Susan K. Boardman, Ph.D.

Marital Mediation creates a template of future interactions and behaviors addressing areas of conflict in the relationship.

Curriculum Vitae
 
Susan K. Boardman, Ph.D.
489 Wolf Run
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 482-2605
susankboardman@gmail.com
www.MaritalMediationWorks.com
 
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Education
 
Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Columbia University, New York, NY, January 1986
M.Phil., Columbia University, New York, NY, May 1983
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, May 1981
B.S., St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, May 1978
 
Honors                                                                                              
 
Elected to Membership: Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Honor Society, 1988
Cum Laude, Honors in Psychology, St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, 1978
 
Postdoctoral Training
 
Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Divorce Training. Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation and the Vancouver Group, North Haven, CT.  Instructors:  Susan Gamache, Nancy Cameron, and Doreen Gardner Brown. November 2006
 
Custody and Visitation Mediation Training, New York City Family Mediation Program, Community Mediation Services, Inc., Queens, NY. Instructors: Catherine Friedman, Mark Kleiman, and Michelle Leonard, February 2006
 
Advanced Training Practicum in Divorce Mediation, Ackerman Institute for the Family and the New York Mediation Group, New York, NY. Instructors: Robert Collins and Marc Fleisher, June 2001
 
Brief Systemic Therapy for Couples and Families, Ackerman Institute for the Family, New York, NY. Instructor: Peggy Papp, November 2001
 
Basic Mediation Workshop for Professionals, Mediation Matters, Stamford, CT.  Instructor: Carl Schneider, November 1998
 
Mediation Training, Dispute Settlement Center, Westport, CT.  Instructor: Valerie Fischel, October 1996
 
Certifications
 
Mediate.com Certified Mediator
 
Professional Experience
 
Private Mediation Practice
Fairfield County, CT
 June 2005-Present
·         Manage a private practice specializing in marital and family mediation to help couples clarify the decision to stay married or separate
·         Work with clients in marital mediation to help craft agreements with couples in conflict in order to keep families together
·         Through demonstration, exercises, and practice, teach couples communication skills such as actively listening to their partner, paraphrasing, and directly expressing  feelings in a non-threatening way to improve communication and to strengthen relationships
 
Mediator for Custody and Visitation Cases
New York City Family Mediation Program, Community Mediation Services, Inc.
New York, New York
September 2006-April 2011 (program canceled)
·         Facilitate a mediated conversation between parents in court-appointed cases who are struggling with child custody and parenting arrangements
·         Write up the parenting schedule and custody agreement the parents have agreed upon for court review resulting in parents’ maintaining better control over the schedule of their child(ren)
·         Review custody agreements with clients before court sessions in order to help clients prepare for court
 
Private Mediation Practice (Robert K. Collins, Esq.)
Co-Mediation Partner
New York City
September 2001- July 2007
·         Co-mediated separation agreements for those choosing separation or divorce
 
Founder and Director
Center for Dispute Resolution, University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
January 1996-June 2000
·         Provided training in alternative dispute resolution and communication skills to faculty, staff, and students in order to improve relationships and job performance
·         Created mediation services for students and staff of the university in order to  resolve conflicts constructively
·         Conducted mediation workshops for the university community to increase awareness of the beneficial effects of mediation
·         Networked with local Alternative Dispute Resolution agencies to build relationships within the community
 
Teaching Experience
 
Adjunct Professor of Psychology
University of Bridgeport
Waterbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford, CT
February 2011-June, 2013; June 2016-Present
·         Taught college level accelerated Social Psychology and Personality classes
 
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychology and Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
September 2002-May 2003
·         Taught two graduate level courses for Master’s and Doctoral students to provide  a basic understanding of the Fundamentals of Cooperation, Conflict Resolution, and Mediation
·         Advised students, through weekly journals and communication techniques training, on more constructive ways to handle difficult personal or professional situations
 
