Mary Bellman

Mary Bellman

Associate Clinical Professor of Labor and Employment Relations
Director of Labor Education
503E Keller Building
(814) 867-5697

Curriculum Vitae

Mary Bellman SP22


PhD: University of New Mexico, Political Science

Research Interests

Labor Education; Globalization; Immigrant Workers; Women and Labor

Professional Bio

Mary Bellman is the Director of Labor Education and Associate Clinical 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.