Lisa Blomgren Amsler

Title: Keller Runden Professor of Public Service
Company: Indiana University School of Public & Environmental Affairs
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States

Lisa Blomgren Amsler, Keller Runden Professor of Public Service at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in law and higher education.

Ms. Amsler is a prominent figure in the legal and academic fields who has been serving as a Keller-Runden chair in public service and full professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs since 1992, having formerly been a lecturer-in-law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law from 1989 to 1992. In these positions, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students courses in law and public affairs, negotiation and dispute resolution, as well as mentoring doctoral students. Prior to these illustrious roles, she spent time as an associate and partner at Shipman & Goodwin between 1979 and 1989, where she practiced labor and employment law. Alongside her primary endeavors, she was an adjunct professor at the Western New England College of Law for two years, and a visiting professor at the Hastings College of Law at the University of California for one year and at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas for two years.

Ms. Amsler holds a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Connecticut. She has been admitted to practice law in the state of Connecticut, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Boasting more than 100 published works, her article on new governance practice, published in 2005, was named one of the 75 Most Influential Articles of the last 75 years by Public Administration Review. In addition, her article regarding workplace mediation was published by the Harvard Negotiation Law Review and is on the Social Science Research Network Top 10 list of most downloaded articles in conflict resolution.

An elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Ms. Amsler has accrued several accolades throughout her career. In 2014, the American Bar Association gave her the Outstanding Scholarship Award, and she also received the SENRA Best Book Award from the American Society for Public Administration in 2005. The recipient of the Rubin Award from the International Association for Conflict Management in 2006, she also was honored with the Willoughby Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution in 2002. Notably, her book “The Promise and Performance of Environmental Conflict Resolution” was garnered with the Best Book Award by the American Society for Public Administration. She has been highlighted in multiple editions of Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

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