Tracey Dye (she/her)
Michelle Fecteau (she/her)
Michelle has been a Union Representative and Labor Educator for over 35 years. Prior to becoming director of CLCS in 2022, Michelle worked at Wayne State University where she served as the Executive Director of the American Association of University Professors-AFT from 2007-2022 and as a Labor Educator at WSU’s Labor Studies Center from 1996 until 2007. Before working at the university, Michelle worked as a Union Rep and Organizer for UFCW Local 951, and SEIU Local 79. She also worked as a Health and Safety Specialist for the ILGWU and RWDSU at the international level. For her education, Michelle received both her Master's and Bachelor's Degrees from Michigan State University: dual Bachelor's of Science Degrees in Employment Relations and Political Science with a concentration in Women's Studies, and a Master's of Labor & Industrial Relations.
Ghana Goodwin-Dye (she/her)
David Reynolds, PhD (he/him)
David Reynolds, PhD retired as the director for the Labor and Community Studies Center in 2022. His research and teaching specialties include state and local government, labor-community coalitions, and regional strategies to build long-term progressive power. In 2021, Routledge published his book, with Louise Simmons, Igniting Change and Progressive Power: The Partnership for Working families Cities. His previous book, A New Deal: How Regional Activism Will Reshape the American Labor Movement, was coauthored with Amy Dean.
In his spare time David plays all kinds of strategy board games, paints miniature figures, accompanies his wife and singer Shirley with guitar, and likes to go out into the woods to throw round discs at baskets.
Nolan Rosenkrans (he/him)
Nolan Rosenkrans joined the CLCS in June, 2023. Prior to working at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, Rosenkrans was a journalists and activist within the NewsGuild-CWA, the largest union of journalists in North American.
After a three year stint at the Winona Daily News in Minnesota, Rosenkrans joined the staff at the Toledo Blade, where he was a reporter and editor for more than a decade. While at The Blade, Rosenkrans was elected as president of the Toledo NewsGuild, leading the union through two hard contract fights.
Rosenkrans played a role in the NewsGuild's successful organizing campaigns of the past decade, helping or leading new union campaigns in Texas and Ohio as a member organizer. In 2021, Rosenkrans left journalism to work for the NewsGuild of New York, where he helped lead internal organizing efforts at The Blade, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, NBC News, and the tech union at the New York Times.