Lisa Blomgren Amsler


Distinguished Professor (2020)
Distinguished Professor
Indiana University Bloomington
O'Neill SPEA
Titled Professor (1999)
Keller-Runden Professor of Public Service
Indiana University Bloomington
School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Department of Public and Environmental Affairs


Lisa Blomgren Amsler (formerly Lisa B. Bingham) is Keller-Runden Professor, Indiana University Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Saltman Senior Scholar, University of Nevada Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law. A graduate of Smith College (A.B. 1976 magna cum laude, high honors in ancient Greek and double major with philosophy), University of Connecticut School of Law (J.D. 1979, high honors), and former partner of Shipman & Goodwin (Hartford, Connecticut), her research addresses collaborative governance, dispute resolution, and dispute system design. Amsler coined the phrase "repeat player effect" in her 1997 article on mandatory or adhesive non-union employment arbitration, the first empirical research on this phenomenon, most recently cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in Monster Energy v. City Beverages. She directed the United States Postal Service REDRESS National Evaluation Project on employment discrimination complaints, collecting longitudinal data of the world's largest employment mediation program (1994-2006).

A National Academy of Public Administration Fellow, smaller received awards for outstanding research from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Association for Conflict Resolution, American Society for Public Administration, International Association for Conflict Management and Labor and Employment Relations Association. She co-edited three books (with Rosemary O'Leary) and published over 120 articles or book chapters. Her co-authored book, Dispute System Design: Preventing, Managing, and Resolving Conflict, will be published by Stanford University Press in May 2020.