Dr. Marcelle E. (“Marci”) DuPraw is a collaboration specialist with over 25 years of experience in the environment, natural, and cultural resources arena. She provides facilitation, mediation, and collaborative capacity-building services. Marci holds a Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University, a Master’s degree in Natural Resource Policy, Economics, and Management from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of California. Marci has a particular passion for cross-cultural work and collaborative capacity-building. She has attended Portland State University’s Summer Institute on Intercultural Communication, has completed consultation training through the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Qualitative Research Methods.
Marci has provided consensus-building assistance for a wide range of issues, including air quality; cultural resource protection; landscape-scale ecosystem restoration; climate change; water quality and quantity; watershed management and restoration; river management and flow restoration; wildlife, forestry, recreation, and wilderness management; waste management; and environmental and public health. Marci has worked in Russia, Estonia, Cyprus, China, and Denmark, as well as with over 35 Native American Tribes; a broad array of federal agencies (e.g., DOE, EPA, FWS, NPS, USFS, USACE, USGS, DOT, FAA, and NOAA); with most states in the U.S.; and with several Fortune 100 companies (e.g., General Motors, DuPont, and BP).
Marci has served on the Leadership Council of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Environment and Public Policy Section, and of the Native Network. She served as the Spring 2005 Visiting Practitioner to Syracuse University’s Program on the Analysis and Resolution of Conflicts. She currently serves on the University Network for Collaborative Governance, and is a member of the Large Landscape Practitioners’ Network. She was honored to receive the 2011 Sharon M. Pickett Award for Achievement in Environmental Protection through Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Association for Conflict Resolution.