Leah Wing

Leah Wing

Dr. Leah Wing is Co-director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution (NCTDR) and Senior Lecturer, Legal Studies Program, Department of Political Science, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, USA.  Leah has taught dispute resolution since 1993 and served as a researcher on early experiments in online dispute resolution.  She heads the Ethical Principles for Online Dispute Resolution initiative of NCTDR and her present research projects focus on ethical principles for ODR, crowdsourcing and spatial justice, and technological responses to digital harm doing.  She recently completed collaborative research on three National Science Foundation funded projects on online dispute resolution.  Leah serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution Quarterly, and has served two terms on the Association of Conflict Resolution Board of Directors.  Since being certified as a mediator in 1983, Leah has provided mediation and training consultation to over one hundred organizations and institutions, specializing in the relationship between power, identity, technology, and conflict transformation.  She has served on the advisory board of the first multilingual global online dispute resolution e-commerce platform and serves on the advisory board for ODREurope.  




Contact Leah Wing

Website: polsci.umass.edu/people/leah-wing

Articles and Video:

Ethical Principles for Online Dispute Resolution: A GPS Device for the Field (09/07/17)
The disruptive force of technology has led to innovative dispute resolution practices that increase access to justice and also raise new ethical considerations.

Online Dispute Resolution and the Development of Theory (02/28/13)
We are honored to make "Online Dispute Resolution: Theory and Practice" (Editors: Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Ethan Katsh & Daniel Rainey) available through Mediate.com. The book's twenty four chapters are being made available over twenty four weeks. We here offer the Second Chapter on "Online Dispute Resolution and the Development of Theory" by Daniel Rainey and Leah Wing.