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Kenneth F. Dunham

Professor of Law and Director of Alternative Dispute Resolution


B.S., David Lipscomb University; J.D., Atlanta School of Law; M.D.R., LL.M., Pepperdine University School of Law

Kenneth F. Dunham is the Director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program and Professor of Law at Faulkner University's Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. He also directs the Law School's Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Program. Professor Dunham is a certified mediator, arbitrator and trainer. Professor Dunham is the former Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Education Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), is a member of the Alabama Supreme Court's Commission on Dispute Resolution, and is a former member of the Education Committee for the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association.

Prior to accepting his current position at Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Professor Dunham practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a J.D. degree from Atlanta School of Law, a Certificate in Dispute Resolution, a Masters degree in Dispute Resolution, and L.L.M. from Pepperdine University School of Law.

Professor Dunham is a member of the American Bar Association, Georgia Bar Association, United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the Association for Conflict Resolution, formerly Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. Professor Dunham teaches Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Resolution Processes. He has written numerous articles on mediation and arbitration and serves on the Alabama State Bar's ADR Committee.


I Hate You, But We Can Work It Out: Dealing With Anger Issues In Mediation, Appalachian L.J. (forthcoming).

Practical Considerations in Mediation Training: Should Mediators be Trained to Adapt to the Circumstances of Each Case?, 11 Appalachian J.L. (2011).

Southland Corp. v. Keating Revisited: Twenty-Five Years in Which Direction, 4 Charleston L. Rev. 331 (2010).

Is Mediation the New Equity?, Am. J. of Tri. Advoc. (Fall 2007).

Binding Predispute Arbitration Clauses in Alabama: A Checkered Past But a Solid Future, 11 T.G. Jones L. Rev. 1 (2006).

Sailing Around Erie, The Emergence of a Federal General Common Law of Arbitration, 6 Pepp. Dis. Res. J. 197 (2006).

Great Gilmer's Ghost: The Haunting Tale of the Role of Employment Arbitration in the Disappearance of Statutory Rights in Discrimination Cases, 29 Am. J. Tri. Advoc. 303 (Fall 2005).

International Arbitration: This is Not Your Father's Oldsmobile, 2 J. Disp. Resol. 323 (2005).

Binding Arbitration and Specific Performance Under the FAA: Will this Marriage of Convenience Survive? 3 J. of Am. Arb. 101 (2004).

The Future of Court Annexed Dispute Resolution is Mediation, 5 T.G. Jones L. Rev. 35 (2001).



Judicial Volunteer Mediator District Court Training Manual, Alabama Administrative Office of Courts (2001).

Conflict Resolution, Lads to Leaders (2003).


How to Organize and Administer a Court Mediation Program, presented April 2002, at the ABA Dispute Resolution Conference in Seattle, WA.

The Appropriate Use of Mediation to Resolve End of Life Issues, presented April 2000, at the ABA Dispute Resolution Conference in San Francisco, CA.

Faulkner University | Kenneth F. Dunham

Contact Information

Phone: 386-7186
Email: kdunham@faulkner.edu