Labor Studies & Employment Relations

Labor Studies and Employment Relations Faculty

The LSER faculty is renowned for its excellent teaching, real-world experience, and cutting-edge research. The department emphasizes teaching techniques that engage students in all programs (credit and continuing education) in active learning through small group discussions, simulations, in-class debates and more. Many of the faculty also have considerable real-world experience and are engaged in contemporary public service that informs their teaching and research and enables them to connect students with potential employers and intern placements. The faculty’s rich body of research on current topics of national and international importance is frequently cited by scholars and by policy-makers and other practitioners.

Our Faculty Work with Students to Help Them achieve Their Goals.


Vik Advani, J.D., Rutgers University

David Bensman, Ph.D., Columbia University

Joseph  Blasi, Ed.D., Harvard University

Teresa Boyer, Ed.D., Harvard University

Dana  Britton, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

William Brucher, Ph.D., Brown University

Tracy F.H. Chang, Ph.D., University of Iowa

Rosemarie Cipparulo, J.D., Rutgers University

Dorothy Sue Cobble, Ph.D., Stanford University

Ashley Conway, M.A., American University

James M. Cooney, J.D., University of Miami

William Dwyer, M.L.I.R., Rutgers University

Adrienne Eaton, Associate Dean, Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Andrea Estepa, Ph.D., Rutgers University

Janice R. Fine, Ph.D.,Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rebecca  Givan, Ph.D., Northwestern University

Charles Heckscher, Ph.D., Harvard University

Carla Katz,  J.D., Seton Hall University

Douglas Kruse, Ph.D.,, Harvard University

Sheila Lawrence, Ph.D., Rutgers University

Mingwei Liu, Ph.D., Cornell University

Tamara Lee, Ph.D., Cornell University

Ann-Michelle Marsden, M.S., Florida State University

Saul A. Rubinstein, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Francis Ryan, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Tobias Schulze- Cleven, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Lisa A. SchurChair, Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Susan J. Schurman, Ph.D., University of Michigan

Marilyn Sneiderman, M.S., University of Wisconsin

Michelle Van Noy, Ph.D., Columbia University

SaunJuhi Verma, Ph.D., University of Chicago

Paula B. Voos, Credit Director, Labor and Employment Relations Credit Programs; Ph.D., Harvard University