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Conflict Resolution, Peace Studies, Graduate Studies, Oral History, Mediation, Personality Type


Higher Education | Personality and Social Contexts


Karin Waller was interviewed by history professor Patricia Schechter on May 27, 2020, in Portland, Oregon. Also participating in the interview are graduate students Cleophas Chambliss and Liza Schade.

In this interview, Waller describes the personal, social, and intellectual intersections that brought her to graduate study, her mentors in the graduate program, and her thesis project.


Karin Waller was the first recipient of the degree of Master of Science in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University, with the publication of her thesis, "Mediator Personality Type and Perceived Conflict Goals in Workplace Mediation" in 2000.


This interview is part of a series of oral histories given by former and current faculty members in the Conflict Resolution program at Portland State University. In spring 2020, public history students at PSU undertook this research as the program celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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Interview with Karin Waller