Senior Research Fellows
Tim Flanagan is a recognized expert in conflict resolution, a highly skilled consultant in organizational and team development, and frequent speaker on a variety of organizational leadership topics. His work includes design, development, and delivery of projects for corporate, government, and non-profit clients. Tim is the coauthor of three books, Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader (2007) and Building Conflict Competent Teams (2008), and Developing Your Conflict Competence (2010). Tim is also the co-author of the Becoming Conflict Competent program. Tim is visiting instructor in the Crummer School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, and for the Western Management Development Center, Denver, Colorado. He is a graduate of Muskingum College and the Ohio State University.
Mark H. Davis, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Eckerd College and co-author of the Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment instrument. He is the author of over 45 articles and chapters in the area of Social Psychology as well as a book, Empathy: A Social Psychological Approach. Mark is also a consulting editor for Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and his B.A. in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Iowa.
Linda A. Kraus, Ph.D. is a consultant to non-profit organizations and small businesses and co-author of the Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment instrument. She has conducted research on a wide range of topics related to human services and published articles on workplace conflict, social relationships, and personal well-being. Linda has extensive experience in teaching, training, and curriculum development. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Indiana University and her M.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Psychology from East Carolina University.
Sal Capobianco, Ph.D. is a retired Professor of Psychology at Eckerd College and co-author of the Conflict Dynamics Profile assessment instrument. Sal’s research interests are in organizational behavior, particularly the characteristics of effective leaders and the psychological variables underlying group functioning. He received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University and his M.A. from the University of Kansas.
Sherod Miller, Ph.D. is a co-author of the Center's Becoming Conflict Competent course. He is a social-psychologist and CEO of Interpersonal Communication Programs, Inc., in Evergreen Colorado. He approaches conflict from a complex adaptive systems perspective and has spent his professional career developing conceptual maps, practical communication tools, skills, and processes for engaging and resolving conflict. Over 1,500,000 people have participated in the business and family communication programs that Dr. Miller has developed. He has written a number of books for dealing more effectively with challenging interpersonal, group, and organizational situations. He completed a doctorate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota, an MSW at Florida Stat University, and a BA at Wheaton College in Illinois.