Paul F. Clark
Paul F. Clark is Head and Professor in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations. He also holds an appointment as Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Administration. Clark's research interests include employment relations in the U.S. healthcare industry; the globalization of the labor market for healthcare professionals; union structure, government and administration; and union member commitment and participation. He has worked with numerous local and national unions on research projects and regularly serves as a speaker/workshop instructor for labor education programs. He is the author of four books, including Building More Effective Unions, published by Cornell ILR Press in 2001. His research has also appeared in the leading scholarly journals in industrial and labor relations and applied psychology. Clark serves as the Director of the M.S. and M.P.S. in Human Resources and Employment Relations program at Penn State and regularly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on industrial relations, labor law, and labor and globalization. He holds a Masters degree from the Cornell ILR School and a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Clark is the author or editor of four books and numerous scholarly and professional articles. His major research interests are:
- union structure, government, and administration
- union member commitment and participation
- unionism and collective bargaining in the healthcare industry
- globalization of the health care labor market
Clark has also taught labor education programs for local officers and activists from a wide variety of unions for 25 years and has worked on research projects with the United Mine Workers, United Steelworkers, the National Association of Letter Carriers, and the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO.
Clark, Paul F. Building More Effective Unions, 2nd Edition. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell ILR Press, 2009. Available from Amazon.com or Cornell Press. For information on using the new 2nd edition in training programs or workshops and for multiple-copies discounts, click here.
Clark, Paul F., John Delaney, and Ann Frost (eds.). Collective Bargaining in the Private Sector: Current Developments and Future Challenges, Champaign, IL: Industrial Relations Research Association, 2002. Available from Amazon.com or Cornell Press.
Recent publications include:
Clark, Paul F. and Lois S. Gray. “Administrative Practices in American Unions: A Longitudinal Study.” Journal of Labor Research , Volume 29, Number 1, March, 2008, pp.42-55.
Clark, Paul F., James B Stewart, and Darlene A. Clark. “The Globalization of the Labor Market for Healthcare Professionals."International Labor Review, Vol. 145, No. 1-2, 2006, pp. 37-64.
Clark, Paul F. and Darlene A. Clark. “Union Strategies for Improving Patient Care: The Key to Nurse Unionism.": Labor Studies Journal , Vol. 31, No. 1, Spring 2006
Clark, Paul F. and Lois S. Gray. “Changing Administrative Practices in American Unions: A Research Note.” Industrial Relations, Vol. 44, No. 4, October 2005, pp. 654-658.
Clive Fullagar, Daniel G. Gallagher, Paul F. Clark, and Anthony Carroll, 2004. Union Commitment and Participation: A 10-Year Longitudinal Study. Journal of Applied Psychology, Vol. 89, No. 4, August, pp. 730-737.
Clark, Paul F. and Darlene A. Clark. 2003. “Challenges Facing Nurses’ Associations And Unions: A Global Perspective.” International Labor Review, Vol. 142, No. 1, pp. 29-48.
Clark, Paul F. and Darlene A. Clark. “Retos Que Enfrentan Asociaciones Y Sindicatos de Enfermeras: Una Perspectiva Global.” Revista de Enfermeria (Review of Nursing , Argentina ), Vol. 4, Number 18, April 2003, pp. 4-9.
Clark, Paul F., “Health Care: A Growing Role for Collective Bargaining.” Chapter in Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector: Current Developments and Future Challenges, Paul F. Clark, John Delaney, and Ann Frost (eds.). Champaign , IL : Industrial Relations Research Association, 2002, pp. 91-136..
Clark, Paul F., Darlene A. Clark, David Day, and Dennis Shea. “The Impact Of Health Care Reform On Nurses’ Attitudes Toward Unions: The Role of Climate For Patient Care.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 55, No. 1, October 2001.
Clark, Paul F. and Marick Masters. "Competing Interest Groups and Union Members’ Voting." Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 82, No. 1, March 2001.
Clark, Paul F. and Lois S. Gray. Assessing the Proposed U.A.W., U.S.W., And I.A.M. Merger: Critical Issues and Potential Outcomes. Journal of Labor Research, Vol. XXI, No. 1, Winter 2000, p. 65-82.