Maureen Perry-Jenkins

Professor
Psychology

Office: 

608 Tobin Hall

Phone: 

(413) 545-0258

Maureen Perry-Jenkins' research focuses on the role of race, gender, and social class in shaping the mental health and family relationships of employed parents and their children. Her current research involves a ten-year, longitudinal study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that examines the transition to parenthood and transition back to paid employment for working-class, low wage couples and for African-American, Latino and European-American single mothers. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters published inJournal of Marriage and FamilyJournal of Family Psychology, and Family Relations. She was a recent recipient of the University of Massachusetts Distinguished Outreach Research Award for her efforts to apply her research to policy. 
 

Research interests: 

work-family issues, FMLA, child care, family-friendly workplace initiatives

Education: 

Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies: Pennsylvania State University, 1988