Our Team


Donald tomaskovic-devey, Executive Director

Donald Tomaskovic-Deveyis a Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since 2001 he has been a Research Analyst at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act appointment. He most recently worked on the internal EEOC task force to create the Commission’s research and data plan. He has published multiple articles using EEO-1 private sector data and his 2012 monograph with Kevin Stainback Documenting Desegregation: Racial and Gender Segregation in Private Sector Employment since the Civil Rights Act (Russell Sage Foundation) is the only book-length evaluation of the impact of the Civil Rights Act on private sector employment. His recent testimony before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission can be found here. He is a founding member of the University of Massachusetts’Computational Social Science Institute.


Eric Hoyt, Research Director

Eric Hoyt is a recent Ph.D. in economics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Eric studies new labor markets that have emerged following the erosion of collective bargaining and the social welfare state.  Eric's dissertation investigates the impact of policy restrictions on labor market flexibility on the part of employers, in particular their ability to fire workers, on wages, union membership, tenure, and training. Before joining CEE, Eric was a visiting scholar with the Tufts University Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. 


M.V. Lee Badgett, Research affiliate 

M.V. Lee Badgett is a Professor of Economics and a distinguished scholar at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA’s School of Law. She recently was a lead member of the internal EEOC task force to create the Commission’s research and data plan. Her book, When Gay People Get Married: What Happens When Societies Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, addresses the core issues in marriage debates in European countries and the U.S. Her current research projects include an analysis of the first years of EEOC data on sex discrimination charges that are related to sexual orientation and gender identity. She has also used EEOC data to study the impact of statewide sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination laws on employers. Her most recent book, The Public Professor: How to Use Your Research to Change the World, shows how research can be better communicated to policymakers, businesses, lawyers, the media, and the general public.


Fidan Kurtulus, research affiliate

Fidan Ana Kurtulus is a Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has also been Wertheim Fellow at Harvard Law School and Women and Public Policy Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Professor Kurtulus conducts research on the causes and consequences of workplace diversity and the long-term effects of affirmative action legislation at American workplaces since the Civil Rights Movement.  She also conducts research on participatory workplace practices and broad-based employee stock ownership, and authored the 2017 book with Doug Kruse titled How Did Employee Ownership Firms Weather the Last Two Recessions? Employee Ownership, Employment Stability, and Firm Survival: 1999-2011 (Upjohn Institute for Employment Research). She has published numerous scholarly articles using restricted-access data from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO-1 files and EEO-4 files) examining the employment progress of women and minorities over the last several decades. She has also been a technical advisor to the EEOC on their recent efforts to begin collecting pay data from private sector firms.


Steven Boutcher, Research Affiliate

Steve Boutcher is the Executive Director of the Center for Employment Equity and Senior Research Fellow at the UMass Institute for Social Science Research. Steve is responsible for overseeing the daily life of CEE. His own research has focused on the relationship between law, organizations, and social change, and he is currently co-PI on a large grant from the Department of Labor focusing on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in the workplace with Lee Badgett and Amanda Baumle (Sociology, University of Houston). Steve holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, and a Master’s and doctoral degree in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine.


Amanda K. Baumle, RESEARCH Affiliate

Amanda K. Baumle is Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston. Her research and teaching are focused in the areas of sociology of law and the demography of sexuality. She has published books and articles that examine the intersections of law and demographic outcomes for sexual minorities, with a particular emphasis on employment and family outcomes. Her most recent book, Legalizing LGBT Families: How the Law Shapes Parenthood, examines the way that LGBT parents in varying legal contexts understand and incorporate the law in their family formation and parenting decisions. Her current research, with Lee Badgett and Steven Boutcher, involves the first analysis of EEOC charges on sexual orientation and gender identity employment discrimination. She was a Public Policy Fellow at the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA’s School of Law and previously practiced labor and employment law.


Carly McCann, Research Assistant 

Carly McCann is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Economics at UMass Amherst. 


JooHee Han, Research Assistant

JooHee Han recently received his PhD in Sociology at the UMass Amherst. His research interests include Labor Markets; Social Stratification and Mobility; International Migration; Crime and Mass Incarceration; The Military Life Course; Cumulative (Dis)Advantage; Work and Occupations; Research Methods; Statistics.