Michael Maffie

Michael Maffie

LER Alumni Endowed Early Career Professor and Assistant Professor of Labor and Employment Relations

506C Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802

Office Phone: (814) 865-5425

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  1. PhD: Cornell University
  2. MS: Cornell University
  3. BA: Miami University


Michael Maffie is an Assistant Professor in Labor and Employment Relations.  He also holds an Affiliate Faculty appointment in the School of Information Sciences and Technology. His research focuses on workplace conflict between rideshare drivers and platforms (Uber, Lyft, etc.), including such issues as wage reductions, passenger arguments, or deactivations.  He also conducts research on conflict management, mandatory arbitration, worker voice, and social networks in the Gig economy.