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Sarah E. Towne

Sarah E. Towne

Researcher and Writer for Workplace Programs

National Partnership for Women & Families

Washington D.C. Metro Area

I was raised in the great state of Colorado. I moved to Washington, DC to pursue my doctorate in public administration and policy at American University’s School of Public Affairs. My dissertation focuses on telework, caregivers and performance management in the U.S. federal government. I work full-time as the researcher and ...

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National Partnership for Women & Families

Researcher and Writer for Workplace Programs

Advocating for the rights to equal pay, paid family and medical leave, earned sick days, pregnancy accommodations and other common sense workplace policies. The Workplace Policy Team produces high-quality public education materials, provides research-based policy and legal advice to state and local advocates, and answers research-oriented inquiries from policymakers, the press and other stakeholders in key policy areas. My responsibilities include distilling research-based arguments into readable and comprehensible original reports, fact sheets and other publications that move our workplace policy agenda forward and educate the public, advocates and policymakers. Keep up to date on new research affecting workplace policy agendas. Keep research-based materials up to date and work collaboratively with other team members. Support the work of advocacy partners in state and local campaigns.

American University

Adjunct Faculty & Research Assistant

Research in human resources management, workplace policies and programs, family-friendly policies, childcare subsidies, nonstandard work arrangements, gender and diversity. I have built a record of research that includes several working papers and conference presentations. The latter included a commemorative panel for the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at the 2013 American Political Science Association, where I was honored to be the only student on a panel of distinguished professors. In 2014, I was recognized as a future scholar in the field of public administration with a Founders Fellowship sponsored by the Section for Personnel Administration and Labor Relations (SPALR) at the American Society of Public Administration (ASPA) annual meeting. Currently serving as a board member of SPALR (2016-2019).

Taught Administrative Politics in Fall 2014.