Center for Conflict Management


About the Center for Conflict Management

The Center for Conflict Management is a unit of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Kennesaw State University. The Center collaborates with the Master of Science in Conflict Management (MSCM) and the Ph.D. in International Conflict Management (INCM) programs. It works locally and globally to promote peace and conflict resolution; conducts research into peace and conflict issues; provides training in conflict management skills; attracts and implements grant projects, contracts, and consultancies; and disseminates findings and educates the public through conferences, symposia and workshops.

The Center for Conflict Management promotes a world in which conflicts are addressed non-violently.


The Center for Conflict Management supports the mission of Kennesaw State University. It harnesses the resources of the academic and professional community to promote, globally and locally, awareness and action based on the theories and practices of conflict management and resolution. Through student learning initiatives, the production and dissemination of research, community engagement, and professional training, the Center facilitates non-violent approaches to conflict.


Dr. Akanmu G. Adebayo
Room: SO 2040
Phone: 470-578-6646

Director ADR Services and Training
Ms. Rosezetta Bobo
Room SO 2040A
Phone: 470-578-6069

Assistant to the Director
Ellen Lahtinen
Room: SO 2039
Phone: 470-578-2233


Dr. Sherrill Hayes
Director, Master of Science in Conflict Management (MSCM) Program

Dr. Tim Hedeen
Professor of Conflict Management

Dr. Brandon D. Lundy
Associate Director, Ph.D. International Conflict Management (INCM) Program

Dr. Alan LeBaron
Professor of History

Dr. Heather Pincock
Assistant Professor of Conflict Management



Ms. Rosezetta Bobo
Rosezetta Bobo is the Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution at Kennesaw State University. Ms. Bobo’s career spans over twenty years in the areas of dispute resolution, communication, diversity, mediation, arbitration, teaching, training and facilitation. Ms. Bobo was with the Florida Supreme Court in the Dispute Resolution Center for nine years, and served as an Adjunct Professor of Criminology in the State University Center for seven years.


Ms. Ansley Barton, J.D., Mediator, Consultant, Trainer
Ansley Barton is a veteran mediator and mediation trainer.  She is the former Director of the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and the former Director of the Master of Science in Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University.