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Human Resource Studies

Offering unparalleled coverage of human resource management, we bring together scholars, students, and industry leaders to address contemporary workplace issues. Our faculty are recognized HR experts, routinely publishing in our field’s top journals (amassing over 70,000 Google Scholar citations to date). They serve as journal editors and board members, and hold many leadership roles across campus and within the profession.

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Our faculty teach the full range of HR topics to students at all levels (undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and professional/executive) and deliver custom training programs for leading organizations. Through our centers and institutes, we reach thousands of HR practitioners through working groups, conference events, and external education.

Our alumni and executive partners – including dozens of current or former chief human resource officers at global companies – enrich learning through guest lectures, live-case projects, and networking events.



Graduate, Research, and Professional HR

We offer teaching, research, and training programs to the full range of the HR profession, from undergraduates to PhDs and HR professionals.

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Centers and Institutes

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Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies

The Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) is the world’s leading partnership between industry and academia, representing more than 55 of the world’s premier companies.

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Institute for Compensation Studies

The Institute for Compensation Studies™ (ICS) is an interdisciplinary center that researches, teaches and communicates about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work, and how these rewards influence outcomes for individuals, companies, industries, and economies.

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  • William J. Conaty Professor of Strategic Human Resources
  • Director, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies

  • Joseph R. Rich ‘80 Professor of Human Resource Studies
  • Academic Director, Institute for Compensation Studies

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies

  • Director, ILR WIDE
  • Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Associate Professor, Human Resource Studies

Tae-Youn is Director of Research at ICS and Associate Professor in Human Resource Studies.

See Tae-Youn's full bio here.

See Caitlin's full bio here.

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  • Executive Director of the EMHRM

See Susan's full bio here. 

Brian Dunn is the Institute for Compensation Studies’ Director of Professional Programs and a lecturer in the ILR School.

Visiting Lecturers

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  • Visiting Lecturer

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173 Ives Faculty Bldg.
Cornell University
ILR School
Ithaca, NY 14853-3901
Ph: (607) 255-5427 

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