Jeremy Reynolds joins Purdue as a Professor in the Department of Sociology. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Georgia.
Much of his research examines two questions: What do workers want from their jobs? and To what extent do workers get what they want? He is particularly interested in the extent to which employees can arrange their work schedules to accommodate their lives outside of work. The modern labor market produces both over-employment and under-employment, along with schedules that vary wildly and schedules that are inflexible. Workers also vary greatly in the amount of input they have when determining their work schedules. Dr. Reynolds is currently studying these issues as part of the Measurement Working Group of the Employment Instability, Family Well-being, and Social Policy Network (EINet) at the University of Chicago.
His research is published in top journals including American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Currents, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Family Issues, Work & Occupations, and Industrial & Labor Relations Review. He is a previous winner of the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research.