Featured Fields of Expertise
Labor is a key issue in the public spotlight, intersecting with the economy, human rights, and law. Steven Willborn, Judge Harry A. Spencer Professor of Law, specializes in employment law, labor law, employment discrimination law, and pension & employee benefits law. He is familiar with how unions and strikes affect the country, as well as legal conflicts within employment and labor.
Understanding the state of religion among today’s youth is key to understanding the future of American society. Philip Schwadel, Carl Happold Professor of Sociology, studies what has caused a growing proportion of young people to leave religion – and why others maintain religious belief. He is familiar with the ways family, friends and life transitions can promote or discourage religious affiliation as well as the impact of religious decline on social cohesion.