I am a full professor of psychology and social psychologist who conducts multidisciplinary research in the areas of nonstandard work, higher education, and social justice, as well as on methodological issues. I co-edited a collection published by ILR/Cornell University Press, “Contingent Work: American Employment Relations in Transition,” which was selected as its years noteworthy book in industrial relations and labor economics by Princeton University’s Firestone Library. My research has included the study of the professoriate at the City University of New York. I was named to the American Psychological Association’s 2005 and 2006 panels on the Work Force in Psychology. One of the results was the establishment of the APA Center for Workforce Analysis. Some of my sample scholarlship includes chapters in The Portable Mentor (Kluwer Academic/Plenum, 2004) on employment in psychology and many publications in peer-reviewed journals.
The Graduate Center/CUNY
Holden, G., Rosenberg, G. & Barker, K. (2006). Bibliometrics in social work.Special issue of Social Work in Health Care, 41(3-4).
Barker, K., & Christensen, K. (Eds.) (1998). Contingent work: American employment relations in transition. Cornell, NY: ILR/Cornell University Press.
Holden, G., Barker, K., Kuppens, S. & Rosenberg, G. (in press). Self efficacy regarding social work competencies. Research on Social Work Practice.
Holden, G., Barker, K., Kuppens, S. & Rosenberg, G. (2015). A replication of failure, not a failure to replicate. Research on Social Work Practice, 25, 313-321. doi: 10.1177/1049731514530000
MEC Alum as first author:
Ross, A., & Barker, K. (2003). Gender, clothing, and cell phones: Observersâ€™ first impressions of power in older African Americans. Psychological Reports, 93, 879-882.
Area of Expertise
Contingent work, inequalities, higher education employment, governance structures and emerging impediments