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Jerry M. Newman

SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Organization and Human Resources Department


PhD, University of Minnesota
MA, University of Minnesota
BA, University of Michigan


Dr. Newman's interests are in the area of human resource management, with particular emphasis on compensation and rewards. He is author of the book My Secret Life on the McJob: Lessons in Leadership Guaranteed to Supersize any Management Style (McGraw-Hill, 2007) Newman is also co-author of the text, Compensation (2007), a best in class book for McGraw-Hill since 1984 (now on 9th edition). He is also author of approximately 100 articles on compensation and rewards, performance management and other Human Resource issues. In more than 30 years of consulting Jerry has worked with such companies as Cummins Engine, AT&T, Graphic Controls, Hewlett-Packard, RJR Nabisco, Sorrento Cheese, McDonalds, Burger King and A&W Root Beer (Canada). Dr. Newman is a recipient of nine teaching awards including the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in teaching.

Click the link below to see a WSJ review of McJob by former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card.

Selected Publications

Leadership Observations of an Undercover Fast Food Worker. Lead article in Management Research News, 2007, no. 30(7), 453-459.

Compensation Lessons From the Fast Food Trenches: Part 1. Article in Work Span, pp 22-27, March 2007, a publication of WorldatWork.

Compensation Lessons From the Fast Food Trenches: Part 2. Article in Work Span, April 2007. A publication of WorldatWork.

Recent Presentations

Contact Information

Jerry M. Newman
SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Organization and Human Resources
School of Management
University at Buffalo
273 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4000

Tel: 716-645-3238

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