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Hugh E. Conway

Hugh Conway
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Doctor Conway at ICAF graduation, 1995
Born (1942-10-09) October 9, 1942 (age 74)
New York City, New York
Occupation Economist and college professor
Citizenship 23x15px United States
Education Cornell University (B.S.);
London School of Economics (M.Sc. Econ);
University of London (Ph.D.)
Notable works Defense Economic Issues
Notable awards Bronze Star Medal (military)
and Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award (civilian)

Hugh Edward Conway was a college professor and expert on labor economics and the construction industry in the United States. He held the Department of Labor Chair and taught economics at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He traveled extensively with military and academic groups studying construction project across the United States and around the world. Conway wrote numerous articles on a wide range of labor and economics-related subjects. He also compiled and edited several books.

Early life

Hugh Conway was born in New York City, New York on 9 October 1942.[1] Conway attended Cornell University, receiving a bachelor of science degree in industrial and labor relations in 1964. He then went on to attend graduate school at the London School of Economics, where he earned a master of science in economics degree in 1965. The next step for Conway was doctoral level education at University of London. He did his doctoral work at the university’s School of Oriental and African Studies. In 1968, the University of London awarded him a doctor of philosophy degree in economics and labor relations.[1][2] An article based on his thesis was published in an Australian academic journal.[3]

Conway served in the United States Army between 1968 to 1972. He received a Bronze Star Medal and several campaign medals for his service during the Vietnam War.[1]

Labor economist

Conway was a career employee of the United States Department of Labor. He began his service as an economist in the department’s Pay Board in Washington, District of Columbia. In 1973, he was selected to serve as an executive assistant in the office of the Secretary of Labor. In 1975, he was appointed head of a research division in the labor department’s Employment Standards Administration. In 1978, Conway became assistant director of the construction industry office in the Labor Management Services Administration, another Department of Labor agency.[1]

In 1984, Conway was promoted to director of the office of regulatory analysis in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In that position, he was responsible for preparing economic studies, cost-benefit analysis, and cost effectiveness reports for the Department of Labor. This work supported a wide range of occupational health and safety regulations developed by Federal government.[1][2][4][5]

While working for the Department of Labor, Conway wrote articles for academic journals and edited several books. In 1986, he co-authored an article on Kuwait’s economic environment.[6] In 1990, his book entitled Defense Economic Issues was published by the National Defense University Press.[2][7] That same year, he co-edited Global Corporate Intelligence, Opportunities, Technologies, and Threats 1990's, which was published by Greenwood-Quoram Books.[4] His article entitled "Medical Surveillance in United States Industry" was published in the Journal of Occupational Medicine in July 1993.[2]

Industrial College of the Armed Forces

In the spring of 1994, Conway joined the Industrial College of the Armed Forces faculty as a professor of economics and the college’s Department of Labor Chair.[1][2] In 1999, Conway accepted a permanent appointment as a professor of economics at the college. He taught core courses in both macro-economic and micro-economics plus several economics-related elective courses including "Economics and Information Technology".[5] He also led the faculty team that taught the college’s construction industry studies seminar. This program included extensive travel across the United States and a two week oversees study tour each year. During these trips, Conway met with senior government officials, construction industry executives, and local labor leaders.[8][9][10][11]

In 1997, Conway wrote the section on World War II infrastructure construction projects for The Big L- American Logistics in World War II. The book was published by National Defense University Press.[2][12] He published academic articles in Monthly Labor Review[13] and the Journal of Labor Research.[14] Conway also edited the construction industry section for the In Touch with Industry report, published annually by the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.[8][9][10]

Conway retired from his teaching post at the Industrial Collage of the Armed Forces in 2005. Upon his retirement, he received the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award from the United States Department of Defense. Today, he lives in Alexandria, Virginia.[15][16]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "ICAF Staff and Faculty", Industrial College of the Armed Forces Biography Book – Academic Year 1997, National Defense University, Fort Leslie J. McNair, Washington, District of Columbia, August 1996, p. 17.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Gropman, Alan (editor), "The Editors and Authors", The Big 'L' American Logistics in World War II, National Defense University Press, Washington, District of Columbia, 1997, p. 446.
  3. ^ Conway, H. E., "Labour Protest Activity in Sierra Leone", Labour History, Australia, Number 15, November 1968, pp. 49-63.
  4. ^ a b Roukis, George S., Hugh Conway, and Bruce Charnov, "About the editors", Global Corporate Intelligence, Opportunities, Technologies, and Threats 1990's], Quorum Books, Greenwood Publishing Group, Westport, Connecticut, 1990.
  5. ^ a b "Dr. Hugh Conway", National Defense University faculty biographies, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia, ca. 2001.
  6. ^ Conway, Hugh and Ewan Anderson, "Kuwait's Labor Force: An Historical Perspective, Industrial Development, and Measures to Stabilize the Expatriate Labor Force", published in Workforce Management in the Arabian Peninsula (George S. Roukis and Patrick J. Montana editors), Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut, 1986, pp. 139-156.
  7. ^ Conway, Hugh, Defense Economic Issues, National Defense University Press, Washington, District of Columbia, 1990.
  8. ^ a b Conway, Hugh, Colin Dunn, and Gary Khalil, "Construction, A Report on the Industry"], Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia, June 2004.
  9. ^ a b Conway, Hugh, Maureen Crandall, Ken Ryan , and Gary Khalil, "Construction, A Report on the Industry", Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia, June 2005.
  10. ^ a b Abbott, Gerald (editor), "Construction" (by Gary Berry, Hugh Conway, et al), In Touch with Industry – ICAF Industry Studies 1999, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National University Press, Washington, District of Columbia, pp. 5.1-5.22.
  11. ^ Abbott, Gerald (editor), "Construction Industry Report 1996" (by Hugh Conway, David Price, et al), In Touch with Industry – ICAF Industry Studies 1996], Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National University Press, Washington, District of Columbia, pp. 6.1-6.22.
  12. ^ Gropman, Alan, "Building Victory's Foundation: Infrastructure", The Big 'L' American Logistics in World War II, National Defense University Press, Washington, District of Columbia, 1997, pp. 193-264.
  13. ^ Conway, Hugh and Jens Svenson, "Occupational Injury and Illness Rates, 199296: Why They Fell", Monthly Labor Review, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, District of Columbia, November 1998, pp. 38-58.
  14. ^ Conway, Hugh and Jens Svenson, "Musculoskeletal Disorders and Productivity", Journal of Labor Research, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, Winter 2001, pp. 29-Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award54.
  15. ^ United States Office of Personnel Management, Notification of Personnel Action (Re: Conway, Hugh E.), Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, District of Columbia, 1 November 2005.
  16. ^ Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award (presented to Hugh E. Conway), award citation, National Defense University, United States Department of Defense, Washington, District of Columbia, 1 October 2005.

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