Janet has been at the University of Denver since 1971. Her first appointment was with the DU-affiliated Social Welfare Research Institute, where she authored a series of rural social policy papers. She later joined a team at the DU Center for Social Research and Development, whose work with tribal members culminated in the Indian Child Welfare Act passed in 1978. Subsequently she worked on a number of projects funded by the Administration on Aging and was instrumental in developing the DU Institute for Gerontology.
Following those activities, Janet joined the central administration of the University, first starting a DU Office of Institutional Research and later serving for 13 years as the University’s first Associate Provost for Budget and Planning. More recently she was affiliated directly with the Women’s College as Director of Special Projects. For the past four years, Janet has been a Research Associate with the Pardee Center, where she is primarily involved with the Patterns of Potential Human Progress series. She was a co-author of the education volume and in-house editor and production point-person for the health volume. She is currently a member of the team responsible for the forthcoming volume on global infrastructure. Her particular interests are in women’s education and the various ways in which colleges and universities contribute to human and social development.