Director of Library Services
Jannie Cobb, MS
Jannie is the Director of Library Services for the National Labor College as well as a full-time faculty member. She holds a BA in Political Science from Howard University and an MS in Library Science from The Catholic University of America. Jannie has been with the library since 1991.
Director of the Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program
Regina (Jean) M. Dearden, MS
Jean is the Director of the Bonnie Ladin Union Skills Program and the Chair of the Faculty Senate. She holds a master's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Instructional Systems Development, a BA in Communications/Journalism from Shippensburg University, and a certificate in Online Teaching from the University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA Extension. She specializes in the development and design of effective training and adult learning. She has taught union leaders and members internationally in Egypt, Jordan, and South Africa.
Degree courses: Instructional Systems Design; The Adult Learner
Union Skills courses: Labor Relations in the Federal Sector
Director of Learning Assessment
Jennifer M. Harrison, MA
Jennifer specializes in composition and literature, teaching Reading & Writing Critically, American Labor Literature, Writing about Labor and Literature, Effective Writing, and Creative Writing, in addition to managing the prior learning assessment program, NLC student learning assessment, and the writing lab. She holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in English from Washington College. Harrison has taught at Montgomery College and Anne Arundel Community College; before becoming a faculty member, she directed marketing, communications, and publication development in higher education association publishing. She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in language, literacy, and culture and a graduate certificate in women's studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Research interests include the social action of narrative, radical literature, feminist theory, Africana studies, and rhetoric.
Degree courses: American Labor Literature; Creative Writing; Effective Writing; Social Justice and Activist Writingl Capstone Writing Project
Director of the Center for Excellence in Health and Safety
Henry Jajuga, MA
Henry is a Professor for Health and Safety and Director of the College's Rail Workers Hazmat Training Program and the National Resource Center for OSHA training. Henry has participated in the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program at NLC since 1999 and worked as a Rail Road Maintenance of Way crane operator since 1983 traveling extensively in the Western United States until 2008 when he became a faculty member at NLC. Henry also has held several union positions for BMWED Local 227 including President and District Chairperson. He holds a BA in Health and Safety from the NLC and an MA from the University of Baltimore/NLC partner program in Legal and Ethical Studies.
Degree courses: Workplace Hazards and the Law
Stephen J. Krone, DSc, PE
Stephen is the head of the Construction Management degree program for the National Labor College. He previously taught Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering Technology at the University of Toledo, Construction Management at Bowling Green State University, and Engineering Management at the George Washington University. He has worked for the USDA's Rural Electrification Department, the University of Maryland's Engineering and Architecture Department, and on numerous international and industrial construction projects. He has served on committees and accreditation visiting teams for the American Council of Construction Education and authored articles for the Project Management Journal and the Engineering Management Journal. He has a DSc in Engineering Management from the George Washington University and a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland.
Phone: 301 431-5422
Degree courses: Fundamentals of the Construction Industry I; Fundamentals of the Construction Industry II
Assistant Dean for Special Academic Programs
Julie Ann Mendez-de Leon, MA
Since 1997, Julie Ann has taught and developed numerous courses at National Labor College including Methods that Motivate and Images of Labor in Art. She also served as Director of Academic Advising. She holds an MA in Education from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Degree courses: Digital Learning for the 21st Century
Union Skills courses: Methods that Motivate
Director of Excellence in Teaching
Robert Morriss, MA
Robert is a faculty member at the National Labor College. He teaches courses on Distance Learning, Instructional Technology, History of Communication, Web 2.0 Collaboration, Digital Storytelling, Multimedia Technology and Microsoft Office. He holds a BA in History and Psychology from Drury University, a BS in Mathematics/Computer Science from Towson University and a MA in Instructional Systems Development from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Degree courses: Computer Skills for Trade Unionists; Distance Learning for Labor Education; History of Communication, Culture and Technology; Instructional Technology
Bob Reynolds, MLS, PhD
Starting in 1989, Professor Reynolds was an archivist at the Goerge Meany Memorial Archives and managing editor of its former illustrated quarterly journal, Labor's Heritage
. He has a PhD in american history and an MLS in archival studies. For a number of years prior to retirement, he taught both credit and non-credit courses at the George Meany Center for Labor Studies and its successor, National Labor College.
Director of Emergency Readiness and Response Management Program
Deborah M. Robinson, MBA, PhD
Deborah was formerly Executive Director of the National Legal Preparedness Training Program at the University of the District of Columbia. She has worked extensively with faith and community based organizations, as well as governmental agencies at the local, state, and national levels on emergency preparedness and response. She has expertise in emergency planning for pandemic influenza and in regards to people with disabilities. Deborah has participated in and collaborated with numerous international agencies and organizations, and has worked with labor unions in broad social justice coalitions. She holds a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan, a MBA with a specialization in International Organizations from the University of Geneva (Switzerland), and a BA in Psychology from Williams College.