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Dr. Brad Harrington is the Executive Director of the Center for Work & Family, a research professor in the Carroll School of Management, and a faculty member in the University’s Capstone Program. Prior to his arrival at Boston College, Brad was an executive with Hewlett-Packard Company for twenty years. He served in a wide range of global and business unit leadership assignments in the US and Europe.

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Brad’s research and teaching focuses on career management and work-life integration, the changing role of fathers, contemporary workforce management strategies and the leadership of organizational change. He is a frequent keynote speaker at professional conferences. He consults with many major employers in the areas of strategic planning, human resources, and organizational change. He is the author of Career Management and Work / Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers and The New Dad, a 10-year research series on how today's fathers manage their careers and parenting responsibilities. Brad’s research has been cited by hundreds of major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post.

Brad serves on the advisory board of the International Centre of Work and Family at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and is a research fellow of the Human Resource Policy Institute (HRPI) at Boston University. He is a graduate of Stonehill College and holds advanced degrees in psychology and human resources from Boston College and Boston University. He is married to Annie Soisson, EdD, director of the Center for Learning & Teaching at Tufts University. They are the proud parents of Maggie (BC ’17), Hannah, & Dillon.



Career Management



Boston University

Doctor of Education in Human Resource Development

Millennials in the Workplace

Changing Dynamics of the Workplace

Work-Life Integration


Boston College

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology


Stonehill College

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

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