Coming and Goings
The School is sad to report the loss of long-time faculty member Richard Z. Hindle. Dick joined the then Department of Labor Studies in 1970 and retired in 1995 as Associate Professor. Primarily working in the school’s labor education program, Dick conducted programs with unions in eastern Pennsylvania as well as statewide programs at University Park and was widely known and respected by union leaders and activists across the Commonwealth. Dick also taught in the Department’s undergraduate programs and served for many years as the program’s internship coordinator. A native of Reading, Dick held degrees from Kutztown and Temple Universities. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Labor Studies students fortunate enough to know Professor Hindle will remember him for his warmth and welcoming smile.
In August, the School added Valerie Braman as a labor educator and Lecturer of Labor and Employment Relations. Valerie’s main responsibilities will be to promote and conduct the School’s labor education work in southeastern Pennsylvania. She will also teach in the programs World Campus degree programs. To facilitate this work she will be based in the Philadelphia area. Valerie comes to the School following six years as a Staff Representative/Affiliate Organizer with the Pennsylvania affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. She holds degrees from Brown and Gwynedd Mercy Universities and is a graduate of our School’s Labor Leadership Institute.
Professor Helen Liu left LER at the end of the Fall 2016 semester. She came to the School in 2009 and taught courses in human resource management and research methods at the graduate and undergraduate levels.