Barbara Gault, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

Institute for Women’s Policy Research

Her work covers a wide range of issues, including college access and affordability, workplace equity and job quality, and the need for paid leave and early care and education options for working parents. She founded and leads IWPRs Student Parent Success Initiative, and has authored dozens of reports and publications, including Innovation and Intellectual Property among Women Entrepreneurs; Equity in Innovation: Women Inventors and Patents; and College Affordability for Low-Income Adults: Improving Returns on Investment for Families and Society. She has testified in Congress on education and employment equity, has spoken and delivered keynote presentations in venues throughout the country, and appears in a range of print, radio and television media outlets. She received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.A. from the University of Michigan. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Coalition on Human Needs and is a Scholar in Residence at American University.