Joseph (Joe) R. Bongiovi is a Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Candidate in the Sociology Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he focuses on organizations, occupations and work. His research and publications have been on the emergence of new types of organizations and their institutionalization as new industries, gender relations in traditional organizations, irregular employment, and confronting leadership challenges.

He has presented research on gender in the workplace at the American Sociological Association, the Southern Sociological Society, the Academy of Management, and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DOEMI). His research on women in the military has been published by DEOMI; and he is currently working on a research project with Lisa Leitz on gender in private security.

Prior to academia, Joe had an extensive corporate career, including Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for Michael Baker International, Vice President of Global Human Resources at Gilbarco Veeder Root, and Managing Director of Human Resources at Marsh.

Joe has served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army. He earned Master’s degrees from UNC Chapel Hill and Cornell University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.