Creighton's Werner Institute Faculty Achieves Greater Prominence Through Scholarly Accomplishments

Publications and honors highlight the scholarly expertise behind the University’s Negotiation and Dispute Resolution programs

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We’re more than just proud of our faculty members,” said Bryan Hanson, the assistant director of the Werner Institute. “These accomplishments are evidence of their dedication to continued research and improvement in teaching.

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) May 14, 2012

The teaching faculty at Creighton University is known for the scholarly accomplishments of its members as well as their dedication to their teaching duties. Three faculty members at the University’s Werner Institute for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution have recently made notable achievements in their field, further highlighting the stature of the Institute and Creighton’s NDR programs.

Professor Bernie Mayer recently published an updated 2nd edition of The Dynamics of Conflict: A Guide to Engagement and Intervention, in which he explores new trends, research, and technology. Mayer also draws on his 30 years of experience mediating conflict to illustrate key concepts to help practitioners think productively about conflict and conflict intervention.

Professor Noam Ebner has been working on Rethinking Negotiation Teaching Project, an initiative to evaluate and evolve teaching techniques in the field. In a series of conferences around the world, a hundred professors, teachers, and trainers explored new ideas about how to teach concepts in negotiation and dispute resolution, resulting in reams of published material that included the four-volume Rethinking Negotiation Teaching book series. Ebner also co-edited the book Assessing our Students, Assessing Ourselves, published this spring, which addresses assessment practices and techniques within the field of negotiation programs and courses.

Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Ph.D., the interim director of the Werner Institute, was honored with a prestigious Fulbright fellowship. As part of her role to promote the Fulbright program’s mission to foster cross-cultural understanding between the American people and others around the world, Guzman is spending her fellowship teaching negotiation, mediation, and dispute resolution at the Carlos III University Law School in Madrid, Spain, until the end of May. In addition, she will prepare two presentations for Carlos III University faculty members on issues inherent to establishing and teaching online programs, drawing on her experiences teaching in Creighton’s online NDR programs.

“We’re more than just proud of our faculty members,” said Bryan Hanson, the assistant director of the Werner Institute. “These accomplishments are evidence of their dedication to continued research and improvement in teaching—qualities that add to Creighton’s status as a top-ranked institution and further the profile of the master’s and graduate certificate programs in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.”

Students in the master’s and graduate certificate programs in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution have the opportunity to network with and learn from these accomplished individuals through both the online learning interface and in person at on-campus residency sessions. Creighton NDR faculty members are committed to high-quality teaching and passing on the discoveries and breakthroughs in this exciting and growing field.
To learn more about our programs in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution and the Werner Institute faculty, go to http://www.creighton-online.com.

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Creighton University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution located in Omaha, Neb., enrolls more than 4,200 undergraduate and 3,500 professional school and graduate students. Nationally recognized for providing a balanced educational experience, the University offers a rigorous academic agenda with a broad range of disciplines, providing undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs that emphasize educating the whole person: academically, socially and spiritually. Creighton has been a top-ranked Midwestern university in the college edition of US News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. For more information, visit our website at http://www.creighton.edu.


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