About SMLR


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Paul B.J. Chu Scholarship

Professor Paul B.J. Chu, was an advisor and top level instructor at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. He joined the Rutgers faculty as a professor of labor relations and international relations in 1974 and headed the university’s labor studies department until he retired in 1983.

LSER Undergraduate Courses and Learning Objectives

UG Labor Studies Courses and Learning Objectives


Short Name

RU CORE Objective

SMLR Objective

LSER Objective


LSER Department Goals for Undergraduate Students

LSER Department Goals for Its Undergraduate Students, Rutgers Core Curriculum Goals, and SMLR Learning Objectives


Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department Goals*

Rutgers Undergraduate Core Curriculum

SMLR Learning Objective

MLER Program and SMLR Learning Objectives


An MLER student will be sure to meet all the SMLR objectives by taking required courses, which together, encompass the seven areas of learning established as important for our students:

SMLR Learning Objectives


Three Core Areas for Success in SMLR

The curriculum in the programs within SMLR focus on different areas (i.e., HRM, LSER) and levels of study (ie. undergraduate, master’s, Ph.D.).  Across these programs, we strive to advance students' cognitive skills and processes, their knowledge of theory and application, and develop their professional skills. Areas include:

William S. Borden Graduate Memorial Fund

William S. "Bill" Borden, MLER ’83, was an advisor and instructor at SMLR. Bill always went above and beyond to help students at SMLR and was an inspiration for students and colleagues alike. Bill served in the U.S. Navy for two tours during World War II and the Korean War.



  • Education

    B.A. Rutgers University

    J.D. Rutgers University

  • Expertise

    - Litigation, appellate practice, arbitration, mediation, fact-finding, and collective bargaining

  • rosecip@rci.rutgers.edu
  • School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University
    Labor Education Center
    50 Labor Center Way
    New Brunswick, NJ 08903




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