The Spachman Professor of HR & Labor Relations, University of Rhode Island




Circa 1981. Inglewood, California.

Circa 1981. Inglewood, California.

Education & Certifications

  • M.S.L. (Master of Studies in Law), Wake Forest University School of Law

  • Ph.D., Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Rutgers University

  • Ed.M., Human Resource Development, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • MBA., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • B.S., Aviation Business Administration, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)

  • Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)



  • Associate Professor and the Spachman Professor of Human Resources and Labor Relations, University of Rhode Island, College of Business (current)

  • Visiting Scholar, United States Coast Guard Academy, Department of Management

  • Assistant Professor, Cornell University, The Hotel School, SC Johnson College of Business

  • Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University, College of Business

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management

  • Visiting Professor, Universidad de La Salle (Bogotá, Colombia)

  • Fellow, US Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences


industry/Military Work experience

  • US Airways

  • America West Airlines

  • ATA Airlines

  • UPS

  • AirTran Airways

  • US Army Reserve (Enlisted/NCO)

  • US Air Force Reserve (Medical Service Corps Officer; current)


Professional Organization Memberships

  • Academy of Management (AOM)

  • Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA)

  • Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity

  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)

  • Sigma Iota Epsilon Honorary and Professional Management Society

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

  • Alpha Eta Rho International Aviation Fraternity


Service & Community Organization Memberships

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars of the US (VFW)

  • Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons


for more details PLEASE download MY curriculum vitae OR visit my URI.EDU faculty webpage