Monday, February 7, 2011

Balancing Work and Family

j wayne wfu photo The Research, Development, and Advancement Committee of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wake Forest University is hosting a lecture by Julie Wayne, an associate professor, on “The Business of Balancing Work and Family.” The event is set for Tues., Feb. 8, at 4:40 pm at Tribble Hall, Room C-216.

Wayne earned her PhD in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology at the University of Georgia in 1998. She has taught courses in management, organizational behavior, human resource management, statistics, and contemporary organizational issues such as work-life balance.

In her research, she studies issues related to challenges created by changing demographics and roles of men and women in society. She has published research on sexual harassment, work-family conflict, and workgroup diversity in numerous journals and edited collections. In her work, Wayne focuses on positive aspects of individual and organizational functioning. For example, rather than a focus on conflict, she studies how work and family can benefit one another. She also seeks to understand biases against underrepresented groups or understudied topics in organizations (such as perceptions of men using family leave and same-sex sexual harassment).

Wayne has earned numerous awards for her teaching and research including the 2008 Calloway School Faculty Scholarship Award, a finalist for the 2007 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the “best of the best” in work-family research, and was honored with the 2010 MA Teaching Innovation Award at Wake Forest.

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