Dr. Joseph Folger

Joseph P. Folger PhD.

Department Chairperson of Policy, Organizational & Leadership Stuides


Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

Ritter Annex 229 
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone/fax: (215) 204-1890 / (215) 204-6013

  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin/Madison, Communication Sciences
  • MA University of Wisconsin/Madison, Communication Sciences
  • BS Northwestern University, Speech Communication
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Conflict processes in group, organizational and interpersonal settings
  • Mediation and third party intervention procedures
  • Group decision-making processes and team development
Recent Scholarship

Folger, J. P. and Bush, R. B. B. (Eds.) Designing Mediation: Approaches to Training and Practice within a Transformative Framework. NY: Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, 2001.

Folger, J. P. Mediation Research: Studying Transformative Effects. Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, 18:2, 2001

Folger, J. P., Poole, M. S., and Stutman, R. K. Working through Conflict: Strategies for Relationships, Groups and Organizations (4th edition). NY: Addison, Wesley, Longman, 2001.

Folger, J. P. and Bush, R. B. B. Transformative Mediation and Third Party Intervention: Ten Hallmarks of Transformative Practice. Mediation Quarterly, 13:4, 1996.

Bush, R. B. and Folger, J.P. The Promise of Mediation. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 1994.