Bonnie Oglensky

Professor, Sociology and Human Relations


101 W. 31st St., 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10001


Phone: (646) 344-7274

Bonnie Oglensky, PhD, is a Professor in the Sociology and Human Relations programs. As a sociologist, her interest in the socio-emotional complexities of professional and workplace relationships have led to research and publication of well-received books and monographs including The Part Time Paradox: Time Norms, Professional Life, Family and Gender (co-authored with C.F. Epstein, C. Seron, and R. Saute, Routledge, 1999) and numerous scholarly and popular articles and reviews. Her upcoming book, Ambivalence in Mentorship (Karnac, 2018), takes a close-up look at the intimate ties forged in long term mentoring relationships among professionals in a range of career fields. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Oglensky served on the executive team of Project Liberty—New York City's emergency mental health response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was a clinical social worker with battered women, homeless families and school children at one of the oldest settlement houses in the U.S. She is deeply committed to bringing together frameworks—in her research as well in her teaching and curriculum building efforts—for understanding how the psyche and social connect--especially, though not exclusively, in work life.

Recent News

Three Ranking Badges for Top Online Sociology Programs

CUNY SPS BA in Sociology Earns Multiple High Rankings

August 31, 2022

Four online evaluating organizations have ranked the CUNY SPS sociology program to be one of the best online bachelor's for its quality and value.

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CUNY SPS BA in Human Relations Now Offered Fully Online

July 06, 2021

The CUNY SPS BA in Human Relations (HRL) is now being offered as a fully online asynchronous program.

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New Zero Textbook Degree Saves Money for Sociology Students

December 14, 2020

As part of the Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) initiative, the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) introduced the...

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Dr. Bonnie Oglensky Publishes Ambivalence in Mentorship

May 25, 2018

The relationship between mentor and protégé is often complicated, layered with conflicting sentiments and expectations that can either benefit or afflict the two parties involved....