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of Business. PhD, 1991. MPhil, 1991. Columbia University Graduate School
Major Field: human resource policy.
Dissertation concerned employee voice and human resource regulation.
of Management. MBA, 1981. Major: Statistics. UCLA Graduate School
. MBA, 1981. Major: Insurance. Collegeof Insurance
. AB, 1975. Major: Philosophy. Sarah Lawrence College
Refereed Journal Articles
“How Universities Pay their Presidents.” Academic Questions, 19:2, Spring 2006.
“The Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management: Midwife to a New Profession?”
Learning and Education Journal, 4:4, December 2005. Academyof Management
“The Real Estate Investor”, with Donald Grunewald, Journal of Business Ethics, 51:1, April 2004.
"PC and the Fast Food Model for Teaching”, Academic Questions 16:4, fall 2003.
"Professors, Managers and MBA Programs.” Human Resource Management Journal, Spring 2000, 39:1.
"Compliance with ERISA's Disclosure Programs." Journal of Labor Research, vol. 17, 1996.
"Health Reform and the Legal-Economic Nexus" with Frederick J. Murphy. Journal of Economic Issues, vol. 29:2, 1995.
"Voice Asymmetries in ERISA Litigation.” Journal of Labor Research, vol. 16, 1995.
"ERISA: Law, Interests, Consequences." Journal of Economic Issues, 28:1, 1994.
“Howard Roark and the Ghost of Admiral Rickover” with Mike Stanchina and Donald Grunewald. Accepted for publication at International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management.
“Perspectives on Transformational Leadership in the Sanhedrin of Ancient Judaism.” with H. Friedman. Management Decision, vol. 41, no. 2, 2003. MCB-Emerald Publishers.
“Continuous Improvement in the History of Human Resource Management”, with Hersh Friedman. Management Decision, vol. 40, no. 8, 2002. MCB-Emerald Publishers.
“The Costs and Benefits of the Form 5500 Annual Report” Benefits Quarterly, winter 2001, 16:1.
“Human Resource Management and Deming’s Continuous Improvement Concept.” Journal of Quality Management, fall 2000. Elsevier Publishers.
New York State Assembly Waysand Means Committee.” International Journal of Case Studies and Research” fall 2000.
Abraham as a Transformational Leader", w. H. Friedman. Journal of Leadership Studies 7, no. 2. with Hershey Friedman (Spring 2000): 88-95.
"Transformational Leadership: Instituting Revolutionary Change in Your Accounting Firm" with H. Friedman and K. Giladi. National Public Accountant 45, no. 3 (May 2000): 8-11.
"Compliance with ERISA: a Comparison of Large Single Employer and Taft Hartley Plans." Benefits Quarterly. 10:3 summer 1995.
"Fearful Asymmetries: Plan Administrators View ERISA." Benefits Quarterly 11:1 winter, 1995.
"Health Promotion in
's Taft Hartley Funds." w. Bernard Handel Benefits Quarterly,10:1, 1994. New York
"Employee Rights Litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act." Journal of Individual Employee Rights. 3:1 winter 1994.
"The Social Structure of ERISA Litigation." Benefits Quarterly. 10:4 fall 1994.
“In Search of Compensation: a Comparison of Executives in Peter and Waterman's Excellent and Fortune's Least Admired Firms." Benefits Quarterly, 6:2, 1990. Quoted
in Ira Kay, Value at the Top.
Book/Chapters in Books
Wellness Programs for Taft Hartley Funds, with Bernard Handel.
: International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans, 1992. Reviewed in Pension World, summer 1993. Brookfield, Wisconsin
"Benefits of Wellness Programs" in Jeffrey D. Mamorsky (ed.), Health Care Guide.
: Warren, Gorham, Lamont, 1994. New York
"Case Studies of Wellness Programs" in Jeffrey D. Mamorsky (ed.), Health Care Guide.
