Areas of Expertise (8)
Women in the Workforce
In addition to teaching economics in the undergraduate and MBA programs in the Villanova School of Business, Dr. Cheryl Carleton is Director for the Villanova Women's Professional Network which provides support and professional growth to Villanova women during their time on campus and after graduation. At Villanova, she has served on several committees helping to advance the University mission, including Gender and Women’s Studies, Catholic Relief Services Partnership Advisory Board, and Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning Faculty Advisory Board. Her research has focused on women in the labor force and their rise in self-employment, stakeholder theory and social support networks.
University of Pennsylvania: PhD
Boston College: BA
Select Accomplishments (2)
Honorable Mention, Research Excellence Award, Center for Global Leadership (professional)
Winner, Research Excellence Award, Center for Global Leadership (professional)
- Facilitator for the American Association of University Women Work Smart Wage Negotiation Workshops
- Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
- McNulty Women’s Leadership Institute Launch Committee Member
- Villanova University Gender and Women’s Studies Steering Committee
- Catholic Relief Services’ Partnership Advisory Board
- Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning Faculty Advisory Board
- Villanova School of Business Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Work and Family Researchers Network
- American Economic Association
- Phi Kappa Phi
Select Media Appearances (6)
What's a 'better' or 'good' job? The one that meets your needs
NBC News online
Restoring employee empowerment to service jobs may be slow to happen on a broad level, but people working in this diverse sector or considering a transition into it, ought to focus on their own wants and needs, which may go well beyond the pursuit of wealth. “As a society we put too much value on the status of money, and I don’t think that’s right,” says Cheryl Carleton, PhD, assistant professor of economics and director of the Women's Professional Network at Villanova University's school of business.
Why are more people doing gig work? They like it
The Conversation online
Thanks to companies like Lyft, TaskRabbit and Instacart, it’s never been easier for Americans who can afford it to zip from place to place, get groceries delivered or let someone else walk their dog. Likewise, the number of Americans who are self-employed or independent contractors is soaring.
Wall Streeters are getting a 10 percent bonus this year — why aren’t you?
NBC News online
“Workers may want other kinds of benefits,” said Cheryl Carleton, assistant professor of economics at Villanova School of Business. “Flexible hours, telecommuting, onsite childcare, and other perks. If you only have so much of a pool for compensation, you have to prioritize, and people are showing that they do like these things.”
Will Trump give working families a break?
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen recently summed up the economic benefits of widespread child care and paid family leave. Since 1979, she explained in a speech at Brown University, women have brought about most gains in real household income. Making life easier for working moms helps women enter and stay in the workforce and in turn boosts economic growth, Yellen reasoned...
What we mean when we say Hillary Clinton ‘overprepared’ for the debate
The Washington Post online
Cheryl Carleton, an economics professor at Villanova University, cringed when she heard Todd's descriptor. Women in business, she said, have long relied on making their work stand out in male-dominated fields ...
Here's why Miami and Phoenix are about to surpass Philly's population
What is holding Philadelphia back just may be the school system, said Cheryl Carleton, an economics professor at Villanova. Philadelphia has been able to attract younger residents with improvements to neighborhoods like the Northern Liberties and Fishtown. But "it is harder to keep them once their children are school age because the schools are so bad," Carleton said ...
Research Grants (3)
Teaching Innovation Grant
Summer Research Grant