Robert A. Baruch Bush, J.D., is the Rains Distinguished Professor of ADR Law at the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University, where he teaches courses on mediation, ADR and other subjects. He has practiced, taught and written about conflict resolution and mediation for over thirty-five years. Professor Bush is the author of five books and over thirty articles and chapters on mediation and ADR; his work is widely cited by other scholars and excerpted in many major texts. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Conflict Resolution Quarterly and the Israel Journal of Conflict Resolution. He has lectured and conducted training all over the U.S. and Europe, and led the team that helped the U.S. Postal Service design a nationwide program for mediating workplace conflicts. Bush is Co-Founder and Board Member of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT), a nonprofit think-tank devoted to developing resources on the transformative approach to conflict and intervention. Together with Joseph P. Folger, he co-authored The Promise of Mediation (1994, 2d ed. 2005), a book that has been called one of the most influential works on mediation in the last decade.