The WFRN currently has five committees:

  • Communications Committee
  • International Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Repository Committee
  • Committee to Connect Research, Policy, and Practice

The WFRN encourages members to join committees. Interested members can do so by contacting the committee chair(s) or the Executive Officer.


Communications Committee

Mission of the Communications Committee

The Communications Committee will foster connections among members of the global work and family research community by developing and implementing a strategic communication plan across a variety of platforms, including the use of social media. The committee will ensure high-quality, comprehensive and timely communication with and among the membership, accomplished in conjunction with the Committee to Connect Research, Policy, and Practice.


  • Mary Hunt,, iilinois Institute of Technology


  • Michelle Artibee,, Cornell University, US
  • Annis Golden,, University of Albany, State University of New York, US
  • Kathryn Fonner,, Oregon Health & Science University, US
  • Kendra Knight,, DePaul University, US
  • Caryn Medved,, Baruch College, US
  • Claartje ter Hoeven,, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Cathleen Swody,, Thrive Leadership, US
  • Agnes Uhereczky,, Work-Life HUB, Belgium
  • Zoltan Vadkerti,, Work-Life HUB, Belgium


Repository Committee

Mission of the Repository Committee

The central mission of the WFRN Repository committee is to encourage the membership to contribute scholarly writings (e.g. working, conference, and published research papers) to the Work and Family Commons (WFC), and to facilitate the dissemination of the WFC content within and outside the WRFN.


  • Noelle Chesley,, University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, US


  • Pablo Ignacio Escribano,, IESE Business School, Spain
  • Yelizavetta Kofman,, UCLA, US
  • Marla H. Kohlman,, Kenyon College, US
  • Christina Matz-Costa,, Boston College, US
  • Rense Nieuwenhuis,, Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) of the Stockholm University, Sweden
  • Shirley Porterfield,, University of Missouri-St Louis, US
  • Ronit Waismel-Manor,, Netanya Academic College, Israel
  • Matthew Weinshenker,, Fordham University, US
  • Lorey Wheeler,, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, US
  • Deniz Yucel,, William Paterson University of New Jersey, US


Membership Committee

Mission of the Membership Committee

The mission of the WFRN membership committee is to maintain a strong membership base for the Work and Family Researchers Network. To this end, our efforts are focused on recruiting new members, welcoming new members, and retaining existing members.


  • Krista Lynn Minnotte,, University of North Dakota, US


  • Sam Ammons,,University of Nebraska-Omaha, US
  • Medora Barnes,, John Carroll University, US
  • Elizabeth Corrigan,, IAHD Director of Adult Day Services, US
  • Kathrine Gutierrez,, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Oklahoma, US
  • Margo Hilbrecht,, University of Waterloo, Canadian Index of Wellbeing, CN
  • Lena Hipp,, WZB Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany
  • Katherine Y. Linn,, Dartmouth College, US
  • Jera L. Oliver,, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, US
  • Matthew Pisczek,, Wayne State University, US
  • Kamala Ramadoss,, Syracuse University, US
  • Marcello Russo,, KEDGE Business School, France
  • Carrie Shandra,,State University of New York at Stony Brook, US
  • Andrea Swenson,, Virginia Tech, US
  • Gretchen Webber,, Middle Tennessee State University, US
  • Julie Wellman,, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, US
  • Deniz Yucel,, William Paterson University of New Jersey, US


International Committee

Mission of the International Committee

The WFRN International Committee’s core mission is to encourage, support and promote the advancement of international contributions to global work and family research. Representing a diverse range of countries, the Committee aims to provide a platform for facilitating cultural awareness, knowledge exchange and comparative research.


  • Clarice Santos, or, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto COPPEAD de Administração, Brazil
  • Bianca Stumbitz,, Middlesex University, UK


  • Deirdre Anderson,, Cranfield School of Management, UK
  • Cláudia Andrade,, University of Porto, Portugal
  • Boris Baltes,, Wayne State University, US
  • Anna Borg, Centre for Labour Studies – University of Malta, Malta
  • Mariam Gbajumo-Sheriff,, University of Warwick, UK
  • Ameeta Jaga,, University of Capte Town, South Africa
  • Grace James,, University of Reading, UK
  • Hyosun Kim,, Chung Ang University, South Korea
  • Marisa Matias,,  University of Porto, Portugal
  • Jean-Charles Languilaire,, Malmo Univeristy, Sweden
  • Áine Ní Léime,, Case Western Reserve University, US; and National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Suzan Lewis,, Middlesex University, London, UK
  • Shweta Singh,, Loyola University Chicago, US
  • Diane-Gabrielle Tremblay,, Université du Québec, Canada
  • Tanja van der Lippe,, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Gemma Anne Yarwood,, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • Xinyuan (Roy) Zhao,, Sun Yat-Sen University, China


Committee to Connect Research, Policy, and Practice

Mission of the Committee to Connect Research, Policy, and Practice

The mission of the Work and Family Researchers Network’s Committee to Connect Research, Policy, and Practice is to facilitate dialogue and information exchange among academic researchers and broader audiences, all of whom benefit from having access to the most recent and relevant work and family research, policy and practice.  One of the initiatives taken by the committee in 2013 was the creation of the Research Spotlight series.


  • Heidi Hartmann,, Institute for Women’s Policy Research, US
  • Jennifer Kohler,, Google, US


  • Jeanine Andreassi,, Sacred Heart University, US
  • Heather Boushey,, Center for American Progress, US
  • Esther Canonico,, LSE Department of Management, UK
  • Erin Kelly,, University of Minnesota, US
  • Ellen Kossek,, Purdue University, US
  • Lisa Levey,, The Libra Solution, US
  • Kathie Lingle Serrapede,, Architect of Change, US
  • Karen Murphy,, Working Parent Café, US
  • Vicki Shabo,, National Partnership for Women and Families, US
  • Lisa Stewart,, California State University-Monterey Bay, US
  • Pamela Stone,, Hunter College/CUNY, US
  • Jennifer Swanberg,, University of Maryland, US
  • Lindsey Trimble O’Connor,, California State University-Channel Islands, US
  • Emily Zuckerman,, Catalyst, US