Dorothy Sue Cobble’s profound connection to the labor movement stems from wellsprings at once deep and wide. You could say the Rutgers history professor has paid her dues, both literally and figuratively. A child of the South with roots in the civil rights movement, daughter of a lobbyist for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers in Atlanta, Cobble scrubbed large, double-barreled tanks on ships at the San Francisco docks during the week, and hauled coffee and bananas as a union longshoreman on weekends during the mid-1970s.  As a newly minted college graduate, she also worked... read more

The James R. Chelius Award for Excellence in Teaching was created by the Chelius family in honor of Professor Jim Chelius. Jim taught in the Human Resource Management program for 15 years. He was devoted to his students and was honored by Rutgers University for the quality of his teaching. The winner of the award is chosen based on a poll of the master's students in the Human Resource Management program. It was announced at the SMLR convocation that the first winner of the James R. Chelius Award is Professor Stan Gully. Congratulations Stan! read more