I currently serve as director and faculty within the Center for Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management at Southern Methodist University where I teach graduate courses in mediation, identity based conflict, communication, psychology of conflict and neuroscience. I also teach 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 my work at SMU, I worked as a program director for the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas School of Law. I provided a wide range of ADR services including multi-party mediation to governmental agencies, policymakers and others involved in public disputes. While at CPPDR, I served as a visiting faculty member at Hiroshima University.
As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have worked in clinical, teaching, training, supervisory and consulting roles in a wide variety of settings including academic, workplace, private practice, community and health care.
I consult and deliver training and professional presentations both nationally and internationally. My areas of specialization include teaching, training, conflict engagement, communication, peace-building, human rights, and cross-cultural issues.
I am the co-author of the recent book, “The Darkest Hour: Shedding light on the impact of isolation and death row in Texas prisons,” and serve on the board for the Texas After Violence Project.