Dr. Goetz is the Academic Lead for the California State University at Northridge program in Mediation and Conflict Resolution (see http://tsengcollege.csun.edu/mediation/index.html). He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1979, and actively mediates litigated cases throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties privately as well as for the Superior Courts. Additionally he serves as a mediator for the Los Angeles County Bar Association and also arbitrates cases for FINRA. Prior to working at CSUN, Dr. Goetz’s professional career included employment as a law school dean, bar exam expert, university president, and entrepreneur. He was the founding dean and president of Concord Law School, the nation’s first fully online nationally accredited law school. Dr. Goetz earned his doctorate in Education, and his unique understanding and application of traditional and modern teaching philosophies have established him as an innovator for career-oriented students who wish to achieve academic and professional advancement. In 2002, Dr. Goetz’s contributions to the field of distance education were recognized by the presentation of the Distance Education and Training Council’s Distinguished Recognition Award.