and family members’ health and well-being.

Tammy is associate editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. She is an active member of several professional associations and currently serves on the Executive Board of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association. Tammy is the Deputy Director of the Occupational Health Psychology graduate training program at USF that is funded through a grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Expertise: Dual Earner Families, Health and Wellbeing/Wellness, Organizational Culture Change, Flexible Work Schedules, Global Economy/Global Focus, Work-Family Conflict, Work-Family Balance


University of South Florida- Department of Psychology
4202 E. Fowler Avenue, PCD4118G
Tampa, FL 33620
United States

Kelly, Erin L

Erin Kelly is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. She tudies changes in U.S. workplaces and their effects on employees, families, and organizations. She is co-principal investigator (with Phyllis Moen) of the Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, part of the Work, Family, and Health Network funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. Dr. Kelly has investigated employees' control over work time, non-compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, flexible work arrangements, sexual harassment policies, and employer-sponsored child care benefits, as well as the effects of many of these policies on the representation of women and African-Americans in managerial positions.

Expertise: Flexible Schedules; Paid Family; Telecommuting; Dependent Care Allowance Program; FMLA; Information and Referral; Health and Well-being/Wellness; Organizational Culture Change; Work-Family Conflict


University of Minnesota- Department of Sociology
909 Social Sciences
267 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

Maume, David

David J. Maume, Ph.D. came to the University of Cincinnati in 1986, and is currently the Director of the Kunz Center for the Study of Work & Family. At the Kunz Center, he and center affiliates conduct research on the changing workplace, family life, and their interdependence. Also a Professor of Sociology, Dr. Maume has published research on such topics as child care and women's labor force participation, work schedules and family life, and race, gender, and career development. Dr. Maume's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Charles Phelps Taft Memorial Fund, and the Ohio Board of Regents, and he has published papers in numerous scholarly journals including the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Work & Occupations, Social Problems, and the Journal of Family Issues. In addition, he has conducted numerous studies in the Cincinnati community on issues such as welfare reform and child support. Most recently, he served as Research Director for PULSE: A Study on the Status of Women and Girls in Greater Cincinnati.

Expertise: Dual Earner; Families of Color: African Americans, Hispanics, Asian American; Gen X/Gen Y; Flexible Schedules; Promotion: Working Caregivers: Retention; Work Hours; Work-Family Balance; Work-FamilyConflict; Work/Life Integration


University of Cincinnati- Department of Sociology
PO Box 210378
Cincinnati, OH 45221
United States

Galinsky, Ellen

Ellen Galinsky is President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute, a Manhattan-based non-profit organization that conducts research on the changing family, changing workforce and changing community.

Ms. Galinsky is the author of over 35 books and reports, including the groundbreaking book, Ask the Children, selected by The Wall Street Journal as one of the best work-life books of 1999. 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 the 1977. She is 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. Ms. Galinsky is also directing a project for FWI on career flexibility in academia and The Supporting Work Project, a Ford Foundation project that is funding communities across the country to connect lower-wage employees to publicly funded work support through their employers. Ms. Galinsky is the program director of the annual Work Life Conference co-convened by The Conference Board and Families and Work Institute and staffs The Conference Board's Work Life Leadership Council, a group of 45 business leaders who have spearheaded work life issues in the business community since 1983. Ms. Galinsky is also directing Mind in the Making, a project on the science of early learning that includes a television science show, videos for families, and Learning Modules for Early Childhood Teachers.

A leading authority on work family issues, Ms. Galinsky was a presenter at the 2000 White House Conference on Teenagers and the 1997 White House Conference on Child Care. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from Vassar College. She was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2005 and a 2006 Purpose Prize Fellow. A popular keynote speaker, she appears regularly at national conferences, on television and in the media, including Today, Good Morning America, The Early Show, and Oprah. Before co-founding FWI, Ms. Galinsky was on the faculty of Bank Street College of Education for 25 years, where she helped establish the field of work and family life.

Expertise: Work-Family Research, Flexibility


The Families and Work Institute
267 Fifth Ave., Floor 2
New York, NY 10016
United States

Lewis, Suzan

Sue Lewis is Professor of Organisational Psychology at Middlesex University Business School, London. Her research focuses on work-personal life issues and workplace practice, culture and change in different workplace and national social policy contexts, the relationships between national and organisational policies and practices, and the impacts on work-life integration across the life course. She has led many national and international research projects and has recently completed the coordination of an eight country EU study: Gender, Parenthood and Changing European Workplaces. She is a founding editor of the international journal Community, Work and Family. Her publications include: The Work Family Challenge: Rethinking Employment (Sage 1996); The Flexible and Profitable Workplace. A Guide to Implementing Flexible Working Practices in Professional Services (ICAEW, 2004); Work-Life Integration. Case Studies of Organisational Change (Wiley 2005), The Myth of Work-Life Balance. The Issue of Our Time for Men, Women and Societies (Wiley 2006) and Women, Men, Work and Family in Europe (Palgrave, 2007). She has advised governments and worked with employers and policy makers on these issues in Europe and Japan and is currently a member of a European Union Expert Group on Women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

Expertise: Work-personal life integration; the impact of multiple layers of conflict on the integration of paid work and personal life; organisational culture and change, collaborative interactive action research; flexible working arrangements; working families caring for those with disabilities/special needs; dual earner families; work and family across the life course; work hours; cross national influences on and experience of work-personal life integration, changing psychological contracts

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Middlesex University Business School, Organisational Psychology
The Burroughs
Hendon NW4 4BT
London United Kingdom

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