A multicultural co-training team conducts the Social Justice Mediation Institute trainings

Leah Wing, Ed.D.

  • Director, Social Justice Mediation Institute
  • Co-Director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution
  • Senior Lecturer, Legal Studies Program, Political Science Department, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, USA

Leah Wing, Ed.D. is the founding director of the Social Justice Mediation Institute, co-director of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and senior lecturer, Legal Studies Program, University of Massachusetts/Amherst, having taught dispute resolution there since 1993. Leah developed a mediation training and intervention approach that incorporates a social justice lens described in her publications and over 50 presentations at national and international conferences. She has worked with 100+ educational institutions and non-profits, trained more than 3000 people in this approach and 16 colleges, universities, high schools, and non-profits have programs based on this model; other organizations use it for skill enhancement for employees. Leah served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Association of Conflict Resolution and is on the editorial boards of Conflict Resolution Quarterly and the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution. She is a member of Healing Through Remembering, Belfast.