Dr Barb Silver
Research Coordinator, University of Rhode Island Schmidt Labor Research Center, USA.
Barb Silver is a Research Professor of Psychology and Research Coordinator of the Schmidt Labor Research Center at the University of Rhode Island, which is devoted to all aspects of work and employment, including workforce development. Her scholarship is focused on gender and work, women in STEM, and in particular, the fields of work-life, workplace flexibility, and issues facing caregivers in the workplace. Silver's focus on work-life research, policy and practice is a continuation of her work as PI and Director of URI's NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation program, during which work-life issues and solutions for women in STEM were a primary emphasis.
Dr. Silver spoke at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 about the impact the ADVANCE program had on URI's work-life initiatives, and the wide array of solutions URI's Work-Life Committee, an outgrowth of the ADVANCE project, are proposing as part of URI's partnership in the ACE National Challenge - Faculty Flexibility Initiative, a national campaign to provide career flexibility options to faculty across the life course.