Cornell University

Alex Colvin : Biography

Alexander J.S. Colvin is the Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution at the ILR School, Cornell University, where he is also Associate Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution and Associate Editor of the Industrial & Labor Relations Review.  His research and teaching focuses on employment dispute resolution, with a particular emphasis on procedures in nonunion workplaces and the impact of the legal environment on organizations. His current research projects include an empirical investigation of the outcomes of employment arbitration and a cross-national study of labor and employment law change in the Anglo-American countries. He has published articles in various journals, including: Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Industrial Relations, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Academy of Management Journal, Personnel Psychology, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, Relations Industrielles, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, and the Cornell Journal of Law & Public Policy.  He is also co-author of the books, An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations, 4 th edition (with Harry C. Katz and Thomas A. Kochan), Labor Relations in a Global World: An Introduction focusing on Developing Economies (also with Harry C. Katz and Thomas A. Kochan), Arbitration Law, 3 rd edition (with Katherine Van Wezel Stone and Richard Bales)  and co-editor (with Bill Roche and Paul Teague) of the Oxford Handbook of Conflict Management in Organizations. He received the 2003 Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the Industrial Relations Research Association (IRRA) and the 2000 Best Dissertation Award from the IRRA for his dissertation entitled "Citizens and Citadels: Dispute Resolution and the Governance of Employment Relations".