Eben Weitzman


Eben A. Weitzman, Ph.D 

Email:  eweitzman@themediationgroup.org
Organizational Development, Facilitation, Conflict Coaching, System Assessment & Design, Organizational Mediation, Training 

Eben A. Weitzman, Ph.D. (Columbia) is the director of TMG's organizational practice. He is a social and organizational psychologist specializing in the resolution of conflict. He was the founding Chair of the Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance, and is now the Director of the Graduate Programs in Conflict Resolution at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He is also Content Area Leader for Conflict Resolution at the BOLD Center/SEIU. His work focuses on conflict within and between groups, with emphases on organizational conflict, cross-cultural conflict, and intergroup relations.

Since 1989, Eben has been doing conflict resolution, organizational development, and dispute resolution systems design with a wide variety of individuals and organizations in both the public and private sectors.  His clients have included organizations in health care, organized labor, education, government, law enforcement, social services, business, and the courts. From 1989-2000, he was a trainer, consultant, and research associate at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.  He has been a senior technical consultant to The Mediation Group since 2000, and became Director of TMG’s organizational consulting practice in 2008.

Eben is also a research methodologist. He has served as Reviews Editor for the journal Field Methods, has consulted on numerous large qualitative research studies in health care and human services, and has served as a Visiting Lecturer in the Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at the Survey Research Center of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan since 1997.

In addition to his teaching at the Universities of Massachusetts and Michigan, Eben has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in New York University's Industrial/Organizational Psychology Ph.D. program, Academic Visitor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Department of Management and Marketing, Visiting Lecturer at Hamline University School of Law's Dispute Resolution Institute, and a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Toledo. Eben is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (a division of the American Psychological Association). He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1984, and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1994.

His recent publications include "The PSDM model:  Integrating problem solving and decision making in conflict resolution," in The Handbook of Conflict Resolution, 3rd Ed.;  "Promoting Postformal Thinking on the Job: A Protocol for Constructive Conflict Resolution Training," in the Journal of Adult Development; "Interpersonal Conflicts of Women in Nursing Homes: An Administrative Perspective," in the Journal of Clinical Geropsychology; "Interpersonal Negotiation Strategies in a Sample of Older Women," in the Journal of Clinical Geropsychology; "Responding to September 11:  A Conflict Resolution Scholar/Practitioner’s Perspective," in Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy; "Analyzing Qualitative Data with Computer Software," in Health Services Research; “Computer-aided/mediated Analysis,” in the Encyclopedia of Sociology; and the book, Computer Programs for Qualitative Data Analysis (Sage).