Rachel Magennis

Project Manager
Associated Projects
Research Interests

Work, Family, and Time; Program Evaluation; Qualitative Research Methods; Project Management


I received my B.S. in Sociology at Iowa State University and my M.A. in Sociology at the University of Missouri- Kansas City. My thesis was titled, "Factors Associated with Burnout Among Social Service Workers." There I worked on an evaluation of a credential program for social service workers which educates frontline social service workers to create partnerships with families they assist.

From 2005 until 2015 I was the Project Manager of the Flexible Work and Well-Being Center at the University of Minnesota; one of the centers in the Work, Family & Health Network

From 2015 I have been a Research Specialist with Research & Training at ISRDI at the University of Minnesota.


  • Campus-wide “Distinguished Thesis Award” November 2005
  • Thesis unanimously selected as winner of the UMI/MAGS Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award for 2006
  • Minnesota Population Center “Outstanding Service Award” 2010 and 2018