Kevin Kolben is associate professor at Rutgers Business School and is a recognized expert on transnational labor regulation and labor governance in supply chains. His academic work has appeared in a number of leading law journals, and he has presented his work to universities and governments around the world.


Professor Kolben has also been a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University’s Buchmann Faculty of Law, a visiting scholar at the UCLA School of Law, and a visiting senior fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School. 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.


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 law school he worked with U.S. labor unions.  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.

  • present2011

    Associate Professor

    Rutgers Business School

  • 20112004

    Assistant Professor

    Rutgers business School

  • 20092008

    Visiting Professor

    Tel Aviv University Law School

  • March 2010March 2010

    Senior Visiting Fellow

    University of Melbourne Law School

  • J.D. 2002

    Juris Doctor

    University of Michigan

  • M.A. 2002

    Masters of Arts in South Asian Studies

    University of Michigan

  • B.A. 2002

    Bachelors of Arts in Politics

    Oberlin College