Dorothy J. Della Noce, J.D., Ph.D.

Dorothy J. Della Noce, J.D., Ph.D., is an award-winning adult educator who has taught at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels for more than 20 years. She is also experienced with faculty development, curriculum design, and training design. Dr. Della Noce is currently a Qualitative Methodologist with the Doctor of Business Administration program at Walden University, and was previously on the faculty of the Communication Program at Walden University.

Dr. Della Noce is an accomplished researcher, writer, and editor. For her own research and writing, she favors applied communication subjects and qualitative research methods. Her area of interest, broadly speaking, is communicating across differences.  This interest spans such topics as communication theory, conflict management, alternative dispute resolution, mediation, legal communication, organizational communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, groups and teams, leadership, media communication, communication coaching and training, and the discourse of teaching and learning. She is especially interested in how people make a positive difference through their communication, and how constructive change occurs at the micro-level during human interactions – in dialogue, conversation, negotiation, argumentation, group decision making, and more.

Dr. Della Noce has been active in the conflict resolution field for more than two decades as a researcher, practitioner, trainer, educator, and policy maker. Her work has helped shape contemporary conflict management practice. Her publications have appeared in Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Negotiation Journal, Mediation Quarterly, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, and Communication Teacher. She co-authored the book Mediator Communication Competencies: Problem Solving and Transformative Practices (2005, 5th ed.), co-edited the book Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook (2010), and contributed chapters to other books.

Dr. Della Noce’s academic editing experience includes serving on the Editorial Board of Mediation Quarterly from 1996 to 2001, serving on the Editorial Board of Conflict Resolution Quarterly from 2007 to 2009, editing the book Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook (2010), and serving as guest editor for a special issue of Mediation Quarterly. She is currently an Assistant Editor, member of the Editorial Board, and member of the Editorial Review Board, for  Online Learning, the journal of the Online Learning Consortium.