Professor Brian Pappas has been a member of the MSU College of Law faculty since 2011, where he is the Associate Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Directs the Conflict Resolution Clinic, and serves as Law College Title IX Coordinator. His scholarship lies at the intersection between formal and informal dispute processes. His research examines the impact of the legalization of mediation, and the use of Ombuds and Title IV Coordinators in resolving university sexual misconduct.

Brian is a qualified Civil and Domestic Relations mediator trained in both facilitative and transformative mediation techniques and an approved Supreme Court Administrative Office mediator trainer. In addition to mediating hundreds of cases and facilitating public policy collaborations, he has trained over one thousand mediators. Brian’s courses include Contract Negotiation, Mediation, and Public Policy Dispute Resolution.

Brian holds a B.A. in Political Science and M. P. P. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, a J.D. from Wayne State University, an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Kansas.