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Curriculum Vitae

Doctor of Philosophy, Conflict Analysis and Resolution, May 2002
Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR)
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA

Master of Arts, International Politics, May 1995
The American University
Washington, DC
Bachelor of Arts, History, May 1991
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Work Experience


September 2001 - Current
Global Negotiation Initiative
Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
Co-Founder with Dr. William Ury
➢ Engage in international mediation and negotiation work on a number of c
onflicts including Bosnia Herzegovina, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, and various processes in the Middle East
➢ Oversee development of multiple projects and manage staff related to those projects.
➢ Conduct trainings and workshops both domestically and abroad.
➢ Develop teaching and training material related to international mediation and negotiation.
➢ Research and write articles on international mediation and negotiation.


Director, Master of Science in Leadership and Negotiation

January 2014 - Current

Bay Path University

 Created new master’s degree program focusing specifically on Leadership and Negotiation

 Developed full curriculum and shepherded the process through accreditation

➢ Program is entirely based online and uses state of the art technology to deliver content

➢ Engaged in marketing and recruitment efforts to attract new students

 Teaching in the program as well as screening and hiring all adjunct faculty


Senior Fellow

January 2011 - Current

Harvard Negotiation Project

Engage in teaching and training for the negotiation project

➢ Conduct research on various topics related to negotiation

Senior Trainer

January 2005 - Current

William Ury Associates 

➢  Conducted negotiation, alternative dispute resolution, and conflict management trainings around the world for Governments, Fortune 500 companies, Universities, and International Organizations.

➢  Designed customized approaches to training and conflict coaching.

➢  Established negotiation networks within various companies that included traditional templates and tools as well as the use of new media (podcasts, audiobooks, eBooks)

➢  Designed and developed online and virtual training and consulting sessions. 



April 2012 – Current

Negotiation Works, Inc.
➢ Conduct negotiation and conflict management training for Fortune 500 companies, organizations, and governments.
➢ Provide coaching and other consultative services to clients involved in negotiation and processes for dealing with conflict.
➢ See list under consultancy for list of clients.

Managing Director/Interim Executive Director                 

December 2003 – March 2013
Abraham Path Initiative
Harvard University
➢ Engage in diplomatic efforts in multiple countries in the Middle East.
➢ Oversee and manage a staff of 25 people.
➢ Involvement in fundraising for project.
➢ Lead partnership efforts and served as primary point of contact for all country teams.

Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, Bay Path College

Adjunct Faculty Positions:            

American University of Beirut

Harvard University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Massachusetts, Boston
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Clark University
Simmons College
George Mason University

University of Colorado at Denver

University of California at Irvine

Consultancy Clients

American Association of Architects

African Union

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, State of CT
Caliper Life Sciences
Camp, Dresser, and Mckee

Canadian Government and Canada School of Public 


Cell Signaling Technology

Cengage Learning
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue
Christie’s Art Dealer

Conservation International


Fidelity Investments
Fifth Third Bank

S.E.I. Greenfeet, Inc.

Harvard University

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company

Massachusetts State Court System

Simmons College
United Nations (UNDP, UNITAR, and UNAOC)United States Government (US State Department, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Defense, and Transportation Security Administration)

World Vision International

Xerox Corporation

Yale University Medical School

International Experience

Worked in the following countries:

Bosnia Herzegovina





Northern Ireland

Palestinian Community



Consultancy Fields

Negotiation Training

Mediation Training

Conflict Analysis, Management, and Resolution Training, Coaching and Advising

Leadership Training and Coaching

Alternative Dispute Resolution training, assessment, and advising

Online teaching – synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid courses


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