PhD Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago 1976 Areas of specialization: Economics and Labor Relations
MBA Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago 1966 Area of Specialization: Labor Relations
Bachelor Kalamazoo College 1963 Major: Economics
- Human Resource Management
- Labor Relations
- Employment Law
- State Economic Development
- Workforce Training and Development
- Workforce Satisfaction and Retention
Current research is focused on state economic development strategies, particularly with regard to technology and workforce preparation/training. Co-author with Anthony Redwood of the Kansas Economic Development Strategy in 1986. Work with the state of Kansas on modifications and updates of that strategy has continued since that time. A related area of interest is community and local areas economic development. A further research area of interest is determinants of employee satisfaction and retention. Has been a grievance arbitrator since 1972 and currently is on the roster of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. Is also a fact-finder for public sector negotiation impasses in Kansas.
Economic Development Study, a report to the Governor and Kansas Legislature on recommendations for economic development. With Anthony Redwood. Kansas Innovation Index, Kansas Technology Corporation (1999)
"Demographic and Economic Trends in Kansas,. Kansas Business Review, Fall 1998. With Norman Clifford and Fernando Conde.
"The Kansas Workplace: Employer Assessment,. Kansas Business Review, Spring 1997. With Ron Ash and Elizabeth Stella.
The Effective Workforce in Kansas: Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment, Fall 1996 (with Robert Glass and Kevin Nelson)