Joan Parker is a nationally recognized arbitrator and mediator of labor and employment disputes. She earned a Ph.D. from the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University, from which she also graduated with Highest Honors. She serves as a permanent arbitrator under numerous collective bargaining agreements and is also an active employment arbitrator, mediator, and fact-finder in the non-union sector.
Formerly a professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources at Rutgers University, Dr. Parker has written two books and numerous articles on labor and employment relations topics. At Rutgers, she taught graduate courses in labor law, arbitration, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. She continues to teach at Rutgers as a visiting lecturer and is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences across the country.
In addition to serving as an arbitrator, mediator, and educator, Joan Parker is the founder and principal of her firm, Joan Parker ADR, which specializes in workplace investigations, fact-finding, and settlement counseling.