Heller-Brown Building, 369
Departments/ProgramsThe Heller School for Social Policy and Management
DegreesBoston College, Ph.D.
Washington University, M.Ed.
Washington University, B.A.
ExpertiseAsset Development, Program Implementation and Evaluation; Poverty and Economic Security; Precarious Work; Stakeholder Engagement; Qualitative Methods and Analysis; Case Studies
ProfileDr. Janet Boguslaw is Senior Scientist /Associate Director at the Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of the MPP program at the Heller School. Her work focuses on creating multi-sector innovations and partnerships to advance economic opportunity and stability through both voluntary and policy-driven initiatives. She is an experienced practitioner, evaluator, and researcher in the areas of workforce and economic development. Dr. Boguslaw has worked with corporate managers to research, direct and advance their community development initiatives, with state agencies in the areas of workforce training and employment stabilization, and on funded research exploring issues of regional development. She teaches the course Assets and Social Policy, and co-leads the dissertation seminar for the Concentration in Assets and Inequality.
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Awards and Honors
2013-2014 Davis Teaching and Learning Fellowship (2013)
2009 Heller Mentoring Award (2009)
Boguslaw, Janet, M. Cronin, E. Paulhus. "State Asset Building Coalitions: Perspectives from the Field" Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Waltham, MA.. 2014.
Thomas, H., J. Boguslaw, S. Chaganti, T. Shapiro.. "Keeping dreams alive: the lane-changer costs of financial disruptions" Leveraging Mobility Series #3. Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Waltham, MA: April: 2014.
Thomas, H.,T. Meschede, A. Mann, J. Boguslaw, T. Shapiro. "The Web of Wealth: Resiliency and Opportunity or Driver of Inequality?" Leveraging Mobility Series #4. Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Waltham, MA: July. 2014.
Boguslaw, Janet and Elizabeth Paulhus. "Strategic Philanthropy: Creating Opportunity, Building Wealth, and Driving Community Change". San Francisco Asset Funders Network: 2013.
Boguslaw, Janet, S. Venner, J. Santos, L. Nsiah-Jefferson. "Perspectives and Practices of NHHealth Care Employers: Improving Quality, Reducing Costs, and Planning for the Future by Building Culturally Effective Health Care Organizations". Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Waltham, MA.: 2013.
Boguslaw, Janet. H. Thomas, L. Sullivan, T. Meschede, S.Chaganti, T. Shapiro.. "Hard Choices: Navigating the Economic Shock of Unemployment". Washington, D.C. The Pew Charitable Trusts: 2013.
Thomas, H., J. Boguslaw, S. Chaganti, A. Atkinson, T. Shapiro. "Employment Capital: How Work Builds and Protects Family Wealth and Security" Leveraging Mobility Series #2. Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Waltham: MA December. 2013.
Thomas, Hannah , Janet Boguslaw, Alexis Mann, Thomas Shapiro. "Leveraging Mobility: Building Wealth, Security and Opportunity for Family Well-Being" Leveraging Mobility Series #1. Institute on Assets and Social Policy. Waltham, MA: October. 2013.
Boguslaw, Janet and Mary Ellen Boyle. "Investments at the Base of the Pyramid: Reducing Poverty Through Sustainable Asset Development." Sustainability Challenges and Solutions at the Base of the Pyramid: Business, Technology, and the Poor. Ed. Kandachar, Prabhu and M. Halme. Sheffield: UK: Greenleaf Publishing, 2008. 261-281.
Boguslaw, J., Boyle, M.E.. "Business, Poverty, and Corporate Citizenship: Naming the Issues and Framing Solutions." Journal of Corporate Citizenship 26 (2007): 101-120.
Boguslaw, J., Brown, J.L.. "Non-Income Poverty." Encyclopedia of World Poverty. New York: Sage, 2006
Boguslaw, J., Brown, J.L.. "Social Insecurity." Encyclopedia of World Poverty. New York: Sage, 2006
Boyle, M.E. , Boguslaw, J.. Asset Policy as an Anti-Poverty Strategy: A Symposium on Corporate Involvement. Proc. of Annual Conference of the International Association of Business and Society. Santa Rosa, CA: 2005.
Boyle, M.E. , Boguslaw, J.. "Job Training as Business and Community Development: Reframing Theory and Practice." The Sociology of Job Training: Research In The Sociology Of Work. Ed. Bills, D.. New York: JAI Press, 2003
Boguslaw, J.. "Have We Arrived? Only when the integration of stakeholder interests becomes 'business as usual'." Accountability Quarterly 19 (2002): 52-58.
Boguslaw, J.. Social Partnerships and Social Relations: New Strategies in Workforce and Economic Development. New York: Routledge, 2001.
Rochlin, S., Boguslaw, J.. "Integrating Business and Community Development: Winning Management Practices. In Innovation, Learning and Performance." Accountability Quarterly 16 (2001).
Rochlin, S., Boguslaw, J.. Business and Community Development: Aligning Corporate Performance with Community Economic Development to Achieve Win-Win Impacts. The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, The Wallace B. Carroll School of Management. Newton, MA: 2001.
Rochlin, S., Boguslaw, J.. Case Studies:- "J.P Morgan Chase: Driving Business and Community Development Across the Organization."- Advanced Micro Devices: Creating Strong Communities and Business Through Regional Workforce Development Partnerships.- Safeco's Urban Marketing Initia. The Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College, The Wallace B. Carroll School of Management. Boston, MA: 2001.
Siegel, B, , Kwass, P., Boguslaw, J. , et al.,. "Jobs and the Urban Poor: Publicly Initiated Sectoral Strategies" Final Report, Vol I. and Case Studies, Vol.II.. Final research report to the Ford and Mott Foundations, Mt. Auburn Associates. Cambridge, MA: 1995.