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Dr. Neil Bucklew

President and Professor Emeritus, West Virginia University 

The Future of Labor Relations in the USA: Death Knoll or Vibrant Recovery
Dr. Neil Bucklew
Neil Bucklew is a native of Morgantown and returned home in 1986 to serve as the 21st President of West Virginia University. In 1995 he returned to the faculty in the College of Business and Economics where he was a Professor of Management and taught in the Master of Science in Industrial Relations program along with other degree programs in the College. Prior to returning to WVU he held several positions as a university chief academic officer and also served as President of the University of Montana. 

He attended WVU and received his undergraduate degree at the University of Missouri. He attended Duke University and the University of North Carolina holding a master’s degree from UNC.  He holds his Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin. 

Neil retired in 2016 and is recognized as President and Professor Emeritus.

He and his wife Connie reside in Morgantown and between them have six children and 15 grandchildren.