Judi Casey


Judi Casey was the Founding Director of the Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) which she ran from November 2010 until October 2014. She was instrumental in transitioning the former Sloan Work and Family Research Network to the WFRN and for moving the WFRN from a Foundation funded project to a sustainable business model.

At the Sloan Work and Family Research Network, Judi Casey served as both the Principal Investigator and Director from September 2005 until October 2010. Prior to the Network, she worked at the Boston College Center for Work & Family in various roles for 15 years. She was the Director of the New England Work & Family Association (NEWFA), conducted corporate research and custom analyses for the Center’s Standards of Excellence in Work/Life Integration project, and managed the Work/Life Certificate Program. Judi is well-known for her ability to bridge the world of the corporate practitioner with research about the work/life field.

Judi Casey is the author (with S. Sweet & J. Lewis) of the 2009 article in Women’s Studies Quarterly, “Connecting motherhood to work: Teaching resources and strategies,” and with (S. Sweet, J. Mumm, & M. Pitt-Catsouphes) of the 2008 article in Teaching Sociology, “Teaching work and family to undergraduate students: Catalyzing pedagogical, curricular, and programmatic innovations.” She also wrote (with J. James), Business or Busyness: Strategies for Managing Workload and (with P. Chase), Creating a Culture of Flexibility: What it is, Why it Matters, How to Make it Work, from the Center’s 2004 Executive Briefing Series. She has written numerous articles on work/life topics and is a frequent speaker at local and national conferences. Judi has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis and an MSW from Boston University.