Lisa Amsler

Lisa Amsler

Professor Lisa Blomgren Amsler (formerly Bingham) has served on O'Neill’s faculty since 1992. She is an expert in collaborative governance, public engagement, dispute resolution, and labor law with more than 130 published works. Her 2005 article on new governance practice (co-authored with Tina Nabatchi and Rosemary O’Leary) was named one of the “75 Most Influential Articles” of the past 75 years by Public Administration Review. Her lead article on workplace mediation (co-authored with Cynthia J. Hallberin, Denise A. Walker and Won-Tae Chung) and published in Harvard Negotiation Law Review, is on the Social Science Research Network all-time Top 10 list of most downloaded articles in conflict resolution.

A fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and Labor and Employment Relations Association, Amsler has received national awards from the American Bar Association for Outstanding Scholarship foundational to the field of dispute resolution (2014), the Rubin Theory-to-Practice award from the International Association for Conflict Management for research that affected practice (2006), and the Abner award from the Association for Conflict Resolution for excellence in research on labor and employment relations in the public sector (2002). She received the Dwight Waldo award from the American Society for Public Administration (2019) for her research, which addresses collaborative governance, public engagement, public law, dispute system design, and dispute resolution. Her newest book is Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict (with Janet Martinez and Stephanie Smith, Stanford University Press 2020). In 2020, Indiana University awarded Professor Amsler its Bicentennial Medal

Amsler is also the Saltman Senior Scholar at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

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Articles and Video: Great Reads Book Club - Dispute Systems Design with Janet Martinez and Lisa Amsler (11/09/21)
Recording of's Great Reads Book Club with Prof. Janet Martinez and Prof. Lisa Amsler talking about their book (written with Stephanie Smith) Dispute Systems Design, hosted by Howard Gadlin.