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Charles T. Schmidt, Jr., Ph.D.
1934 - 2012

TedDr. Charles (Ted) Schmidt, Jr. is the founding Director of the Labor Research Center (1983) that now bears his name, and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Relations at the University of Rhode Island.  He came to URI in 1968 as an Associate Professor of Industrial Relations after serving on the faculty of the University of Minnesota’s Industrial Relations Center.

He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1968, his Master’s in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell’s’ ILR School in 1964, and MBA from Northeastern University in 1962, and a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1958.  In addition to his unswerving dedication to the LRC as its architect, founder, director, teacher and research contributor, Professor Schmidt is an active labor arbitrator and mediator.  His email address ( tells you about his true passion.

Ted passed on May 31, 2012- Obituary