Cornell University

Arthur Wheaton : Biography

Arthur Wheaton is a Workplace and Industry Education Specialist for the Institute for Industry Studies. His expertise includes industry education and workplace training, high performance work systems, negotiations and conflict resolution, as well as auto and aerospace industrial relations.

Prior to joining the ILR faculty in 1999, Art was with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was project manager for the Labor Aerospace Research Agenda. He is also a team member of the Michigan State University Work Practices Diffusion Team that has conducted research in Japan and consulted with industry executives from South Korea, South Africa, Bermuda, and Japan.

Previously, Art was a labor education specialist at Michigan State University. Art has served as executive board member and steward for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO in Michigan.

Author of numerous publications, Art earned a B.A. in multidisciplinary social science with a concentration in political science, history and economics at Michigan State University. He has an M.L.I.R. from the Michigan State School of Labor and Industrial Relations, where he has completed all course requirements for a Ph.D.