The online courses in the program are taught by leading Penn State School of Labor and Employment Relations faculty who have extensive experience teaching in online educational environments.
Antone Aboud, Ph.D.
Antone Aboud received his Ph.D. from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and a B.A. in government from Cornell. Subsequently, he served in increasingly responsible positions as a faculty member at State University of New York (SUNY) at Potsdam and SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica-Rome, and as director of the Graduate School of Industrial Relations at St. Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania. He also served as a labor arbitrator and mediator.
Since 1985 Dr. Aboud has worked full-time as a consultant, developing effective risk management and investigatory policies and practices as well as management, leadership, and supervisory training. He has authored training programs that have been taught in more than 40 states and Washington, D.C. Most recently he has focused considerable effort in helping organizations address issues related to organizational culture, particularly their ability to adopt changes in culture that are truly sustainable. Additionally, Dr. Aboud has specialized in working with long-term care entities in the public, private, and not-for-profit settings.
Doug Allen is currently a lecturer in labor and employment relations. During his career, he served as the executive director of the Screen Actors Guild, AFL-CIO, and as the assistant executive director of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) for nearly 20 years. In that capacity, Allen was executive director Gene Upshaw's deputy. He took the lead in developing the highly successful "Players Inc." collective licensing program. Prior to his position with the NFLPA, Doug worked for the AFL-CIO's Committee on Political Education.
An alumnus of Penn State, Allen played for the Nittany Lion football team and was recognized as an Academic All-American. He continued his football career in the NFL as a member of the Buffalo Bills in New York. He now works as a consultant to labor organizations and has served as an in-residence professor of practice in the labor and employment relations school since fall 2011.
Amy Dietz, M.S.
Amy Dietz is a lecturer in the School of Labor and Employment Relations. In addition to teaching, she is the program administrator and adviser for the school's online Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations graduate program, the school's undergraduate internship coordinator, and the faculty adviser to the Society of Labor and Employment Relations, a graduate and undergraduate student organization. A graduate of Penn State's Schreyer Honors College, Ms. Dietz has a B.S. in labor studies and employment relations and an M.S. in industrial relations and human resources.
Tom C. Hogan, D.M., SPHR, GPHR
Dr. Hogan is a professor of human resource management in the School of Labor and Employment Relations at Penn State. He also serves as a professor-in-residence at the Penn State Sustainability Institute. Dr. Hogan's research and teaching interests include global human resources, global leadership development, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses online and in residence.
Dr. Hogan has 30 years of experience as a practitioner and has served in leadership and management positions in higher education administration and the corporate sector. Prior to joining the School of Labor and Employment Relations, Dr. Hogan held the position of Interim Associate Provost, Office of Faculty Affairs, at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Prior to working for UMUC, he spent 23 years with AT&T in a variety of assignments including sales, sales support, business development, marketing, and human resources. In his last assignment at AT&T, Dr. Hogan served as director of Strategic Talent Acquisition and Retention, Workforce Diversity, and EEO/AA. Prior to AT&T, he worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hogan currently serves as a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this role, he is involved in developing and representing the U.S. position on global HR standards to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). In November 2011, he was elected to represent ANSI as a member of the U.S. delegation at the first ISO Technical Committee 260 Human Resource Management plenary meeting.
Dr. Hogan holds a doctorate in management from the University of Maryland University College and two master's degrees from Penn State, in public administration and regional planning. He is a faculty adviser for the Penn State student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. He holds certifications from the HR Certification Institute as Senior Professional in Human Resources and Global Professional in Human Resources.