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Jean McKelvey


Name: Jean Carol Treep McKelvey
Home Address: 53 Aberthaw Road, Rochester, New York 14610
Telephone: (716) 473-3031
Date of Birth: February 9, 1908
Married: June 29, 1945 to Blake F. McKelvey, City Historian Emeritus, Rochester, New York
1925-1929 Wellesley College, A.B. (Honors in Economics)
1929-1931 Radcliffe College, M.A.
1931-1933 Radcliffe College, Ph.D.
Thesis: Trade Union Interest in Production
Academic Honors:  
1928 Phi Beta Kappa
1929 First Prize, Hart, Schaffner and Marx Essay Contest for best essay in economics written by an American college undergraduate
1929-1932 Various graduate fellowships from Radcliffe and Wellesley Colleges
Employment Record:  
1932-1945 Sarah Lawrence College
Member of Social Science faculty, Teaching Economics Chairman, Social Science Facutly (resigned in 1946)
Summers of 1938, 1939, 1945, and Spring of 1945 University of Rochester Teaching Economic History, Industrial Relations
1944-1945 National War Labor Board, Region 2 Public Panel Member, Hearing Officer, Arbitrator
1946-Present Cornell University, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations
1946-1947, Assistant Professor; 1947-1951, Associate Professor; 1951-1976, Professor; 1976-Present, Professor Emerita and Coordinator, Off-Campus Graduate Credit Programs, ILR Extension Division
Other Experience:  
1947-1952 Alumna Trustee, Wellesley College
1973-Present Panel of Arbitrators, Trans World Airlines and Flight Attendants (ALSSA); Non-Represented Employees
1974-Present Member, Advisory Council, Arbitration Journal, American Arbitration Association
1974-Present Member, U.S. Postal Service Expedited Arbitration Panels
1976-Present Professor, ILR Extension Division (teaching graduate and undergraduate credit courses)
Member, ILR's Advisory Council
Jan. 1977-June 1978 Visiting Professor, Cornell University Law School
1984-Present Member, Arbitration Panel, Wayne State University and AAUP
Professional Affiliations:  
1957-1960 Member of Executive Board, IRRA
1955-Present Member of National Academy of Arbitrators: Board of Governors, President (1970-1971), Vice President, and Treasurer
1947-Present Member of Arbitration Panels: American Arbitration Association; Federal Mediation and Counciliation Service, NY PERB
Member, Executive Board, International Society for Labor Law and Social Legislation
1972-1973 Member, Interim Executive Board, Society for Professionals in Dispute Resolution
Directories: Who's Who in America
  Who Knows and What
  Directory of American Scholars
1973 Federal Mediation and Conciliation Serivce's Special Award for Distinguished Service in Labor Management Relations
1975 Wellesley Colege, Distinguished Alumnae Award for Public Service
1983 American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator of the Year Award
1989 Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Distinguished Service Award
1990 Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, Distinguished Service Award