9/9/2011 - Dr. Robert Glover Becomes Interim Associate Director

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BobGlover portraitDr. Robert W. Glover, prominent research scientist at the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, has assumed the role of interim associate director, filling the position previously held by Deanna Schexnayder.  Schexnayder, who still holds her senior research scientist title with the Center, is now serving as assistant dean for finance for the LBJ School of Public Affairs starting earlier in June 2011.

Glover has been a key figure at the Center since its founding in 1970 by Dr. Ray Marshall, who later went on to serve as U.S. Secretary of Labor under the Carter Administration. This new appointment is nothing new to Glover, having served as director of the Center in its earlier days. Balancing his new role with his current role as research scientist, Glover will continue to work on major workforce development projects, as well as oversee administrative matters and assist with the Student Futures Project, an ongoing regional initiative started in 2004 that studies education and labor force outcomes for high school graduates in eleven Central Texas school districts. 

Glover received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, with a specialization in labor economics and human resource development. He has been at the forefront of labor market and education research, authoring or co-authoring several dozen published articles, reports, and books. The latest of which is a report co-authored with Tara C. Smith, Christopher King, and Rheagan Coffey on CareerAdvance
®, a path-breaking pilot project implemented in partnership with the Community Action Project of Tulsa County that seeks to end the cycle of poverty by implementing a dual-generation strategy that bolster investments in early childhood education by providing parents with education, workforce training, and skills certification to help them succeed in labor market.

With Glover’s skills and experience, the Ray Marshall Center is in good hands while it continues its search for a permanent associate director, noted Chris King, director of the Center. The associate director search is underway and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have should have a doctoral degree in economics or a related social science area and at least ten years experience. Interested individuals should apply to University of Texas' Human Resources website at this link.

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