Laura Dresser, MSW, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

B.A., Rice University, 1988

MSW, University of Michigan, 1991

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1994

Office Address: 
303 School of Social Work
(608) 262-6944
Social policy and practice, especially in labor market systems; care work and minimum wages; unions and community organizations.
Laura Dresser joined the SSW as Assistant Clinical Professor of Macropractice in 2017. She is also the Associate Director of COWS, a UW Madison think-and-do tank where she has worked for more than two decades. Her research and practice has focused on low-wage work and workforce development systems. She has analyzed the structure of low-wage jobs, written about ways to build stronger labor market systems and worked extensively with labor, business, and community leaders to build them. A co-editor of The Gloves-Off Economy: Workplace Standards at the Bottom of America's Labor Market, she is currently working issues of care work and the connection between quality care, quality jobs, and minimum wages.
Faculty Affiliations: 

COWS (Center on Wisconsin Strategy)

Institute for Research on Poverty

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