About SMLR



Ashley Conway is an instructor at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and Rutgers' Edward J. Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy. She has had a long career in public health and public service. With a nursing specialty in HIV/AIDS and expertise in workforce issues, Ms. Conway most recently directed the New Jersey State Employment and Training Commission’s Health Care Workforce Development program. Prior to that, she served as the director of the Disease Surveillance and Response Division for Calvert County Maryland.   

  • Education

    A.S. Nursing, Washtenaw Community College
    B.A. Labor Studies/Adult Education, National Labor College
    M.A. Organizational Development and Change, American University

  • Research Initiatives

    Teaching and research interests:

    • HIV/AIDS
    • workforce development
    • communications
    • occupational safety and health
  • Expertise

    - Workforce Issues

  • 848-932-2935
  • aconway@ejb.rutgers.edu
  • Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy
    Rutgers University
    Civic Square Building
    33 Livingston Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901


All applicants to Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations must submit a formal application and fee through Rutgers University (with exception of the B.S. program in Labor and Employment Relations. Interested applicants should email bs@work.rutgers.edu). If you are interested in applying or reapplying to a SMLR program, please click on the appropriate links below:

SMLR Career Services & Opportunities

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At SMLR, students have the option of participating in programs that explore strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) as well as Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER). In addition to these studies, students are provided assistance in their career pursuits through our Career Services.


Human Resource Management

Len Garrison, Career Services Manager
Phone: 848-445-4629

Ildi Koczan
Career Management Specialist

Nayana Vaidya
Career Management Specialist

Ellen Weber, Administrative Assistant

Labor Studies and Employment Relations

Sattik Deb, Director of Student Services
Phone: 848-932-0303

William Dwyer, Faculty Career Services Advisor

Billy McGovern, Career Services Coordinator
Phone: 848-932-1980

Justin Vinton, Employer Relations Coordinator
Phone: 848-932-9505


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Thank you for your interest in Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

If you are interested in our programs or have a general inquiry, please see the contacts listed below.



Ralph Rodriguez is a professor in SMLR's Department of Human Resource Management. He has taught undergraduate courses in human resource management and organizational communication.

"I believe teaching to be a thoroughly interactive process that encourages and energizes students to engage with each other, the subject, and the 'professor',” says Rodriguez. 

  • Education

    Ph.D., Temple University

    M.B.A., Cornell University

    B.S. Philadelphia College of Bible

  • Publications

    Rodriguez, Ralph A. Challenging Demographic Reductionism: A Pilot Study Investigating Diversity in Group Composition. Small Group Research, December, 1998.

  • Expertise

    - Human Resource Management

    - Organizational communication

Associate Professor


Professor Ingrid Fulmer's research is in the broad areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and business ethics. She studies relationships among human resource practices, human capital, and organizational performance, with particular interest in compensation, valuation of human capital, and worker mobility. She also studies social interactions in organizations, focusing on how those interactions are shaped by individual differences and by choice of influence tactics (e.g., communication medium, intentional use of emotion, unethical behavior).

  • 848-445-4519
  • ifulmer@smlr.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Janice H. Levin Building
    94 Rockafeller Road, Suite 216
    Piscataway, NJ   08854


Senior Program Coordinator


Susan Zelenak is the Senior Program Coordinator for the Career Equity Resource Center (CERC) at the Center for Women and Work at Rutgers University. Susan’s work focuses on the CERC grant, providing professional development, workshops, and technical assistance targeting career and technical education.

  • Education

    M.S.W., Monmouth University

    B.S.W., Georgian Court University

  • 848-932-1273
  • susan.zelenak@rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903

Professor and Director of the Center for Women and Work


Dr. Dana Britton is SMLR's Director of the Center for Women and Work. As Director, Dr. Britton will enhance the prominence and impact of the Center in New Jersey, nationally, and internationally.

  • Education

    Ph.D. University of Texas

  • Research Initiatives

    Her research interests are in the areas of gender and work and gender and social control, topics which she has written  about in two books, one edited volume, and many journal articles.

    She is a current co-principal investigator on an NSF ADVANCE PAID (Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination) grant to study the transition from associate professor to full professor for faculty in science fields. As part of this project, she has conducted 178 interviews with faculty on 13 college campuses.

  • Expertise

    - Gender and Work

    - Gender and Social Control

  • 848-932-3499
  • dbritton@work.rutgers.edu
  • Center for Women and Work
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903