August 10, 2022

Nova Southeastern University Names First Ombuds for its College of Arts and Sciences

Neil Katz has been appointed as the first Ombuds the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences and the Guy Harvey Oceanographic Research Center the private research university in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As the Ombuds, Katz will serve faculty and staff following IOA standards. Meanwhile, he will continue as a faculty member in Nova's graduate Department of Conflict Resolution Studies. Katz is already well known in the Ombuds field for his research and consulting, especially as an author of a report on Federal Ombuds programs for the Administrative Conference of the U.S.

Katz brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the new role including 50 years as a professor at five universities, 37 years of which were with the renowned Maxwell School of Syracuse University where he initiated several conflict resolution programs, served as Director of Training for the Executive Education Program. In addition, he is the author or co-author of over 60 publications, including the popular book Communication and Conflict Resolution Skills. Katz many honors include the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award from the Syracuse community, the Distinguished College Professor of the Year Award at NSU, and an Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Conflict Resolution from the Association of Conflict Resolution. (LinkedIn.)

1 comment:

  1. As the Ombuds concept gathers fire in many organizations, locally through globally, Halmos College stands to benefit substantially from Neil Katz' life's work as a peacemaking practitioner and practice oriented scholar. He is a legendary mentor and equally legendary listener! The skills he has imparted have been applied in de-escalation efforts among aggrieved communities in contexts as diverse as the African Great Lakes region, Nepal, and northern Iraq. This step will grow that legacy in an institution known for prizing love of learning and its commitment to the Scholarship of Engagement.