Colleen Manchester

Work and Organizations Assistant Professor Colleen Manchester is the 2015 winner of the Charlotte Striebel Equity Award. The award recognizes a University of Minnesota faculty or staff member who goes above and beyond daily responsibilities to promote access for the common good, to undo bias and discrimination, or to build capacity for diverse and equitable campus communities.

Manchester will accept the award at the Women’s Center Celebrating University Women awards and recognition program on Friday, September 25, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Coffman Union’s Mississippi Room.

Manchester completed her PhD in economics from Stanford University, with a specialization in labor economics and public finance. She also received her B.A. in both public policy and economics from Stanford University. She studies the impacts of employer benefits and programs, including flexible work practices, work-family policies, human capital investment, and retirement plans, and the incentives they create for workers.