Dworkin Head shot

Dr. James B. Dworkin

Chancellor; Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


B.A., Economics, 1970
M.A., Industrial Relations, 1971
Ph.D., Industrial Relations, 1977

Contact Information

Office: Schwarz Hall 138
Phone: (219) 785-5433

Since 1976, collective bargaining, negotiations, and dispute resolution are Chancellor Dworkin’s main teaching interests. His current research interests include unionism in professional sports, why doctors join unions, and arbitration acceptability.

Dworkin is the author of two books, Owners Versus Players: Baseball and Collective Bargaining (Boston: Auburn House Publishing Company, 1981), and Reflections on the Transformation in Industrial Relations (Scarecrow Press, 1989) and numerous articles.

He has been a consultant to the assistant secretary for policy, evaluation, and research at the U.S. Department of Labor; Employer and Employee Education Services, University of Minnesota; and various publishing companies. Dworkin is a member of the Industrial Relations Research Association, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, and the American Arbitration Association. He serves as an arbitrator, mediator, and fact-finder in a variety of labor-management disputes in the private and public sectors.

He came to Purdue University North Central from the Purdue Krannert School of Management in West Lafayette. Dworkin joined Purdue in 1976, served as an associate dean for the Krannert School for 10 years, and served as acting dean before coming to PNC.