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
September 1995-June 2000
·         Taught courses on The Psychology of Conflict Management (basic course), Conflict Management Practicum (advanced course), Research Methods, and Organizational Behavior at the Master’s level
·         Developed a Conflict Management Concentration curriculum within the graduate Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program, as well as a Conflict Management Certificate Program open to students not enrolled in the Industrial-Organizational Psychology Program
·         Supervised research assistants engaged in data analysis and coding for a research project on personality and conflict resolution style
 
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of New Haven
West Haven, CT
September 1989-June 1995
·         Taught Master’s level courses on The Psychology of Conflict Management (basic course), Research Methods, Organizational Behavior, Communication and Opinion Change, and Tests and Measurements
·         Supervised research assistants in order to analyze data for a research project on career success
 
Research Experience
 
International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
September 1987-August 1996
 
Co-Director of Research
September 1989-August 1996
Research Purpose:  Train NYC faculty and students in selected schools in social-emotional learning and study the effects on school performance
Supervisor: Sandra Sandy
·         Provided workshops training NYC faculty and students in social-emotional learning to improve their communication skills and academic performance
·         Developed measurement instruments for use in the study
Research Associate
September 1989-August 1993
Research Purpose:  Train faculty and students in selected NYC schools in either cooperative learning, conflict resolution, or both, and determine the effects of the training on academic performance
Supervisor: Morton Deutsch
·         Served as a trainer in negotiation and mediation in order to facilitate these skills among Center staff members
·         Consulted with research assistants on data collection and analysis for a conflict resolution school project
·         Provided in-house mediation services for Center staff in order to improve communication and resolve conflicts
 
Director of Research
September 1987-August 1989
Supervisor: Morton Deutsch
·         Conducted the previously described research, which included collecting data, supervising research assistants, and analyzing data
·         Delivered findings and policy recommendations to various funding agencies through oral presentations and written reports
 
Senior Research Associate, Institute for Urban and Minority Education (1985 - 1987)
Research Associate, National Center on Education and Employment (1987 – 1989)
Teachers College, Columbia University
New York, NY
Research Purpose: Conducted a four-year research project on the educational, social, and psychological antecedents of career success
Supervisor: Charles Harrington
·         Conducted extensive life-history interviews (two hours each) of over 100 adult subjects, and data analysis of hundreds of variables
·         Prepared final report to funding agencies
 
Grants and Fellowships
 
William T. Grant Foundation, Research on the effects of training in cooperative learning and conflict resolution, 1987-1989.  Morton Deutsch, Principal Investigator
 
National Center for Research on Vocational Education, Research on the effects of training in cooperative learning and conflict resolution, 1987-1989.  Morton Deutsch, Principal Investigator
 
National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Training Fellowship.  Teachers College, Columbia University. Sponsor:  Morton Deutsch. Co-authored grant to William T. Grant Foundation for development of the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution 1986-1988
 
National Institute of Mental Health Pre-doctoral Training Fellowship. Teachers College, Columbia University.  Sponsor: Morton Deutsch. As a research assistant, conducted research on career development, personality, and conflict resolution styles, 1980-1982
 
 
Publications
 
Editorial Reviews
 
1995, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Ad Hoc Reviewer
 
Books
 
Harrington, C.C. & Boardman, S.K. (1997).  Paths to success:  Beating the odds in Americansociety. Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.
 
Book Chapters
 
Sandy, S. V., Boardman, S. K., & Deutsch, M. (in press). Personality and conflict. In  M. Deutsch, P.T. Coleman, & E. Marcus (Eds.), The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory andpractice. (3rd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
 
Boardman, S. K., & Sandy, S. V. (2010). Peacemaking in marriage. In N. J.
Young (Ed.), The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace (Vol. 2, pp. 667-670). New York: Oxford University Press.
 
