ADR: Faculty

Adell Amos, Clayton R. Hess Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.  Dean Amos's most recent scholarship focuses on the integration of law and policy into hydrologic and socioeconomic modeling for the Willamette River Basin as well as the legal framework that provides the backdrop for water conflicts and dispute resolution through a multi-institutional, interdisciplinary effort funded by the NOAA and the National Science Foundation. She also has active projects underway addressing the status of state instream flow programs throughout the Western United States, the impact of legal decision-making on public policy dispute resolution efforts in water-conflict basins, and strategic efforts to protect water resources for national public lands including the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Park System and the newly created, National Landscape Conservation System.
Susan Gary, Orlando J. and Marian H. Hollis Professor.  Professor Gary's teaching and research interests include nonprofit organizations, trusts and estates, and estate planning. She has written and spoken about the regulation of charities, the definition of family for inheritance purposes, and the use of mediation to resolve disputes in probate and during the estate planning process. She has been involved in establishing the law school's Probate Mediation Clinic and Nonprofit Clinic and serves as faculty supervisor of the Nonprofit Clinic.  This year, she published a new resource for mediators and estate planners, Mediation for Estate Planners: Managing Family Conflict.
Erik Girvan, Assistant Professor and CRES Faculty Co-Director.  Professor Girvan's research, published in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, investigates how stereotypes, attitudes, and other biases might impact decisions in the legal system and related contexts (e.g., arbitration and mediation, school discipline). He also explores, develops, and empirically tests practical ways to reduce or eliminate those effects. Drawing on this expertise, Erik works with a variety of legal and other professionals on how they can understand and address the effects of implicit bias. He teaches courses in civil litigation, the psychology and law of discrimination, and the psychology of conflict.  His new book chapter, co-written with CRES Managing Director John Inglish, has just been published in Inequality in School Discipline: Research and Practice to Reduce Disparities.
Michael Moffitt, Philip H. Knight Dean.  Dean Moffitt has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and civil procedure. He co-edited "The Handbook of Dispute Resolution," an award-winning compilation of 31 original chapters by leading scholars and practitioners in the field. He also co-authored the innovative, student-focused book, "Dispute Resolution: Examples & Explanations." Dean Moffitt remains involved in teaching courses, and has recently taught Arbitration and Law of Settlements.

Michael Musheno, Professor.  Professor Musheno’s teaching and writing focus on conflict, with an emphasis on youth, the state’s frontline workforce, policing and surveillance, and the social and cultural dynamics of everyday life. He teaches a graduate course on Perspectives on Conflict Resolution and an undergraduate course on Policing and Surveillance.

Jennifer Reynolds, Associate Professor and ADR Center Faculty Director.  Professor Reynolds's research interests include dispute systems design, problem-solving in multiparty scenarios, and cultural influences and implications of alternative processes. She has recently served as the interim ombudsperson at the University of Oregon and is the current co-chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Legal Education Policy Committee.  This year, she is researching the interplay of ADR and activism within the larger context of law and social movements.

Elizabeth Tippett, Assistant Professor and CRES Faculty Co-Director.  Professor Tippett's research focuses on how individuals and corporations respond (or fail to respond) to information about risk in a variety of contexts. Her most recent work measured how companies in "sharing economy" businesses used certain form contract provisions to mitigate independent contractor misclassification risks. She also published a study examining how employers in child care and educational settings end up in expensive disputes over employee misconduct involving children. Additionally, she is completing a series of studies on attorney ads for drug injury lawsuits. 

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Adjunct Faculty

We are fortunate to have outstanding local practitioners and scholars serve as adjunct faculty:  Noah Chamberlain, mediator and lawyer; Thomas Coffin, Federal Magistrate; Mike Tedesco, arbitration expert and practitioner; and Heather Young, elder law attorney.

CRES Faculty

The Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master's Program, housed in the University of Oregon School of Law and affiliated with the ADR Center, hosts an impressive roster of interdisciplinary faculty that seeks to combine scholarly credentials and practical experience.