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Paula Rayman


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Paula M RaymanProfessor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
    Sociology
  • Phone
    (978) 934-2902
  • Email

Research Interests

Areas of expertise include social change, work and inequality, and gender and science.

Education

  • Other, (1998), The Divinity School, Center for the Study of Values in public Life, 1996-1998.
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Harvard Faculty Seminars on Public Life and the Renewal of Democracy
  • Ph D, (1977), Boston College - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • BA, (1970), Hunter College - New York.

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Kenneth Schwartz Center Fellowship grant - Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar (2010) - Fulbright
  • Co-Chair Blue Ribbon Panel on Science (2001) - Building Engineering and Science Talent (BEST).
  • Principal Investigator (2001) - Women and Men in information Technology
  • Principal Investigator (1998) - Evaluation of Work/ Family Integration, Fleet Group
  • Principal Investigator, (1998) - National Science Foundation
  • Building Stability for Transient Workforces (1997) - Russell Sage Foundation Grant
  • Principal Investigator, Project Dissemination (1997) - A National Call for Investigation of Work, Family, and Community, Ford Foundation
  • Principal Investigator, Opportunities for Work and Family Integration for Professionals: (1996) - A study in Small and Medium -Sized Biotechnology , Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Director, (1994) - Pathways for Women in the Sciences Project, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Director (1991) - Evaluation of Workplace Literacy Programs, Department of Education Grant
  • Panel on Barriers Faced by Developing Country Women Entering Professions (1991) - Office of International Center, Radcliff College
  • Principal Investigator (1991) - Database Inventory of Women's Participation in Science, National Science Foundation
  • Principal Investigator (1991) - Factors Influencing Women's Attachment to Science, Murray Research Center, Radcliff College
  • Swedish Bicentennial Grant awarded by Swedish Government (1991) - Comparative Social and Economic Research .
  • Executive Office of Labor (1989) - Commonwealth of Massachusetts Workplace education evaluation grant
  • Principal Investigator (1989) - National Institute of Mental Health, Biomedical Research Grant
  • Principal Investigator (1989) - Villers Foundation Grant: Women and Unemployment Study
  • Visiting Scholar (1989) - Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon
  • American Sociological Association (1987) - Advancement of the Discipline Grant
  • Bunting Fellow (1986) - Radcliffe College, 1985-1986.
  • Harvard Medical School Postdoctoral Fellowship (1984) - Children's Hospital , Family Study Unit
  • Curriculam Grant (1983) - Institute of World Fellowship
  • C. Wright Mills Award (1982) - Honorable Mention for the kibbutz Community and Nation Building
  • National Science Foundation Travel Award (1981) - National Science Foundation
  • Visiting Fellow (1981) - General Foundation of Labor in Israel
  • National Endowment for the Humanities (1980) - Participant City/ Suburb project, University of Connecticut

Selected Publications

  • Rayman, P.M., Reynolds, J. (2002). Beyond the bottom line: the search for dignity at work. Industrial and labor relations review, 55(3) 551-552.
  • Rayman, P.M. (2001). Work and Family: Research Informing Policy. Contemporary Sociology, 30(6) 578-579.
  • Rayman, P.M., Julie Pearson Stewart, . (2000). Reaching for success in science: Women's uneven journey. Women's Studies Quarterly, 28(1/2) 13-23.
  • Rayman, P.M., Bookman, A. (1999). Creating a Research and Public Policy Agenda for Work, Family, and Community. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 562 (March 191.
  • Pitt-Catsouphes, M., Googins, B.K., Hertz, R., Young, M.B., Scully, M., Creed, W.E., Attewell, P., Lewis, S., Smithson, J., Brannen, J., Han, S., Moen, P., MacDermid, S.M., Litchfield, L.C., Gonyea, J.G., Barnett, R.C., Eaton, S.C., Bailyn, L., Lambert, S.J., Rayman, P.M., Bookman, A. (1999). The evolving world of work and family, new stakeholders, new voices. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 562 16-211.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1995). Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls. Contemporary Sociology, 24(1) 87-88.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1995). Life course: Stages & institutions -- Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls by Myra Sadker and David Sadker. Contemporary Sociology, 24(1) 87.
  • Rayman, P.M., Brett, B. (1995). Women science majors: What makes a difference in persistence after graduation? The Journal of Higher Education, 66(4) 388.
  • Keyssar, A., Frisch, M., Rogovin, M., Gordon, D.M., Eichengreen, B., Pugliese, E., Liem, R., Rayman, P.M., Weir, M., Seixas, P. (1987). Unemployment. Social research, 54(2) 175-430.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1987). Women and Unemployment. Social Research, 54(2) 355.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1985). Sexual Equality: The Israeli Kibbutz Tests the Theories. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 9(4) 550-551.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1984). Plain Folk: The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans. Work and Occupations, 11(2) 235-237.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1982). "U.S. Defense Policy in the 1980's," Daedalus: Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Vol 109, No 4 & Vol 110, No 1). Contemporary Sociology, 11(6) 612-613.
  • Bruyn, S.T., Rayman, P.M. (1982). Nonviolent Action and Social Change (Reply to a13713). Contemporary Sociology, 11(5) 483.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1982). The Iron Triangle: The Politics of Defense Contracting. Contemporary Sociology, 11(6) 612-613.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1981). Co-operative movement confronts centralization: Israeli kibbutz regional organizations. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 2(4) 483-520.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1981). Gandhi as a Political Strategist: With Essays on Ethics and Politics. Contemporary Sociology, 10(2) 328-329.
  • Rayman, P.M. (1981). The kibbutz community and nation building (pp. 0-308). The kibbutz community and nation building
  • Bruyn, S.T., Rayman, P.M. (1979). NONVIOLENT ACTION AND SOCIAL CHANGE. CI, New York: Irvington Publishers Inc, 1979. xix+316 pp.

