Lisa Blomgren Amsler

Saltman Senior Scholar
B.A., (Magna Cum Laude), Smith College, Northampton, MA, 1976
J.D., (with High Honors), University of Connecticut, 1979

Lisa Blomgren Bingham is the Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service at Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington. She is currently Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas Boyd School of Law. 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. 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, Missouri Journal of Dispute Resolution, and Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution.

Her current research examines dispute systems design, dispute resolution in labor and employment relations, and the legal infrastructure for collaboration in governance. With Janet Martinez and Stephanie Smith, she is currently working on Dispute Systems Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict (forthcoming 2011 Stanford University Press).

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), 2007.
  • Jeffrey Z. Rubin Theory-to-Practice Award, Harvard Project on Negotiation and International Association for Conflict Management, 2006 for research that contributes to the practice of conflict management.
  • Best Book Award, "The Promise and Performance of Environmental Conflict Resolution" (co-edited with Rosemary O'Leary), American Society for Public Administration, 2005.
  • Willoughby Abner Award, Association for Conflict Resolution, 2002 for excellence in research on dispute resolution in public sector employment.
Areas of Expertise
  • Labor Law