Founding Directors

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Susanne Terry

Susan was the creator of the Mediation & Applied Conflict Studies Program at Woodbury College and was Program Director for twelve years. In addition be being a faculty member at Woodbury for over 20 years she has also taught at Champlain College and Vermont Law School. Susan is a mediator and consultant in private practice and has worked in several countries-including the UK, Ghana, Italy and Belgium-as well as extensively throughout the United States.

Susan has been teaching and writing about reflective practice and leading reflective practice groups for more than 30 years. She is the editor and a contributor to More Justice, More Peace: When Peacemakers Are Advocates (2020).

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Michael Lang

For more than 40 years Michael has mediated family, workplace, and organizational disputes. 


Michael created and was the founding director of one of the first graduate programs in conflict resolution in the US at Antioch University in 1992 and served in a similar role at Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC.


In the area of reflective practice, he has authored The Practitioners Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution(2019) and co-authored The Making of a Mediator: Developing Artistry in Practice, (2000).  Michael facilitates or co-leads a number of reflective practice groups with participants from the US, Canada, Ireland, Nigeria, South Africa, and the UK.