Eugene Balk Professor of Law and Values, University of Toledo College of Law. B.A, Oberlin College, 1983. J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1986. Ph.D. (history), Georgetown University, 1998. Practiced as a labor and employment lawyer in Washington DC 1987-99. 1999-present, University of Toledo. Teaching labor law, public-sector labor law, employment law, and employment discrimination.
Recent major publications: Modern Labor Law in the Private and Public Sectors: Cases and Materials (with Seth Harris, David Gregory, and Anne Lofaso) (LEXIS publishing, forthcoming 2012).; Public Sector Employment: Cases and Materials (2nd ed.) (with Marty Malin and Ann Hodges. Also the author of many other articles on labor and employment law and the book Public Workers: Government Employee Unions, the Law, and the State, 1900-62 (Cornell University Press, 2004).
Member of the Labor Law Group. Contributor to online journal Jotwell (Journal of Things We Like a Lot) (reviewing labor and employment law articles). Executive Board member, American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Labor and Employment Law Section, 2009. Chair, AALS Employment Discrimination Section, 2004, Executive Board Member, 2002 and 2006.
Outside peer reviewer of book manuscripts for New York University Press and University of Michigan Press; outside peer reviewer of articles for Law and History Review, Labor History, and Law & Society Review. Arbitrator for Toledo Federation of Teachers / Toledo Public Schools. Editorial board member for the journal Labor History.
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