Professor Ryan Lamare was honored in April of this year as he was named the inaugural Soderstrom Professor.  The ceremony featured remarks from Dean Fritz Drasgow and Reitumetse Mabokela, AM 93, Vice Provost for International Affairs. 

Endowed professorships also allow us to retain exceptional faculty like Professor Lamare, invest in their innovative research, and sustain transformational teaching. This professorship was created to honor the legacy of Reuben G. Soderstrom as a pioneering leader in the labor movement and his essential role in the founding of the School. This professorship was created to inspire labor leaders to reach for the highest level of relief from human suffering and create political systems that empower individuals to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and to persevere though all odds.

“Among his many contributions, two key areas stand out. The first is his work on the interaction between employee voice and politics, and the second is his research into the organizational adoption of private systems to manage workplace conflict. He has explored key research questions within these areas in both the U.S. and internationally and has developed a world-class publication record at the top journals in his field.” 

Vice Provost Mabokela