Mitchell Langbert, Ph.D.
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Dr. Mitchell Langbert

Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Mitchell Langbert

  • Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Ph.D., 1991. M.Phil., 1991.
    Major in Human Resource Management.
  • UCLA Graduate School of Management. MBA, 1981.
  • The College of Insurance. MBA, 1981.
  • Sarah Lawrence College. AB, 1975.
ERISA Refereed Journal Articles and Case Studies

“The Costs and Benefits of the Form 5500 Annual Report” Benefits Quarterly, winter 2001, 16:1.

"Compliance with ERISA's Disclosure Programs." Journal of Labor Research, vol. 17, 1996.

"Voice Asymmetries in ERISA Litigation.” Journal of Labor Research, vol. 16, 1995

"Compliance with ERISA: a Comparison of Large Single Employer and Taft Hartley Plans." Benefits Quarterly. 10:3 summer 1995.

"Fearful Asymmetries: Plan Administrators View ERISA." Benefits Quarterly 11:1 winter, 1995.

"ERISA: Law, Interests, Consequences." Journal of Economic Issues, 28:1, 1994.

"Health Promotion in New York's Taft Hartley Funds." w. Bernard Handel Benefits Quarterly,10:1, 1994.

"Employee Rights Litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act." Journal of Individual Employee Rights. 3:1 winter 1994.

"The Social Structure of ERISA Litigation." Benefits Quarterly. 10:4 fall 1994.

Management and HR Refereed Journal Articles and Case Studies

Case Study: “PC and the Fast Food Model for Teaching.” Academic Questions 16:4, fall 2003.

“Continuous Improvement in the History of Human Resource Management”, with Hersh Friedman. Management Decision, vol. 40, no. 8, 2002. MCB-Emerald Publishers

“Human Resource Management and Deming’s Continuous Improvement Concept.” Journal of Quality Management, fall 2000. Elsevier Publishers.

"Transformational Leadership: Instituting Revolutionary Change in Your Accounting Firm" with H. Friedman and K. Giladi. National Public Accountant 45, no. 3 (May 2000): 8-11.

“Professors, Managers and MBA Programs.” Human Resource Management Journal, spring 2000, 39:1.

“Health Reform and the Legal-Economic Nexus" with Frederick J. Murphy. Journal of Economic Issues, vol. 29:2, 1995.

“In Search of Compensation: a Comparison of Executives in Peter and Waterman's Excellent and Fortune's Least Admired Firms." Benefits Quarterly, 6:2, 1990. Quoted in Ira Kay, Value at the Top.

Other Refereed Journal Articles and Case Studies

Case Study: “The Real Estate Investor”, with Donald Grunewald, accepted for publication in Journal of Business Ethics--International Journal of Value Based Management, 2004, Kluwer Academic Publishers.

“Perspectives on Transformational Leadership in the Sanhedrin of Ancient Judaism.” with H. Friedman. Management Decision, vol. 41, no. 2, 2003. MCB-Emerald Publishers.

Case Study: “The New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee.” International Journal of Case Studies and Research” fall 2000.

"Abraham as a Transformational Leader", with H. Friedman. Journal of Leadership Studies 7, no. 2. with Hershey Friedman (Spring 2000): 88-95


Wellness Programs for Taft Hartley Funds with Bernard Handel. Brookfield, Wisconsin: International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans, 1992. 1,000 copies sold; 10,000 copies in print. Reviewed in Pension World, summer 1993.

Book Chapters

"Benefits of Wellness Programs" in Jeffrey D. Mamorsky, editor, Health Care Guide. New York: Warren, Gorham, Lamont, 1994.

"Case Studies of Wellness Programs" in Jeffrey D. Mamorsky, editor, Health Car Guide, New York: Warren, Gorham, Lamont, 1994.

“The Landrum Griffin Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act" in A.J. Sobczak, editor, Great Events in Business History II: Business and Commerce. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1994.

