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Straus Institute Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Associate Dean for Business and Finance, Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law
B.A., University of California, San Diego;
J.D., Hastings College of Law

Thomas J. Stipanowich

Thomas J. Stipanowich

William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law
B.S., University of Illinois;
M.Arch, University of Illinois;
J.D., University of Illinois

Stephanie Bell
Stephanie Bell

Assistant Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Assistant Professor of Law
B.A., Brown University
J.D., University of Washington

Robert Cochran, Jr.

Robert Cochran, Jr.

Professor of Law
B.A., Carson-Newman;
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law

Jack Coe, Jr.

Jack Coe, Jr.

Professor of Law
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles;
J.D., Loyola Marymount School of Law;
LL.M., Exeter (England)

 Michael Helfand

Michael A. Helfand

Associate Director, Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Law
B.A., Yeshiva University;
J.D., Yale University;
Ph.D., Yale University

Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller

Associate Professor of Law
B.A., California State University, Long Beach;
M.A., California State University, Long Beach;
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law

Richard Peterson

Richard Peterson

Director of the Special Education Clinic and Assistant Professor of Law
J.D., Western State University College of Law;
LL.M., Pepperdine University

Maureen Weston

Maureen Weston

Professor of Law and Director of the Entertainment, Media & Sports Dispute Resolution Project
B.A., University of Denver;
J.D., University of Colorado School of Law

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Visiting and Adjunct Professors from California

 

Rebecca Callahan
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., University of Southern California;
J.D., University of California, Berkeley;
LL.M., Pepperdine University

Ken Cloke
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., J.D. University of California, Berkeley;
LL.M., Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Richard M. Coleman
Mediator/Arbitrator, Coleman & Richards
A.B., Georgetown University;
J.D., Harvard University;
LL.M., Georgetown University;
C.D.R., Pepperdine University School of Law

Brian Cox
Episcopal Priest/Vice President, Dispute Resolution Training for the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, and Director, PACIS Project in Faith Based Diplomacy
B.S., University of Southern California;
M.Div., Episcopal Divinity School;
M.D.R., Pepperdine University School of Law

David Cruickshank
Consultant, Kerma Partners
B.A. and J.D., University of Western Ontario;
LL.M., Harvard Law School

Anthony A. DiMonte
Private Practice
B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign;
J.D., Chicago - Kent College of Law

William Eddy
Attorney/Mediator/President, High Conflict Institute
B.A., Case Western University;
M.S.W., San Diego State University;
J.D., University of San Diego

Max Factor III
Mediator
B.A. Harvard College;
J.D., Yale Law School

Paul Fisher
Private Practice
B.A., California State University, Northridge;
J.D., University of San Diego

John Hurney
Attorney
B.A., University of New Hampshire;
J.D., Cert., Pepperdine University School of Law

Jeffrey Krivis
Private Practice Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., San Diego State University;
J.D., Southwestern University

Denise Madigan
Mediator, ADR Services, Inc.
B.A., Northwestern University;
M.P.P., Harvard University;
J.D., Harvard Law School

John P. McCrory
Attorney/Mediator
B.S., J.D., University of Wisconsin

William Nix
Chairman, Creative Projects Group
A.B., Georgetown University;
M.A., Antioch College;
J.D., Hofstra University;
LL.M., New York University

Judith Hale Norris
Dispute Resolution Consultant
B.A., Universitiy of Maine;
J.D., Boston University School of Law

Steven W. Paul
Mediator/Attorney, Alternative Resolution Centers
B.A., J.D., University of California, Berkeley

David Peterson
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.S., J.D., Western State University

Gerald F. Phillips
Attorney, Arbitrator, Mediator, and Dispute Resolution Consultant
A.B., M.B.A., Dartmouth College;
J.D., Cornell University Law School

Timothy Pownall
Assistant Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution and Director, PACIS Project in Faith Based Diplomacy
B.A., Pepperdine University;
M.D.R., Pepperdine University

Michael Rainey
Mediator/Arbitrator and Counselor at Law, Michael Rainey Dispute Resolution Services
B.A., Loyola University;
J.D., Loyola Law School;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law

Richard Reisberg
Mediator/Arbitrator, JAMS
B.A., Michigan State University;
J.D., Forham University School of Law

Marcelo Rosadilla
Attorney/International Student and Program Administrator, Straus Institute
LL.B., Unisinos, Brazil;
LL.M. Pepperdine University School of Law

Ted Russell
Executive VP, Business Affairs, Digital Media and Home Entertainment,
Fox Filmed Entertainment 
B.A., Cornell University;
J.D., University of Southern California Law School

Eric Van Ginkel
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
J.D., University of Leiden, Netherlands;
J.D., Columbia University;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law

Robert A. Uhl
Partner, Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari
B.A., University of Pittsburgh;
J.D., Fordham University School of Law

Alexander Williams
Retired Superior Court Judge, Los Angeles
B.A., Yale University;
LL.B., University of Virginia

