Profile: Dana Britton

Professor and Director of the Center for Women and Work

Faculty

Dr. Dana Britton is SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. As Director, Dr. Britton will enhance the prominence and impact of the Center in New Jersey, nationally, and internationally.
 
Dr. Britton, who received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, joins SMLR from Kansas State University (KSU), where she has been a professor of sociology since 1995. She also served as executive director of the KSU ADVANCE-Institutional Transformation Program from 2008-2011 and is now serving as executive director of the KSU Office for the Advancement of Women in Science and Engineering. Both of these programs seek to increase the participation and advancement of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.
 
Recently, Dr. Britton ended a term (2007-2011) as editor of the top-ranked sociology specialty journal, Gender & Society. Her research interests are in the areas of gender and work and gender and social control, topics which she has written  about in two books, one edited volume, and many journal articles. She is a current co-principal investigator on an NSF ADVANCE PAID (Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination) grant to study the transition from associate professor to full professor for faculty in science fields. As part of this project, she has conducted 178 interviews with faculty on 13 college campuses.
 
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  • Education

    Ph.D. University of Texas

  • Research Initiatives

    Her research interests are in the areas of gender and work and gender and social control, topics which she has written  about in two books, one edited volume, and many journal articles.

    She is a current co-principal investigator on an NSF ADVANCE PAID (Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination) grant to study the transition from associate professor to full professor for faculty in science fields. As part of this project, she has conducted 178 interviews with faculty on 13 college campuses.

  • 848-932-3499
  • dbritton@work.rutgers.edu
  • Center for Women and Work
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903