"The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974" in A.J. Sobczak, editor, Great Events in Business History II: Business and Commerce. Pasadena: Salem Press, 1994.

Book Reviews

Review of Gustman and Steinmeier’s Pensions, Incentives and Labor Mobility. Compensation Management, spring 1996.

Review of Gordon L. Clark's Pensions and Corporate Restructuring in American Industry. Journal of Labor Research, 1994.

Review of M. Anne Hill and Mark R. Killingsworth's, eds., Comparable Worth: Analyses and Evidence. Academy of Management Review, January 1991.

Review of M.C. McDermott's Multinationals: Foreign Divestment and Disclosure. Journal of International Business Studies. Second Quarter, 1990.

Review of E.S. Savas' Privatization: the Key to Better Government. Columbia Journal of World Business, spring 1988.

Other Work in Process

“Through a Refractive Lens: On the Early Career Success of Evening MBA Students” under review at Academy of Management Learning and Education

“Is this the End of the MS in HRM?” in process

“A Public Choice Perspective on Public Sector Labor Relations.”

Conferences and Proceedings

“Continuous Improvement in the History of Human Resource Management,” Northeastern Decision Sciences Institute, spring 2000.

“Professors, Managers and Human Resource Education.” Poster Session at the Industrial Relations Research Association. Boston, winter 2000.

“New York State Assembly Ways and Means Committee” Proceedings of the North American Case Research Association. University of New Hampshire, Fall 1998.

"Health Reform and the Legal - Economic Nexus" with Frederick M. Murphy. Presentation at the Allied Social Sciences Association, Association for Evolutionary Economics conference, Washington, D.C., January 8, 1995.

"Industrial Relations and Deming's Continuous Improvement Concept", with Farzad Mahmoodi. Proceedings of the Association of Management, August 1994.

“Baccalaureate and Master's Degree Programs in Human Resource Management", with Donald Myers, Proceedings of the Association of Management, August 1995.

Editor/Referee/Session Chair

Editorial Board. Case Research Journal. 2002-present.

Referee, Case Research Journal, 1998-present.

Special Issue Editor , “Management History: Reflections on Key Thinkers in Management.” Management Decision: Focus on Management History, vol. 40, no. 10, October 2002. MCB-Emerald Press.

Text book reviewer, Susan Jackson and Randall Schuler, Managing Human Resources. Eighth and Ninth Editions

Book Review Editor, Columbia Journal of World Business, 1989-90.

Referee, Human Resources/Careers Track, Southern Management Association Conference, 1995.

Human resource management group policy and procedure coordinator, International Association of Management annual conference, 1995.

Member, utilization subcommittee of the member involvement committee, Academy of Management Human Resource Division, 1995.

Electronic Mailing List Manager, Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics Mailing List (Soc-econ@UNMVMA.UNM.Edu/Listserv@UNMVMA.UNM.Edu), 1994-1996.

Discussant, "Mediation and Communitarianism." Society for the Advancement of Socio-economics annual conference, Washington, D.C. April 1995.

Session chair, human resource management, International Association of Management Annual Conference, Dallas, 1994.

Referee, Academy of Management annual conference, public sector division, 1992.

Referee, Decision Sciences annual conference, OB/OT track, 1992.

Program and Grant Development

Developed paradigm grant proposal for conversion of military airport bases to civilian use in conjunction with Dowling College National Aviation and Transportation Center.

Developed Mitel, Inc. grant, $3,500, at Clarkson University.

Submitted USIA grant for Russian Exchange program between Dowling College and Moscow Business University, 1994.

Academic Experience
  • Brooklyn College-CUNY, Assistant Professor, promoted to Associate Professor with tenure 2003. 1998-present.
  • Iona College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 1996-1998.
  • Dowling College, Assistant Professor 1994-1996.
  • Clarkson University, Assistant Professor, 1991-1993.