Robert K. Wrede
Attorney/Mediator
B.A., Cornell University;
J.D., Cornell University Law School;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law

Michael Zacharia
Co-director, PACIS Project in Faith Based Diplomacy
B.A., University of California, Berkeley;
J.D., UC Hastings College of Law

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Visiting and Institute Professors From Around the World


Grant Ackerman

Professor of Management, Columbia Business School
B.A., Pennsylvania State University;
M.B.A., Columbia;
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Phil Armstrong
Senior Counsel/ADR and Litigation, Georgia-Pacific LLC (retired)
B.S., University of the Cumberlands;
J.D., University of Kentucky

Joey Cope
Associate Professor, Department of Conflict Resolution
Abilene Christian University
B.A., Texas Tech University;
J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law

James Craven
Attorney/Mediator
B.A., Brigham Young University;
J.D., Gonzaga University;
LL.M., Pepperdine University

Edward Dauer
Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, University of Denver College of Law
A.B., Brown University;
LL.B., Yale University

Cynthia Greer
Private Practice Mediator and Dispute Resolution Consultant
B.A., David Lipscomb;
M.Ed., Georgia State;
Ed.D., Pepperdine University;
M.D.R., Pepperdine University School of Law

Karin S. Hobbs
Private Practice, Salt Lake City, Utah
B.S. University of Utah;
J. D. University of Utah

Kimberlee Kovach
Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law
B.S., Ohio State University;
J.D., Capital University School of Law

Alana Knaster
Deputy Director, County of Monterey Resource Management Agency
B.A., Cornell University;
M.A., University of Michigan;
M.C.P., Michigan Institute of Technology

The Honourable Heather Lamoureux
Prov. Ct. Judge, Prov. Ct. of Alberta, Crim. Div., Calgary Jud. Dist., Canada
B.A., LL.B., University of Alberta
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law

Michelle LeBaron
Professor of Law and Director of the Program on Dispute Resolution, University of British Columbia, Canada
B.A., Chapman University;
M.A., Simon Fraser University;
LL.B., University of British Columbia

Ilhyung Lee
Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
B.A., University of Maryland;
M.A., Washington College;
J.D., Boston College Law School

Lela Love
Professor of Law and Director of Kukin Program for Conflict Resolution, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.A., Harvard University;
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University;
J.D., Georgetown University

John Lowry
Assistant Dean, Lipscomb University College of Business
B.A., Pepperdine University;
M.A., Abilene Christian University;
J.D., Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law

L. Randolph Lowry
President, Lipscomb University and Founding Director, Straus Institute
B.A. and M.P.A., Pepperdine University;
J.D., Hamline University School of Law

Nina Meierding
Negotiation and Mediation Trainer
B.S. and M.Ed., University of Southern California;
J.D., Ventura College of Law 
Cert., Pepperdine University School of Law

Jeff Paquin
Division VP/Chief Operations Counsel, Abbott Laboratories
B.A., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
J.D. University of Kentucky

Don Philbin
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., Trinity University
MBA, University of Texas, San Antonio
J.D., LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law

Richard Reuben
Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
B.A., University of Georgia;
B.A., Georgia State University;
J.D., Georgia State University College of Law;
J.S.M., Stanford Law School

Elaine Seifert
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
B.A., Simon Fraser University;
LL.B., Dalhousie University;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law

Ben Sheppard
Distinguished Lecturer and Director, A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center, University of Houston Law Center
B.A., University of North Texas;
LL.B., University of Texas School of Law

Joseph B. Stulberg
John W. Bricker Professor of Law, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
B.A., Kalamazoo College;
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Rochester;
J.D., New York University School of Law

David W. Talbot
Ombudsman, The World Bank, Bangkok, Thailand/Washington, D.C.
B.A., Utah State University;
J.D., University of Idaho;
MDR, Pepperdine Univesity

Jim Thomas

Assistant to the President at Lipscomb University
B.A., Lipscomb University;
M.A., Auburn University;
Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

E. Wendy Trachte-Huber
Principal, Trachte Huber Consulting
B.S., University of Houston;
J.D., University of Houston Law Center

Mark Travis
Mediator/Arbitrator
B.S., University of Tennessee;
J.D., Brandeis University;
LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law

Daniel Van Ness
Executive Director, International Centre for Justice and Reconciliation
B.A., Wheaton College;
J.D., DePaul University College of Law;
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

Len Wade
Former Judge, 141st District Court of Texas
Partner, Kelly, Hart & Hallman, Fort Worth, Texas
B.A., Abilene Christian University;
J.D., Baylor University

Charles Wiggins
Retired Professor of Law, University of San Diego and Guest Professor, University of Amsterdam
B.A., University of Washington;
J.D., University of California, Hastings;
LL.M., Yale Law School

Zena Zumeta
Mediation Training and Consultation
B.A., Smith College;
J.D., University of Michigan

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