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About Neil Katz

Neil Katz, Ph.D., came out of semi-retirement in 2009 to assume the role of Department Chairperson of Department of Conflict Resolution Studies after having served for over three decades as a professor and director or co-director of five different conflict resolution programs in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Now, as a Professor in Conflict Resolution and Social Science, Dr. Katz teaches courses in Human Factors, Negotiation, and several electives in organizational conflict and covert and overt group dynamics.

Along with his Emeriti Faculty status and occasional teaching at Syracuse University, he serves as a visiting faculty member of McMaster University in Canada. He also continues consulting and training while serving as head of his own consulting firm, Dr. Neil Katz and Associates. In these capacities, he has worked with over 200 prestigious public and private sector organizations throughout the United States and abroad. In his consulting/training activities, Neil mentors numerous CRS students who serve as assistant coaches/trainers with his clients.

Dr. Katz has authored or co-authored (many with students) over 50 books, book chapters and articles, and recently served as one of the head researchers on a 600 page research report with recommendations to the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) and then to the United States Congress on The Nature and Value of Ombudsmen in Federal Agencies. Among Dr. Katz's awards and honors, he received the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award from the Syracuse Community for his career-long commitment to nonviolent conflict resolution and the principles embodied in Dr. King's life and work, the 2016 William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the Field of Conflict Resolution from the Association for Conflict Resolution, the major professional organization in our area of scholarship and practice, and the 2019 Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year for the NSU College of Arts, Science and Humanities.

Positions

2012 - Present Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Conflict Resolution Studies
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2004 - Present Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University ‐ Whitman School of Management
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2004 - Present Emeritus Professor, Syracuse University ‐ Public Administration Program, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
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2000 - Present Adjunct Professor, Syracuse University ‐ Newhouse School of Communication
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2000 - Present Program Manager, Faculty Associate and Associate Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University ‐ Maxwell School
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August 2009 - January 2012 Chairperson, Nova Southeastern University Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
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2004 - 2008 Distinguished Visiting Professor of Practice, Nova Southeastern University Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
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1991 - 2000 Director, Syracuse University ‐ Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
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1985 - 2000 Associate Director, Syracuse University ‐ Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
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1973 - 2000 Director, Syracuse University
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1972 - 2000 Professor, Syracuse University ‐ Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
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Visiting Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis
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Visiting Professor, Colgate University
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Visiting Professor, McMaster University
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Honors and Awards

  • Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Award from the Syracuse Community
  • 2016 William Kreidler Award for Distinguished Service to the field of Conflict Resolution by the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR)
  • Scholarship and Membership to Phi Kappa Ph
  • Professor of the Year Award in recognition of “Significant Contributions to Research and Scholarship and Exceptional Instruction” from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Nova Southeastern University.

Education

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August 1974 Ph.D., American Studies, University of Maryland
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February 1969 M.A., History, St. Louis University
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June 1967 B.A., English, St. Louis University
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Contact Information

(954) 262-3040

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Books and Book Contributions (18)