Terry Amsler
Lecturer | Indiana University's School of Public & Environmental Affairs

Terry is an Adjunct Lecturer teaching public engagement-related courses at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs in Bloomington Indiana.  He is the Program Director Emeritus of the Institute for Local Government (ILG) Public Engagement Program, having served as Program Director from 2005 to 2013 and as Program Manager upon his move to Bloomington and until his retirement in 2015.

Terry presently serves on the Panel of Advisors for the ILG Public Engagement Program and is a Co-Chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Public Policy, Consensus Building and Democracy committee. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Deliberative Democracy Consortium, of the Steering Committee of the University Network for Collaborative Governance, and of the Advisory Board of the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE). 

Prior to joining the Institute for Local Government, Terry was the Program Director for The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s Conflict Resolution funding program area. Terry has also served as the Director of U.S. Initiatives with Partners for Democratic Change, and as executive director of both the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission and San Francisco’s Community Board Program.  Terry holds a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.