Biographical Information

Michele Hoyman, Ph.D.

Faculty Appointments and Positions
Michele Hoyman is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member in the School of Government’s Master of Public Administration Program. Her teaching includes 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. Dr. Hoyman was previously on the faculty of the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois.

Experience and Scholarship
Dr. Hoyman has worked as an arbitrator for over thirty five years. She 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.

Appointments and Leadership Positions
As long-time believer in professional development, Dr. Hoyman offers periodic training and short courses on dispute resolution for labor relations personnel. She is a 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.