Award recognizes our work-family research team

2020 Ellen Galinsky Generative Researchers Award from the Work and Family Researchers

Written by Helen Schuckers, MPH and Lindsey Alley, MS

Research collaborators, Leslie Hammer, Ph.D. and Ellen Ernst Kossek Ph.D., M.B.A. received the 2020 Ellen Galinsky Generative Researchers Award from the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN). The purpose of this award is to recognize researchers who have expanded the application, innovation and diffusion of work-family research through novel theories, measures and/or datasets. As stated by their nominators (Nicholas Smith, Ph.D. and Shaun Pichler, Ph.D.), “Leslie and Ellen’s work in the area of work-family research is theoretically and practically far-reaching and impactful. Their areas of research are expansive and include work-family, work-life, flexibility, supervisor supportiveness, diversity and inclusion, among others. In the work-family space, Leslie and Ellen’s work is great in magnitude and has enhanced theoretical and practical understandings of how organizations can improve positive work and family outcomes by facilitating formal and informal supports.”

Dr. Hammer currently serves as Co-Director of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center and is a Professor in both the Portland State University (PSU) Department of Psychology and here at the Institute. She is also Associate Director of the Occupational Health Psychology Program at PSU. Dr. Kossek is Research Director of the Butler Center for Leadership Excellence at Purdue University Krannert School of Management and the Basil S. Turner Professor of Management (Chaired Professor in OB/HR).  Drs. Hammer and Kossek are part of the Work, Family, Health Network (WFHN) and have since collaborated across multiple studies and projects to advance the field of work-family research to improve employees’ health and well-being across industries.

Please join us in congratulating our two esteemed colleagues who have contributed greatly to the field of Occupational Healthy Psychology and the improvement of workplace safety, health and well-being through identifying and measuring family supportive supervisor behaviors (FSSB).

Read more about their award in the WFRN’s 2020 Spring Newsletter.

Leslie Hammer and Ellen Ernst Kossek, Research Team, Receive the 2020 Ellen Galinsky Generative Researchers Award