Akhila Naik is a dynamic professional with extensive experience in academic, legal, corporate and federal agencies.At Rutgers, Naik teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations in the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR). She specializes in Employment Law, Immigration Law and topics involving Discrimination and Stereotypes in the Workplace. She conducts conferences and professional Continuing Legal Education seminars for the Labor Education Action Research Network in areas of the law that address workplace bias and prevention of discrimination. At SMLR, she serves on the Admissions Committee for the Masters in Labor and Employment Relations Program, the Scholarship Committee, the Department’s Global Study Abroad Program and is on the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Before Rutgers, as a licensed Attorney, Naik practiced civil and criminal law for nearly a decade. After that, she was an Associate Mediator at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). At the EEOC, she investigated and mediated complex employment discrimination cases for the New York District. Naik, an experienced cross-cultural consultant conducts diversity trainings for numerous corporations and organizations. She volunteers at various local organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick. She is the Chair of the Diversity Inclusion and Equity Committee of the Board.