About SMLR

Associate Dean


Elaine Kovac Stroud is SMLR's Associate Dean of Business and Administration. Elaine is a Rutgers alumna and has more than 12 years of leadership experience and proven skills in successful office management. She has held a variety of business positions at Rutgers since 2000.

  • 848-445-5993
  • estroud@smlr.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Janice H. Levin Bldg
    94 Rockafeller Road, Suite 216
    Piscataway, NJ 08854


Assistant Professor


Dr. Hazel-Anne M. Johnson is a faculty member in the Department of Human Resource Management. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and her master’s and doctoral degrees in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of South Florida.

  • Departments

    Human Resource Management

  • Courses Taught

    - Intro to Human Resource Management

    - Staffing

    - Developing Human Capital

    - Special Topics: Diversity

  • Education

    Ph.D., Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of South Florida

  • Expertise

    - Staffing, diversity in organizations, performance management and training and development

    - Diversity within mentoring relationships

    - Human Resource Management

    - Human and social sustainability

  • Files

  • 848-445-4635
  • hjohnson@smlr.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Janice H. Levin Bldg.
    94 Rockafeller Road, Suite 216
    Piscataway, NJ 08854


  • By Appointment

Director of Marketing and Communications


  • Education

    M.S. Strategic Communications, Columbia University

    B.A. Communications; B.A., Psychology, Rutgers University

    Business Certificate, Columbia University

    Communicator Certificate, Rutgers University

    Mini-MBA Social Media Marketing Certificate, Rutgers University

  • 848-445-7582
  • rwalker@smlr.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey



Teaching Instructor


Professor Sheila Lawrence is a full-time member of the LSER faculty, where she teaches a graduate-level course in Six Sigma and Problem Solving and undergraduate courses in Personal Finance and Non-Profit/Corporate Finance. Her expertise includes: statistical analysis, quality management, and problem solving.

  • Education

    Ph.D., Rutgers University

  • Expertise

    - Statistical analysis

    - Quality management

    - Problem solving.



James M. Cooney teaches “Employment Law,” “Immigration Law & Employee Rights,” and “Employment Discrimination Law” courses, along with certificate program courses for human resource, labor relations, and union representatives. 

  • Education

    J.D., School of Law, University of Miami

    B.A., Rutgers University

  • Expertise

    Employment law

  • 848-932-8560
  • jcooney@work.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management & Labor Relations
    Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Doug Kruse's selected publications

“Projecting Potential Demand for Workers with Disabilities,” Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 133, No. 10, October 2010.  By Douglas Kruse, Lisa Schur, and Mohammed Ali.


“Worksite Segregation and Performance-Related Attitudes,” Work and Occupations, February 2010; vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 45-72.  By Niki Dickerson, Lisa Schur, Douglas Kruse, and Joseph Blasi.