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 (in progress)
  • 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)



  • University of Rhode Island, College of Business (current)
  • Cornell University, The Hotel School, SC Johnson College of Business
  • New Mexico State University, College of Business
  • University of New Mexico, Anderson School of Management
  • Universidad de La Salle (Bogotá, Colombia)
  • 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)
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
  • 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 and a downloadable pdf of my curriculum vitae, please visit my URI.EDU faculty webpage