L. Randolph Lowry Award
The SCMA presents the L. Randolph Lowry Award to a member of the dispute resolution community who has honored and inspired us through their passion and dedication to education in the field of dispute resolution. The award is presented at the Friday Evening Kick-off Dinner Reception. We are proud to announce that the recipient of the 2016 L. Randolph Lowry Award is Dr. Betty Gilmore.
Dr. Betty Gilmore
Dr. Gilmore serves as director and faculty within the Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at Southern Methodist University where she teaches a variety of graduate courses in conflict engagement and peacebuilding. She also teaches for The Werner Institute for Negotiation at the Creighton School of Law and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law.
Prior to her work at SMU, she worked as a program director for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law. She provided a wide range of ADR services including multi-party mediation to governmental agencies, policymakers and others involved in public disputes.
Dr Gilmore delivers training and professional presentations both nationally and internationally in the areas of conflict engagement, peacebuilding and human rights. She is the co-author of the book, “The Darkest Hour: Shedding light on the impact of isolation and death row in Texas prisons”, and is featured in the accompanying documentary.
Previous Award Winners
2015 – Charles Chang
Charles Chang is the Executive Director of the Asian Pacific Dispute Resolution Center (APADRC). The APADRC provides vital services to assist members of the greater Los Angeles community to resolve a wide-range of conflicts through nonviolent means. The APADRC also works in schools to train students as peer mediators, helping to resolve issues like bullying, homophobia, and dating violence. In addition to the APADRC’s award winning peer mediation program, Mr. Chang developed a peer mediation start-up kit that allows schools that lack adequate resources, to develop peer mediation programs on their own. As a result of a partnership between the APADRC and the National Association for Community Mediation (NAFCM) this start-up kit, which is available for free online, has been downloaded and used by thousands of teachers and school administrators throughout the United States.
He is also founder of a couple of organizations – Midwest Asian American Students Union (MAASU) and Leadership Center for Asian Pacific Americans (LCA). He spent a couple of years doing labor work before starting to work for nonprofit organizations.
2014 – Professor Russell Korobkin
Richard C. Maxwell Professor of Law and the faculty director of the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Program at the UCLA School of Law. He is the author of Negotiation Theory and Strategy (3d ed., 2014), K: A Common Law Approach to Contracts(2012), and more than 50 journal articles on the subjects of negotiation, contracts, and other areas of law, business, and human behavior.
2013 – A. Marco Turk, J.D.
Emeritus Professor of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding, California State University, Dominguez Hills
2012 – Peter Robinson, J.D.
Associate Dean for Business and Finance, Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law, Pepperdine University
2011 – Thomas J. Stipanowich, J.D.
Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law, Pepperdine University
2010 – Lee Jay Berman
Full-time mediator since 1994 who has successfully mediating over 1,800 cases in his 19 years. He mediates through PMA Dispute Resolution, based in their Century City, CA offices.
2009 – Daniel Druckman
Professor at George Mason University and published author.
2005 (Inaugural Lecture) – Deborah Masucci
Vice President of Dispute Resolution in the Litigation Management Division of Chartis where she is responsible for the strategic use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and increasing the alternative methods of appropriate dispute resolution used within the Claims Organization. In June 2005, the AIG Companies was honored by Dispute Resolution Services in Los Angeles, California with the Corporate Achievement Award for establishment of the Office of Dispute Resolution.
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