Our faculty is continually recognized for their expertise in teaching and research. 2015 achievements include:
Six LER faculty, and one teaching assistant earned recognition on the University’s List of Teacher’s Ranked Excellent for Fall 2015:
- Professor Ariel Avgar - Workplace Dispute Resolution and Industrial Relations Theory
- Professor Teresa Cardador - Employment Relations Systems and Negotiation in HR Decisions
- Professor Nichelle Carpenter - Topics in Employee Performance and Motivation
- Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld - HR, Employment Law & Multinational Corporations and Innovation Systems
- Doctoral candidate Christina Frye - Quantitative Methods in HR (Quiz section)
- Professor Amit Kramer - Managing Diversity Globally
- Professor Michael LeRoy - Government Regulation and Employment Law and Collective Bargaining in Sports & Entertainment
- Professor Dan Newman was nominated for a course he taught in Psychology
Professors Avgar and Carpenter, and Christina Frye received ratings that were in the tops 10% of all ICES scores.
Professor Bob Bruno of the Labor Education Program has accepted an invitation to serve as the only academic member of Mayor Rahm Emanual’s Working Families Task Force. The Task-Force’s work is divided into three subcommittees; earned sick time, fair scheduling and other family work supports. The committees have been meeting since mid-June and are expected to procure a report to the Mayor and City Council by mid-October. Read an article about the task force.
Professor Amit Kramer presented his research to the Department of Labor (DOL) in Washington DC on August 5th. His paper, titled “Work Demands, Family, demands, and Work Injuries: A Longitudinal Study,” was funded by a grant from the DOL and was coauthored with Seonghee Cho from the Department of Psychology.
Professor Andrew Weaver’s article entitled “Is Credit Status a Good Signal of Productivity” was published in the ILR Review, August 2015, Vol. 68, No. 4. Read his full article.
Professor Bob Bruno was asked to testify before the US House Committee on Education and the Workforce at a hearing entitled, “Compulsory Unionization through Grievance Fees: The NLRB’s Assault on Right-to-Work.” His testimony focused on the negative effects of Right the Work laws. Read his written testimony.
Professor YoungAh Park and Ph.D. students Sooyeol Kim and Lucille Headrick won the Outstanding Practical Implications for Management Award in the OB division of Academy of Management for their paper entitled "Employees' Micro-Break Activities and Job Performance: An Examination of Telemarketing Employees
Professor Michael LeRoy’s research on First Amendment lawsuits by faculty member against their employers was a featured piece in the May 21st issue of the Chronical of Higher Education. His research on this subject has also been published in the Notre Dame Law Review online and mentioned in Inside Higher Ed.
Professor Ryan Lamare received the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from LERA, recognizing outstanding academic contributions to research by recent entrants to the field. Ryan received the academic award that recognizes the best contribution to research that addresses an industrial relations/employment problem of national significance, noting his exceptional work on the role of unions on wages and issues of Income inequality.
Dean Fritz Drasgow released a new book: Technology and Testing: Improving Educational and Psychological Measurement,
and had the most read publication from Illinois the last week of October on Researchgate.net: “The Employer Leadership Questionnaire: The Construction and Validation of New Scale for Measuring Leader Behaviors.”