: Warren, Gorham, Lamont, 1994. New York
Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act" in A.J. Sobczak (ed.), Great Events in Business History II: Business and Commerce. Griffin : Pasadena Press, 1994. Salem
"The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974" in A.J. Sobczak (ed.), Great Events in Business History II: Business and Commerce.
: Pasadena Press, 1994. Salem
"Will Taxing Colleges Save Them?" Frontpagemag,
Jul 27, 2007.
Gotham’s Colleges”, Op Ed, Sun, December 6, 2006, p. 6. New York
“Misplaced Trustee: Fiduciary Duty and Irrationality at Enron.” Yale Economic Review. Volume 2, No. 3, Summer 2006.
on the Paris ”, Op Ed, p. 9, Hudson New York Sun, November 28, 2005.
Mitchell Langbert and Phil Orenstein, “Academic Bill of Rights in the
” www.Frontpagemag.com, Empire State November 18, 2005.
Candace de Russy and Mitchell Langbert, “The Corrosion of Ethics in Higher Education.” Inside Higher Education.
July 5, 2005. http://www.insidehighereducation.com/views/2005/07/05/derussy.
Candace de Russy and Mitchell Langbert, “Selective Evaluation” in The
New York Sun, June 24-26, 2005.
Candace de Russy and Mitchell Langbert, “Strategic Planning for Trustees”, booklet published by the Institute for Effective Governance. 2005.
"Gestión de los recursos humanos en Enron. Reflexiones después de la muerte de Kenneth Lay" in LOS RECURSOS HUMANOS.com at http://www.losrecursoshumanos.com/enron.htm,
July 5, 2006.
Review of Thomas Sowell, Affirmative Action around the World. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. 17:213-14, 2005.
Review of Gustman and Steinmeier’s Pensions, Incentives and Labor Mobility. Compensation Management, Spring 1996.
Review of Gordon L. Clark's Pensions and Corporate Restructuring in American Industry. Journal of Labor Research, 1994.
Review of M. Anne Hill and Mark R. Killingsworth (eds.), Comparable Worth: Analyses and Evidence.
Review, January 1991. Academyof Management
Review of M.C.McDermott's Multinationals: Foreign Divestment and Disclosure. Journal of International Business Studies. Second Quarter, 1990.
Review of E.S. Savas' Privatization: the Key to Better Government.
Journal of World Business, Spring 1988. Columbia
Work in Progress
Salary structure of the labor market for university presidents.
Virtue Ethics and Managerial Competency: The Case of Enron.
Conferences and Proceedings
"Globalization in the Internet Age: Satan or Savior," The Fourth Annual Faculty Day Conference at Brooklyn College, May 24, 2000 [with T. Amoo, A. Bhattacharya, B. J. Lewis, and M. Uctum].
"Continuous Improvement in the History of Human Resource Managment," Proceedings of The Northeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Atlantic City, NJ, March 22-24, 2000, 174-176.
"Professors, Managers, and Human Resource Education," Poster Session at the Industrial Relations Research Association. Winter 2000.
"Saving the World: Cutting-Edge Ideas from Business and Finance," Symposium at the Third Annual Faculty Day Conference at
, Brooklyn College May 26, 1999[with , Bhattacharya, Friedman, Herskovitz, Lewis, Sardy, and Uctum]. Bell
New York State Assembly Waysand Means Committee" Proceedings of the North American Case Research Association. Fall 1998.
"Baccalaureate and Master's Degree Programs in Human Resource Management" with Donald Myers. Proceedings of the Association of Management, August 1995.
"Health Reform and the Legal - Economic Nexus" with Frederick M. Murphy. Presentation at the Allied Social Sciences Association for Evolutionary Economics Conference,
, Washington, D.C. January 8, 1995.
"Industrial Relations and Deming's Continuous Improvement Concept" with Farzad Mahmoodi. Proceedings of the Association of Management, August 1994.
Electronic Mailing List Manager, Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, 1994-present. (Soc-
Referee, Human Resources/Careers Track, Southern Management Association Conference, 1995.
