Steven Abraham

Professor of Human Resources


109 Rich Hall

Dr. Abraham received his B.S. degree from Cornell University, his J.D. degree from NYU School of Law, and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.  Appointed in 1997, Dr. Abraham teaches courses in Employment Law, Labor Relations, Human Resource Management and Legal Environment of Business.  His research interests include the interrelations between law and employment and the effects of events on firm profitability with event study methodology.


  • 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.

Awards and honors

  • 2008 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
  • SUNY Oswego President's Award for Scholarship & Creative Activity
  • SUNY Oswego President's Award for Excellence in Student Advising