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Timothy Hedeen, Ph.D. - Kennesaw State University. Kennesaw, GA, US

Timothy Hedeen, Ph.D. Timothy Hedeen, Ph.D.

Professor of Conflict Management | Kennesaw State University


Timothy Hedeen is a professor of Conflict Management and serves as the university ombudsman.






CR Symposium 2012 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Timothy Heeden



Timothy Hedeen is a professor of Conflict Management and serves as the university ombudsman.

He provides mediation services and training; delivers introductory and advanced trainings in conflict resolution, decision-making, and communication; facilitates group and public policy decision making and planning; and conducts research and evaluation on dispute resolution and justice policy. He serves on the editorial board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly and is an appointed member of the Commission on Dispute Resolution of the Georgia Supreme Court. He is a senior consultant to the Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education, a former member of the Section Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution, a former editorial board member of Family Court Review, and a past chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Community Mediation.

Hedeen is an active member of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the International Ombudsman Association, the National Association for Community Mediation, and the American Association of University Professors. He is past president of the KSU chapter of AAUP.

He serves as faculty in the Master of Science in Conflict Management program and the International Conflict Management doctoral program, and as coordinator of the undergraduate certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

He was honored with KSU’s 2010 Distinguished Professional Service Award in recognition to his service to the the campus, the broader community, and the field of dispute resolution.

Industry Expertise (5)

Education/Learning Public Policy Writing and Editing Research Alternative Dispute Resolution

Areas of Expertise (10)

Meditation Conflict Resolution Decision-Making Dispute Resolution Justice Policy arbitration in the justice system Court Dispute Resolution Special Education Dispute Resolution Ombudsman services Community mediation

Accomplishments (1)

Kennesaw State University Distinguished Professional Service Award (professional)


In recognition to service to the the campus, the broader community, and the field of dispute resolution

Education (1)

Syracuse University: Ph.D.

Affiliations (5)

  • American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution : Member
  • Association for Conflict Resolution : Member
  • International Ombudsman Association : Member
  • National Association for Community Mediation : Member
  • American Association of University Professors : Member

Recent Papers (5)

Does Being Angry Lead to Good Research? Marquette Law School Legal Studies Paper


Where do good research projects come from? And does being angry about something lead to good legal research? This helpful flow chart walks you through a number of steps to be sure that your anger, frustration, or concern is channeled into successful projects. Is your anger enough to sustain you, can it be researched, does it fit with what you are doing, and what will be your product?

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Where the Rubber Meets the Clouds: Anticipated Developments in Conflict and Conflict Resolution Theory Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution


The study of conflict transcends disciplinary boundaries and nearly defies categorization. Theories abound to explain the sources or conditions that give rise to conflict, or to understand the interactions between conflicting parties, or to predict the course of a conflict's trajectory toward conclusion...

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Individualized Education Program (IEP)/Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) Facilitation: Practical Insights and Programmatic Considerations Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)


Over 6.5 million youth and their families are eligible for early intervention or special education services (Data Accountability Center, 2011) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA). The principal mechanism by which goals, objectives, services and placements are determined for Part B of the IDEA are Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings...

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Encouraging Meaningful Parent/Educator Collaboration: A Review of Recent Literature Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)


All parents can and should participate meaningfully in their children's education, including those whose children receive special education services. The value of parent participation has been recognized under law since 1975, most recently as the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Improvement Act (Coots, 2007)...

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Collaborating for Our Children's Future: Mediation of Special Education Disputes Dispute Resolution Magazine


The parents of Lisa, a fifth grader, believe she should be eligible for special education services due to her learning disability. Her parents have tried to establish her eligibility for two years, but twice the school district has said that Lisa is not eligible for services...

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