Michelle J. Budig, PhD, is Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her research interests include labor market inequalities, wage penalties for paid and unpaid caregiving, work-family policy, and nonstandard employment. She is currently collaborating on a grant from the United State-Israel Binational Science Foundation to investigate variation in the wage penalty for motherhood among Isreali women. Her research has appeared in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Problems, Journal of Marriage and the Family, and numerous other professional journals. A past Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, her scholarship has been supported by funding from the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, and the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development. She is a past recipient of the Reuben Hill Award from the National Council on Family Relations, the World Bank/ Luxembourg Income Study Gender Research Award, and a two-time recipient of the Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Research Excellence in Families and Work. She has provided expert testimony on the gender pay gap and the motherhood wage penalty to the US Congressional Joint Economic Commission and the Massachusetts State Legislature.