Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, 1981
Professional Summary/CV [.PDF]
Department of Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences, New Brunswick; Rutgers
Areas of Interest
Inequalities, Work-Family, Sociology of Work, Gender and Work, Stratification.
Work, Family, & Politics in the 21st Century, Work & Inequality, Work and Occupations, Gender and Work, Research Methods, Advanced Multivariate Analysis, Sociology of Work.
Memberships and Professional Service
Editorial Boards: Contexts Magazine; Equal Opportunities International; Gender & Society; American Sociological Association Vice President, 1998; (ASA) Committee on the Status of Women, 2001-2004; Dean, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Rutgers University, 1997-2000; Chair, Department of Sociology, Rutgers University, 1991-1997; Fellow, Center for Women and Work, Rutgers University, 2000-present.
Pat with her husband and son, 1996
Grants, Honors, and Awards
Research Council Grant, “Work-Family Realities: Race-Ethnic and Class Variations,” Rutgers University, 2007; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, 2003-2004, “Changing Workplace Structures, Changing Workers’ Lives: New Jersey’s Pharmaceutical Industry” (PI, with Mary S. Hartman and Mary K. Trigg); Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, 2001-2002, “Re-imagining Work and Community: Perspectives from Professional Women in Dual-Earner Families” (PI, with Mary S. Hartman); National Science Foundation Grant, 1993-1996, "A Collaborative Study of 1970-1990 Trends in Occupational Sex and Race Composition" (with Barbara F. Reskin).
Academic Interests and Plans
There are three projects currently front and center on my research agenda: (1) gender equity in higher education, (2) exploring race, class, and gender differences in work behavior and attitudes, and (3) intersecting work and family and the new “feminist mystique.”