Dr. William (Bill) Warters
585 Manoogian Hall
Dr. Bill Warters is an Assistant Professor in the Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution Program. Dr. Warters teaches courses such as Roots of Social Conflict and Neutral Intervention Theory and Practice in MADR as well as Ethnography and Communication Technology and Conflict in the Communication Studies area. His work explores innovative ways to support conflict resolution knowledge sharing and skill development. In August of 2012 he released a free iPad app he developed to promote conflict resolution in educational settings. His training and research experience involve using qualitative research approaches to explore the lived experiences of research participants. Bill served as Faculty Fellow at Wayne State University's Office for Teaching and Learning from 2006-2008.
Link to Bill Warters CV
Twitter Account: @bwarters
Symbolic Interactionism; Local Cultures of Dispute Resolution; mediation practices; conflict resolution in higher education, masculinity and nonviolence; instructional technology; Open Educational Resources movement; qualitative methods, conflict resolution in schools, online dispute resolution (ODR), deliberative communication practices
Online Dispute Resolution (see sample VoiceThread on History of ODR)
Conflict Resolution in Teacher Education (see creducation.org, a clearinghouse Bill developed with JAMS Foundation and FIPSE funds; see video archive of webinar presented by Bill on Conflict Resolution in Education)
Conflict Management in Higher Education (see campus-adr.org, a project Bill developed with a FIPSE grant; see report from a national Conflict Resolution Task Force meeting Bill facilitated for the Association for Student Conduct Administration)
Ending Men's Violence (see video of presentation by Bill on pro-feminist men's history/experience)
Instructional Technology (see Bill's posts over at the WSU Teaching and Learning Blog)
2010 - Distinguished Service Award - State Bar Association of Michigan ADR Section
2008 - William J. Kreidler Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). The award is named after the late teacher, author, trainer, and Quaker, William J. Kriedler, whose conflict resolution curriculum materials were in use in more than 50,000 classrooms by the time of his passing in 2000. It is the highest honor for members working in the Education Sector and is awarded for "Distinguished Service to the Field of Conflict Resolution."
2006 - Faculty Fellow - WSU Office for Teaching and Learning
1994 - Doctoral Prize for Exemplary Scholarship, Graduate School, Syracuse University
1992 - Dean's Award, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
1991-1992 - Guggenheim Fellowship, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation, Men's Perceptual Shifts When Moving from Violence to Nonviolence
Ph.D. - Syracuse University (Social Science; Maxwell School, Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts) - 1993
M.A. - Syracuse University (Social Science) - 1988
B.A. - University of California at Santa Cruz (Conflict Resolution) - 1984
Goddard College Social Ecology Institute - 1977
Blues music, tinkering with web-based software tools, bicycling.
One of my areas of interest is Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). This pearltree I created of resources related to ODR demonstrates the broad range of materials this emerging field.
"Cyberbullying and Homophobia in Schools and Workplaces: Prevention and Response Strategies" presented with Priscilla Prutzman at the Association for Conflict Resolution annual conference, September 13, 2012, New Orleans, LA.
Webinar “Conflict Resolution in Education: Review of a Broad Field” presented Dec 21, 2010, hosted by ADRhub and Creighton University. More than 70 people registered for the end of semester event. The archived session is viewable at http://adrhub.com/forum/topics/adrhub-december-webinar
Featured presenter for WSU's Digital Humanities Collaboratory presentation series. The Jan 28, 2011 talk, entitled "What's New on Bill Warters' Radar?" explored recent developments in the teaching and learning technology space. Slides are available athttp://www.slideshare.net/warters/whats-on-bill-warters-radar
Editorial Board Member - Conflict Resolution Quarterly journal
Editorial Committee Member (2011) - ACResolution (Association for Conflict Resolution's member magazine)
Web Developer/Project Manager - Conflict Resolution Education Connection
Producer - Conflict Learning Audio podcast
Program Committee Member (2008-2010) - Friends World Media
Editor - Conflict Management in Higher Education Report (currently inactive)
Blogger - Campus-adr Tech Blog (7 years and counting)
Mediator - Harper Woods Community Mediation service
Click on the image below to view the 2009-2010 Conflict Resolution Education Teachers Calendar I developed with Kathleen Doyle. It's chock full of activities and items of interest for educators and is available for free download. (NOTE: the 2010-2011 Edition and the 2011-2012 Edition are now available as well!)