Human resource management group, policy and procedure coordinator, International Association of Management Annual Conference, 1995.
Member, utilization subcommittee of the member involvement committee,
, 1995. Academyof Management Human Resource Division
Discussant, "Mediation and Communitarianism." Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics Annual Conference,
April 1995. Washington, D.C.
Session chair, Human Resource Management, International Association of Management Annual Conference 1994.
Referee, Academy of Management Annual Conference, public sector division, 1992.
Referee, Decision Sciences annual conference, OB/OT track, 1992.
Book Review Editor,
Journal of World Business 1989-90. Columbia
Program and Grant Development
Developed paradigm grant proposal for conversion of military airport bases to civilian use in conjunction with
National Aviation and Dowling College . Transportation Center
Developed Mitel, Inc. grant, $3,500, at
. Clarkson University
Submitted USIA grant for Russian Exchange program between
and Dowling College , 1994. Moscow Business University
Brooklyn College - CUNY, Associate Professor, 1998 - present.
, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1996-1998. Iona College
, Assistant Professor, 1994-1996. Dowling College
, Assistant Professor, 1991-1994. Clarkson University
, New York University of Business, Adjunct Professor, 1996-1998. Stern School
Courses Taught since 2005
Strategic Human Resource Management.
Management of Organizations
Business Seminar (Image and Ideology and Corporate Social Responsibility).
Introduction to Management (Managerial Skills).
Collaboration, Conflict and Negotiation.
Expert Witness and Professional
See my professional website at http://www.mitchell-langbert.com/.
Retained as expert witness on the much-publicized In Re Tittle et al. v. Enron et al. 401(k) case and ten other human resource management, fiduciary duty and employee benefit cases. Details and references are available upon request.
Design and delivery of negotiation and conflict resolution training for senior executives of the NYPD Spring 2007.
Doctoral dissertation, published in academic journals, concerned compliance with and litigation under ERISA.
Assembly, Ways and Means Committee. Senior Budget Analyst responsible for pension and employee benefit issues. 1991. New York State
City Federal Savings Bank. Director, employee benefits. 1986.
Johnson and Johnson, Administrator, employee benefits. 1984.
International Nickel Company (Inco Ltd.), Administrator, employee benefits, 1979.
City Federal Savings and Loan, 1984-1986.
Director, employee benefits. Oversight of employee benefit plan design and administration for corporation with 7,000 employees. Planned, organized, and supervised health insurance cost containment program. Supervised benefit department staff. Developed accounting controls for ESOP and 401(k) plans.
Johnson and Johnson, 1981-1984.
Administrator, employee benefits. Designed corporate health and pension plans. Helped design corporate-wide h.r.i.s.
International Nickel Company of Canada Ltd. (Inco), 1976-1979.
Administrator, employee benefits. Administered and designed corporate health and pension plans.
Media/Public Sector/Public Service
Television Appearance, Fox Morning Show, August 16, 2007
Television Appearance, WWOR-TV UPN Nine News,
, , New York City February 9, 2006concerning employment-at-will.
Quoted in Christian Science Monitor,
December 29, 2005, concerning Transit Workers’ Strike.
Radio Interview. WCBS All-News Radio 880,
. Interview about Transit Workers’ Strike, New York City Monday, December 19, 2005.
One News ( New York ). Interview about networking and career transition, New York City Saturday October 30, 2004.
One News ( New York ). Interview about employment at will, New York City Thursday October 14, 2004. . Also aired on Capital Region Nine ( ). Albany, New York
Television Appearance. TV News-12 (
). Interview about Labor Day, Westchester County September 2, 1997.
New York State Assembly ways and means committee staff, 1991.
's pension and health programs for the ways and means committee. In charge of management oversight of the Office of General Services and Department of State for WAM. New York State
Invited testimony before the
Human Rights Commission on employee benefits for women and minorities in New York City 's construction industry, New York City April 26, 1990.
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