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Phyllis Moen

Protrait: Phyllis Moen

Professor, McKnight Presidential Chair in Sociology
Ph.D. 1978 University of Minnesota
Room 1123 Social Sciences
Phone: 612-625-5483

Curriculum Vitae

Flexible Work and Well-Being Study

Interest Areas

Work, Family, Health, Policy, Age and the Gendered Life Course.

Current Research

Prof. Moen investigates organizational work-time policies and practices, employee time strains, psychological and physical health outcomes; and the work-family interface to make it more compatible with the rest of life. She co-directs (with Prof. Erin Kelly) the Flexible Work and Well-Being Center, part of a larger NIH-funded research network initiative studying ways to promote individual and family health and life quality by increasing the degree of flexibility around the clockworks of paid work.  Prof. Moen has received a Faulty Interactive Research Program award for 2013-2014 from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. 

Selected Publications

 “Time Work by Overworked Professionals: Strategies in Response to the Stress of Higher Status” with Jack Lam, Samantha Ammons, and Erin L. Kelly. 2013. Work & Occupations, 40(2): 79-114.

 “Limited Engagements? Women’s and Men’s Work/Volunteer Time in the Encore Life Course Stage” with Sarah Flood. 2013. Social Problems, 60(2): 1-28.

 “Team-Level Flexibility, Work-Home Spillover, and Health Behavior” with Wen Fan and Erin L. Kelly. 2013. Social Science & Medicine 84: 69-79.

 “Healthy Work Revisited: Do Changes in Time Strain Predict Well-Being?” with Erin L. Kelly and Jack Lam. 2013. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 18(2): 157-172.

“Aging, Families and the Gendered Life Course” with Jack Lam, and Melanie Jackson. 2013. In Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.

“Constrained Choices: The Shifting Institutional Contexts of Aging and the Life Course” 2012.  In Perspectives on the Future of the Sociology of Aging (pp. 81-119). Washington, DC: National Research Council.