Abbreviated Resume: William F. Lincoln

William (“Bill”) F. Lincoln’s proven effectiveness as an educator and trainer is enhanced by his 40+ years of experience as a practitioner of negotiations and mediation in diverse, critical and often highly volatile scenarios involving governmental, private, community, environmental and international sectors.


  • 1967 - MA/MD Colgate Rochester
  • 1964 - BA [Cum Laude] Franklin College of Indiana

Faculty Credentials: Negotiations, Collaborative Planning and Mediation

  • 2006-present - Senior Lecturer, Center for Executive Education, Naval Postgraduate School Courses: NSLS, TS, and ESC
  • 1986-95 and 2005-present - Adjunct Faculty U.S. Federal Executive Institute
  • 2000-2012 - Senior Faculty, VISN 20 Executive Program’s “Core Competency Leadership Series”, Veterans Administration, Puget Sound Health Care System, Center for Education and Development
  • 1994-2009 - Adjunct Faculty, St. Petersburg State University [Russia], Department of Conflictology
  • 1978-81 - Academic Conference Workshop Leader-Harvard University Law School, with R. Fisher & W. Ury [and so acknowledged in Getting to Yes]
  • 1976-81 - Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Teaching Faculty

Professional Credentials and Recognition

  • 2009 Special Recognition Award by the Russian Congress of Conflictology (in conjunction with St. Petersburg State University) Recognition of the foreigner who did the most to advance conflictology in Russia
  • 2009 Distinguished Alumnus awarded by Colgate Rochester
  • 2006 Greater Tacoma Peace Prize Laureate awarded by the regional Scandinavian Community
  • 2004 Award of Excellence by the International Academy of Mediators
  • 2003 Master Forum Award of Excellence by the Straus Center for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University’s School of Law
  • 1994 Doctor of Humane Letters [DHL / Honorary Degree / Franklin College]
  • 1981 and 1982 Wilton Park Fellow, England
  • 1979-80 Appointed by US House of Representatives Speaker Thomas “Tip” O’Neill to serve as one of nine Federal Commissioners on the United States Commission to Hear and Examine Proposals for the National Academy for Peace and Conflict Resolution. The findings and recommendations of this Commission resulted in Congress establishing the United States Institute of Peace [USIP]

International Involvements

Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti, USSR, Russia, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Belgium, England, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt, China, Canada, Sudan (in accord with US laws)

Partial Client List: US Federal Agencies

Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, Department of Agriculture, Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Veterans Administration, and Naval Postgraduate School - Senior Lecturer of Career Executive Education (CEE) and Navy Executive Development Program for Tailored Support (NEDP-TS) [for Flag Officers]

Partial Client List: Private Sector

Travelers Insurance, Hartford Insurance, Ford Motor Company, Edison Electric Institute, Boeing, Proctor and Gamble, Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, Trend West, and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad