Biographical Information

Michele Hoyman, Ph.D.

Faculty Appointments and Positions
Michele Hoyman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at UNC Chapel Hill and has worked as a an arbitrator for over thirty five years. She received her doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan in 1978. Dr. Hoyman was previously on the faculty of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois.

Arbitration Experience and Scholarship
Dr. Hoyman has been listed on the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s (FMCS) roster of arbitrators for over 20 years. Since 2012, she has and served on several railroad industry arbitration panels through the National Mediation Board (NMB). Dr. Hoyman has published arbitration-related articles in law reviews and scholarly outlets including Arbitration Journal, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Arbitrators.

Professional Appointments and Service
Dr. Hoyman is a member of  the National Association of Railroad Referees (NARR) and offers periodic training and short courses on dispute resolution for labor relations professionals. She is proud to have an extensive record of service with the Labor Employment Relations Association (LERA, previously IRRA), where she was the Eastern Region Vice President, St. Louis Chapter President, and was a member of the national executive board. She also helped organize a regional conference on labor dispute resolution, the Atlantic Coast Labor-Management Conference (ACLMC), for many years.