Marick F. Masters is currently Director of Labor@Wayne at Wayne State University, where he is a Professor of Business and Adjunct Professor of Political Science. Labor@Wayne includes the Douglas A. Fraser Center for Workplace Issues, the Master of Arts in Employment and Labor Relations, the undergraduate major in Employment and Labor Relations, and the Labor Studies Center. Professor Masters received his Ph.D. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois in 1983. He served on the faculty of the Department of Management at Texas A&M University from 1982-1986. He served on the faculty of the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, from 1986-2009 (January 4), where he was a professor, Director of MBA Programs, and Associate Dean (Interim).
Dr. Masters’ research and teaching interests are in the areas of negotiations, conflict resolution, employment dispute resolution, and public/federal/state labor-management relations. He has published more than 100 articles and two books: The Complete Guide to Conflict Resolution in the Workplace (AMACOM, 2002) and Unions at the Crossroads (Quorum 1997). He is currently working on books in the areas of the future of work, union finances, and negotiations. Dr. Masters participates in a variety of non-profit organizations and serves on various such boards. He is currently the president of the Detroit Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He has generated research grants and contracts, won several teaching awards, and developed numerous executive education programs. Dr. Masters has consulted widely with a variety of organizations across numerous industries and been widely interviewed in print and electronic media.
Dr. Masters is a senior partner with AIM Consultants. He has had nearly 15 years of administrative experience in various capacities and also been a candidate for the United States Congress.