Faculty and Staff News

Adjunct faculty member to serve on Federal Service Impasses Panel

Adjunct faculty member to serve on Federal Service Impasses Panel

Last week, it was announced that U.S. President Joe Biden intends to appoint 10 members to the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) Federal Service Impasses Panel, including Jeanne Charles, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State.

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Clark rejoins faculty after 20 years as director of School of Labor and Employment Relations

Clark rejoins faculty after 20 years as director of School of Labor and Employment Relations

Paul Clark never imagined becoming the head of the Penn State Department of Labor Studies when he joined the faculty in 1979. But he did just that in 2001 – and under his leadership the department, now known as the School of Labor and Employment Relations, grew to become one of the leading labor and human resources programs in the nation.

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New book, 'The Tolls of Uncertainty,' examines the US unemployment system

New book, 'The Tolls of Uncertainty,' examines the US unemployment system

Penn State sociologist Sarah Damaske offers a look at how privilege and the ‘guilt gap’ shape unemployment in America

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Faculty Feature: Q & A with Valerie Braman

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Valerie Braman

Our newsletter features a faculty member question and answer section where you can learn more about our professors' research projects, ongoing studies, and hobbies! This month, get to know Valerie Braman.

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Everhart honored with 2021 Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Everhart honored with 2021 Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Trisha Everhart, assistant director of online programs in the School of Labor and Employment Relations in College of the Liberal Arts, has been honored with the 2021 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners.

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VTLD Experience Selected as EdTech Awards 2021 Finalist

VTLD Experience Selected as EdTech Awards 2021 Finalist

Professor of Practice Tom Hogan's signature course The VTLD (Virtual Transformational Leadership Development) Experience has been selected as a finalist for The EdTech Awards 2021 in the higher education technology leader category.

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Elaine Farndale named next director of School of Labor and Employment Relations

Elaine Farndale named next director of School of Labor and Employment Relations

Elaine Farndale, professor of human resource management and current associate director of the Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER), will become director of the school effective July 1.

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Anner to present at TEDxPSU Conference

Anner to present at TEDxPSU Conference

TEDxPSU's annual conference will take place virtually this year on Saturday, March 6 at 1 p.m.

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Clark elected president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association

Clark elected president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association

School Director Dr. Paul Clark will serve as president-elect in 2021–22 and president in 2022–23 of LERA.

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Faculty Feature: Q & A with Tom Hogan

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Tom Hogan

Our newsletter features a faculty member question and answer section where you can learn more about our professors' research projects, ongoing studies, and hobbies! This month, get to know Professor of Practice Tom Hogan.

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Faculty Feature: Q & A with Hee Man Park

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Hee Man Park

Our newsletter features a faculty member question and answer section where you can learn more about our professors' research projects, ongoing studies, and hobbies! This month, get to know Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management Hee Man Park.

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Hogan Featured in Penn Stater Magazine

Hogan Featured in Penn Stater Magazine

Professor of Practice Tom Hogan was among several of the Black alumni, students, and faculty to share their experiences and perspectives in the September/October issue of the Penn Stater Magazine.

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Wasser Selected as 2020 Kelley-Willits Award Winner

Wasser Selected as 2020 Kelley-Willits Award Winner

Michael Wasser, an adjunct faculty member with the School of Labor and Employment Relations in Penn State’s College of the Liberal Arts, has been selected as the 2020 winner of the Kelley-Willits Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

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Hogan to Serve on SHRM Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity

Hogan to Serve on SHRM Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced the members of its new Blue Ribbon Commission on Racial Equity. The commission, convening HR and business leaders to drive actions and find solutions, is part of SHRM's "Together Forward @Work" initiative, a call to action for the business community and HR professionals to address racial inequity in the workplace.

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Faculty, grad students come together to help Centre County residents in need

Faculty, grad students come together to help Centre County residents in need

Centre County COVID-19 Community Response, also known 4CR is “an informal organization that arose based on concerns over the pandemic. It’s about community members getting together to help each other.” The members include two LER professors: Dr. Rebecca Tarlau and Dr. Manuel Rosaldo.

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Faculty Feature: Q & A with Michael Maffie

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Michael Maffie

Our newsletter features a faculty member question and answer section where you can learn more about our professors' research projects, ongoing studies, and hobbies! This month, get to know Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Relations, Michael Maffie.

