Matthew W. Burr has over 12years of experience working in the human resources field, starting his career as an industrial relations intern at Kennedy Valve Manufacturing, to most recently, founding and managing a human resource consulting company: Burr Consulting, LLC, and serving as a co-owner of Labor Love, a labor-and-employment law poster-printing company. Prior to founding the consulting firm, the majority of his career was spent in manufacturing and healthcare. He specializes in labor and employment law, conflict resolution, performance management, labor and employment relations. Matthew has a generalist background in HR and provides strategic HR services to his clients, focusing on small and medium-sized organizations. In July 2017, he started as an associate professor of business administration at Elmira College and was promoted into the continuing education & business administration department liaison role in July 2018. He teaches both undergraduate- and graduate-level business courses at Elmira College. Matthew is also the SHRM certification exam instructor at the college; his students currently have an 80% pass rate on the SHRM-SCP and a 92.3% pass rate on the SHRM-CP. Matthew works as a trainer at Tompkins Cortland Community College, Corning Community College, Broome Community College and Penn State University. He also acts as an on-call mediator and fact-finder through the Public Employment Relations Board in New York state, working with public-sector employers and labor unions.