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Originally published in ILR 75th Anniversary.

Professor Harry Katz

Dean Harry Katz

ILR Dean Alex Colvin and Professor Harry Katz discuss the school’s expansion during Katz’s time as dean.

The growth of the ILR resident faculty from 48 to 62 positions, diversification of the student body and the establishment of the Executive Master of Human Resource Studies program are a few of the initiatives Harry Katz led as dean of ILR from 2005 to 2014.

ILR’s Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining and director of the school’s Scheinman Institute, Katz discussed the school’s evolution with Alex Colvin, Ph.D. ’99, ILR’s Kenneth F. Kahn ’69 Dean and Martin F. Scheinman Professor of Conflict Resolution, in a Zoom interview in celebration of the school's 75th anniversary and its future as the preeminent school of work, labor and employment.