Dr. Alexandra Crampton earned her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University, and her Masters in Social Work, Masters in Anthropology and joint Ph.D. in Social Work and Anthropology from the University of Michigan. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She teaches courses in conflict resolution, restorative justice, human development, and international aid & development. Her interdisciplinary training includes gerontology, social work, anthropology, negotiation, and alternative dispute resolution. Past research includes anthropological study of "elder mediation" in Ghana and the United States. Current research is on the use of mandatory mediation and family dispute resolution in the United States and Australia.