Economics and Human Resources
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.
- PhD in Economics and Labor Relations, Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago (1976)
- MBA (Concentration in Labor Relations), Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago (1966)
- Bachelor's in Economics, Kalamazoo College (1963)
- Human Resource Management
- Labor relations
- Employment law
- State economic development
- Workforce training and development
- Workforce satisfaction and retention
- 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)