Roselle Wissler

Research Director, Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation

Roselle Wissler conducts empirical research on mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. Her research and writing address various policy issues relating to ADR and examine the factors that contribute to the use and effectiveness of ADR processes. Her other research interests include alternate compensation systems and decision making concerning liability and damages in civil cases.

Dr. Wissler has served as a research consultant to several state and federal courts, conducting empirical research to assess the effectiveness of mediation and arbitration programs and to address questions regarding program policy and design. She has been on the advisory board of several ADR research projects, and is a reviewer for a number of law and social science journals and for the Law and Social Sciences Program of the National Science Foundation.

Before coming to the College of Law in 2003, Dr. Wissler was Co-Principal Investigator of the Project on Noneconomic Damages Decision Making and Director of Research for the Libel Dispute Resolution Program at the University of Iowa College of Law.

Selected Works

Roselle L. Wissler, Keelah E.g. Williams, & Michael J. Saks, Dual-Processing Models of Admissibility: How Legal Tests for the Admissibility of Scientific Evidence Resemble Cognitive Science’s System 1 and System 2, 17 Va. J.L. & Tech. 354 (2013).

Court-Connected Settlement Procedures: Mediation and Judicial Settlement Conferences, 26 Ohio St. J. on Disp. Resol. 271 (2011).

Party Participation and Voice in Mediation, 18 Dispute Res. Mag 20 (2011).


Assistant: Suzanne Lynn

Curriculum Vitae

B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1979)

M.A., Boston College (1982)

Ph.D., Boston College (1986)