Faculty & Staff

All bios are sorted alphabetically.

Faculty

Dodd Galbreath

Dodd Galbreath

Professor

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

Phyllis Hildreth

Phyllis Hildreth

Academic Director, Institute for Conflict Management
Associate Professor

Phyllis Hildreth joined the Institute for Conflict Management in May 2010 and now serves as Academic Director and Adjunct Professor, as well as Adjunct Professor for Lipscomb’s Institute for Law, Justice & Society. Her experience includes serving as a Chief Counsel in the Office of the Public Defender for the... [More]

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615.966.5695 (ext. 5695)

Steve Joiner

Steve Joiner

Dean, College of Leadership and Public Service
Director, Institute for Conflict Management

Steve Joiner is the Dean of the College of Leadership & Public Service and also Managing Director of the Institute for Conflict Management. He is a professor in areas of systems design, negotiation, conflict in religious settings, and leadership. Joiner has extensive experience conducting management and staff trainings, courses, and... [More]

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615.966.7141 (ext. 7141)

Emily Jones

Emily Jones

Academic Director for the Institute for Sustainable Practice
Assistant Professor of Sustainable Practice

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615.966.5076 (ext. 5076)

Matt Milligan

Matt Milligan

Assistant Professor of Conflict Management
Associate Director of Legal Outreach

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615.966.2502 (ext. 2502)

Linda Schacht

Linda Schacht

Associate Professor
Strategic Advisor to the Dean

For over thirty years Schacht has advised government, business, and non-profit leaders on communication and strategy. A veteran of the Carter White House press office, she has held the top communication positions for a national Presidential campaign, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate and the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.... [More]

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615.966.1341 (ext. 1341)

Randy Spivey

Randy Spivey

Academic Director, Law Justice and Society

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615.966.2503 (ext. 2503)

Michelle Steele

Michelle Steele

Academic Director, Civic Leadership
Associate Professor

Academic Director at the institute is Michelle D. Steele. With more than 15 years experience working with governmental agencies, Steele served as director of Nashville’s Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods for four years during the Purcell administration, is a former case manager for the Mid-Cumberland Community Services Agency, and most recently,... [More]

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615.966.5181 (ext. 5181)

Staff

Cathy Cate

Cathy Cate

Dir Com Prog Andrews Inst CL

Cathy Cate serves as the institute's Director of Community Leadership programs and the Executive Director of Leadership Tennessee, the only statewide leadership education program in Tennessee. She served as Executive Director of Leadership Blount County for six years and has worked with higher education and corporate groups for more than... [More]

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615.966.5196 (ext. 5196)

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Sherrie Guenther

Program Manager

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615.966.7140 (ext. 7140)

Barbara Lance

Barbara Lance

Administrative Assistant

Barbara Lance serves as the Administrative Assistant for the Andrews Institute. She is a former small-business owner and chairperson of the Maine Women’s Network, as well as the statewide Food Resource Coordinator of the Good Shepherd Food Bank in Maine. Her experience in customer service spans two decades, and she... [More]

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615.966.1178 (ext. 1178)

Lydia Lenker

Lydia Lenker

Director Events Communication

Lydia Lenker serves as Director of Events and Community Engagement at Lipscomb's College of Leadership and Public Service. Previously, she served as managing director for the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership at Lipscomb. In addition to her duties with the college, Lenker, continues to oversee operations and... [More]

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615.966.6156 (ext. 6156)

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Rosemary McPherson

Administrative Assistant

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

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Sara Oeser

Rule 31 and Student/Alumni Manager

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615.966.5085 (ext. 5085)

Adjunct Faculty

Tracy Allen

Tracy Allen

Tracy Allen is an international professional mediator, arbitrator and ADR trainer. As a litigator and business tax attorney for many years, she now specializes in conflict resolution and ADR. Allen acts as a neutral service provider in other ADR areas such as early neutral evaluation, summary jury trials, special master,... [More]

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Kevin Batts

Adjunct Faculty

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Brandon Craft

Brandon Craft

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

Edward Dauer

Edward Dauer

Edward A. Dauer is Dean Emeritus of the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver, in Denver, Colorado. He earned his A.B. degree from Brown University; an LL.B. from Yale; and an M.P.H. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard. Prior to becoming Dean and Professor of Law... [More]

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Kimberly Drake

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615.966.2500 (ext. 2500)

Janice Dyer

Janice Dyer

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

Tammy Lenski

Tammy Lenski

Interpersonal conflict, workplace conflict, and group conflict expert Tammy Lenski is a conflict resolution innovator adept at turning conflict into growth and opportunity. For 15 years as a master mediator, consultant, speaker and writer she has ignited radical problem-solving shifts, inspired individuals to fine-tune their persuasive voice, and untangled complex... [More]

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Chester Little

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

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Christy Marrs

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615.966.6155 (ext. 6155)

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Paul McCown

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

Nina Meierding

Nina Meierding

Nina Meierding is a national leader in the field of conflict resolution and has been providing training and mediation services for over twenty two years. She is a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators and served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Conflict Resolution and... [More]

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Dan Morrison

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

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Leigh Ann Roberts

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615.966.7140 (ext. 7140)

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson is the Co-Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. He has presented advanced negotiation and mediation skills courses in more than thirty states and in Argentina, Canada, England, Holland, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Jordan, and Mexico. Prior to joining the... [More]

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Giuliano Scarsi

Giuliano Scarsi

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

Ed Wansing

Ed Wansing

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)

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Richard Willis

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615.966.1771 (ext. 1771)