Michelle J. Budig

Michelle Budig, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Position or Job Title
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Sociology
Email Address
Phone Number
(413) 545-5972

Michelle J. Budig is Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Professor of Sociology. As Sr. Vice Provost, Budig leads the Office of Faculty Development and works closely with the Provost and campus leadership to support faculty career progression from recruitment to retirement. Budig is the lead administrator on faculty matters related to new faculty onboarding, mentoring, scholarly development, and leadership training. Budig collaborates with deans, department heads and chairs, and other partners in faculty support to offer programming that supports inclusive excellence and faculty success.

Budig's scholarly interests include labor market inequalities, wage penalties for paid and unpaid caregiving, work-family policy, and nonstandard employment. She is currently collaborating on a grant from the United State-Israel Binational Science Foundation to investigate variation in the wage penalty for motherhood among Isreali women. Her research has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Problems, Journal of Marriage and the Family, and numerous other professional journals. A past Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, her scholarship has been supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. She is a past recipient of the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations, the World Bank/ Luxembourg Income Study Gender Research Award, and a two-time recipient of the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Research Excellence in Families and Work. She has provided expert testimony on the gender pay gap and the motherhood wage penalty to the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Commission and the Massachusetts State Legislature.