Biographical Information

Michele Hoyman, Ph.D.Arbitration Appointments and Experience
Michele Hoyman has worked as an arbitrator for almost four decades. She is listed on the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s (FMCS) roster of arbitrators and has served on railroad industry panels through the National Mediation Board (NMB). Dr. Hoyman has published arbitration-related articles in leading scholarly outlets including Arbitration Journal, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Arbitrators. As long-time believer in professional development, Dr. Hoyman offers periodic training and short courses on dispute resolution for labor relations personnel.

Teaching and Research Career
Dr. Hoyman spent much of her career in education and is a retired Associate Professor of Political Science 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. Over the past few decades her teaching duties included a variety of labor-related courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. She received her doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan in 1978.

Professional Memberships and Activities
Dr. Hoyman has been a long-time member of  the National Association of Railroad Referees (NARR). She is also proud to have 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. Previously, she was also the St. Louis Chapter President of LERA.