Dr. Joseph Folger

Joseph P. Folger PhD.

Department Chairperson of Policy, Organizational & Leadership Stuides
Professor
Policy, Organizational, & Leadership Studies

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

Education
  • 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

Books

Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook; Resources for Conflict Intervention

 Practitioners and Programs. Joseph P. Folger, Robert A. Baruch Bush, & Dorothy
 Della Noce (Eds.), Association for Conflict Resolution and The Institute for the Study
 of Conflict Transformation, 2010.
 
Working Through Conflict: Strategies for Relationships, Groups and Organizations. Joseph P. Folger, M.S. Poole and R.K. Stutman NY: Longman/Pearson, 7th Edition, 2013.
 
The Promise of Mediation (New and Revised Edition). R.A.B. Bush & Joseph P.Folger. San Francisco CA: Jossey Bass, 2005. (Translated into Russian, German, Spanish,Italian, Swedish, and Slovenian) 
 

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.

Published Articles/Book Chapters

Joseph P. Folger (2016). Transforming Team Interactions: Using the Transformative

Mediation Framework for Team Building. In J. Waldeck & David Seibold(Eds.)Consulting that Matters: A Handbook for Scholars and Practitioners (pp.171-196) . NY:Peter Lang.
 
Joseph P. Folger & Robert Baruch Bush (2015). Transformative Mediation: Fur den Erhalt des besonderen Potenxials von Mediation in Verschiedenen Konflikt-Settings. Konfliktdynamic 3/4 pp.274-283 (First edition of this article was published in Spanish in 2008 in Revista de Mediacion.)
 
Robert A. Baruch Bush & Joseph P. Folger (2015). Reclaiming Mediation's Future: Refocusing on Party Self-Determination Cordozo Journal of Conflict Resolution,Volume 16, 201-213.
 
Joseph P. Folger & Robert A. Baruch Bush (2014). Transformative Mediation: A Self-Assessment. International Journal of Conflict Engagement
and Resolution, Volume 2 (1), 20-34.
 
"Who Decides What in Mediation? Making Space for Difference," John Peter Weldon, Joseph P. Folger & Robert Baruch Bush. Canadian
 Arbitration and Mediation Journal, 22 (1) 71-88, 2013.
 
"A Response to Condlin's Critique of Transformative Mediation," Robert A. Baruch Bush & Joseph P. Cordozo School of Law Journal of Conflict Resolution, 15(1), 231-241, 2013.
 
"Transformative Mediation: A Self- Assessment," Joseph P. Folger & Robert A. Baruch Bush. International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution, 2 (1) 20-34, 2013.
 
“Mediation and Social Justice: Risks and Opportunities” Robert A. Baruch Bush & Joseph P. Folger. Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 27 (1)1-52, 2012.
 

Presentations

Presentation of Spanish translation of Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook at theUniversity of Allicante Law School, Allicante Spain, March 1st, 2016

"Transformative Mediation: Why There will Never Be a Reality TV Show" Keynote address Conflict Resolution Conference Colorado Springs CO, October 15th, 2015 Understanding Transformative Mediation: Theory and Practice,Sao Paulo, Brazil Aug 17-18-19th and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Aug 20-21-22, 2014

Transformative Mediation: An Introduction to Practice and Principles, Buenos Aires Argentina, August 25-26-27th , 2014.
 
Transformative Mediation: Theory and Practice, Copenhagen Denmark, March 5-6-7, 2015
 
Transformative Practice and Personal Lives: What does Relational Theory Do To Us and For Us? Presentation at the international conference on transformative mediation
 
"Mediation, Communication and Dialogue" Amsterdam, The Netherlands,June 12, 2015.
 
Transformative Mediation: Theory and Practice. Training event for 200 practicing mediators in Buenos Aires, Argentina. August, 19-23, 2013.
 
Keynote address at the second annual congress on transformative mediation, "Historical Trends of Mediation Practice and the Transformative Revolution", Rome Italy, June 10, 2013
 
Presentation and Training on Transformative Mediation: “Transformative Mediation: Purpose Drives Practice,” Instituto de Mediacao e Arbitragem do Brazil, May 10-15, 2013.
 
“The Application of Transformative Mediation” Presentation given to the Canadian Association of Alternative Justice Association, Montreal Canada, October. 25th
 2012.
 
Keynote address at the Ukrainian Mediation Conference “Modern Practice of Mediation:
Types, Techniques and Approaches,” Odessa, Ukraine; September 21st, 2012.
 
Keynote address on Transformative Mediation: Core Principles & Practice” at the Congreso Mundial de Mediacion VII; Bello Horizonte, BrazilAugust 26, 2012.
 
“The Application of Transformative Mediation” Presentation given to the Association of Alternative Justice, Montreal Canada, October 2012.
 
“Transformative Mediation: Purpose and Practice” Training delivered for QUADRA, Milan Italy, October, 2012.