Phyllis E Moen
Phyllis Moen (pronounced Mow-in) holds the McKnight Endowed Presidential Chair in Sociology at the University of Minnesota.
Educational Background & Specialties
- Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1978.
- M.A.: Sociology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND , May 1973 .
- B.S.: Social Science, S. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, May 1971.
- Work and Retirement
- Work-Family Interface
- Subjective Well-Being
- Corporate and Social Policy
- Life Course Dynamics/Gendered Careers
- Social Psychology
- Soc 3003 - Social Problems
- Soc 4441 - Work-Family Links
- Soc 8221 - Sociology of Gender
- Soc 8590 - Topics in Life Course: Work, Health, and Gendered Life Course
- Soc 8590 - Topics in Life Course: Sociology of Time
- Soc 8590 - Topics in Life Course: Careers, Gender and Life Course
Research & Professional Activities
- Professor Moen studies the mismatch between outdated work-time and career/retirement scripts and 21st century workforce and economic realities. She also studies gender differences and disparities at all stages of the changing life course. With Erin Kelly (MIT) and the Work, Family and Health Network, she investigates organizational work-time policies and practices, employee time strains, psychological and physical health outcomes; this includes the effects of an organizational-level innovation aimed at increasing supervisor support and employee control over where and when they work. Dr. Moen is incoming president of a large interdisciplinary and international association. Work and Family Researchers’ Network. She received the Dean’s Medal in 2015, as well as the Sociology Department’s mentorship award. Dr. Moen was awarded a fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study of the Behavior Sciences for the 2015-16 academic year
- Overload: How Good Jobs Went Bad and What We Can Do About It, with Erin L. Kelly. 2020. NJ: Princeton University Press.
- "Job Strain, Time Strain, and Well-being: A Longitudinal, Person-Centered Approach in Two Industries," with Wen Fan, Erin L. Kelly, Leslie B. Hammer, and Lisa F. Berkham. 2019. Journal of Vocational Behavior 110:102-116.
- "Stress Proliferation? Precarity and Work-Family Conflict at the Intersection of Genderand Household Income," with Wen Fan and Jack Lam. 2019. Journal of Family Issues 40(18):2751-2773.
- "For Better or Worse? Couples’ Time Together in Encore Adulthood," with Katie R. Genadek and Sarah M. Flood. 2019. The Journals of Gerontology 74(2):329-338.
- "Can a Flexibility/Support Initiative Reduce Turnover Intentions and Exits? Results from the Work, Family, and Health Network,” with Erin L. Kelly, J. Michael Oakes, et al. 2017. Social Problems 64:53-85.
- "Redesigning Careers and Care for the Twenty-First Century.” 2017. Community, Work & Family 20:497-499.
- "Boomers at Work and in Transition,” with Erik Kojola and Kate Schaefers. 2017. CURA Reporter 47(1):3-9.
- "Family Care Work: A Policy-Relevant Research Agenda,” with Niocle DePasquale. 2017. International Journal of Care and Caring 1:45-62.
- "Organizational Change Around an Older Workforce," with Erik Kojola and Kate Schaefers. 2016 online. The Gerontologist doi:10.1093/geront/gnw048.
- Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose. 2016. NY: Oxford University Press.
- "Work Over the Gendered Life Course." 2016. Pp. 249-275 in Handbook of the Life Course, Vol. 2. Edited by Michael J. Shanahan, Jeylan T. Mortimer, and Monica Kirkpatrick Johnson. NY: Springer.
- "No More Lock-Step Retirement: Boomers’ Shifting Meanings of Work and Retirement," with Erik Kojola. 2016. Journal of Aging Studies 36:59-70.
- "Supervisor Support Buffers Daily Psychological and Physiological Reactivity to Work-to-Family Conflict," with David M. Almeida, Kelly D. Davis, Soomi Lee, Katie M. Lawson, and Kimberly N. Walter. 2016. Journal of Marriage and Family 78(1):165-179.
- "Does a Flexibility/Support Organizational Initiative Improve High Tech Employee’s Well-Being? Evidence from the Work, Family and Health Network," with Erin L. Kelly, Wen Fan, Shi-Rong Lee, David Almeida, Ellen E. Kossek, and Orfeu Buxton. 2016. American Sociological Review 81(1):134-164.
- "Constrained Choices? Linking Employees’ and Spouses’ Work Time to Health Behaviors," with Wen Fan, Jack Lam, Erin L. Kelly, Rosalind King, and Susan McHale. 2015. Social Science and Medicine 126:99-109.
- "Healthy Time Use in the Encore Years: Do Work, Resources, Relations, and Gender Matter?," with Sarah Flood. 2015. Journal of Health and Social Behavior 56(1):74-97.
- "Is Work-family Conflict a Multilevel Stressor Linking Job Conditions to Mental Health? Evidence from the Work, Family and Health Network," with Anne Kaduk, Ellen Kossek, Leslie Hammer, Orfeu Buxton, et al. 2015. Research in the Sociology of Work 26:177-217.
- "Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict: Evidence from the Work, Family and Health Network ," with Erin L. Kelly, J. Michael Oakes, Wen Fan, et. al. 2014. American Sociological Review 79(3):425-516.
- Lifetime Achievement 2020 Award, Working Family and Research Network, June 2020
- Leonard I. Pearlin Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Sociological Study of Mental Health 2020. American Sociological Association, June 2020
- Outstanding Publication Award in 2018 awarded to Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose by American Sociological Assocation's Section on Aging and the Life Course, 2018
- AARP Minnesota and Pollen - "50 over 50" award, 2017
- College of Liberal Arts, Dean's Medalist, 2015
- Work-Life Legacy Award, Families and Work Institute, 2008
- "The Career Mystique" selected the best publication in Sociology by the Association of American Publishers, Professional and Scholarly Publication div, 2005