Frank Koscielski

Frank Koscielski

Academic Services Officer IV


5057 Woodward Ave
Suite 7001.2
Detroit, MI 48202

Frank Koscielski

 1. January 14, 2016 Assigned by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the Psychology Department by order of the dean of the college.

May 2009 to December 2015 I worked with the Labor Studies program under Marick Masters to revise curriculum, recruit students and majors, improve the Labor Studies Major and teach selected credit and non-credit courses.

As far as speculation regarding future activities: I expect to continue to be first and foremost a student advocate. This is someone who works for the success of students regardless of career, department, or institutional considerations. This has always been, and will always be my primary function. Whether in Labor Studies or Psychology or wherever, my students come first.

2. May 2009: Officially assigned to Labor Studies Center of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Duties: Develop and implement degree and non degree programs in the labor studies areas between WSU and Macomb Community College; recruit and advise labor studies students and program participants at Macomb Community College and WSU; teach one credit and one noncredit course per semester for two semesters per year; assist in designing innovative curricular changes; promote Labor Studies Center and Labor@Wayne programs.

3. Up to August 2008: Responsibility for all operations connected with Department of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University Center at Macomb: I scheduled the classes, hired the faculty, recruited and advised students and ran all day-to-day activities connected with DIS at the University Center.

4. Worked with Marick Masters, Linda Johnson, Jack Witt (MCC) and Don Ritzenhein (MCC Provost) to create MAELR and Labor Studies Major at MCC Center Campus. Presented documents outlining entry to WSU from MCC, nature of the programs, MAELR at MCC, etc. Key project ongoing with MAELR at Macomb to begin program, fall 2010.


Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Employment and Labor Relations

  • American Working Class

  • Vietnam War

  • Mexican/American War

  • Detroit East Riverfront


  • Bachelor of General Studies, Wayne State University, 1991
  • Master of Arts, History, Wayne State University, 1993
  • Doctor of Philosophy, History, Wayne State University, 1997

Selected publications


Divided Loyalties: American Unions and the Vietnam War, Garland Publishing, September, 1999. (Reviewed in Labor History, V. 42, no. 1, Feb 2001, pp. 96-97)


Lieberman, Robbie ed. History in Dispute: Red Scare after 1945: “The Red Scare and American Labor,” A Manly Inc. Book, St. James Press, 2005

________“Richard Nixon and Anti-Communism.”

________“The Amerasia Affair.”

Weir, Robert and Hanlon, James P. eds. The Encyclopedia of the American Labor Movement, "The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America." Greenwood Publishing, 2004.

Ness, Immanuel ed. Encyclopedia of American Social Movements, “Labor and the
Vietnam War;” “Walter P. Reuther;” “George Meany;” M.E. Sharpe Inc. 2004.