Sociology Professor Receives Top Honor

A research article co-authored by Dr. Sheryl L. Skaggs, associate professor of sociology, has been selected as one of 16 papers awarded the nominee honor in the annual competition for the 2015 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. This honor is given to the author(s) of the best research papers published in 2014.

The article, “The ‘State’ of Equal Employment Opportunity Law and Managerial Gender Diversity,” co-authored with Julie A. Kmec of Washington State University, explores women’s underrepresentation in management by investigating how U.S. state equal employment laws are related to women’s presence in upper and lower management.

The Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research is a joint project of the Center for Families at Purdue University and the Boston College Center for Work & Family. The international award raises the awareness of high quality work-family research among the scholar, consultant and practitioner communities.

A rigorous process involving nomination and review by a committee of over 50 leading scholars determined this year nominees from over 2500 articles published in 77 leading English-language journals from around the world.

Posted: July 30th, 2015