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Professor Ingrid Fulmer Joins HRM's Faculty
CWW's New Study on The Benefits of Paid Family Leave
Acting Dean Schurman Mediates During SAG-AFTRA Negotiations
Professor Ingrid Fulmer To Join HRM Faculty
Professor Ingrid Fulmer 

In summer 2012, Professor Ingrid Fulmer will join SMLR as a new faculty member in the Department of Human Resource Management. Currently, Professor Fulmer is a tenured associate professor at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. 


Professor Fulmer's research is in the areas of human resource management, organizational behavior, and business ethics. She studies relationships among human resource practices, worker attitudes, and organizational performance, with particular interest in executive and non-executive compensation and employee benefits. She also studies social interactions in organizations, focusing on how those interactions are shaped by individual differences and by choice of influence tactics (e.g., communication medium, intentional use of emotion, unethical behavior).


Her research has been published in Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Business Ethics Quarterly, and Journal of Business Ethics, as well as in other journals and edited volumes.


Professor Fulmer is an associate editor of the Academy of Management Review and a member of the executive committee of the HR Division of the Academy of Management. Prior to completing her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University, she worked as a CPA and consultant.


"One of the things that makes Rutgers appealing to me is that so many of the leading scholars and cutting-edge thinkers in the field of human resource management today are at SMLR. I am very excited about working with such a great group of colleagues, and I look forward to joining you in the summer!" says Professor Fulmer.


If you would like to contact Professor Ingrid Fulmer, email: ingrid.fulmer@moore.sc.edu 




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Issue: 3  
February 6, 2012

As we continue to forge into this new year, let's take a moment to acknowledge the good news and achievements we've received to date. In this issue, we welcome a new professor and applaud new research from our school, among other successes. Please read more below and feel free to share our news! 

New Research

CWW's New Study Shows Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave  


On January 18, The Center for Women and Work (CWW) released a new study, "Pay Matters: The Positive Economic Impacts of Paid Family Leave for Families, Businesses, and the Public." The report concludes that providing paid family leave to workers leads to positive economic outcomes for working families, businesses, and the public. The study was commissioned by the

Karen White
Karen White

National Partnership for Women & Families, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. Linda Houser, an affiliate fellow at CWW, was one of the co-authors. Karen White, director of CWW's Working Families program, directed theresearch. The study was also recently highlighted in an article from NJBiz.


Acting Dean Schurman Facilitates
SAG-AFTRA's Merger

Acting Dean Sue Schurman at SAG Awards
From left, Acting Dean Sue Schurman, Ken Howard (SAG's president), Roberta Reardon (AFTRA's president). Amy Aquino (SAG's secretary-treasurer), Rebecca Damon (vice president, SAG's New York branch), and Pete DiCicco (co-facilitator) gather at the 2012 SAG Awards. 
For the past year, Acting Dean Sue Schurman has served  as lead facilitator for the merger process between the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). The two unions have tried to merge twice before but failed to achieve the required 60% ratification vote from both memberships. At their respective  meetings on January 27 and 28, both unions' National Boards approved a merger agreement and new constitution. The merger referendum will be sent to members later this month with votes due by March 30. On January 29, Acting Dean Schurman joined the leadership of both unions at the annual SAG Awards to celebrate the boards' approval. For more information on the merger and the history of these two unions visit SAG's Website. To view more photos from this event, "like" us on Facebook.
New Undergraduate Program in HRM
Continues to Grow

In the last SMLR Update, we highlighted the success of SMLR's new undergraduate program in Human Resource Management (HRM). Since then, the HRM program has experienced significant growth. At the end of the fall 2011 semester, 133 undergraduate students declared HRM as their major. By spring 2012 this number has increased to 235--a 77% increase from the fall!
In the Media

On January 2, 2012, Professor Jeffrey Keefe's op-ed, "A Better Way to Slice the Data," was featured in the New York Times. Professor Keefe examines flaws within a recent study on public school teachers' compensation and highlights the relationship between teacher's wages, cognitive ability, and education. Professor Keefe was also recently featured in a video interview for the Spanish language version of the global news channel, RT.  


"It's not easy being working-class in a culture thaDissent Magazine Cover t, as Owen Jones recently put it in Chavs, demonizes workers," Professor Dorothy Sue Cobble states in her article, "Blame the Workers," which was featured in Dissent magazine's winter edition. Professor Cobble's article highlights the U.S.'s class warfare and Social Darwinism.  


During a recent interview with NJ101.5, Professor Terri Boyer, executive director of the Center for Women and Work, discussed why many professional women are burning out by age 30. "There is more of a stigma around women taking time for their caregiving responsibilities, for family, for hobbies, etc., so they're trying to counteract the bias surrounding that which is why they work as hard as they do early on in their careers," says Professor Boyer.
On January 5, SMLR's Acting Dean Sue Schurman and Professors Adrienne Eaton, Janice Fine, David Finegold, Carla Katz, Jeffrey Keefe, Mingwei Liu, and Saul Rubinstein gave presentations during the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) conference held in Chicago. The conference focused on employment relations and workplace representation in the recovering economy and included sessions on
Professors Finegold and Eaton
Professors David Finegold and Adrienne Eaton
new and strategic approaches to worker representation. The SMLR professors
 were among the University's re
presentatives who chaired or participated in group discussions.  

On January 12, Professor Adrienne Eaton, chair of the labor studies and employment relations department, gave a talk to the Medical Society of New Jersey on labor management relations in the healthcare industry. Professor Eaton addressed the changing U.S. healthcare system and developments in healthcare and physician unions.   

New Role
Frank Ngo has officially joined the Center for Management Development (CMD)
Frank Ngo
Frank Ngo 
as associate director of finance and business. Previously, Ngo spent 7 years working asSMLR's business manager. Prior to Rutgers, he has worked in both the corporate sector and academic environments. He possesses both a CPA and MBA and has a deep business and finance knowledge. Congratulations to Frank Ngo on his new role!


Job Opportunity 
The Center for Women and Work is seeking a senior program coordinator to meet the needs of its Career Equity Resource Center (CERC). The senior program coordinator will administer and coordinate the development of programs and professional development curriculum to increase access and success in high-skill, high-demand fields for marginalized students in career and technical education programs. He/she will work closely with educators, administrators, employers, higher education partners, and other key stakeholders in New Jersey's career and technical education system. This position reports to the center's executive director. Click here to view the full job description and to apply.

Save the Dates!

Rutgers Day   

April 28, 2012
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Please join us at this year's fun-filled event!


SMLR Convocation   

May 12, 2012
7:00 p.m.
Louis Brown Athletic Center, Livingston Campus   


246th Anniversary Commencement    

May 13, 2012
High Point Solutions Stadium, Busch Campus 

Share Your News!
If you have news that you would like to share, please e-mail Renee Walker, director of communications, at rwalker@smlr.rutgers.edu.

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