SMLR Update: Student Achievements

SMLR students impressed Wyndham Worldwide executives during the 2017 Human Resource Management Case Competition. The executives noted SMLR students’ professionalism, level of sophistication, confidence, and detailed presentations. ... read more





MHRM student Curtis Edmonds’ article, “Lowering the Threshold: How Far Has the Americans with Disabilities Act Expanded Access to the Courts in Employment Litigation?” was published by the Journal of Law and Policy. Edmonds, who has 20 years of experience in providing legal, advocacy and technical assistance services for people with disabilities, completed the article with guidance by Distinguished Professor Doug Kruse as part of his independent study in the MHRM program. ... view the report


Jung Ook Kim, SMLR Ph.D. student, successfully defended his master's thesis. His research initiatives include: Shared capitalism, employee ownership, and industrial democracy; working poor and working conditions in low wage sectors; and labor-management partnership.





RU SHRM Undergraduate Student Chapter received a 2016-2017 Superior Merit Award designation from The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The undergraduate student chapter was recognized for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student chapter members. … read more.  




Wil Williamson, retired United States Marine with 21 years of service and the current Director of Veterans Initiatives for Prudential Financial, is earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Labor Studies and Employment Relations from SMLR. In an interview with, Williamson shares his path to attending college and offers advice to other veterans. … read more.