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 use of mediation to resolve disputes in probate and during the estate planning process, prudent investor standards under fiduciary law, the regulation of charities, and the definition of families for inheritance purposes. She was involved in establishing the law school's Nonprofit Clinic, and has created a mentorship program for students to work with lawyers on pro bono estate planning projects.  In 2016, the ABA published a resource she edited for mediators and estate planners, Mediation for Estate Planners: Managing Family Conflict.
Erik Girvan, Associate Professor and CRES Faculty Co-Director.  Professor Girvan's research, published in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, focuses on how to design policies, practices, and procedures that more effectively combat discrimination in the legal system and related contexts (e.g., arbitration and mediation, school discipline). As part of this work, he empirically investigates the conditions in which discrimination is most likely to occur and develops and tests practical interventions targeting those conditions. Professor Girvan is a PI on two federally funded intervention-development grants, including one that focuses on introducing restorative practices to schools.  His book chapter, co-written with CRES Managing Director John Inglish, reporting the results of some of this early intervention is published in Inequality in School Discipline: Research and Practice to Reduce Disparities. He teaches courses in civil litigation, the psychology and law of discrimination, and the psychology of conflict. 
Michael Moffitt, Philip H. Knight Chair in Law.  Professor Moffitt has published more than two dozen scholarly articles on mediation, negotiation, and civil procedure. In addition, he has co-edited The Handbook of Dispute Resolution, an award-winning compilation of 31 original chapters by leading scholars and practitioners in the field, and he has co-authored multiple editions of the innovative, student-focused book, Dispute Resolution: Examples & Explanations.

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 Youth and Social Change.

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 provides critical perspective on the foundational assumptions and current practices of ADR, often drawing on literature and other cultural works in her writing, and has a special interest in whether and how social justice campaigns and other change efforts operate as a form of alternative dispute resolution.  Along these lines, she recently published "The A Is for Activism" in the second edition of The Negotiator's Desk Reference.  She has served as the interim ombudsperson at the University of Oregon and is the current chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section Legal Education Policy Committee. 

Elizabeth Tippett, Associate 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:  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.