Linda Stamato

Linda Stamato
Faculty Fellow and

Co-Director, Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
B.A. Douglass College, Rutgers University, Political Science; M.A. Seton Hall University, American Studies; M.A. Rutgers University, Labor Studies; Ph.D. Studies, New York University, American Civilization, (ABD)


Contact Information

Civic Square Building, room 462

Phone: (848) 932-2487 or (848) 932-2360

Fax: (732) 932-2493



Research Interests

  • Decision-making in negotiations and collaborations
  • Barriers to effective negotiations
  • Impact of decision-making processes on nature of, and compliance with, outcomes
  • Theoretical (and practical) concerns having to do with intractable controversies, particularly those that emerge in public policy decision-making





  • Planning Faculty Strategic Plan and Accreditation Retreat: 2013
  • Women in Science Program, OASIS project, “Negotiations,” 2009--2013
  • Ellis Island: Facilitation of discussions regarding a Center for Heritage Preservation (sponsored by the Ellis Island Institute and the New Jersey Historic Trust), December 7, 2009



  • “To End and Prevent Wars Between States: Negotiate, Don’t Litigate,” (with Sanford M. Jaffe), Alternatives, Vol. 27, No.8, September 2009
  • “Negotiating Skill—A Necessity for All Municipal Officials,” New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine, January 2009
  • “Peace and the Culture and Politics of Apology,” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Vol. 20, pp. 389-397, Fall 2008
  • “Show Me the Money: A Proposal for Distributing Unclaimed Settlement Funds,” (with Sanford M. Jaffe), Alternatives, Vol. 26, No.6, June 2008
  • “Should Business Leaders Apologize? Why, When and How an Apology Matters” Ivey Business Journal, July/August 2008
  • “Negotiating Women: Bargaining in Business and in Life,” Garden State Woman, Spring 2008
  • “Why is Collaboration the Last Resort?” (with Sanford M. Jaffe), New Jersey League of Municipalities Magazine, April 2007
  • “Dispute Resolution and the Glass Ceiling: Ending Sexual Discrimination at the Top,” Managing Workplace Conflicts, V. Subbulakshmi (ed). The ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, India, 2005
  • The New Age of Negotiation," Ivey Business Journal, July;/August, 2004, lead article in online journal ( focusing on negotiation
  • "Conflict Resolution And Public Policy: Two Decades Of Experience," Conflict Resolution Notes, Vol. 21, No.2, pp.17-20, September-December 2003
  • "Dispute Resolution and the Glass Ceiling: Ending Sexual Discrimination at the Top", Dispute Resolution Journal, pp. 24-31, February 2000 (reprinted in Resolving Workplace Disputes, ed. Sujata Belgamkar (India, 2004)



Linda Stamato is Co-Director of the Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and a member of the graduate faculty at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She is the author of a number of articles on mediation and negotiation and lectures frequently on these subjects. A graduate of Rutgers and New York University, she has served as a consultant to the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and as Chairman of the Board of Governors at Rutgers University.


She is a mediator and facilitator and has been involved in a number of cases involving large scale public policy issues as well as disputes involving a few parties at high management levels in several institutions. She has facilitated and mediated cases involving education policy as well as a variety of land use issues, notably violations of clean air and clean water acts, location of affordable housing and other site-specific matters. She has trained managers, judges, lawyers, graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and administrators at such institutions as the following: The National Judicial College; The School of Law at Rutgers in Camden and Newark; The School of Public Administration at New York University; The New School for Social Research; Bell Laboratories and AT&T. She has trained labor and management representatives in public and private sector institutions and agencies and prepared agency and public representatives for complex negotiations. She teaches negotiation and conflict resolution at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University and in other university venues, including the Institute for Women’s Leadership


Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)