The Careers Division is pleased to name Dr. Jeffrey Greenhaus as the 2007 winner of the Everett Cherrington Hughes Award for Careers Scholarship. The Hughes Award was established to honor scholars whose research connects the career literature to other organizational research areas. The award was presented to Dr. Greenhaus during the Careers Division business meeting at the Philadelphia annual meeting of the Academy of Management. Past winners include Tim Hall, Lotte Bailyn, Michael Arthur.
Since 1971, the research of Dr Greenhaus — which includes over 64 journal articles, 4 books, 30 chapters in books, and 39 conference presentations — has enriched not only the body of knowledge related to careers but has created bridges across literatures as well as division boundaries. In support of this nomination, one scholar wrote: "Simply put, Professor Greenhaus is the foremost scholar in the world on the topic of the relationship between work and family. How many people write the seminal article in their field? Not many, but Jeff did."
Research conducted by Dr. Greenhaus has had a tremendous impact on the field. Two of his books - Integrating work and family: Challenges and choices for a changing world (co-edited with Saroj Parasuraman in 1997) and Work and family—allies or enemies? What happens when business professionals confront life choices (co-authored with S.D. Friedman in 2000), illustrate how his research on careers is closely intertwined with other organizational research areas such as work-family balance, organizational support initiatives, and social support dynamics in families. One nominator attested to the impact of the book, Work and family—allies or enemies? when she stated, "For many scholars who work in the work-family area, when the book first arrived, we eagerly snatched it up. The subject of "work family conflict" is so broad and dense that it is only someone like Jeff whom we were willing to trust to have the ability to cut through the minor research and compile the critical pieces of scholarship in the work-family arena that make this book a classic." His seminal text, Career Management, now in its third edition, is one of the fundamental resources on career management education and career research. He organized and edited The Encyclopedia of Careers (Sage Publications, 2006), providing outstanding history of career research, which is sure to influence the thinking and writings of scholars and students for many years to come. His article "Sources of conflict between work and family roles," published in the Academy of Management Review in 1985 has been cited as many as 383 times. His article "Effects of race on organizational experiences, job performance evaluations, and career outcomes," in the Academy of Management Journal published in 1990 was listed as the 17th most influential articles (out of the top 100) by the Academy of Management Journal and has been cited over 217 times. One nominator’s words reinforce the interdisciplinary impact of Jeff Greenhaus’s work, "Overall, Jeff’s work has exemplified building bridges between career theory and other fields of social enquiry."
Above and beyond his contributions to the literature and research in careers, he is a truly dedicated educator who provides generous service to the academic community. Jeff’s colleagues and his graduate students depend on his selfless help to enhance their own research. He has been an exceptional role model for many doctoral students who he inspires through his quiet demeanor, and rigorous work ethic. Jeff prides himself, not in his own accomplishments, but in those of his student protégés. Jeff has served as the Chair on 17 dissertation committees and 5 masters theses committees. An especially noteworthy trait is that despite his significant research accomplishments over the last 30 years, Dr Greenhaus remains an approachable, humble, and caring research partner to both his colleagues and his students.