Profile: Francis Ryan

Teaching Instructor


Francis Ryan has taught labor history and industrial relations since 1997. He teaches introductory courses in labor studies, the development of the U.S. labor movement, and graduate courses in public sector employment issues and practices.

Francis Ryan's scholarship addresses unionization in the public sector and retail industries, and twentieth century working class politics. His book, AFSCME's Philadelphia Story: Municipal Workers and Urban Power in the Twentieth Century, was published by Temple University Press in 2011. He is currently completing a general history of the AFSCME international union.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education

    Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

    M.A. Villanova University

    B.A. La Salle University

  • Expertise

    - Labor history

    - Industrial relations

  • Files

  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903