EDR Program Faculty and Staff

Environmental Dispute Resolution Program
Faculty and Staff

Director
danya.rumore@law.utah.edu | 801-587-1453
Danya Rumore, Ph.D., specializes in helping stakeholders and communities collaboratively address their environmental and public policy issues through education and engagement, capacity building, and process design. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Policy and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Geography from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Economics from Oregon State University. Prior to joining the EDR Program in July 2015, Danya was the Assistant Director for the MIT Science Impact Collaborative and an Associate for the Consensus Building Institute. She is a Research Assistant Professor in the S.J. Quinney College of Law and in the Department of City and Metropolitan Planning. She teaches negotiation and dispute resolution and is a research affiliate of the Center for Ecological Planning and Design and the Global Change and Sustainability Center.

EDR Program Founding Director (February 2012 – July 2017)
michele.straube@law.utah.edu
Michele Straube is an attorney with more than 35 years’ experience in environmental law. As a practicing attorney she represented private and public sector clients, gaining extensive experience with administrative agencies in their regulatory and enforcement functions. For 15 years, Michele maintained an environmental mediation practice in which she designed and facilitated consensus-building processes for a wide variety of government, corporate, and nonprofit clients. She also directed Salt Lake Solutions, Salt Lake City Former Mayor Becker’s collaborative government initiative. Michele designed and taught conflict management courses as an adjunct and lecturer professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and Masters of Public Administration program. Ms. Straube joined the Stegner Center as Director of the EDR Program in February 2012, and retired in August 2017.

EDR Blog Coordinator
angela.turnbow@law.utah.edu | 801-587-2433
Angela Turnbow originally began at the College of Law in 2008, but then she took a hiatus in 2012 for graduate school and has recently returned to work as an Academic Coordinator. She supports the EDR Program, Utah Law Review, and the Center for Law and Biomedical Sciences.

Student Fellow, Summer 2019

Zoë McAlear is a current master’s student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Planning. She is spending the summer of 2019 as a fellow with the EDR Program. Zoë has a strong interest in how to better plan for and manage the nature and natural resources in and around our cities, particularly through inclusive, community-based processes and collaborative efforts. Her primary current research interests include collaborative natural resource management and urban climate change adaptation.

Student Fellows for the 2019-2020 academic year

  • TBD

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