Skip Navigation

UW Alumni Thomas Kochan and Lee Dyer Teach Online Course Together: Thomas A. Kochan

Mar. 08, 2019
Category: Career

Two distinguished scholars who between them have earned six degrees from the University of Wisconsin are teaming up to teach a free online course about the future of work and the need for a new social contract governing work. Thomas Kochan (BBA, MS, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin), the George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Lee Dyer (BBA, MBA, and PhD from the University of Wisconsin), Emeritus Professor at Cornell University’s ILR School, are teaching their online course on “Shaping Work of the Future” starting March 19, 2019. The course is free and open to the public.

The course “Shaping Work of the Future,” Kochan says, is very much in line with the Wisconsin Idea of seeking to improve society — at a time when many are concerned about the future of work. In a book that Kochan and Dyer wrote together and that accompanies the course, the two professors offer high praise to the University of Wisconsin: They write that “our favorite example of a great public university is the University of Wisconsin” and praise the quality of the education they received at UW as “unsurpassed.”
“In the tradition of the Wisconsin Idea, we hope this online course helps shape the future of work in ways that produce a more broadly shared prosperity,” said Kochan. “We invite all who share this goal to join us.”

More Alumni Notes

Stanley Frey ’85 was named Honeywell’s Distinguished Technologist for 2022 at the annual Honeywell Technology Symposium.