About SMLR

Distinguished Professor / Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Faculty

Barbara A. Lee is a distinguished professor of Human Resource Management at Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations and the senior vice president of Academic Affairs at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.  Professor Lee, an attorney, teaches employment law and higher education law at Rutgers and has served as department chair, associate dean, associate provost, and dean. 

  • Departments

    Human Resource Management

  • Associated Programs

    Human Resource Management

    Industrial Relations and Human Resources

    College Student Affairs (Graduate School of Education)

    Education Policy (Graduate School of Education) 

  • Courses Taught

    Employment Law

    Higher Education Law

    NextGen HR: Master's Certificate - Emerging Issues in Employment Law

  • Education

    B.A. University of Vermont, English

    M.A. Ohio State University, English

    Ph.D. Ohio State University, Higher Education Administration

    J.D. Georgetown University Law Center

  • Publications

    W.A. Kaplin and B.A. Lee. The Law of Higher Education, 5th edition. Jossey-Bass Publishers, in press.

    B.A. Lee and K. A. Rinehart. “Dealing with Troublesome College Faculty and Staff: Legal and Policy Issues.” Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 37 (2), 2011, pp. 359-402.

    B.A Lee.  “Fifty Years of Higher Education Law: Turning the Kaleidoscope.” Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 36 (3) (2010), pp. 649-690.

    B.A. Lee and G.E. Abbey. “College Students with Mental Disabilities: Legal and Policy Issues.” Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 34, 2008, pp. 349-391.            

    B. A. Lee, “Who Are You? Fraudulent Credentials and Background Checks in Academe.” Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 32, 2006, pp. 655-680.   

  • Research Initiatives

    Professor Lee conducts research on new developments in the law that affect employers and higher education institutions. Recent work has included a study of legal issues related to dealing with employees with psychiatric disorders, the legal constraints on employers’ attempts to regulate employee use of social media, the impact of the nondiscrimination laws on dealing with students with psychiatric disorders, a retrospective analysis of the last fifty years of the law related to colleges and universities, and the legal issues related to background checks of applicants for employment.

  • Subjects Taught

    Employment Law

    Higher Education Law

  • Awards

    • 2011 Alice Paul Equality Award from the Alice Paul Institute for her work on behalf of women in the workforce.

    • Daniel Gorenstein Award

    • 2010 William A. Kaplin Award for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Polciy Scholarship.

  • Expertise

    - Employment Law

    - Higher education law

  • Files

  • 848-932-2600
  • lee@smlr.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    94 Rockafeller Road
    Piscataway, NJ 08854

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Distinguished Professor

Faculty

Dorothy Sue Cobble, Distinguished Professor, holds a joint appointment in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations and the Department of History.

  • Expertise

    - Historical and contemporary study of work, social movements, and social policy in the United States and globally.

Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Ph.D. program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources

Faculty

  • 848-932-6540
  • mliu@work.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903

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Professor and Director, Undergraduate & Master's Programs in Labor and Employment Relations

Faculty

  • Departments

    Labor Studies and Employment Relations

  • Associated Programs

    Public Service Member of NJ PERC

  • Courses Taught

    Undergraduate:

    Introduction to Labor Studies and Employment Relations

    Perspectives on Labor Studies and Employment Relations

    Economics of the Employment Relations

    Issues in Work: Avoid Sexual Harrassment

     

    Masters:

    Introductory Seminar in labor and Employment Relations

    Economics and Demographics of Labor Markets

    Ph.D.:

    Seminar in Industrial Relations: A Survey of Scholarly Literature

  • Education

    Harvard University, Ph.D. Economics

    Portland State University, MA Economics

    Whitman College, AB English

  • Publications

    Steven E. Abraham, Adrienne E. Eaton, and Paula B. Voos, “Card Check Recognition:  Resulting Labor Relations and Investor Reaction,” in Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, ed. by Bruce Kaufman and David Lewin. Vol. 17 (2009), pp. 1-30.

    Steven E. Abraham and Paula B. Voos, “Investors’ Assessment of California’s Health Insurance Act of 2003,” Industrial Relations, Vol. 47, No. 2 (April, 2008), pp. 209-228.

    Haejin Kim and Paula B. Voos, “The Korean Economic Crisis and Working Women,” Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 37, No. 2, (May 2007), pp. 190-208.

    Dale Belman and Paula B. Voos, “High Wages and Union Decline:  Evidence from the Construction Industry,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 60, No. 1 (Oct. 2006), pp. 67-87

  • Research Initiatives

    Current initiatives involve working with two different SMLR research teams.  One project concerns the consequences of union representation of teaching/research assistants in higher education (with Professor Adrienne Eaton and PhD student Sean Rogers).  Another project involves the way union representation interacts with employee ownership or other forms of “shared capitalism”   (With Professors Adrienne Eaton, Doug Kruse, and Joseph Blasi and Phd student John McCarthy).  A final ongoing initiative involves extending recently published research on how equity markets react to unions created through majority sign-up; here the goal is to measure that same reaction to representation election victories after organizing campaigns of different lengths. The purpose of this last study would be to inform contemporary debates over labor law reform.

  • Subjects Taught

    Labor Economics

    Employment Relations Theory

    Labor Relations

  • Files

  • 848-932-1748
  • pbvoos@work.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903

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