Jo VanEvery, PhD
A respected sociologist with experience of research, university teaching, graduate supervision, university administration, grants administration, and research policy development, I have strong conceptual and analytical skills that enable me to see connections and develop innovative solutions to overcome roadblocks or develop new directions. My outgoing nature, strong communication skills, and ability to understand diverse occupational cultures provide a strong basis for successful knowledge entrepreneurship. I routinely share knowledge and work co-operatively to achieve common goals.
• Improved quality of research grant applications for faculty members at several universities by providing detailed comments on conceptual clarity and presentation.
• Improved research quality and researcher morale through individual coaching of researchers focused on their long term goals, publication strategies, and grant application plans.
• Researched and drafted two short publications on recognizing a broader range of scholarly work, particularly knowledge transfer and exchange, in promotion and tenure policies.
• Drafted analytic discussion paper to support policy development on Humanities and Large Scale Research projects with a view to maximizing the humanists’ contributions to interdisciplinary knowledge production and knowledge mobilization.
• Contributed to the development of research policy to maximize impact through consultation, analysis of available research, and open communication and discussion with a range of stakeholders to ensure sound policy and mutual understanding of contexts and goals.
• Worked with social science researchers/educators to develop a business plan to help them achieve their strategic objective to expand research and teaching activities contributing to improved practices in social services and criminal justice in the region.
• Worked with the head of a department of cultural studies and sociology to develop practical mechanisms to encourage faculty to collaborate to achieve a strategic objective to increase research activity and research funding.
PhD Sociology, University of Essex, Colchester, Essex, UK 1994.
B.Soc.Sc. Sociology (Hons) Magna cum laude, Ottawa University/Université d’Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada, 1989.
Relevant Employment Experience
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Ottawa, Canada
Policy Analyst, Transformation Support Group, Corporate Policy & Planning Division (from 13 April 2004 to 1 April 2005)
Program Officer, Research & Dissemination Grants Division (22 Sept. 2003 to 13 April 2004)
University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, 1 September 1995 – 31 July 2002.
Deputy Head (Resources), School of Social Sciences (from August 2000) (equivalent to Associate Dean)
Lecturer, Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology (equivalent to associate professor, tenured)
Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK, 1 September 1994 – 31 August 1995
Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology (equivalent to assistant professor, non-tenure track)
Selected Research Publications
Heterosexual Women Changing the Family: Refusing to be a ‘Wife’! London: Taylor & Francis. 1995
‘Gender, Family and Income Maintenance: A Feminist Case for Citizens’ Basic Income’ (with Ailsa McKay) Social Politics summer 2000.
‘Understanding Gendered Inequality: Reconceptualizing Housework’ Women’s Studies International Forum 20, 1: 411-420, May-June 1997.
‘De/Re-constructing Gender: Women in Anti-Sexist Living Arrangements’ Women’s Studies International Forum 18, 3: 259-269, May-June 1995.