Steven Abraham

Professor of Human Resources


109 Rich Hall

Professor Abraham grew up in East Rockaway, New York on Long Island. He attended Cornell University where he earned his BS and continued his education at NYU School of Law, where he earned his JD degree. Professor Abraham spent time in New York City working at a prestigious law firm, but realized it was teaching he enjoyed. He returned to school and he earned his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Professor Abraham began teaching at SUNY Oswego in 1997. Prior to SUNY Oswego, he also taught at the University of Minnesota at Morris and the University of Northern Iowa. He currently teaches courses in human resource management, legal environment of business and management. His most recent journal articles have been published in The BRC Academy Journal of Business, Economics, Management and Financial Markets, and Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations. Currently, his research is focusing on legislation, regulation, court decisions and other events related to employment.

Outside of teaching, Professor Abraham volunteers his time to a number of service activities, enjoys going for runs, often on campus and is a big sports fan. 


  • Abraham, S., and Khan, R., and Macdonald, J. (2013).  Layoffs and Long Term Financial Performance, The BRC Academy Journal of Business, Vol 3, No. 1: 1-17.
  • Abraham, S., and Khan, R., and Macdonald, J. (2011). Legitimacy: A Social Explanation for the Market Response to Index Reconstitution, Economics, Management and Financial Markets, Vol. 6, No. 3: 23-42.
  • Abraham, S., and Eaton, A., and Voos, P. (2010). Card Check Recognition: Resulting Labor Relations and Investor Reaction, Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations, Vol. 17: 1-30
  • Abraham, S., and Karns, L. (2009). Do Business Schools Value the Competencies Businesses Value?, with  Journal of Education for Business, Vol. 84, No. 6: 350-356.
  • Abraham, S., and Friedman, B., and Thomas, R. (2009). Correlates of Teachers’ Perceptions about Support Received from Their Building Union Representatives, Working USA, Volume 12, No. 2: 299-311.