Will Hall is the Director of the Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution (CADR) at the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI). He leads the incredibly talented and dedicated CADR team and coordinates with DOI bureaus and offices to promote collaboration and effective conflict management in the workplace and for external matters, including environmental, natural resource, and tribal matters.
Prior to joining DOI-CADR, Will was a Conflict Resolution Specialist for 16 years in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center (CPRC). While at EPA-CPRC, he co-led development of the EPA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Policy, instituted the agency’s ADR evaluation program, and applied ADR to environmental civil rights cases. Before joining the federal ADR community, he developed Clean Water Act policy in the EPA's Office of Water.
Will received his Ph.D. from George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, where he specialized in environmental collaboration and conflict resolution, and earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He authored a book entitled Turning Points in Environmental Negotiation: Exploring Conflict Resolution Dynamics in Domestic and International Cases (Republic of Letters, 2014) and co-authored “The Public Sector as Mediator: The Role of Public Institutions in Environmental Collaborations and Conflict Resolution” in The Mediation Handbook: Research, Theory, and Practice (Routledge, 2017). He is currently an adjunct lecturer in Georgetown University’s Master of Arts Program in Conflict Resolution.
Will served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) and currently resides in northern Virginia.
Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution
Department of the Interior