Professor Kevin Kolben is an associate professor at Rutgers Business School, and is a recognized expert on transnational labor regulation. His research examines how labor rights can be safeguarded in the global economy through various types of private and public regulation. In addition to his academic work, he regularly consults with various governmental and non-governmental organizations such as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). He is currently serving an appointment on the Federal Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of Trade Agreements in the United States Department of Labor. He has also regularly led students to India in a course called Business, Development, and the Global Supply Chain. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers Business School, Professor Kolben was a senior associate with Human Rights First where he worked on issues of corporate accountability and international labor regulation, and prior to attending graduate school he worked as a labor organizer. He holds a B.A. from Oberlin College, a J.D. from the University of Michigan, as well as an M.A. in South Asian Studies, also from the University of Michigan.