The Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (C-DRUM) advances conflict resolution processes to transform relationships, systems, and the world. Through professional education, research, and direct services, C-DRUM equips individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills to address conflict strategically and productively.

Dispute Resolution Faculty & Staff

C-DRUM Faculty & Staff

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg
Vice Dean, Piper & Marbury Professor of Law, Director, Center for Dispute Resolution 

Toby Treem Guerin
Executive Director, Center for Dispute Resolution

Quince Hopkins
Director, Levitas Initiative for Sexual Assault Prevention

Stacy Smith
Director, Special Projects

Nancy Schertzing
Director, Restorative Approaches in Education

Lisa I. Mebane
Managing Director, Center for Dispute Resolution
and the
Women, Leadership & Equality Program

Aisha Samples
Senior Program Specialist

Affiliated Faculty

Bob Condlin
Professor Emeritus of Law

Neil Dilloff
Adjunct Professor
Retired Partner, DLA Piper LLP

Leigh Goodmark
Marjorie Cook Professor of Law

John Greer
Adjunct Professor
Principal, Patuxent Mediation Services, LLC

Joyce A. Mitchell
Adjunct Professor
President, Joyce A. Mitchell and Associates, PC

Suzy Eckstein
Adjunct Professor
Principal, Law Firm of Oakley & Eckstein, LLC

Bruce Avery
Adjunct Professor
Partner, Avery & Upton

Karen Robbins
Adjunct Professor
Attorney at Law

Barry Gogel
Adjunct Professor
Partner, Rifkin Weiner Livingston LLC

Claire Costantino
Adjunct Professor
Litigation Manager, Cordell & Cordell

Alexandria Montanio
Adjunct Professor
Counsel and Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Jana B. Singer
Jacob A. France Professor Emeritus of Law

Jeff Trueman
Adjunct Professor
Principal, Jeff Trueman Mediation

Maria I Pradilla Picas
Adjunct Professor
Senior Associate Global Dispute Practice, Jones Day Law Firm

James Egerton-Vernon
Adjunct Professor
Partner, Jones Day Law Firm

Mala Malhotra-Ortiz
Adjunct Professor
Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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