Jennifer Glass, Ph.D. is the Barbara Bush Professor of Liberal Arts in the Department of Sociology and the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. She has published over 60 articles and books on work and family issues, gender stratification in the labor force, mother’s employment and mental health, and religious conservatism and women’s economic attainment, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
She has received the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations, the Best Article Award from the Family Section of the American Sociological Association, and thrice been nominated for the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research. She has chaired the Sex and Gender Section, the Family Section, the Organizations and Work Section, and served as Vice-President of the American Sociological Association.
Glass is currently the Executive Director of the Council on Contemporary Families, a research dissemination organization dedicated to publicizing the best family research. Her most recent projects explore whether work-family policies improve parents’ mental and physical health, why women's retention in STEM occupations remains so abysmally low, and how the costs of motherhood have changed over time.