Sandy, S. V., Boardman, S. K., & Deutsch, M. (2006). Personality and conflict.  In M. Deutsch, P. T. Coleman, & E. Marcus (Eds.), The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory andpractice. (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
 
Sandy, S. V., Boardman, S. K., & Deutsch, M. (2000). Personality and conflict.  In M. Deutsch & P. T. Coleman (Eds.), The handbook of conflict resolution: Theory and practice.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
 
Boardman, S.K., Harrington, C.C., and Horowitz, S.V. (1987). Successful women:
A psychological investigation of family class and education origins.  In B. Gutek, & L. Larwood (Eds.), Women's career development.  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
 
Book Reviews
 
Boardman, S. K. (2002). Resolving conflict: Theory and practice. [Review of Collaborative approaches for resolving conflict] Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 8, (No. 2),   157-160.  Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
 
Boardman, S. K. (2002). Getting to resolution: An analysis. [Review of Getting to resolution: Turning conflict into collaboration].  Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 8, (No. 2),161-163. Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.
 
Boardman, S.K. (1990).  Conflict resolution and the volunteer personality. [Review of Theconflict resolution syndrome]. New Ideas in Psychology, 8, (No. 1), 95-98. Oxford, England: Pergamon Press.
 
Boardman, S.K. (1989).  Review of The social psychology of education:  Current research and theory. Teachers College Record, 91(1), 120-123, New York: Teachers College.
 
 
Online Articles
 
Boardman, S. K. (February, 2011) Marital Mediation and Communication. Maritalmediation.com.
 
Boardman, S. K., Fiske, J, Israel, L. & Neumann, K. (May, 2009). Marital mediation: An emerging area of practice. Mediate.com.
 
Journal Articles
 
Boardman, S. K. (2013). Marital mediation: A psychological perspective. Conflict Resolution Quarterly 31(1), 99-108.
 
Sandy, S. V., & Boardman, S. K. (2000). The peaceful kids conflict resolution program. International Journal of Conflict Management, 11(4), 337-357.
 
Horowitz, S. V., & Boardman, S. K. (1995). The role of mediation and conflict resolution in creating safe learning environments. Thresholds in Education, 21, 43-50.
 
Boardman, S. K., & Horowitz, S. V.  (Eds.). (1994).                                                                       
            Constructive conflict management:  An answer to critical
            social problems?  Journal of Social Issues, 50(1).
 
Boardman, S. K., & Horowitz, S. V.  (1994). Constructive
            conflict management and social problems:  An introduction.
Journal of Social Issues, 50(1), 1-12.
 
Horowitz, S. V., & Boardman, S. K.  (1994). Managing
            conflict:  Policy and research implications.  Journal of
            Social Issues, 50(1), 197-211.
 
Horowitz, S. V., & Boardman, S. K., & Redlener, I.  (1994).
            Constructive conflict management and coping in homeless
            children and adolescents.  Journal of Social Issues, 50(1), 85-98.
 
Boardman, S.K. (1986).  Personality and interpersonal conflict:  The effect of authoritarianism on conflict resolution strategies.  Dissertation Abstracts International, 47, 1325B. (University Microfilms No. 86‑10,743)
 
 
Presentations
 
Boardman, S.K. (2009, December). Marital Mediation. Presentation for the Family
 and Divorce Mediation Council of Greater New York, New York, NY.
 
Sandy, S. V., & Boardman, S. K. (2001). The influence of personality on conflict resolution styles and choices. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Conflict Management, Cergy, France.
 
Boardman, S.K. (1998, October). Paths to success: Implications for education programs. Paper presented at The College Board National Forum, Orlando, Florida.
 
Horowitz, S.V., Boardman, S.K., & Cochran, K.M. (1998, June).The peaceful kids safe kids conflict resolution program.  Paper presented at the meeting of the International  Association for Conflict Management, College Park, MD.
 
Boardman, S.K., & Horowitz, S.V. (Co-Chairs). (1994, June). Constructive conflictmanagement:  An answer to critical social problems?  Symposium conducted at the meeting of the        International Association for Conflict Management, Eugene, Oregon. 
 
Boardman, S.K., Horowitz, S.V., & Zia Mian, M. (1993, April).  Latent conflict in organizations:The role of power, personality, and gender. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Arlington, VA.
 
Boardman, S.K., & Harrington, C.C. (1991, April). Successful men: A psychologicalinvestigation of the antecedents of career success. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
 
Professional Organizations
 
Association for Conflict Resolution
Psychology Today
 

 

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