Faculty & Staff

Roni Lipton, MS

  • Associate Director; Department of Conflict Resolution, Human Security, and Global Governance; McCormack Graduate School
  • Telephone: 617-287-7415
  • Fax: 617-287-7412
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall, 4th Floor, Room 107


MS, Boston University

Additional Information

As the associate director, Roni Lipton is responsible for the administration of the programs, including development, student recruitment, admissions, and advising. She also serves as a member of the clinical faculty, supervising students in district court placements as part of the Mediation Internship.

Roni is a mediator, negotiator, facilitator and trainer with experience in a variety of settings, including startup and established corporate environments, nonprofits and government agencies. As senior vice president of American CableSystems Corporation, she managed multi-million dollar business acquisitions and served as lead negotiator for more than 50 municipal contracts in six states.  Prior to coming to UMass Boston in 2004, she worked for the Community Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC) in Cambridge, MA, where she was responsible for initiating a program in elder mediation.

Roni received a BS in Political Science from Tufts University, a Special Diploma in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and an MS from Boston University College of Communications. She has also completed advanced mediation training with The Center for Social Gerontology [Ann Arbor, MI] and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

She is a member of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals, the Association for Conflict Resolution [Practitioner/Educator level], and serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Association for Conflict Resolution [NEACR]. Roni mediates in the Boston Municipal Court/Boston Bar Association Civil Case Mediation Program.