Patrick McDermott

Dr. E. Patrick McDermott is Professor of Management and Legal Studies at the Franklin P. Perdue School of Business in Salisbury, Maryland.  He has written extensively on the Chinese Industrial Relations system, Labor Dispute Arbitration in China, and workplace dispute resolution in the United States.  In 2007-2008 he was a China Fulbright Scholar and taught law at East China University of Politics and Law (“EUPCL”).  During this year he also delivered lectures on labor law and negotiation in numerous Chinese cities in the provinces of Sichuan, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Gansu, and Dongbei.  He returned to China to teach short courses in law at Beijing Normal University and Hebei University of Science and Technology in the city of Shijiazhuang.

Prior to joining Academe Dr. McDermott served as Labor Relations Counsel at The Walt Disney Company and Pan American World Airways.  He also previously served on the corporate labor negotiations team at Johnson & Johnson.  Dr. McDermott continues to negotiate labor agreements and litigate employment law cases.

Dr. McDermott holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from The George Washington University, an LL.M in Taxation from New York University, a J.D. from Rutgers-Newark School of Law, an M.S. in Collective Bargaining with a Minor in Comparative Industrial Relations Systems from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations (“ILR”) at Cornell University, a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and an A.A. from Essex Community College in Baltimore, Md.