Project Staff

Richard A. Salem, Project Director, is president of Conflict Management Initiatives (CMI) in Evanston, Illinois, USA. He served as Midwest regional director of the U.S. Community Relations Service from 1968 through 1982 and has written several articles and chapters about his work in the agency.

Heidi Burgess, Ph.D. and Guy Burgess, Ph.D., Research Directors for this project, are Co-Directors of the Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado. They have been involved in the practice, research, and teaching of conflict resolution, especially the management of intractable conflicts, for more than 20 years.

Interviews were conducted by Dr. Heidi Burgess; Mary Trujillo, a consultant in cultural conflicts and doctoral student in Communications at Northwestern University, and Dana Johnson and Amanda Wember, both Sociology graduate students at the University of Colorado.

Editing and coding were done by Dana Johnson, Amanda Wember, and Mike Torley, an advanced undergraduate at the University of Colorado who also assisted with transcription and provided invaluable assistance to the project on many fronts. Others who helped transcribe and edit include Cory China, Lucy Selzer, Jackie Wooten, and Katie Osborn, all undergraduate students at the University of Colorado.

Greta Salem, Ph.D, professor emerita of political science at Alverno College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, served as a consultant to this project. She is an officer of CMI and has written about community organization, curriculum development and community perceptions of crime.

Consultants who assisted during the planning phase were Sydney Lewis, Chicago-based oral historian; Jerry Barrett of Fairfax, VA, compiler of oral histories of labor mediators; Bertram Levine, former CRS Associate Director and Wallace Warfield, a former Director of CRS who is now a Professor at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.


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