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Margaret (Maggie) Lewis

Senior Lecturer

Management & Human Resources


Maggie Lewis specializes in collaborative process and conflict resolution strategies designed to save time, money and maximize joint gains. Lewis serves as a mediator, facilitator and trainer for public, private and non-profit leaders to transform debate into dialogue to find “common sense”, common ground solutions. She has designed dispute resolution systems and managed a variety of dispute resolution programs. She is listed on the U.S. Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution roster of conflict resolution professionals. 

Courses taught include MHR 7244 Business Negotiation, MHR 4244 Negotiation, MHR 4221Competencies for Managing People, MHR 2210 Leadership and Teamwork, MHR 3211 Leadership and Character, PA 6530      Negotiation Skills, PA 7551Collaborative Governance, PA 6050 Managing Public Organizations.  Lewis also serves as Advisor to the Sustained Dialogue Campus Group at OSU. 

Lewis holds a M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University and a

B.A. from the Ohio State University.


  • BUSMHR 4244 - Negotiations

    This course will explore the major concepts and theories of negotiation and the dynamics of interpersonal and inter-group negotiation and problem-solving strategies. Prereq: English 1110.01 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 4220.

  • BUSMHR 4221 - Concepts and Competencies for Managing People

    Application of concepts to managing oneself and others in real work situations, includes practice of behavioral skills such as delegation, persuasion and performance feedback. Prereq: 2291 or 2292 (BusAdm 499.01); and 3200 (701), and AcctMIS 2200 (211), 2300 (212), and BusMgt 2320 (330), 2321 (331). Not open to students with credit for 704.

  • BUSMHR 7244 - Negotiations

    Highlight the components of an effective negotiation and teach students to analyze their own behavior in negotiations. Largely experiential, course provides students with an opportunity to develop their skills by participating in negotiations and integrating their experiences with the principles presented in the assigned readings and course discussions. Prereq: Enrollment in Fisher College of Business graduate programs. Not open to students with credit for 7240, 7241, or 7345.