Eddie Genna is a professor of philosophy and political science at Phoenix College and a past president of the Maricopa Community Colleges Faculty Association. He has played a central role in introducing interest-based negotiation to the Maricopa Community Colleges’ meet-and-confer processes, mediation services, and leadership training programs, and is currently reassigned to the Office of the Chancellor to work on district-wide initiatives focusing on employee and civic engagement.

Eddie also serves as an adjunct instructor in Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations Outreach Division. He has trained various higher education institutions in interest-based negotiation and problem solving and regularly facilitates using this process. He consults with clients about implementing interest-based conflict resolution systems, especially as they relate organizational development and to the higher education practice of shared governance.

Eddie earned bachelors degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from Arizona State University. He continued his education at the City University of New York Graduate Center (earning a masters in Philosophy), the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (earning a juris doctorate), and Arizona State University (finishing a dissertation in Political Theory).