Selected Presentations

  • Women Science majors: What makes a Difference in Persistence After Graduation? - Academic Papers and Presentations,
  • "Women in Support of Education". Miss Hall's School, Philanthropic Roundtable, Wellesley College, April, 2000. - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations, April 2000 - Wellesley, Massachusetts.
  • Women, Work and Science - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., April 2000 - Israel
  • "The Economy , Science Careers and Diversity". - The Economy , Science Careers and Diversity., April 2000 - Rehovot, Israel
  • Education and Work. - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., December 1999 - Cambridge, MA
  • Strengthening Basic Research in the Public Interest. - Academic Papers, November 1999 - Washington D.C.
  • The Business Case for Flexible Work Practices. - Academic Papers, November 1999 - Washington D.C
  • The New Economic Equation Project. - Conference Presentations, October 1999 - Dartmouth House, London, England
  • - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., May 1999
  • - Academic Papers and Presentations., May 1999
  • Women and Work in the 21st Century. - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., April 1999 - University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
  • Global Perspectives : Business Policy, Social Policy - Academic Papers., March 1999 - New York.
  • Two Ships Passing in the Night: Science Careers and Science Education. - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., February 1999 - Washington, D.C.
  • Creating a Research and Public Policy Agenda for Work, Family, and Community - Academic Papers, November 1998 - Boston, MA. USA
  • How Work/ Life Solutions Improve the Lives of Employees and Positively Impact the bottom Line. - Academic Papers., September 1998 - New York.
  • A New World: The Terrain for Women in Engineering. - Academic Papers, July 1998 - Montreal
  • Work , Family and Community Integration and Small Business,". - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., July 1998
  • The Minimum Wage and Family Economic Security - Academic papers., June 1998 - MA
  • Women and Power: The Upside and Downside of Power. - Academic Papers., April 1998 - Boston, MA, USA
  • Work and Family Integration Among Biotechnology Professions and Technical Employees. - Academic Papers., April 1998 - New York
  • Reaching for Success in Science: Women's uneven Journey. - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., March 1998 - New York
  • The Radcliffe Exchange for Women in Business and Finance. - Academic Papers., March 1998 - New York
  • The Changing nature of Work". - Academic Papers, February 1998 - Virginia, USA.
  • New Dimensions for Work Life: - Academic Papers., February 1998 - Miami.USA
  • The Changing Nature of Work. - Academic Papers., February 1998 - Virginia
  • NBC Dateline, " The Effects of Corporate Downsizing on Individuals and Families. - Academic Papers., December 1997
  • The Radcliffe Exchange for Women in Business and Finance. - Academic Papers., November 1997 - New York,USA
  • America's Changing Workplace: A Strategy for the 21st Century. - Conference Papers, November 1997
  • The New Economic Equation: Integrating Work, Family and Community Life. - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., October 1997 - San Diego, CA, USA
  • Employers for Learning," Partnership for Family Involvement in Education. - Academic Papers., May 1997 - Boston,MA,USA
  • The Anxious Class: Consequences of Middle American Economic Insecurity. - Academic Papers., April 1997
  • Beloved Community. - Conference Presentations, April 1997 - Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Learning to Compete: Pathways to Success. - Academic Papers, March 1997 - MA
  • Work and Family Integration. - Academic Papers., March 1997 - New York,
  • Men in Children's Lives. - Conference Presentations and Papers., March 1997 - MA,USA
  • Workforce Development :Policies to Support a Changing Economy. - Academic Presentations, January 1997 - Washington D.C
  • Workforce Development : Changing Politics and Policies in New England. - Academic Papers., November 1996 - Boston, MA
  • Science Careers, Gender Equity , and the Changing Economy. - Academic Papers and Presentations., October 1996 - NY
  • Women Scientists: Can They Work and Have a Life?. - Academic Presentations and Conference Papers., February 1996
  • Women and Economics. - Academic Papers., January 1996 - New York
  • Finding the Equity Equation: Gender, Science, and Technology. - Academic Posters and Papers., November 1995 - London.
  • Women, Science and Engineering. - Academic Papers and Presentations, June 1994 - Stockholm, Sweden
  • Competition Versus Community: Building Equity in the Sciences, Math, and Engineering. - Academic Papers, November 1993 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,USA
  • How Schools Shortchange Girls - Academic Presentations, October 1993 - Maine
  • Strategies for Success for Future Scientists. - Academic Papers, August 1993
  • Pathways for Girls in the Sciences. - Academic Papers and Presentations, March 1993 - Boston, MA,USA
