Mary Bellman

Mary Bellman

Associate Teaching Professor of Labor and Employment Relations

Director of Labor Education

503E Keller Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 867-5697

Curriculum Vitae

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Education:

  1. PhD: University of New Mexico, Political Science

Research Interests:

Labor Education; Globalization; Immigrant Workers; Women and Labor

Biography:

Mary Bellman is the Director of Labor Education and Associate Teaching Professor at Penn State’s School of Labor and Employment Relations. In her fifteen years as a labor educator, Mary has taught and facilitated courses on a wide variety of topics and has helped to develop multiple programs for labor leaders. These include the Minnesota Union Leadership Program, the Women’s Global Leadership Program, and several UALE Women’s Summer Schools. Mary currently serves as the elected President of the United Association for Labor Education (UALE), the professional organization for labor education in higher education, unions, and community organizations in the U.S. Mary is also an affiliate faculty member of the Center for Global Workers’ Rights at Penn State and the Global Labor University.

After earning her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of New Mexico, Mary served as program director for a labor solidarity organization based in Central America, learning the craft of labor education while facilitating international exchanges between labor union women. Mary has longstanding interests in women’s leadership, economic globalization, immigrant workers, and popular education.