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Dr. Amy Thieme, associate professor of communication studies at Eastern Kentucky University, was recently elected to a two-year term as co-chair of the research division of the National Association for Conflict Resolution. 

A certified mediator since 1991, Thieme has been researching, teaching, and practicing mediation for more than 20 years. She joined Eastern’s faculty in 1995 and teaches courses on conflict resolution, mediation, advocacy and oppression. Thieme’s research currently focuses on civility in higher education.

In 2013, her peers elected her to serve a three-year term as Faculty Regent. She has also served on numerous committees at multiple levels of the University, including General Education, University Assessment, Student Disciplinary, Promotion and Tenure, ADA Appeals, Financial and Strategic Planning, and Faculty Welfare.