Paul Whitehead

Paul Whitehead

Professor of Practice, Labor and Employment Relations

506A Keller Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-8422

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  1. MS: University Of Wisconsin, Industrial Relations; JD Harvard University


Paul Whitehead is a Professor of Practice in Labor and Employment Relations, specializing in labor and employment law.  He earned his B.S. in Labor Studies and M.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin.  He is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School.  Whitehead practiced labor, bankruptcy, and benefits law for almost 30 years for the United Steelworkers in Pittsburgh, PA, serving as general counsel from 2001-2009.  His career has included, in addition to years of collective bargaining, the representation of workers and retireees affected by corporate restructurings, foreign trade disputes, and the design of benefit programs. He joined the PSU faculty in early 2009 and offers courses in both the School of Labor and Employment Relations and Penn State's Dickinson School of Law.