January 31, 2012

Brown University Announces New Faculty Ombuds

Ruth Kohorn Rosenberg, currently director of student mediation in the Office of Student Citizenship at MIT, will become the next Faculty Ombudsperson at Brown University on February 22, 2012. The appointment reopens an Ombuds Office that was closed in 2009. Rosenberg will handle issues and concerns from the university faculty, postdoctoral research fellows and associates, and the University. 


According to the press release: 
Rosenberg has more than 25 years experience in conflict engagement. She designs and teaches numerous courses and workshops on conflict engagement skills at MIT and in New England. She is immediate past president of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution and an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University School of Law. She is a facilitator and mediator with the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution and the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island. Rosenberg served as the director of family mediation services at the Cleveland Mediation Center. She was assistant dean for academic affairs in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown, before going to MIT in 2007. At MIT, she developed a number of innovative outreach programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, including an active bystander program and basic mediation workshops. She also serves as a freshman adviser and teaches a freshman advising seminar. 
Rosenberg graduated from Smith Colleg, earned a JD from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and a received a certificate in nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University. (Brown Press Release.)

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