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Paul Clark Publishes Article in "The Conversation"

Paul Clark Publishes Article in "The Conversation"

"Essential US workers often lack sick leave and health care – benefits taken for granted in most other countries" discusses inequalities emphasized by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

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Tarlau is 2020 recipient of emerging faculty award for engaged scholarship

Tarlau is 2020 recipient of emerging faculty award for engaged scholarship

Each year, Penn State recognizes outstanding faculty and staff with annual awards in teaching and excellence. These awards highlight many of the University's faculty and staff who go above and beyond.

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Everhart Recognized in 'We Are!' Feature

Everhart Recognized in 'We Are!' Feature

Trisha Everhart was highlighted for the work she does with the School of LER's undergraduate and graduate students.

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Faculty Feature: Q & A with Kameron Carter

Faculty Feature: Q & A with Kameron Carter

Our newsletters feature a faculty member question and answer section where you can learn more about our professors' research projects, ongoing studies, and hobbies! This month, get to know Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, Kameron Carter.

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Anner selected as inaugural recipient of Advancing a Global Penn State: Outstanding International Research award

Anner selected as inaugural recipient of Advancing a Global Penn State: Outstanding International Research award

Mark Anner, associate professor of the School of Labor and Employment Relations and director for the Center for Global Workers’ Rights, has been named inaugural recipient of the Advancing a Global Penn State: Outstanding International Research Award. Anner was honored at a reception held at the Hintz Family Alumni Center on Wednesday, March 20.

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Hogan named as scholar for Student Engagement Network Faculty Academy

Hogan named as scholar for Student Engagement Network Faculty Academy

Tom Hogan, professor of practice in the School of Labor and Employment Relations, has been named as a Scholar in the Engagement Faculty Academy for the 2019-2021 academic years. The Student Engagement Network Faculty Academy is designed to provide funding for educators to deepen the University-wide discourse, practice, and recognition of engaged scholarship at Penn State.

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Aboud honored with 2019 Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Aboud honored with 2019 Hendrick Award for service to adult learners

Antone Aboud, director of online programs and professor of practice at the School of Labor and Employment Relations, has been named as the winner of the 2019 Shirley Hendrick Award, presented by the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners for service to adult learners at the Faculty/Staff Awards reception on Tuesday, April 2.

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Redmond Named as Recipient of NACADA Outstanding Advocate for Academic Advising Award

NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising has named Dr. Brian Redmond, associate teaching professor at the School of Labor and Employment Relations (LER) and lead faculty member for the Organizational Leadership (OLEAD) program, as the winner of this year’s Region 2 Outstanding Advocate for Academic Advising.

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Rebecca Tarlau Selected As 2018 National Academy of Education (NAEd)/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow

Assistant Professor of Education and Labor & Employment Relations Rebecca Tarlau was recently recognized a recipient of the 2018 NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral and Dissertation Fellowships.

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Katherine Maich, Ph.D. Earns Honorable Mention For Dissertation

Katherine Maich, Ph.D. Earns Honorable Mention For Dissertation

Katherine Maich, Ph.D., was named the Honorable Mention for the LERA’s 2018 Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Awards Competition. Her dissertation was titled, "Domesticated Democracy? Labor Rights at Home in Lima and New York City."

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Professor Awarded Grant to Study Workers' Rights in Morocco

Professor Awarded Grant to Study Workers' Rights in Morocco

Associate professor and director of the Center for Global Workers' Rights, Mark Anner, recently was awarded a $60,000 grant from the Solidarity Center to study agricultural supply chains in Morocco and their impact on workers' rights. Dr. Anner is coordinating a small team of researchers to examine how supply chain dynamics in the wine and olive oil sectors influence working conditions, while also creating points of leverage for unionization and collective bargaining.

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Trisha Everhart in New Role

Trisha Everhart in New Role

This past summer Trisha Everhart assumed the role of Assistant Director of Online Programs for the School of Labor and Employment Relations. For several years Trisha has worked as our School’s Administrative Support Coordinator. In addition to those duties, she has been a member of our Online Team since joining LER and has also had administrative responsibility for the curricular consultation process, a critical role supporting faculty efforts to create and revise our courses and curricula.

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