Viginia Department of Education
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, 23218
United States

Art Stewart has trained mediators in 22 states, Kenya and Canada. He has testified before Congress on the use of mediation for special education issues. He wrote: “When Parents and Educators Do Not Agree: Using Mediation to Resolve Conflicts About Special Education 1995,” “Preparing for Mediation and Resolution Sessions 2009,” and contributed a chapter on “Building Trust and Resolving Conflict in Special Education” to The Handbook for Administration and Leadership in Special Education 2012. He coordinated the special education mediation program in Massachusetts for fifteen years and is currently the coordinator of the Virginia program. He has served as adjunct faculty for Woodbury College, the Graduate Program in Dispute Resolution at UMass Boston, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre and the Summer Institutes of the American Arbitration Association. He is dedicated to the development of mediators and mediation programs.