Donald McPherson, IUP Distinguished University Professor and professor of Employment and Labor Relations emeritus, was elected vice president of the National Academy of Arbitrators, the leading North American organization of labor and employment arbitrators, at its annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C., in June 2013.
The NAA is a professional and honorary organization of more than 600 labor and employment arbitrators elected to membership from the U.S. and Canada. The NAA was founded in 1947 to foster the highest standards of integrity, competence, honor, and character among those engaged in the resolution of labor-management and other workplace disputes.
McPherson was a founding faculty member and chair of the ELR Department in 1977 and taught in the graduate department until his retirement from IUP in 2004 after 35 years of service. He has been a labor arbitrator since 1981 and was admitted to the NAA in 1992. He previously served from 2008–2011 on the NAA Board of Governors and was managing editor of its journal from 2005–2008.
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