Harry C. Katz

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Harry C. Katz
Provost of Cornell University
Assumed office
November 14, 2014 (2014-11-14)
Preceded by W. Kent Fuchs
Personal details
Born March 11, 1951
The Bronx, New York
Spouse(s) Jan Hack Katz
Children 2
Residence Ithaca, New York
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley (A.B., Ph.D.)
Occupation Professor of Collective Bargaining

Harry Charles Katz (born March 11, 1951) is an American university professor and academic administrator. He is the interim Provost of Cornell University and Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

Katz was born in The Bronx, New York, and grew up in Northern California. He received an A.B. (1973) and Ph.D. (1977) in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, after which he taught at MIT until 1985. He then went to Cornell, was appointed the Kenneth F. Kahn Dean of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in 2005, and became the interim Provost in 2014.

His research focuses on new structures for labor-management relationships in the United States, and his work argues the need for a more cooperative system. He is an expert on labor relations in the automobile and telecommunications industries both in the U.S. and abroad, and is often invited to lecture about those industries and about current labor-management relationships in general.

Katz is the author of several books, including Shifting Gears: Changing Labor Relations in the U.S. Automobile Industry, The Transformation of American Industrial Relations, Converging Divergences: Worldwide Changes in Employment Systems, and the widely used textbook An Introduction to Collective Bargaining and Industrial Relations.

In 2012, Katz was named a Scholar Fellow by the Labor and Employment Relations Association.[1]

Katz is married to Jan Hack Katz, a senior lecturer at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, and has two children.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Scholar Fellows". ILR School. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 

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