Lindsay Scott is a Ph.D. student in the department of Communication and Journalism. Her area of interest is intercultural communication, with a specific focus on dialogue, alternative approaches to conflict and justice, social justice, and prison pedagogy. Lindsay spent time in New Zealand studying restorative justice and wrote her master’s thesis on the use of transformative justice as a tool to advance social justice. In addition to her academic experience, she is a trained mediator and was the executive director for a mediation center in Southern California. As a graduate assistant for the Ombuds/Dispute Resolution for Faculty, Lindsay is able to expand her understanding of mediation by investigating conflict in the context of higher education.
Andrew West is a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Communication and Journalism Department here at UNM. He received his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles and his MA from California State University, Northridge. His research during his MA program focused on cooperation, specifically collaborative argument techniques that build understanding and develop more comprehensive problem solving skills. Andrew believes a collaborative mindset is key to awareness and respect for the humanity of others. His interest in cooperation motivated him to complete the UNM Ombuds Mediation training for faculty in 2016. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Communication with an emphasis on health, specifically issues around aging and physical activity.
**The work of ODR Graduate Assistants does not include interaction with any information regarding faculty. Faculty contact is directly with the ombudsperson**