The Dispute Resolution Research Center was founded in 1986 by professors Jeanne Brett, Stephen Goldberg, Margaret Neale, Leigh Thompson, Roger Myerson and Mike Roloff with the goal of becoming a nationally recognized center for research on conflict, dispute resolution and negotiation. Over the years, DRRC has hosted many conferences that have produced numerous books and papers. During Professor Brett’s tenure, the Center began selling negotiation and teamwork teaching exercises and the profit earned from the sales have been used to support research activities that enhance the understanding of conflict, dispute resolution and negotiation.
DRRC began a postdoctoral research fellow program starting in 1986, which has fostered the research and teaching skills of more than 32 post-doctoral fellows. Professor Brett and her colleagues set the course for DRRC to be one of the main resources for negotiations faculty across the globe.
Cynthia Wang is the executive director of the DRRC and a clinical professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management.
Doug Foster is a senior program manager of the DRRC and has been with the university since 2007.
Leah Seiffert is a senior program coordinator for DRRC and has been with the university since 2010.
Chris studies motivation in the context of interpersonal competition, and social hierarchies.
Dylan studies the psychological antecedents and consequences of the way we view economic inequality.
Jillian’s research investigates the origins of human morality and explores the powerful influence of the drive to be seen positively by others.