Arthur T Matthews
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Project Management & Information Technology
Arthur T. Matthews J.D is the Chief Operating Officer and principal partner of Matthews & Matthews Consulting which is a boutique firm specializing in divergent aspects of labor and the workforce. His areas of expertise include but are not limited to diversity & inclusion, leadership, conflict resolution, stress awareness, organizational change and sexual harassment awareness. His clients are primarily unions, government entities, corporations and non for profit organizations. Some of his clients include but are not limited to Con Edison, Communications Workers Union of America the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the EEOC, Columbia University, the City University of New York, NYU and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
He started his teaching career in 1987 first at Medger Evers College/CUNY and then spent years teaching IBEW Local 3 apprentices at Empire State College/Van Arsdale School of Labor Studies. He taught Contemporary Labor Issues, Race, Class and Gender and Labor History. In addition from 2007 to 2014 he served on the faculty at the George Meany Center/National Labor College.
He currently serves on the faculty at NYU, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the University of Arkansas. He teaches seminar, certificate, boot camp, undergraduate, MPA and MBA courses in areas such as mediation, arbitration, diversity, leadership, public speaking, ethics, labor and organizational change. Lastly in 2016 and 2017 he lectured at the Clinton School of Public Service and the Harvard University School of Law respectively.
Arthur earned his Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law where he served as President of the Student Bar Association. In was in this capacity that he led hundreds of law students in the march that helped enact MLK Day as a national holiday. Moreover he proudly hosted one of the last public appearances of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. The CEO of his firm is his wife Evelyne R. Matthews who is also a lecturer and part time actress. They have two sons Joseph and Jaleel and a grandson Jaylen.