4th LERA Jr. Faculty Consortium
"Journey to Tenure"

Saturday, June 15, 2019, 2 - 5:15 pm
Westin Cleveland Downtown
(Held in Conjunction with the LERA 71st Annual Meeting, June 13-16, 2019)

Chaired by:

Ting Zhang
Ting Zhang
University of Baltimore


2019 LERA Jr. Faculty Consortium Agenda

2-3:30, Introduction and Work-Life Balance: Journey to Tenure

Invited Speakers:

  • William Bowen (Professor of Urban Studies and Public Policy, Cleveland State University)
  • Vickie C. Gallagher (Associate Professor of Management, Cleveland State University)

 3:45-5:15, Publication and Faculty Life in Labor Relations

Invited editors in Labor Relations:

  • Rosemary Batt  (ILR Review Editor, Alice Cook Professor of Women and Work, Cornell University) 
  • David Lewin (AILR Editor, Professor Emeritus, Management and Organizations, UCLA)

Other invited speakers in Labor Relations Research:

  • Susan Helper (Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University)
  • Ryan Lamare (Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

RSVP to Jr. Faculty Consortium

Please RSVP on the registration form when you register for the conference. If you have any questions, please contact Chair Ting Zhang at [email protected].

Registration to LERA 71st Annual Meeting

To register for this event, you should register for the LERA 71st Annual Meeting. Your registration fee to the LERA 71st Annual Meeting includes a badge that will provide access to both the Consortium and to the entire 4 days of LERA meetings being held June 13-16, 2019.

Speaker Bios

William Bowen (Professor of Urban Studies and Public Policy, Cleveland State University)

William M. Bowen (Bill) was born in Cleveland and raised in Florida.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill he was commissioned as a Supply Officer in the United States Navy.  While on shore duty he entered into a Master of Public Administration program and found that he loved doing research and teaching.  He currently serves as Professor of Urban Studies and Public Policy in the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University.  His research and teaching interests are in research-based decision-making and problem solving in regional analysis and planning, especially in relation to economic development, energy policy, environmental issues, and higher education.  He recently published The Evolution of Human Settlements, From Pleistocene Origins to Antropocene Prospects with Robert E. Gleeson (Palgrave McMillan 2019).  His research over the past couple years has appeared in Energy Research and Social Science, Review of Policy Research, Regional Science Policy and Practice, Public Integrity and the The Journal of Emergency Management. When he is not engaged in research and scholarship, he spends his time in various leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America.  He is also the lead guitar player and vocalist for a local rock band.

Vickie C. Gallagher (Associate Professor of Management, Cleveland State University)

Vickie is a professionally trained facilitator, presenter, researcher, and intervention specialist. She has over 15 years of industry experience and over a decade of academic experience, having served as a consultant to an array of organizations with regard to marketing and organizational change issues. In addition to consulting, Vickie worked for American Greetings, Liggett-Stashower Advertising, Triad Research (formerly Tactical Decisions Group), and an international market research firm, Ziment, located in New York City.  She was President of the Cleveland American Marketing Association (2000-2001) and an active member for nearly a decade.  She has conducted hundreds of in-depth interviews and facilitated focus groups, gathering data in order to enhance organizational performance.

Dr. Vickie Coleman Gallagher joined Cleveland State University (CSU) in the fall of 2010 as an Assistant Professor in the Management Department, and was promoted to Associate Professor in fall 2013.  She has a doctoral degree in Management (specializing in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management) from Florida State University, a master¿s degree in Consumer-Industrial Research from the Department of Psychology at CSU, and a bachelor¿s degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing, from the College of Business Administration at CSU.  Vickie has taught Organizational Diagnosis Research Methods to Executive Leadership and Organizational Change (ELOC) masters students, Organizational Behavior to doctoral students, as well as Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Management to undergraduates.  In addition, she teaches Leadership and Organizational Change, Organizational Diagnostics, Human Resources Management, and HR Analytics to Executive MBAs, traditional MBAs and Masters of Labor Relations and Human Resources (MLRHR) students at CSU.  Prior to CSU, Vickie taught for three years at Northern Kentucky University, just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Vickie has traveled personally and presented at professional conferences across the globe, to over 20 countries including many parts of Europe, as well as South Africa, Singapore, China, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia.  In addition, Vickie has presented dozens of academic papers in several research areas, including the stressors and career paths of refugees, sustainability and the role of HR, social influence, political skill, person-organizational fit, and workplace stressors (e.g., job tension, conflict, workplace politics, psychological contract violations, abusive supervision).  She has over 20 publications and book chapters, and her work is published in the Journal of Management, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Managerial Psychology, Journal of Managerial Issues, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Labor Studies Journal, International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in Information Technology, Journal of Enterprise Information Management, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Career Development International, and Southern Business Review.

