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Leah Wing, Lecturer, Ed.D.
(B.A., Oberlin College; M.Ed., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts/Amherst)

Department of Legal Studies
116 Gordon Hall, UMass/Amherst
Phone:  413-545-5882 / Fax: 413-545-1640



Leah is on the faculty in the Legal Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst where she has taught Dispute Resolution since 1993. Her recent research and teaching applies Critical Race theory to mediation and issues of environmental justice. She has been a mediator and trainer since 1985, working with over one hundred educational institutions and non-profits on the intersections between oppression, diversity, and conflict resolution. Leah developed an approach to mediation training and intervention that incorporates a social justice lens and this has served as the basis of a number of her publications and presentations at national and international conferences. Since 2002 Leah has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Conflict Resolution and as a member of the editorial board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly (formerly Mediation Quarterly ).

Leah is the Conflict Resolution Director of the Center for Information Technology and Dispute Resolution located at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst in the Legal Studies Department.  She has worked with CITDR for several years exploring issues of power and identity as they manifest in online conflicts and in dispute resolution strategies. She is a member of the research team based at CITDR and the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and a consultant to the National Mediation Board in a National Science Foundation project on online dispute resolution technology and labor mediation.

In the Summer of 2007, Leah is leading a Social Justice Mediation Institute in Amherst, Massachsuetts.






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