faculty & staff roster


  • Bob Bussel, Director, Associate Professor

  • Barbara Byrd, Senior Instructor & Portland Center Coordinator

  • Lynn Feekin, Senior Instructor

  • Jennifer Hess, Research Associate

  • Gordon Lafer, Associate Professor

  • Helen Moss, Senior Instructor

  • Raahi Reddy, Career Instructor
    We are pleased to announce that Raahi Reddy has agreed to join the LERC faculty as our newest member.

    Raahi has over 15 years of direct experience in the union movement. She has been an organizer and organizing director for the Service Employees International Union working in New York, New Jersey, and California. She also served as chief of staff for SEIU Local 721 in Los Angeles.

    Raahi has worked as labor educator at the UCLA and UC Berkeley Labor Centers. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a masters’ degree in urban planning from UCLA.

    We believe that Raahi will be a real asset to both LERC and the union movement here in Oregon, and we are quite excited about her becoming part our team.

    Raahi will be based in LERC’s Portland office and will officially begin work in September.


  • Steve Deutsch, Professor Emeritus

  • James Gallagher, Professor Emeritus

  • Margaret Hallock, Professor Emerita

  • Steven Hecker, Associate Professor Emeritus

  • Marcus Widenor, Associate Professor Emeritus