Matthew M. Bodah is a professor of industrial relations at the University of Rhode Island’s Schmidt Labor Research Center and was chair of URI’s Department of Economics from 2009 through 2014. He has a doctorate in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University. He teaches courses in labor relations, compensation administration, and industrial sociology. His main areas of research are labor relations public policy and workplace dispute settlement. His work has appeared in, among other places, Industrial Relations, Journal of Labor Research, Labor Studies Journal, and Labor Law Journal. He is co-author (with Dale Belman) of Building Better: A Look at Best Practices for the Design of Project Labor Agreements (EPI Briefing Paper #274, 2010) and (with Dale Belman and Peter Philips) Project Labor Agreements (Electri International, 2007). His co-edited volume (with John Burton and Karen Roberts) Workplace Injuries and Diseases: Prevention and Compensation was recognized by the Princeton University Library as a “notable book in industrial relations” in 2005. He is also a labor arbitrator and mediator on the lists of the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, The Labor Relations Connection, and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.