Dr. Larry Schooler (Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University) is a lecturer in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. He teaches courses in conflict resolution and facilitation in Communication Studies, the Communication and Leadership degree program, and the Plan II Honors program. He also serves as a mentor for students in the Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies Bridging Disciplines Program.
Dr. Schooler’s research interests include restorative and transitional justice, truth and reconciliation commissions, dialogue and deliberation, mediation, and public participation in public policymaking. He is the author of a forthcoming book on North American truth and reconciliation commissions and a manual on facilitating public meetings. Outside of teaching, Dr. Schooler is a senior director at the conflict resolution consulting firm Kearns & West. Dr. Schooler has been married to Jolie (Spergel) Schooler since 2008, and they are the proud parents of two sons, Sammy and Robby.