Cornell University

Ronald Seeber : Biography

Ron Seeber is a Senior Vice Provost at Cornell University and a Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations. He received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University in 1975. He attended the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he received his A.M. (1977) and Ph.D. (1981).

As Senior Vice Provost, he is responsible for the social science infrastructure units, which support social scientists across all the colleges and include the Survey Research Institute, the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, the Institute for Social Sciences and the Institute for Advancement of Economics. He also works with the Provost to oversee and advance social science and management science initiatives across the colleges.

In 2005 Professor Seeber was appointed the Vice Provost for Land Grant Affairs. He continues in that role by serving as the coordinator of the four New York State Contract Colleges at Cornell, and represents the University in its dealing with the State University of New York and the state government. In addition, his office supports the broader land grant mission of the University in all of the colleges. The ROTC programs on campus also report directly through Dr. Seeber to the provost.

Professor Seeber was appointed to the faculty at the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1980, and became the Associate Dean and Director of Extension in 1987, a position in which he served until the end of 1999. He is also an Associate Director of the Martin and Laurie Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.

Professor Seeber has taught and conducted research on a wide variety of topics related to labor-management relations, negotiations and dispute resolution. He is the author or editor of seven books and monographs on labor relations and dispute resolution, as well as numerous scholarly articles and book chapters.

Contact Information:
Cornell University
Senior Vice Provost
449 Day Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
Tel: 607-255-9970/ 255-4371
Fax: 607-255-0134 / 255-7774