Dr. Brad Harrington is Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family (BCCWF) and a research professor in the Carroll School of Management. BCCWF is the country’s leading university-based research center focused on working with leading employers to enhance the employee experience. It is the home of the Boston College Workforce Roundtable, a learning community made up of HR and Diversity leaders from 50 of the country’s most progressive and well respected employers. 

Dr. Harrington’s research and teaching at Boston College 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 the lead author of Career Management and Work/Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers and The New Dad, a 7-year research series exploring the changing role of fathers in the workplace and at home. His work has been cited by hundreds of major media outlets worldwide and he is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post.


Dr. Harrington has received a number of awards for his leadership including the 2013 Work-Life Legacy Award for his pioneering contributions to the work-life field. He was also the recipient of the 2013 Rev. John Trzaka, S.J. Faculty Award which is given annually to the faculty member who “best expanded the horizons, skills, and value systems of Boston College students.” He serves on the advisory board of the International Centre of Work and Family at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, is a Fellow of the Human Resource Policy Institute at Boston University, and serves on the advisory committee for US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in her leadership as sponsor of The Family Act, an effort to pass national legislation in the US for family leave.


Prior to his arrival at the University in 2000, Dr. Harrington was an executive with Hewlett-Packard Company for 20 years. He served in a number of leadership roles in the US and Europe.  


Dr. Harrington holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Stonehill College, a Master's degree in Psychology from Boston College, and a Doctorate in Human Resource Development from Boston University. He is married to Dr. Anne Soisson, Senior Associate Director of the Center for Learning & Teaching at Tufts University, and they are the very proud parents of Maggie, Hannah, and Dillon.     

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Career Management

Millennials in the Workplace

Changing Dynamics of the Workplace

Work-Life Integration



Boston University

Doctor of Education in Human Resource Development


Boston College

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology


Stonehill College

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Dr. Brad Harrington

Phone: (617) 552-4544

Email: harrinb@bc.edu

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