is a mediator, educator and advocate for integrated conflict management systems. She has mediated for the PA Office for Dispute Resolution for 8+ years. Before that she mediated special education disputes for the Conflict Resolution Program at the University of Delaware while earning her doctorate in educational leadership, with research building IEP collaboration. Nancy is a subject matter expert, policy consultant and thought leader advancing socially just, restorative conflict resolution initiatives in education. She teaches graduate online courses with Sullivan and St. Bonaventure Universities in conflict, diversity, HR and restorative justice.
Dr. Giacomini is an expert practitioner certified across a spectrum of options as a mediator, victim-offender conference facilitator, conflict coach and due process administrator. She provided national leadership in the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) creating professional development opportunities as conference chair, summer institute chair and faculty member. She championed conflict resolution across adjudication tracks, introduced restorative justice, and incorporated inclusive excellence into mediation curriculum. Nancy was an elected association president, founded the Community of Practice for Women, and served on the Foundation Board and Diversity Task Force. She is also a member of the International Ombudsperson Association, PA Council of Mediators, Learning Disabilities Association of America, Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and ACPA-College Student Educators International. Nancy is a published author and Journal of Conflict Management (JOCM) editorial board member. Her 2009 co-edited publication Reframing Campus Conflict: Student Conduct Practice Through a Social Justice Lens is under revision for a ten year anniversary release.