The Rutgers Institute for the Study of Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing has appointed its 2021-22 class of 25 research fellows. They are:

Joseph Abdel-Nour, Corey Rosen Fellow

  • Assistant Professor, Finance, ESSCA School of Management (France) 
  • Research: Analysis of performance in employee-owned companies

Elizabeth Bennett, Institute Fellow

  • Carr Center Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School | Joseph M. Ha Associate Professor of International Affairs, Lewis & Clark College 
  • Research: Examining why voluntary sustainability certifications deviated from their stated mission and exploring how to reorient them toward employee share ownership

Gabriel Burdin, Institute Fellow

  • Associate Professor, Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds (UK)
  • Research: Empirical analysis of long-term career effects of employee share ownership for young workers

Edward Carberry, Employee Ownership Foundation-Louis O. Kelso Fellow

  • Associate Professor, Management, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Research: High-performance work practices and the National ESOP Employee Survey

Robynn Cox, Wawa Fellow

  • Assistant Professor, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, University of Southern California 
  • Research: Longitudinal analysis of individual outcomes for formerly incarcerated individuals in ESOP firms versus non-ESOP firms 

David Erdal, Executive Fellow

  • Honorary Research Fellow, University of St. Andrews (Scotland, UK)
  • Research: Employee share ownership and employee buyouts in Scotland

Jose Garcia-Louzao Perez, Institute Fellow 

  • Research Fellow, Vilnius University (Lithuania) | Principal Research Economist, Bank of Lithuania
  • Research: Empirical analysis of long-term career effects of employee share ownership for young workers

Tej Gonza, Rutgers Fellow (Supported by

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Research: Comparative analysis of economic and social consequences in employee-owned firms versus non-employee-owned firms

Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Kendeda Fellow

  • Professor, Community Justice and Social Economic Development, Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York 
  • Research: Multinational case studies of formerly incarcerated individuals in worker cooperatives

Angelina Grigoreyeva, Social Capital Partners Fellow

  • Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Research: Case studies of employee share ownership in Canada and analysis of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances

Gonzalo Hernández Gutiérrez, Nachson and Arieh Mimran Fellow

  • Researcher-Professor, Advanced Management in Organizations and Social Economy, ITESO, Jesuit University of Guadalajara (Mexico)
  • Research: Analysis of employee share ownership cases and contexts in Latin America

Jung Ook Kim, Employee Ownership Foundation-Louis O. Kelso Fellow

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
  • Research: Analysis of the employee and organizational outcomes of ESOP versus non-ESOP workers in the National ESOP Employee Survey

Kyoung Yong Kim, Rutgers Fellow (Supported by

  • Assistant Professor, Management and Operations, School of Business, Villanova University 
  • Research: Are there fewer cases of financial malfeasance in stock market companies with employee share ownership?

Yunhyae Kim, Rutgers Fellow (Supported by

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, Harvard University
  • Research: Social philosophy and employee share ownership

Jegoo Lee, J. Robert Beyster Fellow

  • Assistant Professor, Management, College of Business, University of Rhode Island 
  • Research: Empirical analysis of corporate social responsibility metrics and employee share ownership plans

Margaret Lund, Executive Fellow

  • Principal, Co-opera | Consultant specializing in community development finance and shared ownership strategies 
  • Research: The dynamics of developing worker cooperatives with modest-income workers

Christopher Mackin, Ray Carey Fellow

  • Faculty Member, Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School | Lecturer, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
  • Research: Analysis of policies to dramatically increase employee buyouts

Thibault Mirabel, Nachson and Arieh Mimran Fellow 

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Economics, University of Paris Nanterre (France)
  • Research: Comparative analysis of economic and social performance in French and U.S. worker-owned firms

Michael Palmieri, Institute Fellow

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, Kent State University | Research Associate, Ohio Employee Ownership Center
  • Research: Analysis of the support infrastructure needed for worker-owned companies

Olga Prushinskaya, Executive Fellow

  • Metrics and Impact Analyst, Democracy at Work Institute 
  • Research: Developing a census of worker cooperatives and continuing empirical surveys of their employees

Jack Stack, Executive Fellow

  • Founder, The Great Game of Business 
  • Research: Employee share ownership and open-book management

Stacey Sutton, Kendeda Fellow

  • Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Research: Developing a database of Black-led worker cooperatives and conducting interviews to understand their infrastructure, ideology, and worker mobility

Marcelo Vieta, Faculty Mentor and Fellow

  • Associate Professor, Workplace Learning and the Social Economy, Program in Adult Education and Community Development, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Research: Studying conversions to worker cooperatives of existing companies

Valerie J. Whitcomb, Employee Ownership Foundation-Louis O. Kelso Fellowship

  • Adjunct Faculty, Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University
  • Research: Case studies of companies with employee share ownership

Nancy Wiefek, Joseph Cabral Distinguished Scholar and Fellow

  • Research Director, National Center for Employee Ownership
  • Research: Continuing longitudinal analysis comparing young ESOP and non-ESOP workers through their careers using the Federal Government’s National Longitudinal Survey of Youth