PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Ruth Kohorn Rosenberg, currently director of student mediation in the Office of Student Citizenship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been named faculty ombudsperson at Brown University. She will be responsible for promoting the well-being and mission of the faculty, postdoctoral research fellows and associates, and the University. She begins her duties Feb. 22, 2012.
Rosenberg has more than 25 years experience in conflict engagement. She designs and teaches numerous courses and workshops on conflict engagement skills at MIT and in New England. She is immediate past president of the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution and an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University School of Law. She is a facilitator and mediator with the Massachusetts Office of Dispute Resolution and the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island. Rosenberg served as the director of family mediation services at the Cleveland Mediation Center. She was assistant dean for academic affairs in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown, before going to MIT in 2007. At MIT, she developed a number of innovative outreach programs for undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, including an active bystander program and basic mediation workshops. She also serves as a freshman adviser and teaches a freshman advising seminar.
Rosenberg received her B.A. from Smith College. She has a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law and a certificate in nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University. She is specifically trained in facilitation, divorce mediation, civil rights mediation, USDA mediation, and as an ombudsperson.