Jane A. Stephenson has a Master of Liberal Arts degree specializing in dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas.
She provides conflict resolution services and mediation training to public, private and nonprofit organizations. Her clients include corporations, educational institutions, religious entities, community associations, federal agencies and courts.
An experienced mediator of divorce cases and family issues, Ms. Stephenson, also, arbitrates business disputes and is a skilled dispute investigator and an accomplished neutral in workplace discrimination.
Her extensive training in conflict resolution includes over 1,500 hours of advanced level instruction. She studied under the notable Professor Frank E. A. Sander at Harvard Law School and completed graduate level internships as mediator and investigator with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Ms. Stephenson is a charter member of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association (TMCA) and holds the highest rating as a TMCA Credentialed Distinguished Mediator. Based on her professionalism and exemplary record in the field of conflict management, she was selected by the TMCA to serve on the first Grievance Committee for dispute resolution practitioners in Texas.
She is an active member of many professional conflict management organizations. She is a former president of Southwest Conflict Resolution Network (also known as the Conflict Resolution Network) and a past board member of the Dallas Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution. She co-founded the North Texas Conflict Resolution Conference and co-chaired the event in 2007 at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and in 2008 at Southern Methodist University.
In addition to maintaining her dispute resolution practice, Ms. Stephenson is continuously appointed to review and judge papers and workshops for an international symposium on conflict management. She has co-authored published articles on mediation and is a popular speaker on conflict resolution.