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Judi Casey
Judi Casey was the Founding Director of the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) which she ran from November 2010 until October 2014. She was instrumental in transitioning the former Sloan Work and Family Research Network to the WFRN and for moving the WFRN from a Foundation funded project to a sustainable business model.

At the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, Judi Casey served as both the Principal Investigator and Director from September 2005 until October 2010. Prior to the Network, she worked at the Boston College Center for Work & Family in various roles for 15 years. She was the Director of the New England Work & Family Association (NEWFA), conducted corporate research and custom analyses for the Center’s Standards of Excellence in Work/Life Integration project, and managed the Work/Life Certificate Program. Judi is well-known for her ability to bridge the world of the corporate practitioner with research about the work/life field.

Judi Casey is the author (with S. Sweet & J. Lewis) of the 2009 article in Women’s Studies Quarterly, “Connecting motherhood to work: Teaching resources and strategies,” and with (S. Sweet, J. Mumm, & M. Pitt-Catsouphes) of the 2008 article in Teaching Sociology, “Teaching work and family to undergraduate students: Catalyzing pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic innovations.” She also wrote (with J. James), Business or Busyness: Strategies for Managing Workload and (with P. Chase), Creating a Culture of Flexibility: What it is, Why it Matters, How to Make it Work, from the Center’s 2004 Executive Briefing Series. She has written numerous articles on work/life topics and is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences. Judi has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MSW from Boston University.

Entries by Judi Casey

Hot Topics in Work and Family Research

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 4:18 PM

When I was the Director of the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN), I was often asked about the cutting edge or latest research on work and family issues. As we celebrate National Work and Family Month, here's my view of the topic areas that are getting the...

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Does Technology Make Us More Human?

(23) Comments | Posted December 29, 2012 | 3:24 PM

Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

Amber Case in her TEDTalk, "We Are All Cyborgs Now," concludes, "... it's not the machines that are taking over. It's that they're helping us to be more human, helping us to connect with each other. "

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The Impact of Technology on Our Work and Family Lives

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 1:28 PM

I've been thinking a lot about the impact of information and communication technology (ICT) on our work and family lives and continue to be fascinated by this topic. The Pew Internet & American Life Project reported this September that, "on the eve of Apple's unveiling of...

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Got Global Work and Family Research?

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 2:33 PM

If the inaugural conference of the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) last week is any indication, global work and family scholarship is thriving. Excitement was palpable at this gathering of over 750 interdisciplinary scholars who met to discuss the latest work and family research. Topics were varied...

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Work and Family Research: Moving the Field Forward

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2011 | 12:53 PM

I continue to be struck by how work and family issues are woven into the fabric of my life. Just in the last month, I've talked with others about their work and family issues--finding quality childcare for a newborn, caring for aging parents, helping an ill spouse to recover and...

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Vacations -- Who Needs Them?

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2009 | 1:57 PM

Summer vacation season is over and we have definitely moved into fall. As we celebrate National Work and Family Month this October, I wanted to look back to see if workers took vacations this summer, identify the benefits of vacations and discuss the status of vacations in the U.S....

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