  • Women , Science, and Society. - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations., February 1993 - San Jose, Costs Rica .
  • Opening Doors: Women's Participation in the Sciences. - Academic Papers, March 1991
  • Undergraduate Science Education: Attracting , Women and Minorities - Academic Conference Presentations, January 1991
  • Resiliency Amidst Diversity: Older Women Workers - Academic Papers, January 1991 - Oregon
  • Older Women Workers in an Aging United States - Academic papers, 1990 - Wellesley College
  • Falling Behind While Getting Ahead. - Academic papers, December 1989
  • New Economic Realities for Families in the 1960s - Academic Presentations, October 1989 - Boston,MA,USA
  • Envisioning Good Work - Academic Papers, March 1989 - Oregon
  • United States Senate Hearings, Committee on Foreign Relations. - Academic Papers, 1988
  • 'Women, Work and Health Conference - Conference Presentations, 1988 - Stone Center
  • Families Facing the Future - Academic Papers, September 1988 - Wellesley College
  • Older Women Workers - Conference Presentations and papers, May 1988
  • The Meaning of Work for Women. - Academic Presentations, April 1988 - Newton-Wellesley Hospital
  • Testimony, Joint Committee on Labor and Commerce - Academic Conference Presentations, April 1987 - State House
  • Women and Unemployment - Academic Papers, April 1987 - Massachusetts
  • Women, older Workers, and Unemployment - Conference Presentations, April 1987 - Massachusetts
  • Women , Work and Job Loss - Academic Presentations, February 1987 - Radcliffe College
  • The History of Women in the Peace Movement - Academic Conference Presentations, May 1986 - Wellesley College
  • The Mental and Physical Health options for Women's Unemployment. - Academic Papers, November 1985 - Wellesley College
  • Unemployment and Family Life: The Meaning for Children - Academic Conference Presentations, October 1985 - University of Dayton
  • A Look at Women, Work, and Job Loss. - Academic Conference Papers, February 1985 - Radcliffe College
  • Women and Unemployment in Massachusetts. - Academic Conference Papers and Presentations, November 1984 - Northeastern University
  • The Private and Social Costs of Unemployment - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations, 1983 - Harvard Medical School
  • Health and Social Costs of Unemployment - Academic Papers and Presentations, 1983 - Yale University
  • The Kibbutz Community within the National Context - Academic Papers and Presentations, 1983 - Harvard University Luncheon
  • Unemployment , the Economy , and Mental Health - Academic Presentations and Conference Papers, 1983 - Brandeis University
  • The World of Unemployment . - Conference Presentations, 1983 - Massachusetts Department of Manpower Development
  • Unemployment and Health - Key-Speaker and Presentations., 1983 - Lynn, MA, USA
  • Unemployment and the Depression Years: Then and Now. - Conference Presentations and Papers, July 1983 - New Hampshire
  • Unemployment and the Unemployed: Patterns of Coping and Health Service Response. - Academic Conference Papers, May 1983 - Massachusetts
  • Unweaving Our Social Fabric: Unemployment and the Military Economy - Academic Conference Papers, April 1983 - Community Church
  • Unemployment , Private Costs and Social Responses - Academic Papers, Posters and Presentations, 1982 - University of New Hampshire
  • How to Stop the Arms Race - An Educational Conference on the Arms Race, 1982
  • Technological Change and Public Policy - Conference Presentations, 1982 - University of Connecticut Humanities Foundation
  • - Organizing Conference on Women and International Economic Dislocation, 1982 - Rutgers University
  • Unemployment and a Militarized Economy. - Academic Papers and Conference Presentations, 1981 - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • - Developing and Teaching Courses on Social Change, 1981
  • Unemployment and a Militarized Economy - Seminar, 1981 - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • - Women and Labor Organizations, 1981 - Haifa, Israel
  • - Working with Unions on Plant Closings and Layoffs, 1981
  • - Decline and Dislocation in the New England Urban Region, 1980
  • - Security Jobs and Conversion in the United States Industry, 1980
  • - Social Costs of Job Loss in a Metropolitan Community, 1980 - Wisconsin
  • - The Impact of Military Spending on Urban Development, 1980
  • - Labor Stratification on an Israeli Kibbutz, 1977
  • - Women in Rural and Urban Middle East Environment, 1976

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Collaborative Research: Institutional Networks and Continuous Learning to UnDo E (2012), Grant -
    Rayman, P.M. (Co-Principal)
  • Vital Visions: A Future of Peace in the Middle East (2013), Grant -
    Rayman, P.M. (Principal)
  • Careers in International Peacebuilding Online Forum (2013), Grant -
    Rayman, P.M. (Principal)
  • Intergenerational Exchange on Women and Science Research (2006), Grant - National Science Foundation (NSF)
    Brunette, M. (Co-Principal), Rayman, P.M. (Co-Principal), Brunette, M. (Co-Principal), Bond, M.A. (Co-Principal)