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Steve Joiner 

College of Leadership and Public Service, Admin

Executive Director ICM and Dean, College of Leadership and Public Service


Steve Joiner is the Dean of the College of Leadership and Public Service and Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management at Lipscomb University. Joiner also serves as Professor of Conflict Management. At Lipscomb, he teaches or has taught courses in Organizational Conflict, Conflict Systems Design, Religious Conflict and Negotiation.

Joiner has been at Lipscomb since 2008. Additionally, he also previously held an adjunct faculty position at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas teaching Facilitation and Generationally Generated Conflict. In addition to serving as Dean for the College of Leadership and Public Service, he previously served a Dean of the College of Bible and Behavioral Science at Lubbock Christian University and as the Dean of the College of Bible and the Hazelip School of Theology at Lipscomb University. Joiner is also a respected consultant and trainer leading interventions and seminars nationally and internationally, including Brazil, Germany, Guatemala, Australia, Kenya, Canada and South Korea. He has lead seminars addressing managing difficulty in industry, health care, education, religious, public policy, for-profit, and not-for- profit settings. Over 250 business, governmental, not for profit and religious entities have engaged Joiner’s services to address complex and difficult moments in their organizations. Joiner is currently serving on the boards of Leadership Tennessee and Siloam Health. Finally, he previously served on the board of Biblijski Institut in Zagreb, Croatia.

Academic Department

College of Leadership & Public Service