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About Sanda Kaufman

Sanda Kaufman is Professor of Planning, Public Policy and Administration at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. She holds degrees in Architecture and in City and Regional Planning from the Technion. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research field is public decision making. Her research focus is negotiation and intervention in the urban, environmental, and organizational. She has mediated small claims disputes, designed dispute resolution systems and mediation training materials, worked on organizational conflict management, and facilitated community consensus building. Her articles have been published in the Journal of Planning, Education and Research; the Journal of Architectural Planning and Research; the International Journal of Conflict Management; the Negotiation Journal; Evaluation and Program Planning; Environmental Practice; Conflict Resolution Quarterly; Revue Négociations; International Journal of Economic Development; Public Works Management and Policy; and Fractals.
Professor Kaufman is Director of the Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Program and she chairs the Quantitative Methods Group at the Levin College. She teaches courses in quantitative reasoning, negotiation and conflict management, environmental policy, environmental dispute resolution, and strategic planning. She has built and is maintaining web resource pages for Planning, Public Administration, Conflict Management, Environment, Decision Making, Research Tools, and Teaching. Her architectural photography -- assembled into a web-based Image Collection for the Levin College - has been requested internationally for journals, posters, books and websites.

Positions

Present Professor & Director, Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Program, Cleveland State University
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