B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban Studies
B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Architecture
M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley, City and Regional Planning
Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Urban and Regional , Studies
Professional Employment History
1991-Present, Associate Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
1984-1991, Assistant Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
1984, Research Associate, Center for Environmental Management
1980-81, 1983-84, Instructor and Research Assoicate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1981-84, Research Fellow, Joint Center for Urban Studies of MIT and Harvard
1977-78, New York Mayor's Office of Economic Development, Executive Assistant for Program Development
1973-74, Program Planner, Design Office, Boston Museum of Fine Art
Current Fields of Interest
Public Policy Dispute Resolution
Urban Design Policy
Major Recent Publications
Elliott, M. (1996) "Resolving Environmental Disputes: Mediation Practicies in the United States" Environmental Mediation: An International Review Helmut Widner, editor (Berlin: edition sigma).
Foley, Carol and M. Elliott (1995) "Systems Design and the Promotion of Pollution Prevention: Building More Effective Technical Assistance Programs" Georgia Law Review 29(2): 449-471.
Elliott, M. (1994) "The Use of Mediation to Resolve Environmental Disputes: Growth, Experience, and Instiutional Transformation in the United States" in Mediation: Als Politscher und Sozilaer Prozess Andreas Dalley et. al., editors (Loccum, Germany: Evangesliche Akadmie Loccum, 113-126).
Elliott, M. and G. Bourne (1993) "Resolving Public Disputes", Special Issues on Alternative Dispute Resolution Daily Report, June, pp. 24-27.
Susskind, L., Elliott, M.L. et al. (1983). Paternalism, Conflict and Co-Production: Learning from Citizen Action and Citizen Participation in Western Europe (New York: Plenum Press).
Research Grants and Contract
Inter-University Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 1988 - Present To promote theory building and education in the area of dispute resolution. Fostering Pollution Prevention to
Mid-Sized Firms: Strategies for More Effective Technology Transfer 1992-Present To design more effective pollution prevention policies. International Environmental and Land Use Dispute
Resolution 1991 - Present To promote the use of dispute resolution for resolving environmental and land use conflicts in Estonia, Germany, Kazahkstan and Nicaragua. Evaluation of Dispute Resolution Processess 1992 - Present To promote more effective instiutionalization of dispute resolution systems in public policy arenas, with specific projects examining regulatory negotiations, policy dialogues and mediations conducted by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Public Policy Dispute
Resolution 1988 - Present Specific mediation-based interventions dealing with issues of groundwater protection, parks management, preservation of endangered species, growth management, historic preservation, access to health care, arts and cultural planning, solid waste management, affordable housing, and wetlands preservation.
Building the Livable City 1986 - 89 and 1994 - Present. To analyze local efforts to achieve excellence in urban environmental design approaches to improving local design capacity.
Honors, Awards and Recognitions
Recipient, Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activity Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1991
Finalist, Oustanding Achievement in Research Program Development, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989
Appointed, Panel of Arbitrators, by the American Arbitration Assoication, 1989 - Present
Recipient, Georgia Planning Association Merit Award, Georgia Planning Assoication