Scott Behson, PhD, is professor of management and Silberman Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a national expert in work and family issues and the author of The Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home- the best-selling book of advice and encouragement for fathers trying to balance work and family. He founded and runs the popular blog, Fathers, Work, and Family, dedicated to helping working fathers and encouraging more family-supportive workplaces. His latest book, The Family-Forward Workplace (forthcoming 2021) will help employers address the work-life challenges of their employees.
Scott is also an accomplished professional speaker and consultant who provides talks, workshops, webinars and keynote addresses for corporate clients, not-for-profit organizations and major conferences. He provides insight and perspective on work & family policy, fatherhood and work-life balance, for some of the world’s leading companies and at national conventions. Scott was a featured speaker at the United Nations’ International Day of the Family and the White House’s Summit for Working Families.
Scott has written for Harvard Business Review, TIME, Fast Company, Success, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He frequently appears in media, including MSNBC, NPR, Fox News and Bloomberg Radio. He and his work has been featured in such outlets as The Atlantic, Slate, Working Mother and Fatherly.
As a professor, Scott has published over 25 academic journal articles and book chapters, presented over 50 times at national and international conferences, and won seven teaching, service and research awards. He co-founded and is the lead professor for FDU's undergraduate program in Human Resources Management. He also teaches at IESEG School of Management in Paris and has been a visiting professor at the International University of Monaco and the University of Zagreb. Based on his classroom experience, Scott wrote We Hate Team Projects! A Friendly, Useful Guide for College Student Teams- a guide to help college students and their professors succeed in and enjoy their team projects.
Scott has also been an advocate for paid family leave and other policies to support working families. He has worked with the Departments of Labor in New York and New Jersey, lobbied members of Congress, and partnered with several amazing not for profits (including Time to Care NY, New America Foundation, CLASP, A Better Balance, 1 Million for Work Flexibility, and the national Partnership for Women and Families). He believes we should all advocate for needed change with our time and money, and vote for those who support working families.
Scott lives with his family in Nyack, NY, and is a graduate of Cornell University and SUNY Albany.