Adjunct Teaching
  • EMBA Program, Zhong Shan (Sun Yat-sen) University, Guangzhou, China
  • New York University
  • Troy State University, Norfolk Naval Base
Experience includes distance learning (internet and tele-conference based) and on-site Courses. Student ratings typically in the 85th percentile and higher

Courses Taught:
  • Managerial Skills
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Collaboration, Conflict and Negotiation
  • Ethics, Markets and Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial and Labor Relations
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Staff Selection and Recruiting
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Regulation of Human Resources
  • Career Management and Assessment
  • Strategy and Policy
  • Strategy Simulation
  • Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship
  • International Business
  • History of Management Thought
  • Introduction to Management/Business Simulation
  • Introduction to Statistics


Award: Business and Economics Teacher of the Year, Business and Accounting Society, Brooklyn College, 2003

1998-2001. Several recognition letters from Dean Choi, New York University, for outstanding undergraduate teaching with 6.0 student ratings or higher 1997-2001

Nomination: Best New Teacher Award, 1991 and 2001

Sam Walton Fellow, Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), 2001-4, Brooklyn College

Award: Best case for new entrant, North American Case Research Association conference, 1998.

  • Appointments and tenure committee, Economics Department, 2002-present.
  • Presentation of seminar on organizational change at Brooklyn College, September 2002.
  • Committee on reengineering, Brooklyn College, 2002-3.
  • Search committee for Brooklyn College Human Resource Vice-president, 2002.
  • Submission of proposal for master’s degree program in HR management, summer 2001.
  • Chair, library committee, 2001-3.
  • Chair, campus planning committee, 1999-2001; 2003.
  • Member, campus planning committee, 1998.
  • Departmental faculty secretary, 1999.
  • Academic standards committee, 1995 -96.
  • Annual theme committee, 1994-95.
  • Curriculum committee, 1994- 95
  • Chair, search committee, 1993
  • Search committee, 1992

Corporate and Public Sector Experience

New York State Assembly ways and means committee staff, 1991. Oversight of New York State's pension and health programs for the ways and means committee. In charge of management oversight of the Office of General Services and Department of State for WAM.

City Federal Savings and Loan, 1984-1986. Director, employee benefits. Oversight of employee benefit plan design and administration for corporation with 7,000 employees. Planned, organized, and supervised health insurance cost containment program. Supervised benefit department staff. Developed accounting controls for ESOP and 401(k) plans.

Johnson and Johnson, 1981-1984. Administrator, employee benefits. Designed corporate health and pension plans. Helped design corporate-wide h.r.i.s.

International Nickel Company of Canada Ltd. (Inco Ltd.), 1976-1979. Administrator, employee benefits. Administered and designed corporate health and pension plans.

Other Experience

Television Appearance. TV News-12 (Westchester County). Interview about Labor Day, September 2, 1997.

Invited testimony before the New York City Human Rights Commission on employee benefits for women and minorities in New York City's construction industry, April 26, 1990.

  • Consultant to Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue, one of the ten largest U.S. law firms, on labor-related litigation (1998).
  • Grant development, to include a Russian privatization USAID contract application in partnership with the National Institute for World Trade (1993-5).
  • Developed business plans for Union City Delicatessen, a chain of in-house delicatessens with average sales of $325,000 per year and United Business Opportunities, a food distribution firm (1994).
  • Also, developed a grant proposal submitted to community development office of Paterson, New Jersey to develop training for at-risk youth (1994).
  • Consultant to the Urban League of Suffolk County on a proposed at-risk youth training program (1995).
  • Consultant to several real estate projects in Bridgeport, Connecticut 1995-6).
  • I have advised the following entrepreneurs: John Hearle (Power-Beach, Inc., 1995); Ralph Brucato (Union City Delicatessen, 1995): Rick Murphy (Avant Garde Shields. 1994); Rabbi Melvyn Feldman, 1995-6; Spencer Ross and Martin Diano (National Institute for World Trade 1994-5).
  • Consultant, Hamilton Rabinovitz and Alschuler, New York, NY. Fall 1990. Development of procurement policies for the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

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