Brian Pappas, Ph.D.
Director of Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
Office Hours: By Appointment Only
Environmental Research Building
Room 1143, Mail Stop 1935
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID 83725-1935
Brian Pappas is Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University, where he directs the Conflict Management Program. Previously he served for ten years as Clinical Professor of Law and Associate Director of the ADR Program at Michigan State University’s College of Law. He is a qualified Civil and Domestic Relations Mediator and trainer and is trained in both facilitative and transformative mediation techniques in both civil and family contexts. Brian has trained thousands of domestic relations and civil mediators. Additionally, he has completed over 300 hours of mediation training and mediated hundreds of cases.
Previously Brian served as a member of the State Bar of Michigan’s ADR Section Council, on the board of the National Association for Community Mediation Board and as Co-Chair of the Law Schools Committee of the ABA’s Section on Dispute Resolution. Currently Brian serves as the CLE officer on the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Executive Committee and is on the Board of the Mindfulness in Law Society.
Brian’s research interests lie at the intersection of law, dispute resolution, and public administration. Specifically addressing the tension between formal and informal dispute processes, his research focuses on Med-Arb, campus sexual misconduct, Ombuds, and jail inmates trained as peer mediators. His writings most recently been published in Denver and Tulsa Law Reviews and in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.