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Butler Center 2014 Faculty Scholar Honored:

Please join me in congratulating Nadia . Brown, assistant professor in political science and African American studies, who recently won two awards for her book Sisters in the Statehouse: Black women and Legislative Decision Making (Oxford University Press).

The National Conference of Black Political Scientistschose Professor Brown's book for the DuBois Book Award.Sisters in the Statehousehas also been awarded the 2015 Anna Julia Cooper Best Publication Award from the Association for the Study of Black Women in Politics.

This award-winning book uses both humanistic and social science techniques to look at how Black women legislators have been influenced by their own experiences with racism and sexism. TheLondon School of Economics (LSE) chose a review by Muireann O’Dwyer as one of its Editor’s Picks: Ten Favourite Book Reviews from 2014. O'Dwyerdeclares that Brown “…has delivered an answer to the enduring question of how exactly intersectionality can be brought to bear on the empirical questions of social science.”

Her work is an outstanding example of ground-breaking research being conducted by our colleagues in the College of Liberal Arts. Congratulations, Dr. Brown!

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David A. Reingold
Justin S. Morrill Dean
College of Liberal Arts


news 2014

Work Life Legacy awarded to Ellen Kossek:

Ellen Ernst Kossek of Krannert School of Management has been awarded the Work Life Legacy Award by the Families and Work Institute. The award recognizes those who have created and built the work-life movement. Kossek is the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management and the research director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She has served as president of the Work and Family Researchers Network and is known for her research in areas involving work-life issues. She attended the White House Summit on Working Families in Washington, D.C., June 23.

2013-14 Violet Haas Award Winner --

Barbara Frazee, Executive Director University Residences

A Purdue alumna, Frazee has worked for the University her entire career. She became executive director of University Residences in 2007. She oversees administration, facilities, conferences, operations, marketing and residential life staff, and she works to ensure that students have a positive experience while living in University Residences.

Among her achievements as executive director is University Residences' Women's Leadership Series, the creation of which Frazee spearheaded in 2011 with support from the Butler Center.

Reception to be held, PMU Anniversary Drawing Room, January 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm.


Nadia Brown and Shannon Mcmullen named inaugural Butler Center Faculty Scholars

Nadia Brown and Shannon McMullen have been named 2014 faculty scholars for the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.

The appointments will provide research support to Brown and McMullen, who form the center's second class of faculty scholars. The professors received the honor because their scholarship exemplifies the mission of the center, which focuses on research about women and leadership, says Katie Pope, the Butler Center's managing director.

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news 2013

Work-life research - Professor Ellen Kossek - YouTube video - September 20, 2012

Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried - Higher Education network Blog - May 24, 2012

Self-Sabotage in the Academic Career - The Chronicle of Higher Education - June 3, 2013

For Women Leaders, Likeability and Success Hardly Go Hand-in-Hand - Harvard Business Review Blog - April 30, 2013

Allow Yahoo workers to work at home - CNN.com - February 28, 2013



Yahoo Ban on Working From Home is Misguided -WSJ.com - February 27, 2013


news 2012


Learn to Manage Work-Life Boundaries, for Your Own Sanity - September, 2012

Scholarly Publishing's Gender Gap - October 22, 2012

National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October, 2012

Career Stage Differences in Pre-Tenure Track Faculty Perceptions of Professional and Personal Relationships with Colleagues - October, 2012