Biographical Information

Michele Hoyman, Ph.D.Experience Overview
Michele Hoyman is a retired labor arbitrator with over four decades of experience. Her professional background includes being listed with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) and working with the National Mediation Board (NMB). Dr. Hoyman has published extensively in  leading scholarly outlets for labor research including Arbitration Journal, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Arbitrators. As long-time believer in professional development, she has taught dozens of training courses for labor and management professionals on a wide array of topics.  Although retired, she still participates in arbitration-related courses and professional development events from time to time.

Teaching and Research Career
Dr. Hoyman spent much of her career in higher education and is a retired Associate Professor of Political Science and adjunct Master of Public Administration program faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her previous academic appointments included being on the faculty of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois. Dr. Hoyman’s areas of classroom expertise include alternative dispute resolution, public sector personnel management, and federal institutions. She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Antioch College.

Professional Activities
Dr. Hoyman is a long-time supporter of labor research and professional development societies. During her career as an arbitrator she was active in both national and local development organizations including the National Association of Railroad Referees (NARR) and the Atlantic Coast Labor-Management Conference (ACLMC). She has an extensive record of service with the Labor Employment Relations Association (LERA, previously IRRA), where she served as a Vice President and a member of the national executive board.