Rosemary Batt  (ILR Review Editor, Alice Cook Professor of Women and Work, Cornell University)

Rosemary Batt is the Alice Hanson Cook Professor of Women and Work at the ILR School, Cornell University. She is a Professor in Human Resource Studies and International and Comparative Labor. She received her BA from Cornell University and her Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on comparative international studies of management and employment relations, with particular attention to the impact of financialization on management and employment and the globalization and restructuring of service industries and its impact on low wage workers. She previously coordinated the Global Call Center Project/. She has written extensively on human resource practices and their effect on firm performance, the quality of jobs, and wage and employment outcomes.

Her work has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations, the European Journal of Industrial Relations, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Personnel Psychology. She is co-author of Private Equity at Work (2014) with Eileen Appelbaum; co-editor of the Oxford Handbook on Work and Organization and co-author of The New American Workplace: Transforming Work Systems in the United States, Cornell University Press.

David Lewin (AILR Editor, Professor Emeritus, Management and Organizations, UCLA)

David Lewin, Ph.D., is the Neil H. Jacoby Professor Emeritus of Management, Human Resources and Organizational Behavior at the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a Managing Director and Head of the Labor & Employment and Human Capital Practices at the Berkeley Research Group (BRG). He is a recent past President of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) and presently chairs the LERA’s Strategic Thinking Committee.

Professor Lewin is the author of many published works on such topics as human resource strategy, human resource management practices and business performance, workplace and organizational dispute resolution, and compensation and reward systems, including executive compensation and public sector compensation. His books include The Labor Sector; The Modern Grievance Procedure in the Unites States; Public Sector Labor Relation, Analysis and Readings; Contemporary Issues in Employment Relations; Human Resource Management: an Economic Approach; The Human Resource Management Handbook; The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations; and Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, Volume 24. His newest book (with Professors Keith Townsend and Rebecca Loudoun) is the Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Human Resources: Innovative Techniques, published by Edward Elgar (UK).

Professor Lewin serves on the editorial Boards of Industrial Relations, California Management Review, Journal of Change Management, and Work, Organization and Employment.  He is also a Director and Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, a founder and faculty member of the Columbia Business School/New York City Police Department Police Management Institute (PMI), and for eight years served as a member of the Board of Directors of K-Swiss, Inc.

Professor Lewin consults widely on human resource management issues with business, government and voluntary organizations in the United States and abroad. He also serves as an expert witness in employment litigation. His current expert retentions involve issues of no poaching, the reasonableness of executive compensation, gender discrimination, retaliatory termination, employee and managerial misclassification, and independent contractor vs. employee status.

Paul Gollan (AILR Editor, to be further confirmed, Senior Professor of Management, University of Wollongong)

Paul J. Gollan is a Senior Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business, University of Wollongong. He is also Pro-Vice Chancellor (South East Asia) and Dean of Academic Programs (INTI). Previously he was Director of the MBA and MBA Advanced programs at Sydney Business School, UOW. He has also been a Honorary Adjunct Professor at MGSM, Visiting Professor of Management at the London School of Economics and at Kings College London. He holds an MSc (Econ) and PhD from the London School of Economics. Previously Paul was a Professor and Director of Australian Institute for Business and Economics at the University of Queensland and Professor of Management and Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University. He was also a former Lecture in the Department of Management at the London School of Economics. Paul has authored, co-authored and co-edited 16 books in the fields of management, human resources and industrial relations including The Oxford Handbook of Participation in Organizations, (2010, Oxford University Press.). Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development (UK), and Fellow of the Australian Human Resource Institute. He has also written over 36 book chapters and 60 refereed journal articles. In addition he has published over 250 articles in media outlets such as the Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is a Trustee of CEDA and Member of the Board and Director of Kincoppal-Rose Bay, School of the Sacred Heart.

Susan Helper (Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University)

Susan Helper is the Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. She was formerly Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Commerce and a member of the White House Staff. She has served as chair of the Economics Department, and has been a visiting scholar at University of Oxford, the University of California (Berkeley), Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her research focuses on the globalization of supply chains, and on how U.S. manufacturing might be revitalized. Dr. Helper received her PhD in Economics from Harvard and her BA from Oberlin College in Economics, Government and Spanish.

Ryan Lamare (Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Ryan Lamare is an associate professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include: labor and employment arbitration; ADR in the securities industry; the development of ADR systems in organizations; and the relationship between union and non-union voice and political activities. He has published extensively on these issues in top industrial relations, human resource management, and law journals. He serves on the editorial boards at Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, and the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations and is secretary-treasurer of LERA.