Professor Dana Britton is Director of the Center for Women and Work

Professor Dana Britton has recently been appointed as SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. As Director, Professor Britton will enhance the prominence and impact of the Center in New Jersey, nationally, and internationally.Professor Dana Britton
Professor 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, Professor 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.
Professor Britton is looking forward to leading the Center for Women and Work beginning summer 2012.  
She says, "The opportunity to work with researchers who have demonstrated so much success in creating change through initiatives on workforce development, women's leadership, and working families is very exciting. I look forward to joining the faculty of SMLR and building on the great work of the Center to further increase its visibility and impact both at Rutgers and within broader academic, policy, and community contexts."
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