Lisa Blomgren Amsler
Keller-Runden Chair in Public Service
Lisa Blomgren Amsler is the Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington. She is also a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Boyd School of Law and a Senior Research Fellow at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. A graduate of Smith College (A.B. 1976 magna cum laude with high honors in Ancient Greek) and the University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D. 1979 with high honors), she joined the IU faculty in 1989 after practicing labor and employment law as a partner in the firm of Shipman & Goodwin. Her current research examines dispute systems design and the legal infrastructure for collaboration, dispute resolution, and public participation in governance. She has co-edited three books and authored over seventy articles, monographs, and book chapters on dispute resolution and collaborative governance, including publications in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Law & Contemporary Problems, Wisconsin Law Review, Public Administration Review, Missouri Journal of Dispute Resolution, and Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution.
Amsler received the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Abner Award for her research on mediation at the USPS (2002). With Professor Rosemary O’Leary of the Maxwell School, she received the American Society of Public Administration Section of Environmental and Natural Resource Administration’s Best Book award for The Promise and Performance of Environmental Conflict Resolution (2005). In 2006, she received the Rubin Theory-to-Practice Award for research that makes a significant impact on practice from the International Association for Conflict Management and Harvard Program on Negotiation. She is an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.