Arthur Theotis Matthews

Arthur Theotis Matthews

Teaching Professor of Labor and Employment Relations
506D Keller Building
(814) 863-8422

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Arthur Matthews


J.D., Concentration: Human Rights, Civil Rights and Public Policy, Howard University School of Law
B.A. Pre-Law, Criminal Justice and Political Science, C.W Post College, Long Island University

Research Interests

Labor-management cooperation, labor education, employment dynamics, discrimination, leadership, diversity, equity and inclusion, negotiation, mediation and arbitration, organizational change

Professional Bio

Arthur T. Matthews J.D started his teaching career in 1987 first at the Medgar Evers College/City University of New York and the Van Arsdale School of Labor Studies. In addition, since 1989 he has served on the faculty at NYU and Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Moreover, in 1997 he started serving as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Arkansas. At the aforementioned institutions, he has taught seminar, certificate, boot camp, undergraduate, MPA and MBA courses in areas such as diversity and inclusion, labor-management cooperation, leadership, public speaking, ethics, negotiation, mediation, arbitration and organizational change. For a decade starting in the late 90’s he lectured at the National Labor College/George Meany Center for Labor Studies. Lastly, in 2016 and 2017 he lectured at the Clinton School of Public Service and Harvard University School of Law respectively.

He is the COO, partner and Chief Playmaker of (Matthews & Matthews Consulting) which is a boutique firm specializing in customized and divergent aspects of human resources, labor and the workforce. His areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, diversity, inclusion and equity, labor-relations, cultural humility, leadership, conflict resolution and organizational change. His clients are primarily corporations, government agencies, unions and 501 C 3 organizations. Some of his clients include but are not limited to Johns Hopkins University, Con Edison, 1199SEIU, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the EEOC, the Laborers International Union of North America, Dare2DreamLeaders Inc. and New York City Health + Hospitals. He has served as a mediator and arbitrator and was recently appointed a Senior Fellow for Human Capital at the Conference Board.

Check out the following podcasts Professor Matthews is featured in:

Becoming Bulletproof – With Lonnie Brewer

Conference Board Talk – Conflict

NYU Langone – Leadership Showcase

Business Leadership Series – The Artist Evolution