Erin L. Kelly, PhD

Erin L. Kelly, PhD

Erin L. Kelly, PhD

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota; Faculty Affiliate, Minnesota Population Center

Dr. Kelly is an organizational sociologist who has studied the adoption, implementation, and consequences of anti-discrimination and “family-friendly” policies in US workplaces. She has recently examined non-compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act, the management of flexible work arrangements, and the development and diffusion of sexual harassment policies. Her research also explores how employers’ affirmative action, diversity, and family policies affect the representation of women and African-Americans in managerial positions. Her research has appeared in the American Journal of Sociology, American Sociological Review, and Socio-Economic Review and she received the 2000 Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. Dr. Kelly is co-principal investigator, with Phyllis Moen, of the Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, which is part of the National Institutes of Health Network on Work, Family, Health & Well-Being. Their current research examines how increased control over work schedules affects employees’ health and well-being, as well as their engagement, commitment, job satisfaction, productivity, and the organizational culture.