Sanda Kaufman, Ph.D.
 Title: Professor & Director
Director, Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Program
 Dept: Urban Studies
 Office: UR 220
 Phone: 216-687-2367
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UR 220, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Public decisions, consensus building, public participation, environment, sustainability, planning, public policy, negotiations, evaluation, dynamic modeling, spatial modeling, negotiation pedagogy
Ph.D., Public Policy Analysis, Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University, 1985
B.A., Architecture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1975
M.S., City and regional planning, Technion, 1977
Brief Bio:
Sanda Kaufman is Professor of Planning, Public Policy and Administration. She holds degrees in Architecture and in City and Regional Planning from the Technion. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research field is public decision making. Her research focus is negotiation and intervention in the urban, environmental, and organizational contexts. She has mediated small claims disputes, designed dispute resolution systems and mediation training materials, worked on organizational conflict management, and facilitated community consensus building. Her articles have been published in the Journal of Planning, Education and Research; the Journal of Architectural Planning and Research; the International Journal of Conflict Management; the Negotiation Journal; Evaluation and Program Planning; Environmental Practice; Conflict Resolution Quarterly; Revue N├ęgociations; Negotiation and Conflict Management Research; International Journal of Economic Development; Public Works Management and Policy; and Fractals.

Professor Kaufman is Director of the Master of Arts in Environmental Studies Program and she chairs the Quantitative Methods Group at the Levin College. She teaches courses in quantitative reasoning, negotiation and conflict management, environmental policy, environmental dispute resolution, and strategic planning. She has built and is maintaining web resource pages for Planning, Public Administration, Conflict Management, Environment, Decision Making, Research Tools, and Teaching. Her architectural photography -- assembled into a web-based Image Collection for the Levin College - has been requested internationally for for publication in journals, posters, books and websites.
Honors and Awards:
.- Cleveland State University Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, 1999
Creative and Activities:
Architectural photography: a collection of images that is a learning resource for students and others around the world.
Teaching Areas:
- environmental policy
- environmental conflict management
- negotiations
- quantitative reasoning
- strategic thinking
Professional Affiliations:
- Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)
- International Association for Conflict Management (IACM)
- International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS)
- Association of COnflict Resolution (ACR)
- Decision Systems Research Institute