Linda Stamato

Linda Stamato, Ph.D.

Policy Fellow, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution


Email: lstamato [at]


B.A. Douglass College, Rutgers University, Political Science; M.A. Seton Hall University, American Studies; M.A. Rutgers University, Labor Studies; Ph.D. Studies, New York University, American Civilization, (ABD)

Linda Stamato, Ph.D.

Policy Fellow, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Linda Stamato is a Policy Fellow at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. She is the author of a number of articles on mediation and negotiation and lectures frequently on these subjects. A graduate of Rutgers and New York University, she has served as a consultant to the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and as Chairman of the Board of Governors at Rutgers University.

She is a mediator and facilitator and has been involved in a number of cases involving large scale public policy issues as well as disputes involving a few parties at high management levels in several institutions. She has facilitated and mediated cases involving education policy as well as a variety of land use issues, notably violations of clean air and clean water acts, location of affordable housing and other site-specific matters. She has trained managers, judges, lawyers, graduate and undergraduate students, faculty and administrators at such institutions as the following: The National Judicial College; The School of Law at Rutgers in Camden and Newark; The School of Public Administration at New York University; The New School for Social Research; Bell Laboratories and AT&T. She has trained labor and management representatives in public and private sector institutions and agencies and prepared agency and public representatives for complex negotiations. At the Bloustein School and other university venues, she taught negotiation and conflict resolution.

Research Interests
  • Decision-making in negotiations and collaborations
  • Barriers to effective negotiations
  • Impact of decision-making processes on nature of, and compliance with, outcomes
  • Theoretical (and practical) concerns having to do with intractable controversies, particularly those that emerge in public policy decision-making

Practice Areas

Public Policy