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Released March 17, 2004


HATTIESBURG -- Dr. Elizabeth Wesman, a full-time labor arbitrator based in North Carolina, will bring her expertise to students, faculty and guests of the College of Business and Economic Development at The University of Southern Mississippi during a lecture March 23.

Wesman will speak on "The Importance of the Human Resources Function for Sustaining Competitive Advantage" at 1 p.m. in Room 303 in Joseph Greene Hall. The public is invited.

Wesman's national arbitration practice is based out of Hendersonville, N.C. She is listed with the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and National Mediation Board panels of arbitrators. In addition, she was admitted in 2001 to the National Academy of Arbitrators.

A professor emerita at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management, Wesman taught labor relations, human resources compensation, conflict management and staffing. Her research focuses on the areas of employment discrimination, perceptions of procedural justice in the workplace, and the arbitration of Title VII complaints, and she has numerous publications and professional conference paper presentations.

Wesman holds a bachelor's degree from Smith College, a master's degree from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.

Each semester the College of Business and Economic Development brings leading business executives into the classroom to share their experience of the real world of business. For more information, call 266-5854.


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April 20, 2004 4:09 PM