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Marcelle DuPraw, Ph.D.

Marcelle DuPraw
Adjunct Professor
Dept. of Conflict Resolution Studies


  • Ph.D. Nova Southeastern University
  • M.S. University of Michigan
  • B.S. University of California

Professional Interests

Marcelle (“Marci”) DuPraw, PhD, is an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University, where she teaches Mediation; Environmental and Public Policy Conflict Resolution; and qualititative research methods courses. She is also an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS), where she teaches Collaborative Policy Development. Dr. DuPraw is a Managing Senior Mediator and Facilitator on the staff of CSUS’ College of Continuing Education, and President of Collaborative Choices, LLC. In 2014, she earned her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from NSU, with a concentration in culture and ethnicity. Concurrently, she earned NSU’s Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research. Dr. DuPraw holds a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan in Natural Resource Policy, Economics, and Management, and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in Environmental Studies.

Dr. DuPraw has over 30 years of experience in environmental and cross-cultural collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution. Dr. DuPraw has worked in Russia, China, Estonia, Cyprus, and Denmark, as well as with over 30 Tribes and Tribal associations. In 2011, the Association for Conflict Resolution honored her with the Sharon M. Pickett award for achievements in environmental protection through alternative dispute resolution. Dr. DuPraw serves on the Steering Committee of the University Network for Collaborative Governance. Dr. DuPraw is widely published. She serves as a peer reviewer for The Qualitative Report, as well as for the Peace and Conflict Studies Journal.

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