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T Zane Reeves, PhD, is a neutral-third party arbitrator and fact-finder specializing in labor and employment matters. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His contact information appears above.


Zane possesses over 25 years of experience as an arbitrator, hearing officer, and fact-finder in numerous engagements in governmental, business, and non-profit settings.  During this time, he has served as arbitrator in over 300 cases, in addition to serving as fact finder and hearing officer in 500 other cases.  Zane was inducted into the National Academy of Arbitrators in 2007 and now limits his services exclusively to arbitration and fact-finding. 

The number of employers and unions that have asked Zane time after time to serve as arbitrator for additional cases  speaks to his professionalism, expertise, and objectivity.   Click here to see a listing of arbitrations in which Zane has served as arbitrator.

Zane chaired the Rockies/Southwest Region of the National Academy of Arbitration from 2013 to 2015.


In addition to his extensive experience as an arbitrator, Zane was a university professor and administrator for over thirty years.  He has published extensively and is considered a leading international expert in human resources management and dispute resolution.  Zane was recognized for his excellence at the University of New Mexico (UNM) with the prestigious designation of Regents' Professor and, upon retirement, was awarded the title of  Professor Emeritus.  At UNM, he was the director of the school of public administration program for many years.   Prior to his association with UNM, Zane was professor and chair of public administration at California State University at Dominguez Hills and Pepperdine University.  He continues to teach one to two courses annually at UNM.  Click here to see Zane’s resume.


Zane is a member of the Board of Directors of Outcomes, Inc., a non-profit program in Albuquerque (New Mexico) whose mission includes providing behavioral health services to families, as well as employee assistance programs for employers and their employees.

For over 20 years, Zane served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Julius Rezler Foundation in Budapest, Hungary, which supports qualifying post-graduate students in developing skills in dispute and conflict resolution methods, including arbitration.


With unique insight gained from having been both a knowledgeable academician and seasoned practitioner, Zane has written extensively on the theory and practice of personnel management and organizational development, including having authored or co-authored textbooks widely used in college courses.  Read Zane's most recent article by clicking here: Are the Seven Tests of Just Cause Still Relevant? For a sampling of other recent articles, click here