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WHO WE ARE

Laurel Weldon, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Laurel Weldon, who received her bachelor's degree from Simon Fraser University in Canada, her master's from the University of British Columbia and doctoral degree from the University of Pittsburgh, came to Purdue's political science department in 1999. She has served as a political science professor and is the founding director of the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion. She chaired the Faculty Advisory Committee for the establishment of the Global Policy Research Institute and was chair of GPRI’s Faculty Leadership committee until last year. She was a University senator and served on the Educational Policy and Nominating committees. She also served on the Faculty Affairs Committee in the College of Liberal Arts.

Ellen Ernst KossekEllen Ernst Kossek, Research Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and Basil S.Turner Distinguished Professor of Management at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management

Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek (Ph.D., Yale) is Basil S. Turner Professor of Management at Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management & Research Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence. She is President of the Work and Family Researchers Network and Associate Director of the Center for Work-Family Stress, Safety & Health of the Work Family Health Network http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/wfhn/home.Elected a Fellow in the American Psychological Association & the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, to theAcademy of Management’s Board of Governors, and Chair of the Gender and Diversity Division,Dr. Kossek’s researchhas won awards for advancing gender, work-life and diversity in organizations, most recently receiving the Families and Work Institute’s Work Life Legacy award for helping to build or advance the work life movement. Families and Work Institute

Her research focuses onimplementation of new ways of working, flexibility, leadership and organizational change, workplace inclusion and talent management of gender and diversity. Dr. Kossek was recently featured in the Financial Times article. She has been invited to givekeynote speeches in over a dozen countries. Prior to becoming a professor, she worked in Human Resources in Asia, Europe and the U.S. for Hitachi, IBM & GTE.

Ileana Cortes Santiago, Interim Program Director

Ashton Mouton, Graduate Assistant

Tammy Hoffman, Administrative Assistant