About Us

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Matthew Burr has over 12-years of experience working in the human resources field, starting his career as an Industrial Relations Intern at Kennedy Valve Manufacturing to most recently founding and managing a human resource consulting company; Burr Consulting, LLC.  Prior to founding the consulting firm, the majority of his career was spent in manufacturing and healthcare.  He specializes in labor and employment law, conflict resolution, performance management, labor and employment relations.  Matthew has a generalist background in HR and provides strategic HR services to his clients, focusing on small and medium sized organizations.  In July 2017, Matthew started as an Associate Professor of Business Administration at Elmira College and was promoted into the Continuing Education & Business Administration Department Liaison role in July 2018.  He teaches both undergraduate and graduate level business courses at Elmira College.  Matthew is also the SHRM Certification Exam Instructor at the college, his students currently have an 80% pass rate on the SHRM-SCP and 92.3% pass rate on the SHRM-CP.  Matthew works as a trainer Tompkins Cortland Community College, Corning Community College, Broome Community College and Penn State University.  He also acts as an On-Call Mediator and Fact-Finder through the Public Employment Relations Board in New York State, working with public sector employers and labor unions.


Matthew has publications at the Cornell HR Review, Business Insider, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Expert 360 (in Australia).  In early 2017, he published his first book, “$74,000 in 24 Months:  How I killed my student loans (and you can too!).”


Matthew is currently the New York State Society of Human Resource Management (NYSSHRM) District Director of the Southern District, President of the Human Resource Association of the Twin Tiers (HRATT), a board member for the Community Dispute Resolution Center (CDRC) and Boy Scout’s of America (BSA) Merit Badge Counselor.


Matthew has an associate degree in business administration from Tompkins Cortland Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Elmira College, a master’s degree from the University of Illinois School of Labor and Employment Relations in Human Resources & Industrial Relations and a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in entrepreneurship from Syracuse University.  He currently holds a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR), Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and the Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) certifications.


Matthew has been featured on CNN Money, Fast Company, Fits Small Business, Magnify Money, My Twin Tiers, Namely, Student Loan Hero, Smart Sheet and CEO Blog Nation.

For more information about Matthew’s professional experiences, please download Matthew W Burr Consulting CV Revised 2.2019.

Elmira College Business & Economics Faculty Page

Elmira College Merit Page

Current Undergraduate Course Teaching Experience

  • Effective Negotiations (6-week Term III Course)
  • Introduction to Human Resource Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managing Your Career (6-week Term III Course)
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Principles of Management
  • Venture Capital (Shark Tank) (6-week Term III Course)


Current Graduate Course Teaching Experience

  • Critical Issues in HR Development
  • Human Resource Management and Development
  • Information Technology Management

2019-2020 Academic Development Goals

Pre-Approved by the Society of Human Resource Management to develop an aligned HR Concentration at Elmira College in partnership with SHRM.  Providing students in the business management program and concentrating in HR with the opportunity to test for the SHRM-CP upon completion of the degree and 500 HR internship hours.  Goal of approval/implementation fall 2019.


SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course: Elmira College Course

  • SHRM Certification Exam Prep Course Instructor 2016-Current

SHRM Stats



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SHRM Foundation:

Veterans at Work Certificate Program

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Professional Memberships

  • Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)
  • Human Resources of the Twin Tiers (HRATT)
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
  • Labor and Employment Relations Association of Central New York (LERA of CNY)
  • Chartered Professionals of Human Resources (CPHR) British Columbia & Yukon
  • Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce  (Business to Business Discount)
  • Tioga County Chamber of Commerce
  • Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce  (Business to Business Discount)

Academic and Training Background: Master’s of Business Administration from Syracuse University(2017), Master’s Degree in Human Resources & Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois School of Labor (2011), Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Elmira College (2007), Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Tompkins Cortland Community College (2004), Chartered Professional of Human Resources (Canadian Certification 2018), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) certification (2018), Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certified (2015), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification (2014), Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) (2015), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2013) and Community Leadership Certification (Delta County, Michigan 2013).

 2016 Banner Photo



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