Beverly K. Schaffer

Emeritus Professor

Biography

For nearly twenty years, Beverly Schaffer served as a labor arbitrator, listed on the panels of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the American Arbitration Association, and the National Mediation Board. She served, by appointment of then President Jimmy Carter, as a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel. The Panel has broad authority to resolve negotiation impasses between federal sector agencies and the unions that represented their civilian personnel. She also conducted many training sessions on labor arbitration and gave frequent speeches on that subject and on the operation of the Panel.

In the mid 1980s, Schaffer switched from arbitration to mediation and, since then, has specialized in divorce and child custody mediation. She trains in several mediation programs and develops teaching materials for such programs. She is a registered mediator with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution as well as a Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the successor organization to the Academy of Family Mediators.

Research

Areas of Interest:

Labor Economics, Conflict Resolution, Microeconomics