Professor of Conflict Management
Department of Political Science and International Affairs
Kennesaw State University
Timothy Hedeen is a Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University. He provides mediation services through court and private programs, delivers trainings in the areas of conflict resolution and communication, facilitates group and public policy decision making and planning, and conducts research and evaluation on dispute resolution and justice policy.
He serves on the editorial boards of Conflict Resolution Quarterly and Family Court Review, as associates liaison to the Section Council of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, and is a past chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Community Mediation. He is a senior consultant to the Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education.
He earned his doctorate (awarded with distinction) from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, where he was a graduate affiliate of the Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts and a student in the interdisciplinary Social Science program.
Dr. Hedeen has published articles related to coercion in mediation in Justice System Journal (2005), the evolution of community mediation in Conflict Resolution Quarterly (2004), the institutionalization of community mediation in Mediation Quarterly (2000) and Penn State Law Review (2003). He and Dr. Patrick Coy of Kent State have developed a stage model of co-optation of social movements, published in The Sociological Quarterly (2005), and explored issues of capacity to participate in mediation in Mediation Quarterly (1998). With Lisa Bingham, Susan Raines, and Lisa Marie Napoli, he published "Mediation in Employment and Creeping Legalism: Implications for Dispute System Design" in the Journal of Dispute Resolution (2010).
He has written on teaching and training in Conflict Resolution Quarterly (2005) and Teaching Sociology (2003) and on the reform of family law education in law schools in Family Court Review (2006). Along with colleagues Susan Raines and Ansley Barton he has written on the preparation of mediators for court contexts in Family Court Review (2010) and prepared a literature review of adult education principles relate dto mediation training in Conflict Resolution Quarterly (2010). He served as guest editor alongside Linda Baron of a symposium on community dispute resolution and collaborative governance in Review of Policy Research (2006) and proposed conflict practices for leaders in KSU's Journal of Ethics in Leadership (2006). His published interview with Ron Kelly, who offers mediation services at the annual Burning Man festival, appeared in Conflict Resolution Quarterly (2009) and is posted at Mediate.com.
He served as associate editor of Social Conflicts and Collective Identities (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000) and wrote the epilogue to Workplace Dispute Resolution (Michigan State University Press, 1997). He has prepared reference manuals Encouraging Meaningful Parent Educator Collaboration: A Review of Recent Literature (2011) and Using Participant Feedback to Evaluate and Improve Quality in Mediation (2002) and authored chapters for professional references including the American Bar Association's State of Criminal Justice 2011 (2011), ADR Handbook for Judges (2004) and the Minnesota State Bar Association's ADR Deskbook (1998). His commissioned evaluation and assessment efforts include analyses of the US Postal Service's REDRESS program (2003), the empirical literature on community dispute resolution (2006), the mediation training guidelines for Florida's state courts (2007), and long-range planning for an Atlanta-area court ADR program (2009).
Dr. Hedeen is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the National Association for Community Mediation, the American Sociological Association, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, and the American Association of University Professors.
He serves as faculty in the Master of Science in Conflict Management and the International Conflict Management doctoral programs, and as coordinator of the undergraduate certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Hedeen was honored to receive KSU’s 2010 Distinguished Professional Service Award in recognition to his service to the the campus, the broader community, and the field of dispute resolution.
Please contact me via email or phone (770-423-6879) for further information or assistance.
Dr. Timothy Hedeen
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, #2205
Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591
Last updated 23Aug12