University at Buffalo

Margaret Sallee

Margaret Sallee

Associate Professor


Specialty/Research Focus

Gender, Culture, and Equity; Higher Education; Leadership; Organizational Change; Qualitative Research Methods

Contact Information
473 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1091

Education and Training:
  • PhD, University of Southern California, Urban Education (2008)
  • MA, The Ohio State University, Higher Education and Student Affairs (2004)
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, English and French (2000)
Awards and Honors:
  • STAR Award for Research; UB Graduate School of Education; 2019-05-03;
  • UB Exceptional Scholar-Young Investigator Award; UB; 2014-09-24;
Recent Publications:
Journal Article:
  • Sallee, M. W., & Lewis, D. V. (2020). Hyper-separation as a tool for work/life balance: Commuting in academia. Journal of Public Affairs Education. Online first
  • Sallee, M. W. (2019). Complicating gender norms: Straight versus gay and queer fathers in student affairs. The Review of Higher Education, 42(3), 1233-1256.
  • Sallee, M. W. (2019). Difficult decisions: Commuting for the academic career. Teachers College Record. Online first.
  • Cox, R. D., & Sallee, M. W. (2018). Neoliberalism across borders: A comparative case study of community colleges’ capacity to serve student-parents. The Journal of Higher Education, 89(1), 54-80.
Book Chapter:
  • Sallee, M. W. (2019). Engaging student-parents. In S. J. Quaye, S. R. Harper, & S. L. Pendakur (Eds.) Student engagement in higher education: Theoretical perspectives and practical approaches for diverse populations (3rd ed., pp. 381-398). New York, NY: Routledge.
Recent Presentations:
Invited Lectures:
  • Sallee, M. W. (2019, April). Nourishing your personal and professional selves in a changing workplace. Presentation for the Professional Development Series at Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.;
  • Sallee, M. W. (2017, October). Theoretical approaches to work/family scholarship in American higher education. Presentation for the Centre for the Study of Educational Leadership and Policy, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC.;
  • Sallee, M. W., & Lewis, D. V. (2020*) Hyper-separation as a tool for work-life balance: Commuting in academia. Presentation accepted for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (cancelled due to COVID-19);
  • Sallee, M. W., Stefanese Yates, A., & Venturiello, M. A. (2020*). Challenging the ideal worker: Fatherhood in student affairs. Paper accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of of the American Educational Research Association. (Cancelled due to COVID-19);
  • Sallee, M. W. (2019, April). A temporary solution to the two-body problem: How gender norms influence commuting couples. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Toronto, ON.;
Recent Grants:
  • No Longer Just A ‘Problem’: The Two-Body Crisis; Local; UB Gender Institute; Awarded; (07/01/2015-12/31/2015)
Recent Activities:
Editorial and Review:
  • Editorial Board Member, State University of New York Press
  • Editorial Review Board Member, The Journal of Higher Education
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of Diversity in Higher Education
Professional Service:
  • Proposal Reviewer, Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • Proposal Reviewer, American Educational Research Association
Recent Editorships:
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief; Journal of Women and Gender in Higher Education (formerly NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education)

Contact Information

473 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-1091